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Hall of Distinction

Dr. Jim Brock 
Baseball Coach / 1972-1994
/ Inducted 1994
Brock coached the Sun Devils from 1972 until his death in 1994, compiling a record 1,100-440 including two national championships. Brock led ASU to 13 College World Series appearances and coached all three of ASU's Golden Spikes Award winners. He won National Coach of the Year honors in 1977 and 1981, The Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1984 and the 1988 Baseball America Coach of the Year award. He was a five-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year and was inducted posthumously into the ABCA Hall of Fame in 1998 and the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. His jersey (number 33) in honored at the Ballpark that bears his name.

Sean "Baldy" Castillo
Track and Field Coach / 1953-1979
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"Baldy" built the ASU track program from a regional power to a national force during his 27 years on the job.  He recruited all over the world , and those National and International stars made for a popular draw, at times bringing more than 5,000 people to watch a dual meet.  While at ASU, Castillo coached 13 Olympians, 34 All Americans, and 10 NCAA Champions.  He also led the 1977 squad to a team title.

Dan Devine
Football Coach Coach / 1955-1957
/ Inducted 1987
Devine began his head coaching career at ASU, where he was hired in 1955 at the age of 31. In his inaugural season, the Sun Devils accomplished a record of 8-2-1. While a magnificent debut, incredibly the 1955 season would go down as Devine's worst record as the Sun Devil coach. In 1956, ASU improved to 9-1, suffering its only defeat to UTEP by a score of 28-0. Save that loss, the Sun Devils never scored fewer than 19 points that season, while allowing only two other teams into double-figures. The following season (1957), Devine's Sun Devils recorded the first perfect season in ASU history, finishing 10-0 in a year that included four shutouts (Devine's Sun Devils had nine in his career) and only one game decided by fewer than double-digits (35-26 win over Hardin-Simmons). After the 1957 season, Devine packed up his 27-3-1 (.887) record and moved on...After resigning from Notre Dame in 1980, Devine made his return to ASU as the executive director of the Sun Angel Foundation where he remained for seven years. In 1987 he left the Sun Angels, but not the university, accepting a position to direct an upstart ASU program designed to combat substance abuse.

Ed Doherty
Football Coach / 1947-1950
/ Inducted 1985
Nicknamed "The Brain" during his playing days at Boston College, Doherty was name the Head Football Coach in February 1947.  His teams improved from 4-7 his first year to 5-5, 7-3, 9-2 before he left.  While at ASU he played around with moving his halfback to the right, behind the fullback thus "inventing" what is the modern day I formation

Bobby Douglas
Wrestling Coach/ 1974-1992
/ Inducted 1999
Douglas was a member of the 1964 and 1968 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Teams (as Captain in 1968). He also captained the 1969-70 World Team. In 1983, he coached the U.S. National team in the Soviet Union. In 1987, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He led ASU to NCAA Championship status and was named College Coach of the Year in 1988. He coached the U.S. team at the 1991 Pan-Am Games and was assistant coach on six Olympic teams and seven World Teams. He was a seven-time coach for the Sunkist Kids National Freestyle Championship. He was also named Pac-10 Coach of the Year eight times, and led the U.S. Freestyle Team to win six medals in the 1992 Olympics and was named the USA Coach of the Year. A noted author and national honor winner, he compiled a 226-76-8 record at ASU.

Ron Johnson
Swimming / 1976-1993/ Inducted
2007
Johnson served as ASU's men's swimming head coach for 18 years and earned a winning record of 1140-50. Within two years as head coach, the Sun Devils cracked the top-20 nationally and had its first All-American, Blake Johnson, who placed third at the 1977 NCAA Championships in the 400 IM. The men's program finished in the top 10 six times under Johnson. The team reached a school-high sixth place finish in 1982 and the following year Johnson was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. He additionally served as the women's co-coach with Mona Plummer when the 1977 and 1978 women's team won the AIAW national titles. Both he and Plummer were named Co-Coach of the Year in 1978-79 by the National Women's Swimming Coaches Association. Johnson's Sun Devil athletes earned over 100 All-American honors. He helped lead Andy Astbury to the 500 freestyle NCAA individual title in 1982. Johnson coached another NCAA individual champion a year later as Mike Orn took the 200 free title.Johnson's swimmers found success at the Summer Olympic Games as 27 of his former Sun Devil athletes have been Olympic finalists and 14 of those have left the Olympics with a medal.In 2007 is was inducted into the Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. As a Masters swimmer, he broke over 50 world records.

