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Chaump, 8 others named to Marshall Hall of Fame

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Marshall football coach George Chaump will be among nine inductees in the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.

Chaump went 33-16-1 as Marshall’s football coach from 1986-89. He led the Thundering Herd to their first Division I-AA championship game appearance in 1987. Marshall won its first Southern Conference football championship the following season with an 11-2 record.

Others in the 2013 induction class are football players Chris Crocker and Cecil Fletcher; women’s basketball player Sheila Johnson, volleyball star Jill Mussman O’Brien, track athletes Casey Batey and Erin Compton, men’s golf coach and assistant athletic director Buddy Graham, and swimmer Glenn Hartway.

An induction dinner is scheduled for Sept. 6 on the Marshall University Memorial Student Center.