Marietta Announces 28th Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Marietta Announces 28th Athletics Hall of Fame Class

MARIETTA, Ohio – Five former Pioneer student-athletes representing different programs from the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s will be inducted into the Marietta College Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 28th class on Feb. 5, 2011.

The ceremony will once again highlight the Winter Weekend festivities.

This year’s inductees are two-time Dad Vail gold medalist Tom Feaster ’69, All-American sprinter Tom Moss ’87, All-American offensive guard Chad Coning ’97, two-time All-American and Academic All-American pitcher Dave Bradley ’99 and All-American rower Mary Kunes ’99.

The Hall of Fame Banquet, which takes place Saturday evening in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, caps off a busy weekend at Marietta College that includes a track & field meet as well as a men’s and women’s varsity basketball game. It also features alumni game for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through the athletics office by calling (740) 376-4665 or by emailing Wendy Thieman at thiemana@marietta.edu.

This year’s class raises the Hall of Fame membership to 144. Here is a look at the 2011 inductees:

Tom Feaster
Class of 1969
Men’s Rowing

Feaster, a three-year lettermen, was a member of the men’s crew from 1966-69 and served as a captain during his senior season. As a freshman, he rowed in the six-seat and helped lead the Freshmen/Novice Heavyweight Eight to an undefeated season and a gold medal at the 1966 Dad Vail Rowing Championship. As a sophomore, he stepped into the same seat on the Varsity Heavyweight Eight, which posted its second straight undefeated season and defended its gold medal with another victory at the Dad Vail Championship. The 1967 team also went on to row at the Ratzeburg Germany Regatta and the Henley on Thames Royal Regatta. With his induction, Feaster will join three of his 1967 teammates-Bill Burnham ’67 (Class of 1994), Terry Morris ’69 (Class of 2001) and Dave Nystrom ’67 (Class of 2002)-in the Hall of Fame.

Feaster, a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science in 1969. He later earned his Master’s of Education from the University of Tampa. Feaster has remained in the sport after college and coached national championship crews at Marietta High School, The Sanford Naval Academy and the University of Tampa. He is a former delegate to the United States Olympic Committee and member of the Board of Directors for the United States Rowing Association. Feaster was inducted into the Sea Isle Beach Patrol Hall of Fame in 2009. He spent 14 years as a corporate real estate executive and as an educator at both the scholastic and collegiate level. Feaster is highly involved in the community of Tampa, Fla., and was the Chair of the Decorations Committee for Super Bowl XXXV. He is also the President of the Stewards Foundation.