MEAC Announces Its Five Member 2024 Hall Of Fame Class

MEAC Announces Its Five Member 2024 Hall Of Fame Class

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the five members of its 2024 Hall Of Fame class, which will be inducted in March 2024.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the five members of its 2024 Hall Of Fame class. 

According to a MEAC release, The 2024 class will be officially inducted during the 2024 MEAC Basketball Tournament week in March 2024.

The MEAC Hall of Fame highlights former student-athletes, coaches, university and conference executives, and notable figures who have enriched the legacy of the MEAC since the conference began in 1970. An eight-person committee of administrators and institution representatives selects inductees.

Here are the five members of the 2024 MEAC Hall Of Fame class:

Marty Miller, Norfolk State University: A former baseball standout for NSU, Miller played professional ball with the Minnesota Twins during the 1970-71 season and was named NSU’s baseball coach in 1973, holding the role until 2005, leading the school to 712 wins in his 32-plus year career. Miller’s 584 victories make him the winningest coach in NSU and CIAA history. The former Twin led the Spartans to 17 CIAA championships during their tenure in the league. Miller’s teams made 12 NCAA or NAIA postseason appearances. He was voted MEAC Coach of the Year in 2000.

Charlie Brown, South Carolina State University: Brown was a top wide receiver for South Carolina State from 1979 to 1981. The two-time All-MEAC honoree, he led the Bulldogs to three Black National Championships, four MEAC titles, and a prestigious Gold and Bicentennial Bowl win. Brown was selected in the 8th round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the then-Washington Redskins and made the NFL Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons with the team. In 1982, Brown helped the Washington Redskins win Super Bowl XVII over the Miami Dolphins, catching six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. 

Debbie Anderson, Norfolk State University: Anderson was a member of the NSU track team from 1997-2000, becoming the university’s first NCAA Division I female track & field athlete to earn All-American honors. Anderson ran the 200-meter and 400-meter events, and at the 2000 NCAA National Championship Track & Field meet, Anderson was the runner-up in the indoor women’s 200-meter race and finished sixth in the outdoor women’s 400-meter race. Additionally, Anderson had a decorated professional career as a USA Track & Field team member, winning the gold medal at the 2010 World Indoor Championship in the 400-meter and 4×400 relay. In 2009, she helped the 4×400 relay team win gold.   

Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State: Hargrave played for the Bulldogs from 2012 to 2015 and was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hargrave played in 34 games for South Carolina State, recording 35 sacks, and 166 total tackles, with 53 tackles for a loss.

On October 25, 2014, he tied an FCS record with six sacks against Bethune-Cookman and finished third in the FCS with 16 sacks as a junior, earning First-Team All-MEAC honors. During his senior campaign, Hargrave recorded 59 total tackles, 22 tackles for losses, 13.5 sacks, and forced two fumbles, garnering him First-Team All-MEAC accolades for a second consecutive season and earning FCS All-American honors.

William “Bill” Moultrie, Howard University: Moultrie coached Howard’s track and field team from 1972 to 1993, bringing the team national recognition. Under Moultrie, the Bison won 10 MEAC conference championships, producing an impressive 71 indoor and outdoor Division I NCAA track and field All-Americans, sending several to the Olympic Trials. Moultrie also served as an assistant football coach for the Bison from 1973 until 1982 and was the Director of Athletics from 1986-90. He also served as an Olympic assistant coach in 1992 and, in 1996, became the first African American to serve as an Olympic track referee in Atlanta. Additionally, Moultrie was the first African American football coach hired at Stanford University in 1968 under head coach John Ralston, coaching the defensive backs from 1968-71, and was the freshman head coach for three seasons while helping the Cardinals win two Rose Bowls.

“Congratulations to the five inductees of the MEAC’s 2024 Hall of Fame class,” Commissioner Sonja Stills said in a statement. “This year’s class highlights some of the MEAC’s best in the spirit of competition. These talented former student-athletes, coaches, and administrators have demonstrated a prominent level of representation of their institutions and the conference during and after their years of collegiate competition. These five inductees are exemplary representatives of the MEAC, and it is an honor to welcome them as our newest members to the Hall of Fame.”

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