Sports Hall of Fame - Nomination


The Manchester Sports Hall of Fame would like to invite anyone interested in nominating an individual or themselves as a candidate for induction. This includes consideration of deceased individuals as well.

If interested, please read the Induction Criteria and complete the necessary nomination form(s).

Submit completed applications to:
Manchester Sports Hall of Fame
41 Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Induction Criteria

The public is invited to propose sports enthusiasts and participants for induction into the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame. These are the Awards categories:

Individual Achievement Award

This award is given to athletes, coaches and other individuals in recognition of their achievements. To qualify, potential recipients must meet two of the following three criteria:

  • Must have been a Manchester resident for at least 3 years;
  • Must have attended, coached or taught at either Manchester High School, East Catholic High School, Cheney Technical High School, or Manchester Community College; and,
  • Must have earned local, state or national recognition for sports related achievements.

Team Award

This award was initiated in 2001 and is given to a high school team that has excelled in the sports arena. This might include league, state and national competition. All interscholastic teams over the past several decades are eligible.

Founders Award

This award is named for the founders of the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame; Nathan Agostinelli, Steve Cassano and Earl Yost. It is given to an individual or organization that has volunteered time and effort to Manchester athletics. This could include boosters, volunteer coaches, instructors and sponsors that have gone above and beyond ... in other words, unsung heroes and friends of sports.

Legends Award

This award started in 2018 to recognize top athletes from the first half of the twentieth century.

McCluskey Award

This award is named for Joe McCluskey, track and field bronze medalist in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. This award focuses on runners and race support staff who have made significant contributions to the successful organization and running of the Manchester Road Race.

Marcy MacDonald Title IX Award

This award is named after Marcy MacDonald, American record holder in English Channel swimming, and all around outstanding athlete. It was created to recognize the impact that Title IX has had on womens' sports. This breakthrough legislation provided women with opportunities in athletics and education that was unavailable to them before its inception. This award is given to an individual who most exhibits the spirit of Title IX.


The following persons shall not be eligible for selection and induction into the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame:

> Persons who have achieved athletic prominence, but ended their involvement in their area of competition prior to established residency in Manchester.

> Persons residing outside of Manchester, Connecticut who participate in one-time local events including, but not limited to golf tournaments, track and field events, and the Manchester Road Race.

Nomination Forms

Nomination form
Self-nomination form