“The selection of each class is not an easy task as there are many worthy individuals who are qualified. We appreciate continued submissions that provided eligible nominees to consider. We strongly encourage everyone who thinks they know someone who should be in the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame to fill out a nomination form whether they think their person has been nominated or not.”
- Frank Edmondson, president
Nominations for the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame are welcome year around. However, the annual deadline is September 30 for nominees to be considered for the next class. Nominations received after September 30 will be held for consideration for subsequent classes.
Once a person is nominated and is confirmed eligible for consideration, their name will remain in the general nomination pool. Therefore, it is not necessary to submit a new nomination form each year for the same person unless their contact information has changed or the contact information for the person submitting the nomination has changed.
If you have nominated someone, or plan to do so, please stay in touch with them or their family to have current contact information to provide us.
Nominations must be submitted on our official form (see below for download) for nominees to be considered by the selection committee. Nominations must include the following information:
A good quality headshot photograph of the nominee is needed if at all possible. Photo must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size and WILL NOT be returned.
Failure to provide all requested information and materials on/with nomination form will cause nomination to be rejected until all requirements are met. All information must be in neat and legible condition. Unreadable nominations will not be considered.
The selection committee reserves the right to reject any nomination form if rules are not followed or if nominee does not meet the eligibility requirements.
For a good idea of the kind of information and photo we need with the nomination form, check our current members' biographies as examples. Click the link below to see our members.
Men and women who have distinguished themselves and gained prominence in amateur and/or professional athletics, who have brought positive recognition to themselves and Scott County Mississippi and to the State of Mississippi and who have been recommended by the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee in accordance with the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame guidelines are eligible for induction into the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame.
Native Scott Countians who have attained success outside the county or state; or natives of other counties or states who have chosen to reside, compete or be involved in Scott County athletics for at least one season at the high school level may be eligible.
Any person who has been retired from athletics for a minimum of five years and/or over the age of 50 may be eligible. A person must have been out of school for a minimum of two years. The waiting period is automatically waived for the deceased.
If nominated primarily as a coach, the nominee must have at least five seasons of paid coaching experience and retired from athletics for a minimum of five years and/or over the age of 50. The nominee must also have a verifiable career coaching record that includes more wins than losses.
Nominees may also include individuals who have not competed on the field, but who have made valuable contributions to athletics. This would include, but not limited to, officials, journalists, owners, athletic directors, association directors, sports information directors, trainers, physicians, and cheerleaders.
If nominated as an athlete/participant, the individual must have received the recognition from a reputable evaluative body for their participation including, but not limited to: media, professional association and corporate recognition. This could include wire service All-Conference and All-American honors, Clarion-Ledger All-State designation. This also includes coaches All-District honors and the like.
Individual nominees will be considered automatically eligible if they have been members of a generally accepted All-American first teams, All-Pro or All-Star teams, or won a medal as a contributing member of an Olympic team or if they have set acknowledged world and/or American records; or if they have won major post-season awards including but not limited to the following: World Championships, Heisman Trophy, Wooden Award, Butkus Award, Wade Trophy, Naismith Award, Cy Young Award, Golden Spikes Award and the like.
The Hall of Fame acknowledges that even with detailed guidelines, deserving individuals who do not fall within the existing eligibility guidelines may be overlooked. In the decision of such a waiver, all members of the selection committee must approve the exception before the individual can be included in the nominating pool.
The Hall of Fame selection committee reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time without prior notice. The text of the nomination process and eligibility rules displayed above shall be considered the current policy.
Adopted: August 21, 2014
UPDATES: Jan. 23, 2023 - changed requirement from two seasons to one required at high school level for nominee to be eligible for induction as a player.
For information about our events including the annual induction ceremony, click below.
Official Nomination Form
You may download this form, print, and complete the information.
Send completed form, photo, and all other materials to the following address:
P.O. Box 402, Lake, MS 39092-0402
You may also scan the completed form with any additional pages into a PDF,
scan and attach the photo to send electronically to the following email address: