Bill Formwalt '36
Football, Basketball, and Track, 1933-1936
H-SC's third football All-American, as recognized by Liberty magazine after the 1935 season, Formwalt was also captain of the 1935 squad which, despite finishing 5-5, was the only Hampden-Sydney squad ever to defeat the University of Virginia - the Tigers recorded a 13-7 victory over the Cavaliers. Legendary H-SC Coach Yank Bernier called Formwalt "one of the greatest ever to play end for Hampden-Sydney."
In baseball, Formwalt was also an outstanding preformer and scored a career-high 34 points against American University. As a senior, he was the leading scorer in the state of Virginia. Bernier said that both opposing players and newspaper reporters considered Bill Formwalt an outstanding player and sportsman.
Today, Formwalt, who originally hailed from Baltimore, Maryland, is retired and lives in Lecanto, Florida.
David Anthony '77
A three-time All-American golfer at H-SC, Anthony was a key member of H-SC's 1975 NCAA Division III runner-up team. Only a sophomore at the time, he was a vital part of that squad, finishing in the top ten at the national championships. Already recognized as a second-team All-American in 1975, Anthony went on to earn first-team recognition in both 1976 and 1977.
Anthony played with several other excellent golfers, including Charles Baskervill, Gray Tuttle, and Woody Fitzhugh, but golf coach Gus Franke knew he could always count on Anthony to be one of the leaders of the squad. "He's the most consistent golfer I ever coached," Franke saidl.
Originally from Lynchburg, Anthony works in Jacksonville, Florida.
John Hunt '31
Football and Baseball, 1928-1931
A four-year member of the baseball and football teams at H-SC, Hunt is still considered one of the finest hurlers in TIger baseball history. During the 1928 season, he pitched three one-hitters (against the University of Delaware, Randolph-Macon, and Bridgewater). As a senior, Hunt served as team captain. After graduation, he pitched in the Bi-State-League and also pitched one game at the Triple-A level. In football, Hunt was a four-year letterman as a tackle and center for Coach Yank Bernier.
A very involved student at H-SC, Hunt was vice president of his junior class, president of the student council, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.
After graduating from Hampden-Sydney, the South Boston native spent more than 30 years as a school teacher and coach, including 24 years at Fork Union Military Academy. He is retired and lives in Richmond.
Ron Henry '56
Football and Track, 1953-1956
Possibly the best end in Tiger history, Henry earned second-team Little All-American honors in 1955. As a senior, he was captain of the squad that recorded an 8-1 mark, the best season record to that point in H-SC football history. Ron was named to the prestigious Little Seven team four seasons. In four years, he played in every H-SC game, starting in all but one.
Hampden-Sydney Coach Jim Hickey called Henry "the most tireless athlete I've had in my ten years of coaching."
Paul Severin, the coach at Randolph-Macon during Henry's days at H-SC< summed up the feelings of many of H-SC's opponents: "The Randolph-Macon football team and coaching staff unanimously agree that Ron Henry was the best end we played against all year. He is deserving of any honors he might be considered for, and I might add that we are glad to see him graduate."
George "Gummy" Proctor
Starting his athletic career as a coach and director of the old Richmond Boys Club, Proctor influenced countless young men, helping many of them develop into high school and college athletes. He was recognized as the best basketball official in the South and officiated in the Southern Conference before it split to form the ACC. He was always the number-one official in the tournament.
Proctor left officiating to become head basketball coach at Virginia Tech from 1931 to 1932 and again from 1944 to 1947. Coming to Hampden-Sydney in the fall of 1947, he revived the basketball tradition at the school. His 1948-49 squad finished with a 22-3 record, still the best mark in H-SC basketball history. His 49-23 (.680) record as coach is the best of any H-SC basketball coach to date.
In 1974, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to athletics in the state of Virginia as official, coach, and administrator, Proctor was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Louis F. "Weenie" Miller
Coach Miller has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in collegiate athletics, first as an athlete at the University of Richmond and later as a coach and administrator at several Virginia Colleges. At Richmond, Miller captained the baseball and basketball teams and played football. After graduation, he played for two years with the New York Yankees organization. Miller began his coaching career at the University of Richmond; he also coached at Hampden-Sydney, Washington & Lee, and VMI before spending 20 years in private business.
Named Athletic Director and baseball coach at Hampden-Sydney in 1986, Weenie Miller had a major impact on the College's athletic programs, helping the Tigers field contenders in every sport and maintain a winning percentage above 56 percent in each of his last three years. In 1989, his final game as head baseball coach brought Hampden-Sydney it first Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball championship.
Coach Miller was instrumental in establishing the Hampden-Sydney College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988.
**All information listed is current as of 1991.