Bill Kajikawa
Football Coach / 1937-1979
/ Inducted 1982
Kajikawa began his coaching career at Arizona State in 1937 and retired from ASU in 1978. He began coaching the Arizona State Teacher's College freshman football team in 1937, when the players were known as the Bulldogs. During his tenure, Kajikawa watched the Bulldogs become the Sun Devils in 1946, and he saw his alma mater gain university status in 1958...Before retiring in 1978, Kajikawa had worked as the freshman football coach under nine ASU head football coaches. In addition, he served as head basketball coach from 1948 to 1957, and he was head coach of ASU's club baseball team from 1947 to 1957. He was inducted into the Arizona Basketball Hall of Fame in 1968 and the ASU Hall of Distinction in 1982...During World War II, Kajikawa took his only hiatus from ASU to serve with distinction in the Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The 442nd, manned entirely by Japanese Americans, was the Army's most decorated combat unit...He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from ASU in 1937 and 1948, respectively, and he played on the varsity football team while he was an undergraduate. Kajikawa received an honorary doctor of laws degree from ASU during the summer 1989 commencement ceremony...Kajikawa, who was a professor emeritus of physical education at ASU, was recognized on April 6, 1995, in a ceremony that named the Sun Devil football practice field The Bill Kajikawa Practice Facility...He was inducted into the Arizona Historymakers... Kajikawa also devoted countless hours to community service. For his work, the American Legion selected him in 1976 for the Americanism Award for service to young people.

Donn Kinzle
Track & Field Coach, Athletic Director / 1946-52
/ Inducted 1982
Kinzle was the former Arizona State University Athletic Director that changed the department's nickname from Bulldogs to its current moniker of Sun Devils after completing a distinguished coaching career with the ASU track and field program. Kinzle competed for ASU for one season, coming to Tempe for the 1942 campaign following the second world war. In his senior season, Kinzle became the first Bulldog to capture three Border Athletic Conference championship crowns in the same meet as he won the long jump, 120-yard high hurdles and the 220-yard low hurdles. Later in the season, Kinzle competed at the national championship meet where he won the 120-yard high hurdle crown and became the program's first two-time All-American, adding an honor in the 220-yard hurdles. Kinzle joined the coaching ranks as a student coach before being promoted to an assistant in 1946 and then the head coach in 1947. On the track and in the field, Kinzle began to build a prominent program as his athletes captured 52 Border Athletic Conference titles and secured a pair of All-America honors, the first since Kinzle earned his two accolades. In 1949, Kinzle also accepted the position of Athletic Director at ASU. During his tenure, he helped push the Sun Devil program toward national prominence and worked to build Sun Devil Stadium. Kinzle also instituted firework shows at night football games starting in 1949 and also persuaded the Tempe School Board to donate the ASU Victory Bell which still stands outside the southeast gate of Sun Devil Stadium. He also played a large role in the creation of the Salad Bowl, now known as the Fiesta Bowl. A promising favorite in the 1940 Olympic Games, Kinzle did not get his chance to shine on the international stage as World War II halted the competition. Kinzle wanted to serve his country in the war, but a medical technicality prevented that. He instead joined the Canadian Royal Air Force and also taught hand-to-hand combat at the Virginia Military Academy (VMI). Following his military career, Kinzle returned to collegiate athletics and his one remaining season of competition at ASU. Following his career at ASU, Kinzle began an international coaching career that saw him lead the Brazilian track and field team to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics where his team captured the lone gold medal for Brazil that year.

Margaret Klann
Archery Coach / 1955-76
/ Inducted 1982
Through Jan. 2006, Klann was one of just 13 ASU coaches to have 20 or more years of experience at ASU. Compiled 16 national titles with Archery as the head coach.

Frank Kush
Football Coach / 1958-1979/ Inducted 1982

In 1955, Hall of Fame coach Dan Devine hired Frank Kush as one of his assistants at Arizona State. It was his first coaching job. Just three years later Kush succeeded Devine as head coach. On December 12, 1995 he joined his mentor and friend in the College Football Hall of Fame... As a coach, Kush ranks in the top-20 all-time winningest coaches with a 176-54-1 record (.764). In his 22 years at the helm of Arizona State, Kush had 19 winning seasons, won nine conference championships and ran up a 6-1 bowl record. He had undefeated teams in 1970 and 1975. He was named Coach of the Year in 1975 by the American Football Coaches Association of the Walter Camp Foundation and his team was ranked number two nationally by AP and UPI. He had unbeaten and untied winning streaks of 21, 13 and 12 (twice) at Arizona State. Kush also coached 129 college players who made it in the pros...Kush himself did some time in pro football. He coached the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to an Eastern Conference first-place and spent three seasons with the Baltimore Colts before moving back to Arizona to coach the USFL Phoenix team...After the USFL folded, Kush stayed in Arizona and became active in public relations and community work.  He is now executive director of the Arizona Boys Ranch, a center for reforming juvenile offenders.

Rudy Lavik
Football Coach, Administrator / 1933-1949
/ Inducted 1983
Coached the ASU football team from 1933 to 1937 for an overall record of 13-26-3. Honored with an ASU award, the Rudy L. Lavik Memorial Award, given to student-athletes based on academics, community service, campus involvement and leadership.

