Class of 2017


Class of 2017

Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame

Class of 2017

Introducting our Class of 2017 RGV Sports Hall of Fame Inductees!

This year at our 30th annual RGV Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, we are honoring 10 individuals who have brought recognition to themselves, their family, and the entire Rio Grande Valley in the field of sports. Countless hours have been spent by committees during the selection process to ensure that truly deserving individuals were selected. They now join a very elite group of more than 200 past Inductees.

The class of 2017 offers a diverse group of men and women who have excelled in different areas in the sports community here in the Rio Grande Valley.


Tom Chavez
Brownsville Coaching

Ruben Gonzales
McAllen Track

Frank Hernandez
Mission Football

Manuel Hinojosa
Port Isabel Historian

Jim Lancaster
Edinburg Sports medicine

Jim Norris
Mercedes Football

Sonia Sepulveda Dempsey
Edinburg Track

Tony Villarreal
Brownsville Football

Harlan Woods
Mission Journalist