Dover High School
Athletic Hall of Fame Information and Recommendation Form
Recognize those who have made significant contributions in furthering the proud athletic heritage and tradition of Dover High School.
The Dover High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be facilitated by the Dover City Schools Athletic Director with the Dover Tornado Club acting as the fiscal agent. All expenses will be assumed by the Club and all income retained by the Club as a line item dedicated to the Dover Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Dover High School Athletic Hall of Fame will recognize the following groups:
DHS Graduates for their athletic achievements while a student at DHS and/or athletic achievements/accomplishments after graduation from DHS (i.e. collegiate, professional, etc.)
DHS Alumni who coached at the high school, college, or professional level
DHS Coaches who may or may not be alumni of Dover Schools
Contributors to the athletic programs of Dover High School, whether alumni or not.
Additional eligibility criteria for alumni requires candidate to have been out of school for ten years or longer. Individuals currently coaching at Dover are not eligible for consideration under the criteria of “Coaches.”
NOMINATION and SELECTION:
Recommendation of Candidates for Consideration
Recommendation forms will be available in the Dover HS Athletic Office, as well as on the district website. Anyone can be recommended for Hall of Fame consideration by the general public based on the eligibility criteria outlined above. Recommendations will result in a candidate’s referral to the Nomination Committee, as described below. With the exception of 2018, nominations must be received no later than May 1 of each year.
Nomination Committee Process
After nominations from the general public have been received, the first step will be a referral of all submissions to the Nominating Committee. This Nominating Committee will review all submissions and forward no more ten individual nominees and two teams to the Selection Committee no later than June 1 of each year.
Selection Committee Process
In this second phase of the process, the Selection Committee will select no more than seven and no less than five individuals, and with the exception of 2018, no more than one team.
All candidates recommended for consideration will be notified of the selections no later later than July 1 of each year. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held annually on the Thursday before the Homecoming football game. Inductees and/or their families will also be introduced at the Homecoming game on Friday and invited to attend the Dover Education Foundation annual event following the Homecoming game.
The nominating committee (not to exceed 7 members), serving two year terms starting in January of even number years will initially be established through a search conducted by the Athletic Director with the assistance of Mr. Jim Heller and Mr. Kevin Keffer. Thereafter the nominating committee will vote on new members joining the committee.
All members must be present and nominees must receive a 70% or higher vote to be “nominated”.
To elect new members to the “nominating committee”, all new/replacement members must receive a 70% or higher vote to be elected into the “nominating committee” and all current members must be present to vote.
The nomination committee will review all nominations and forward no more 10 individual nominees and two teams to the selection committee no later than June 1 of each year.
DHS Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee (five voting member):
DHS Athletic Director (non-voting member, committee facilitator/secretary) Dover Tornado Club President
Dover Mothers Club President
Dover Education Foundation President
President of the Board of Education or his appointee
One community member unanimously approved by the above committee members (2 year term)
Committee will review and qualify all nominations by confirming achievements (may request input from the nominating committee members), reviewing character history, considering any other contributing information
The nominating committee will select candidates for the selection committee to ultimately select the inductees for each year’s HOF induction class
A digital Kiosk located on Dover City Schools property will be the official site and archives of the Dover Athletic Hall of Fame.
An individual award and recognition in the Kioske will be finalized by selection committee.
The Hall of Fame Induction may be held off-site and will be paid through the Tornado Club - Hall of Fame account.
All nomination forms are due no later than Friday, April 26, of the year of the nomination. Nominations forms may be returned as an attachment via email to Athletic Director, Tim McCrate at [email protected] or mailed to
Dover Athletic Department
c/o Hall of Fame Committee
520 North Walnut Ave.
Dover, OH 44622
Nominees selected for induction into the Hall of Fame or their contact person, will be notified by July 15th in the year of their induction .