Do you know a former student-athlete, coach, team or athletics program supporter whose accomplishments raised the bar on high school athletics at Fayetteville-Manlius School District?
If so, now’s the time to submit a nomination to the Fayetteville-Manlius Athletic Hall of Fame.
Established in 2016, the F-M Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the many great individuals who have made the F-M athletics department such a special part of the F-M educational experience.
“Since its inception in 1954, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District has had a rich tradition in interscholastic athletics,” said Scott Sugar, F-M’s director of physical education and athletics. “The F-M Hornets Athletic Department has fostered many athletes, coaches and teams who have achieved sectional, regional, state and national honors. Additionally, alumni from F-M have gone on to compete at the highest level of sports, most notably the Super Bowl and the Olympics.”
The F-M Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its next class at a ceremony during the district’s homecoming weekend in fall 2021. Former athletes, coaches, and teams are eligible annually for the honor, as are others who have made significant contributions to student-athletes or the interscholastic athletic department of Fayetteville-Manlius School District.
To recommend an individual or group for a future Hall of Fame class, contact the F-M athletics department at 315-692-1919 or by email to obtain a nominating application. Completed forms are due to the athletic office by May 1, 2021.
A confidential selection committee comprised of current and former coaches will review nominations and choose the honorees. In addition, Mr. Sugar will serve as the selection committee chairman. He is a non-voting member.
Individuals not selected for the first class will remain in consideration for upcoming classes.
Hall of Fame Criteria
Hall of Fame inductees must meet one of the following criteria:
Attended Fayetteville-Manlius School District and participated in interscholastic athletics; must have graduated 10 years ago by June of the current year.
Coached a Fayetteville-Manlius School District team or teams and has been retired for at least five years as of June of this year.
Fayetteville-Manlius varsity athletic team whose accomplishments have raised the bar and left a legacy on high school athletics at Fayetteville-Manlius and Section III Athletics; team accomplishments must have been at least 10 years ago as of June of this year.
Made significant contributions to the student-athletes and the interscholastic athletic department of Fayetteville-Manlius School District; contributions must have been at least five years ago as of June of this year.