Posted: 5:10 pm Thursday, October 27th, 2011
2012 Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame class includes Rollie Massimino, Jessie Hester, Anquan Boldin
By Matt Porter
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission named its 2012 Hall of Fame class, which includes Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin, Suncoast coach and former NFL wide receiver Jessie Hester and Northwood University men’s basketball coach Rollie Massimino.
A ceremony will be held March 25, 2012 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Boldin, 31, became one of the top high school football players in Florida history at Pahokee and starred at Florida State. He is a three-time Pro Bowler and recently funded the renovation of Pahokee High’s football complex.
Hester, 48, was an All-American wide receiver at Glades Central and Florida State. He played 10 NFL seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders, Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts. He coached Glades Central to two state final appearances in three seasons and was named Suncoast coach in 2011.
Massimino, 76, is responsible for the inception of the men’s basketball program at Northwood University and is 137-33 in five seasons at the school. He is one of 17 college coaches to win 500 games and a NCAA championship (Villanova, 1985).
Kevin Butler: Longtime golfer, official and one-time president of Southern Golf Association.
Willie Goldsmith, Sr.: Former Roosevelt High star who led team to 1960 state title. Coached for 44 years and was selected as one of nation’s top high school football coaches in 1996.
Eric Kresser: Former Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Gators and NFL quarterback, now an assistant coach at Jupiter High.
Cauley Patrick: Former Forest Hill High School track and field star, now board member of Palm Beach County Youth Football League.
Mark Richt: Head football coach at Georgia. Former Boca High quarterback and Florida State offensive coordinator. Richt is 90-27 at UGA and has made 10 consecutive bowl appearances.
Fred Ross: The first and only boys basketball coach at Dwyer High, won state titles in 2004, 2005 and 2011. Won 539 games in 28 seasons as coach in Palm Beach County, including nine 20-win seasons in the last 10 years.
Jimmy Spencer: Glades Central and Florida star who spent 12 years as an NFL cornerback.
For tickets and more information, contact the Palm Beach County Sports Commission at (561) 233-3180.