Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Hall of Fame logo Each spring, the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame inducts members who connected to the city's rich history of success in sports. Oct. 1 is the deadline to nominate athletes, coaches, contributors and teams from Petersburg High or Peabody High. 

    The qualifications to be inducted as a student-athlete into the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame are as follows:

    • The nominee through athletic achievement must have brought distinction and honor to herself or himself, to the Petersburg, and to the interscholastic athletic program.
    • The nominee must be a Petersburg graduate and at least 10 years removed from his/her high school graduation.
    • The nominee must have participated as a student-athlete in the Petersburg System for at least (2) years.
    • The nominee may have received recognition for exceptional athletic performance (Such as Central District Champion, Central Regional Champion, State Champion, All State, or All American).
    • The nominee must have displayed integrity and be of good character both on and off the field.
    • The nominee is to be considered for his/her achievements in interscholastic athletics.
    • The nominee may be inducted posthumously.

    The qualifications to be inducted as a coach into the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame are as follows:

    • The nominee must have served as a coach for the Petersburg Athletic Department.
    • The nominee must have made a substantial impact and brought credit, distinction and honor to the Petersburg Athletic Department.
    • The nominee must have shown dedication to the growth and development of her/his student-athletes both on and off the field of play.
    • The nominee must have displayed integrity and be of good character both on and off the field.
    • The nominee is to be considered for his/her coaching achievements while coaching in the Petersburg System.
    • The nominee may be inducted posthumously.

    The qualifications to be inducted as a contributor into the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame are as follows:

    • The Hall of Fame Committee may honor a special individual who has shown significant support for the Petersburg Athletic program.
    • The nominee must be an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the athletic program(s) on a school or town wide scale in some capacity.
    • The nominee must have displayed integrity and be of good character both on and off the field.
    • The nominee may be inducted posthumously.

    The qualifications to be inducted as a former team into the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame are as follows:

    • The nominee through athletic achievement must have brought distinction and honor to itself, to the Petersburg System, and to the interscholastic athletic program.
    • The nominee must be at least 10 years removed from the high school graduation of the team senior player(s).
    • The nominee must have participated as a team in the Petersburg System.
    • The nominee may have received recognition for exceptional athletic performance (Such as District Champions, Regional Champions, state Champions, or All American Champions)
    • The nominee must have displayed integrity and good character both on and off the field.
    • The nominee is to be considered for their achievements in interscholastic athletics.

    Under extenuating circumstances, specific criteria may be waived by a two-thirds vote of the Selection Committee. Nomination forms may be picked up at Petersburg High School or downloaded here. Completed forms may be emailed by Oct. 1 to wilawson@petersburg.k12.va.us or postmarked or returned no later than Oct. 1 to Petersburg High School, Attention: Bill Lawson III, 3101 Johnson Road, Petersburg, VA 23805.