2014 WVU Sports Hall of Fame Class Revealed
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Eight outstanding contributors to Mountaineer athletics make up the 24th class of honorees in the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, announced today by Director of Athletics Oliver Luck.
The 2014 class includes Michael Anti, Jo Marie (Cinco) Bohn, Chris Enochs, George King, Mike Krak, Gene Lathey, Mike Logan and Lester Rowe.
Induction ceremonies will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, prior to the West Virginia-Oklahoma football game. This class brings the total number of inductees to 156.
Michael Anti was a four-time rifle All-American and national champion during his career from 1984-87.
Anti became just the second Mountaineer shooter to be a four-time first team All-American in smallbore and air rifle. He earned eight first team All-America honors over his four-year career. Anti became WVU’s eighth rifle national champion when he captured the NCAA smallbore title in 1986.
A four-year letterwinner and team captain in 1987, Anti led WVU to a 38-2 record during his career and two team NCAA Championships, competing for coach Dr. Ed Etzel. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business from WVU in 1987.
Anti spent 20 years in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of major in 2008. He joined the Army in January of 1988 and was stationed in Korea with the 1/503 IN before being assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) at Fort Benning, Ga., as an international rifle shooter from 1991 to 1994. While at Benning, Anti also received his Airborne Badge and Ranger Tab. In 1994, he was assigned to the 1St CAV DIV at Fort Hood, Texas. Following this assignment, Anti was reassigned to the USAMU in 1998. He also spent 10 years in the Army's World Class Athlete Program.
A four-time Olympian and 2004 Olympic silver medalist, Anti learned to shoot at a junior club when he was nine so he could hunt with his father, who was also a rifle coach for the Marine Corps and the Naval Academy. Anti was a 1992 Olympian in men's 50m prone rifle, 2000 Olympian in men's 3 positions, earned the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in 3 positions, and a 2008 Olympian in men's prone. Anti is a two- time World Cup champion and won the silver medal at the 2000 World Cup Finals. Anti has been a member of the United States Shooting Team since 1981 and has won numerous national championships as well as competing in three championships of the Americas Games, three World Championship Games and two Pan American Games winning numerous team and individual medals.
Other competition highlights during Anti’s career: 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shooting (smallbore), first place in men's prone rifle, qualifying for a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team … 2004 Olympian in men's prone rifle and Olympic silver medalist in 3 positions … 2000 Olympian in men's 3 positions, ninth place … 1992 Olympian in men's 50m prone rifle, 15th place … 2008 World Cup Sydney 3 positions champion … finished first in men's prone and 3 positions at the 2004 National Championships … finished second in men's prone and 3x40 at the Final Olympic Team Trials, double-qualifying for the 2004 Olympic Team … named a member of the 2003 Pan Am Team, but gave it up so the U.S. could fill its quota slots … 2003 men's prone National Champion … second in 3x40 at the 2003 National Championships … second in men's 3x40 and third in men's prone at the 2002 Fall Selection Match … fourth at the 2002 World Championships in men's 3x40 and winner of a quota slot … team silver in men's 3x40 and 300m 3x40 … silver medal in men's 3x40 at 2001 Championship of the Americas … bronze medalist at the 2002 National Championships in men's 3x40 … silver medals in men's 3x40 and men's 50m prone at the 2001 National Championships … silver medal in men's 3x40 at 2000 Munich World Cup Final … gold medalist in men's 3x40 at 2000 Atlanta World Cup … 2000 National Championships silver medalist in men's 3x40 … Gold in 3x40 and silver in men's 50m prone at 1991 Pan American Games … two silver and one bronze in air, men's 3x40 and prone at 1989 Championship of the Americas Games … member of the 1982 World Championships team.
A native of Winterville, N.C., Anti now resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he has served as an assistant coach with the Air Force Academy rifle team for the last three seasons. He and his wife, Anne, have two sons, Matt and Will.
Jo Marie (Cinco) Bohn
Jo Marie (Cinco) Bohn was a standout in women’s tennis from 1988-92.
A four-year letterwinner, Bohn’s career record of 214-73 (.746) is tops in school history, as is her singles record of 112-30 (.789).
Playing for coach Martha Thorn, Bohn is the only WVU player to finish her career with two 30-win seasons in singles, and she is the only player in school history to win over 60 matches in one season (1989-90, 66-19). Bohn is one of only two players to surpass 50 total wins in a season twice.
During her senior year, she finished with more than 40 total victories on the way to earning Atlantic 10 Senior of the Year honors. Bohn finished fifth in singles at the 1992 Atlantic 10 tournament, earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team. Bohn was the 1989 Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year and was the recipient of the 1991-92 women’s tennis outstanding athlete award.
