Athletic Hall of Fame

The Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame honors our greatest Jasper athletes, coaches and supporters.

Originally established in 1979, there are now more than 250 Hall of Fame members. Nominations for athletes, coaches, and friends are accepted throughout the year, and the induction ceremony is held on campus each November.

Induction Ceremony

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

The 39th annual induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017.


The Manhattan College Alumni Society congratulates the 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame class of inductees: 

  • Chris Cody ’07, Baseball
  • Coach Frank Gagliano, Cross Country / Track and Field
  • Joseph Gallagher ’49, Sports Media
  • Ed Lawson ’87, Basketball
  • Tiina Magi ’07, Track and Field
  • Jeff Rowett ’98, Baseball
  • Robert Schimpf ’72, Soccer
  • Tom Welling ’65, Cross Country / Track and Field
  • Legacy Inductee: James Donahue, Class of 1911, Baseball & Basketball 

In addition, two outstanding teams will receive special recognition awards:

  • 1992 Men's Track and Field
  • 1992-93 Men's Basketball Team


Time Event Location
4 p.m. Mass Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
5 p.m. Cocktails Great Room, Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons
6 p.m. Dinner Ceremony Great Room, Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons


Registration is required to attend the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Please register by Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. 

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2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Highlights

See highlights from the last Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

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Anyone can submit a nomination for the Athletic Hall of Fame. We aim to have a broad representation of qualified candidates. Nominations for the 2018 class of inductees will be accepted starting in the spring. The selection committee will meet in June to determine the year's class.

  • Submit a Nomination

    Who is Eligible?

    Nominees must fall under one or more of the following non-exclusive categories:

    • An alumnus or alumna (hereinafter “alumnus”) who, as an academically qualified student, participated in Manhattan College’s athletic program and whose received a degree at least 10 or more years prior to his or her candidacy.
    • Athletic directors, coaches and athletic staff preferably those with at least five and ideally 10 years of service to Manhattan College.
    • Friends and alumni of Manhattan College who have regularly enhanced interest in, and the success of, Manhattan College athletics as reflected by their career body of work.

    How to Submit a Nomination

    Nomination Packet
    • Download the Nomination Packet
    • As part of the nomination packet, you are required to submit a brief biography of the person you are nominating. This bio should contain as much pertinent information about the nominee’s athletic contribution as warranted without resorting to repetition. For example, there is no need to attach multiple clippings documenting the same individual accomplishment. The Manhattan College Archives are available to you as you research the biography. See a letter from the archivist about available resources.
    • Submit your nomination packet by email to Or mail two hard copies to:

    Office of Alumni Relations 
    Manhattan College
    4513 Manhattan College Parkway
    Memorial Hall 100
    Riverdale, NY 10471

    • You should make a five-minute presentation about the nominee at the Selection Committee meeting which usually takes place in June. Others may also make brief supporting statements. A copy of your nomination packet will be distributed to all members of the committee prior to this meeting.
    • After all presentations have been made and sufficient discussion has taken place, the committee members will select current year’s inductees by closed ballot.
    • Up to eight candidates with the highest vote totals can be inducted into the Hall in one ballot. The three candidates with the next highest totals will automatically be re-nominated the following year. There is no limitation as to the number of times a person may be nominated.

    If you have any questions regarding the nomination and selection process for the Manhattan College Hall of Fame, contact Joe Ryan '81, Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson, at

    Download the Nomination Packet