Mary Littlewood
Softball/Volleyball/Women's Basketball Coach / 1969-1989
/ Inducted 1990
Coached three sports while at ASU, compiling a 95-36 record in Volleyball from 1973-78, and 49-18 record in Women's Basketball, but softball was her forte.  She started the program from the ground up in 1967 and from there she sent 13 teams into post-season competition with nine of them reaching the college world series. Her Sun Devils won back-to-back National Titles in 1972 and 1973 before she retired in the 1989 season after 21 years at the helm.  Littlewood compiled a record of 509-223-1 in softball.

Steve Loy
Golf Coach / 1987-1992
/ Inducted 2002
Steve Loy coached the Arizona State men's gold program for six seasons (1987-1992). Led men's program to its first national title in 1990 and also who won two Pac-10 titles (1989 and 1990) and tied for 1991 NCAA West regional title. Mentored Phil Michelson as he won 16 collegiate events, including three NCAA titles and coached 10 Sun Devils to 20 All-American honors. Won Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1990 and led ASU to 26 team titles wins in his tenure and had 25 medalists. Loy's teams won four straight Thunderbird Invitational titles (1989-92) in his final four years. A 1991 inductee into the Athletic Hall of Honors at Eastern New Mexico, where he graduated from in 1974, and a 1992 inductee into the National Junior College Coaches Hall of Fame. Coached at Scottsdale Community College from 1975-83 and at Arkansas from 1983-87 before coming to Arizona State.

Bill Mann
Golf/1961-75 and 1987
/ Inducted 2000
Bill Mann built a legacy in his fifteen years as head coach. From 1961-1975 and 1987, Mann brought home 26 team titles, including conference championships in 1969 and 1971. He led ASU to seven top-10 finishes in the NCAAs, including a third-place finish in 1969. His squads earned fifth-place NCAA finishes in 1966, and 1972.

Dr. Fred Miller
Athletic Director/
1971-1980/ Inducted 1994
Miller was hired as director of athletics and a professor of physical education at Arizona State in 1971.  While at Arizona State, he added 10 women's varsity sports to what was an 11-sport, all-male program and initiated the private funding necessary for the renovation and/or development of six campus sports facilities including, Packard Baseball Stadium, Joe Selleh Track, Sun Angel Track Stadium, Sun Devil Tennis Stadium, Whiteman Tennis Center and University Aquatic Center.  As a result of Miller's fund raising efforts, there were no tax dollars expended for any of these facility improvements.  Additionally, at Arizona State, Miller initiated the development of 10 acres of practice athletics fields as well as the land acquisitions for the Karsten Solheim Championship Golf Course.  He also coordinated the development of the Arizona State University Activity Center, their $23 million recreational complex and the Sun Devil Stadium Expansion project.

Richard "Moon" Mullins
Spors Information Director/
1962-1968, 1972-1980/ Inducted 2006
Mullins served as Sports Information Director for 14 years over two stints at ASU...was the departments main publicist during an era that ASU athletics, namely the football program under head coach Frank Kush, emerged as national power...from a publicity standpoint, he guided Arizona State through its transition from the Border Conference to the Western Athletic Conference, and eventually into the Pacific-10 Conference...spearheaded the national mailing campaign that helped net ASU's first first-team All-American in football (Ben Hawkins, 1965), and also handled the campaigns for consensus All-Americans Woody Green (1972), John Jefferson (1977) and Al Harris (1978)...won 10 separate award for excellence in publications in football, basketball, baseball and track.

Merle Packer
Badminton Coach/1967-1984/
Inducted 1988
Packer coached the Badminton team to 13 National Championship Team Titles and coached 56 All-Americans. During the years 1975-1984 she had at least two All Americans on her squad.

Anne Pittman
Women's Tennis Coach/1954-84/
Inducted 1986
Coached the women's tennis team from the 1954 season to 1984, finishing her career with an overall record of 337-71 (.826) overall and 109-43 (.717) in conference play. Led the team to program's most wins in school history (31) in 1976, four conference titles (1974-76, 1978). In 1984, Pittman was named ITCA NationalCoach of the Year and previously was named Lady Champion Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 75 and 76. In 1995, Pittman was selected as one of the chartmembers and only coach into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1973, founded the Women's Collegiate Tennis Coaches Association and coaches the US Women's Tennis Team at the World University Games in Moscow, winning Bronze in doubles and fourth in singles.

