The pulse here at Greensborosports.com says the early leader for induction into this year’s class(2009) of the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame should be Bob Doss.
Doss was the founder and long-time leader of Palomino Youth Baseball here in the Gate City and led the move to have the Palomino World Series be played here in Greensboro and it was for several years with teams coming to our town from Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Texas, California, Georgia, New York and all places in between.
The only Greensboro team to ever win the Palomino World Series was the 1994 American Postal Workers Union(APWU) team coached by Alan Ashkinazy. The team featured Heath Calligan, Kevin Carder, Jon Sells, Clay Hooper, Jamie Hammond, Ryan Johnson, Stan Chandgie and a ton of other local talents.
Bob Doss made sure the kids had a place to play after their junior and senior years in high school and welcomed teams to Greensboro for more tournaments than anyone can remember.
If you want to make sure your voice is heard for Bob Doss and any other Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame nominations that you might have go to www.greensborosports.org.
Other nominations that have drawn notable interest include:
Al Thomy( Sportswriter…..We have to get this guy in while he is still with us!!!!!)
Joe Inman Jr.(Grimlsey HS, Wake Forest and PGA Tour/Seniors Tour.)
John Inman(Grimlsey HS, North Carolina and PGA Tour.)
Rusty Lee(Page/SWG AD, former football and baseball star at NEG.)
Derek Jeter(Greensboro Hornets, Sally League Baseball.)
I need to add one more name to this current list of interest. This name has come up on our site many times in the past and I say this man should get a shot at the Hall.
Tripp Welborne(Page HS and the University of Michigan, First Team All-American as a DB. First round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings and was set to go all the way in the NFL until an injury did him in and ended his career. Tripp Welborne, a storied football career and he was a pretty good HS basketball too. See the wikipedia on Tripp Welborne at the bottom of this page.)
+++++Plus a new name we haven’t talked about yet. What about Donald Moore with the Greensboro Grasshoppers?????
Look at what he has done with the Hoppers and he did the same thing for the Pizza Hut Little Four Basketball Tournament and he was a playa for the Page Pirates at point guard and at QB. He also stepped up and helped that kid in the paper yesterday with his Boy Scout Eagle project. This gentleman has done a lot to make things happen in our city and county.
He was the one who lead the charge to turn around the Pizza Hut Basketball Tournament and he has helped take the Hoppers to the top in attendance in the South Atlantic League.
A little bit of a new twist for you. Donald Moore to the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame…….
*****Let’s talk about some others, shall we?*****
GUILFORD COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME TO ACCEPT NOMINATIONS UNTIL FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
The Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for potential inductees to the Hall of Fame. Nomination forms can be found online at www.greensborosports.org or by contacting the Greensboro Sports Commission at 336-378-4499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for nominations for consideration for the Class of 2009 is Friday, May 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm.
Sullivan Anthony “Tripp” Welborne (born November 20, 1968 in Reidsville, North Carolina) is a former professional American football defensive back who played safety for one season for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.
Hard-hitting defensive back who also handled punt returns for the Wolverines. The Greensboro, NC., native was a two-time consensus All-American (1989, 1990) selection. Welborne recorded 238 tackles in his three years in the defensive secondary and returned 67 punts for 773 yards. During his senior year (1990), Welborne set a single-season record for punt return yardage with 455. Welborne moved from wide receiver to defensive back after his freshman year and intercepted nine passes during his career. Played on three Big Ten championship teams. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.