The Mountaineers were 63-40 during her career.
A native of South Charleston, W.Va., Bohn graduated from WVU in 1993 with a degree in sport management. She has served as a tennis instructor in the Charleston area, where she resides with her husband, Pete, and two children, Jada and Xavier.
Chris Enochs (1995-97) used his golden right arm to become the highest draft pick in West Virginia University baseball history when the Oakland Athletics selected him No. 11 in the first round of the 1997 Major League Draft.
The hard-throwing right hander from Newell, W.Va., won 12 of 13 decisions and tossed 10 complete games in a junior campaign that saw him earn All-Big East First Team and Big East Pitcher of the Year laurels, as well as First Team All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball and the America Baseball Coaches Association.
He turned in a signature performance in the Big East tournament that year in front of scouts from every major league organization, outdueling Seton Hall ace and current Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Jason Grilli, 6-4. He finished the year with a 3.03 earned run average and tossed a no-hitter against Villanova that was a passed ball away from being a perfect game.
As a sophomore in 1996, he pitched the Mountaineers into the NCAA tournament - the last time a WVU team has qualified for the postseason - by throwing a one-hitter against Rutgers and then coming back on two-day’s rest to pitch the final inning of the title-clinching game against Notre Dame in the Big East tournament. Those performances earned him tournament Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Pitcher honors. He also picked up the win over Georgia Southern in the second game of the Atlantic Regional in Clemson, S.C.
For his Mountaineer career, he was 21-10 with a 4.82 ERA, 14 complete games and three shutouts in 205 ? innings of work. His 12 wins in 1997 are the second-most in a season in school history, while the 21 victories rank him 10th all-time at WVU; his 14 complete games are seventh and his three shutouts are third.
As a professional, he won nine of his first 10 decisions between Single A and Double A ball before a shoulder injury derailed his shot at the Major Leagues. He spent seven years with Oakland and one each with the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations, advancing as high as the Triple A level before retiring in 2005.
One of the most sought-after players in WVU history, Enochs was an all-state baseball player, all-state quarterback and 1,000-point scorer in basketball at Oak Glen High. Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 59th round out of high school, he also spurned baseball offers from Ohio State and LSU, among many others, and a football offer from Pitt, to play for the Mountaineers.
Enochs returned to WVU to complete his degree in liberal arts in 2006, received his teaching certificate from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2007 and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Salem International University in 2009. He currently is an assistant principal at Oak Glen Middle School in New Cumberland, W.Va.
He and his wife, Jennifer, and their daughters, Reece and Macey, live in Chester, W.Va.
George King, who served as men’s basketball coach at WVU for five seasons from 1961-65, led the Mountaineers to three NCAA tournaments (1962, 1963 and 1965) and three Southern Conference Championship crowns.
King’s record at WVU was 102-43 (.703), which currently ranks third in winning percentage and sixth in victories among WVU head men’s basketball coaches. King coached WVU All-American Rod Thorn, who went on to an eight-year pro career and recruited future All-American Ron “Fritz Williams, the first African-American player to play basketball in the Southern Conference and at WVU.
The Charleston, W.Va., native left WVU in 1965 and served as the head men’s basketball coach at Purdue from 1966-72. King’s seven Purdue basketball teams compiled a record of 109-64, were runners-up for the national championship in 1969 and were invited to the NIT in 1971.
King’s coaching career began at his alma mater, Morris Harvey, now the University of Charleston. His overall collegiate coaching record was 223-119.
He was the first-full time paid assistant coach in WVU basketball history under head coach Fred Schaus.
King was elevated to athletics director at Purdue in 1971 and spent one year (1971-72) as head basketball coach and athletics director before giving up the coaching reigns in 1972. He served as president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) and as chairman of the NCAA Committee on Committees and the NCAA Postseason Bowl Committee (now Special Events Committee). He served as Purdue’s athletics director until 1992.
King was named West Virginia’s Amateur Athletic of the Year twice (1949 and 1950) and in 1976 highlighted his meteoric rise through the coaching ranks with selection to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Hall of Fame just 10 years after he began his coaching career. He was also named to the West Virginia Sportswriters Hall of Fame for athletics in the mid-1970s, to the prestigious Honors Committee of the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., in 1982, to the University of Charleston Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985 and to the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001. He was also honored as the recipient of NACDA’s 1990 James J. Corbett Memorial Award.
King received his bachelor’s degree from Morris Harvey in 1950, his master’s degree from West Virginia in 1957 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Charleston in 1983, when he was also named recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award.