Mona Plummer
Women's Swimming Coach, Administrator/1957-1979/
Inducted 1977
Plummer served as the head women's swimming coach for 22 years (1957-1979) at ASU and coached the Sun Devils to eight national championships. She was named assistant athletic director in 1975 before being promoted to associate athletic director duties in 1977. While at ASU, Plummer tutored nine Olympians and nearly four dozen all-Americas. Plummer was selected the national coach of the year in 1979, when the Sun Devils finished second at the AIAW Championships after winning the 1977 and 1978 titles. ASU captured the national crown from 1967 through 1974. The formal dedication of Arizona States Aquatic Center was held Oct. 31, 1986 after the Arizona State Board of Regents named the facility on Mar. 1, 1985.

Don Robinson
Gymnastics Coach/1969-1993/
Inducted 1993
One of just 2 Men's gymnastics coaches in school history, Robinson took over the program over from Norrris Steverson in 1969.  The apex of Robinson's career came during the 1985-1986 season when the Sundevil's captured the only NCAA Championship in school history.  Robinson was a timeless worker who fought continually to earn recognition for ASU gymnastics.

Clyde Smith
Football Coach, 1952-1954; Athletic Director, 1955-1971 /
Inducted 1985
Smith had a 15-13-1 record as ASU's football head coach from 1952-54. Was the Athletic Director from 1955-1971. The Sun Devils honor the Clyde B. Smith Award to the football player (upper classman) with the highest academic average. Notable award winners include 1980 winner and 2000 ASU Hall of Famer Gerald Riggs and Pat Tillman who garnered it in 1997 with a 3.82 GPA in marketing.

Bruce Snyder
Football Head Coach/ 1992-2000/ Inducted 2008

Head football coach at Arizona State University for nine seasons (1992-2000)...second-longest-tenured head coach in school history, behind only Frank Kush (22 seasons)...posted a 58-47 (.563) record during his time at ASU...led the Sun Devils to four bowl games, which trails only Kush's mark of seven for the most in school history...had five winning seasons and finished .500 or better in Pacific-10 Conference play seven times while at ASU...his best season came in 1996, when he coached Arizona State to an undefeated regular season, a Pac-10 championship and a spot in the Rose Bowl...ASU finished the 1996 season ranked No. 4 in the nation with an 11-1 record...he received National Coach of the Year honors from at least 12 different sources in 1996 (American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News, Walter Camp Foundation, Football News, Sportsline USA, Playboy, Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year, American Football Quarterly, Columbus Touchdown Club, Downtown Athletic Club of Glenwood, Iowa, The Maxwell Football Club, Touchdown Club of Washington, D.C.), and he is one of only three ASU coaches to win Pac-10 Coach of the Year (along with John Cooper and Dennis Erickson)...the 1996 season also featured the only win in ASU history over an Associated Press No. 1 ranked team, as the Sun Devils defeated two-time defending national champion Nebraska 19-0 on Sept. 21...in 1997, Snyder led the Sun Devils to a 9-3 finish, a victory over Iowa in the Sun Bowl and a No. 14 national ranking at the end of the season...in each of his final two seasons at Arizona State, 1999 and 2000, he coached ASU to wins over Arizona in the regular season finale to put the Sun Devils in a bowl game...coached two Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year winners (Pat Tillman, 1997, and Adam Archuleta, 2000), one Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (Jake Plummer, 1996) and one Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (Terrell Suggs, 2000)...other standout players at Arizona State during Snyder's tenure included Mario Bates, Shante Carver, Erik Flowers, Todd Heap, J.R. Redmond, Derrick Rodgers, Juan Roque, Grey Ruegamer, Marvel Smith and Jeremy Staat.

Linda Vollstedt
Women's Golf Coach / 1980-2001/ Inducted 2002

Linda Vollstedt coached the Arizona State women's golf program for 21 seasons (1980-2001) and led ASU to six NCAA titles (1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998) and nine Pac-10 titles. A native of Portland, Ore., Vollstedt became involved with Arizona State four decades ago, earning her bachelor of arts degree in education in 1969 and her master's degree in math education in 1971. Ended her ASU coaching career as just one of 11 head coaches to mentor Sun Devil programs for more than 20 years. The 1994 National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame inductee was recognized by her colleagues with numerous honors, as she was named Golfweek's 1997 National Collegiate Coach of the Year. She also swept the 1995 awards, being named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year, West Regional Coach of the Year, Golfweek National Coach of the Year and National Golf Coaches Association Co-Coach of the Year. The five-time national coach of the year coached 18 players who played on the LPGA Tour, four NCAA individual champions and four U.S. Women's Amateur champions.

Bobby Winkles
Baseball Coach / 1959-1971

ASU's first varsity baseball coach, Winkles laid the foundation for the legacy that has become Sun Devil Baseball. He guided the Sun Devils to a 524-173 record during his 13 years in Tempe, including three College World Series titles. Winkles was named the 1965 and 1969 NCAA Coach of the Year and the Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1965, 1967 and 1969. He was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame in 1997 and was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. His jersey (number 1) is retired at Packard Stadium, where the field was named in his honor in 2001.

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