After establishing several national offensive scoring records as a player, including a 31.2 scoring average as a collegian at Morris Harvey, King played one year in the national amateur industrial league with the Phillips Oilers. He then made the jump to the pro ranks with the Syracuse Nationals for five years and the Cincinnati Royals for one year. His steal helped preserve the Nationals NBA title in 1955.
King died at the age of 78 in October 2006. He and his wife, Jeanne G. King, were married for 57 years. He left behind six children, George, Kristy, Jeanne, Kathy, Jan, Kerry Jo and Gordon Scott; 18 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Mike Krak played golf for West Virginia from 1944-48 and left as perhaps the best golfer in school history.
Krak came to WVU hoping to play basketball for coach Lee Patton, but he was on a team loaded with such star players as Leland Byrd, Fred Schaus and Clyde “Hard Times” Green. Krak gave up basketball and joined the Mountaineer golf team for coach Dr. Richard Aspinall.
In 1947, as the team’s No. 1 golfer, Krak helped West Virginia to an outstanding 12-0 match play record, including a pair of easy victories over arch rival Pitt. WVU also qualified for NCAA regionals in Ann Arbor, Mich., for the only postseason appearance in program history.
Krak played one more season in 1948 for the Mountaineers before landing a job as an assistant golf professional at Canterbury Golf Course in Cleveland. Then, following a three-year stint in the Air Force, Krak joined the PGA Tour in 1954.
Krak played in 15 majors, placing four times in the PGA Championships, his best finish coming in 1963 at the Dallas Athletic Club when he tied for 34th. Yet his memorable major was the 1959 PGA Championships at the Minneapolis Golf Club when he was one of nine players to lead the field after his first round score of 67.
He was considered one of the longest hitters on the tour when he played, twice winning long drive competitions at the PGA Championships in 1956 and 1957.
Krak played a full tour schedule until 1956 when his father became ill and chose to return to West Virginia and become the first club professional at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown from 1957-62. While at Lakeview, he was a two-time winner of the PGA Tri-State Championship.
His best finish on the tour came in 1958 when he placed third in the Greater New Orleans Open. Krak was a two-time winner of the Metropolitan PGA Championship and won the Westchester Open in 1969 while working as the club professional at Wee Burn County Club in Darien, Conn. In 1980, he was lured away from Connecticut to help build Pete Dye Golf Course in Bridgeport, W.Va. Krak then became the director of golf at the National Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and played in some Senior PGA Championships.
A Weirton, W.Va., native, Krak, a 2005 College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences Hall of Fame inductee at WVU, played in nine PGA Championships, five U.S. Opens and one British Open during his career.
Krak graduated from WVU in 1948 with a degree in physical education. He resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with his wife, Susan. They have three grown children, Jennifer, David and Greg, and eight grandchildren.
Gene Lathey was a three-year starting offensive guard and linebacker on the Mountaineer football team from 1954-56.
Playing for coach Art “Pappy” Lewis, Lathey helped West Virginia to 8-1, 8-2 and 6-4 records and three Southern Conference championships.
Lathey made the All-Southern Conference teams in each of his three seasons. He also is a member of the WVU all-time team for 1950-59.
Lathey is most remembered for his performance during West Virginia’s 26-6 upset at nationally ranked South Carolina in the 1954 season opener. His injury during the 1955 game at Pitt was one of the contributing factors in WVU losing that game and an opportunity to earn a Sugar Bowl bid.
He was named to the Woodward magazine All-South Team in 1956 and also was tabbed a Boys’ Life magazine All-American in 1956. Lathey earned recognition as a preseason All-American from United Press Radio in 1956.
In high school at Dunbar High, Lathey was named most valuable team player and Charleston Gazette Player of the Week. He played in the 1952 North-South All-Star game, lining up against WVU All-American Sam Huff.
A native of Dunbar, W.Va., Lathey received his degree from WVU in 1957 before serving in the United States Army following graduation. He has been a long-time owner of an insurance agency in Ripley, W.Va.
Lathey and his wife, Christine, have been married for 53 years. They have two daughters, Gina and Gail, and four grandchildren.
Mike Logan was a four-year regular at cornerback and one of the most talented return men in WVU history from 1993-96.
Playing for coach Don Nehlen, Logan appeared in 37 games, starting 22 during his career, recording 140 tackles, 18 passes broken up, two forced fumbles, eight interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Logan finished his career ranking seventh in school history with 18 passes broken up (now ranks 15th), fourth in single-season PBU with 11 (now ranks 13th) and sixth in career kick return yardage with 869 yards (now ranks 12th).
As a senior, Logan led the Big East in punt returns (12.4) and ranked second in interceptions (0.45) and PBU (11). He was named to the Football News all-conference team. Logan earned first team All-Big East honors at cornerback and second team all-conference recognition as a return specialist.
Logan was a hero in the East Carolina win in 1996, coming through with a first-half interception and then stripping a pass from ECU’s Larry Shannon at the WVU eight in the fourth quarter, returning that fumble 25 yards.
As a freshman, in 1993, Logan recovered a Boston College fumble at the WVU 37 yard-line with 2:23 remaining to set up WVU’s final scoring drive and then intercepted a Glenn Foley pass in the end zone on the game’s last play to preserve WVU’s undefeated regular season and a 1994 Sugar Bowl appearance. Logan also played in the 1995 Carquest Bowl and 1997 Gator Bowl.
Logan had a career-best nine tackles in the 21-0 win over Pitt in 1995, had two interceptions in the 13-0 win over Maryland in 1996 and returned a punt for a touchdown in the 30-10 win at Temple in 1996.
He received the Scott Shirley Award in 1993, presented to WVU’s top special teams player, and received the Gridiron Gladiator Award in 1996, given for on-field intensity. He is a member of the 1990-99 WVU all-time football team.
A native of McKeesport, Pa., Logan was a second round draft pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1997. In 2000, he recorded 60 tackles, along with his first career sack and two interceptions.
Logan then became a Pittsburgh Steeler in 2001 and registered a career-best 94 tackles and a sack in 2003. He was a part of the Steelers Super Bowl XL championship team for the Steelers and retired from football as a Steeler in 2006. Since his retirement from the NFL, he has been involved as a sports broadcaster, including his current position at TribLive Media.
Logan and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Pittsburgh, and he has three children, Trey, Mikayla and Mikhi.
Lester Rowe was a four-year starter and two-time team captain for coach Gale Catlett’s Mountaineer basketball teams from 1982-85.
Known to Mountaineer fans as “Lester Rowe from Buffalo and flies the friendly skies,” he helped lead WVU to three NCAA tournaments and one NIT during his career. Rowe also guided the Mountaineers to an Eastern 8 regular season championship in 1982, Atlantic 10 regular season titles in 1983 and 1985 and Atlantic 10 tournament titles in 1983 and 1984. During his career, the Mountaineers posted a record of 90-23.
Rowe finished his career with 1,524 points, which currently ranks 17th in school history and 787 rebounds, which ranks 13th in school history. He played in 121 games, making 114 career starts. Rowe ranks fourth in career field goal percentage at 54.2 percent. For his career, he averaged 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
As a senior in 1984-85, he averaged 14.4 points and 7.0 rebounds and averaged 15.6 points and 6.9 rebounds as a junior. Rowe had a career-best 29 points against Rhode Island in 1984 and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds in games against Rutgers, Temple and Robert Morris, all in 1984. He started as a freshman on one of Catlett’s best teams in 1982.
Rowe was named the Atlantic 10 tournament Most Valuable Player in 1984. He was twice named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team in 1983 and 1984. Rowe earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team honors in 1985 and earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors three times during his career. As a freshman, he was named Eastern 8 Player of the Week and named to the Eastern 8 All-Freshman Team.
A member of the 1976-85 WVU all-time basketball team, Rowe played professional basketball for eight years in Argentina, the Philippines, Venezuela, France, Germany and the United States.
Rowe was reunited with the Mountaineer basketball program when he was hired as an assistant coach on Catlett’s staff in September 1997 and served in that capacity until 2002. In his first season as an assistant, WVU won 24 games and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 1998.
Rowe then became a commercial property manager and sales executive with Petroplus Lane, LLC. From 2005-10, Rowe played an integral role in West Virginia AAU Basketball as he served as the head coach of the West Virginia Hornets and assisted with the West Virginia Tornadoes and the West Virginia Blue Devils.
He returned to WVU in June 2011 as an assistant coach on Mike Carey’s women’s basketball staff. Since his return, Rowe has been a part of three NCAA tournament appearances and a Big 12 regular season title in 2013-14.
The Buffalo, N.Y., native earned a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education from West Virginia in 1985.
Rowe and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Monalisa and Monique.
Men's Basketball: Bahamas Preview
Womens Soccer: Kadeisha Buchanan Press Conference
Big 12 Media Days: Dana Holgorsen
Women's Soccer: Amanda Hill and Mocha
Big 12 Media Days: Nick Kwiatkoski
Football: Dana Holgorsen on ESPN