10 inducted into 2020 class of DC high school sports Hall of Fame

Birch Bayh Sr.: “A World War I veteran, was the men’s basketball coach at what is now Indiana State University and then was a basketball official. Then was recruited to serve as D.C. Public Schools director of physical education, a position he held for 28 years.”

Cornelius Greene: “A three-sport letter winner at Dunbar High (football, basketball, baseball), earning first-team All-Met honors in football. Played quarterback at Ohio State University, twice earning All-Big Ten honors and named the 1975 Big Ten Player of the Year. Coaches basketball, football and baseball at St. Albans School.”

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 08, 2019 - Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers won the game, 38-35. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Byron Leftwich: “A three-sport athlete at H.D. Woodson High (football, basketball, baseball), went on to become a star quarterback at Marshall University, leading the Thundering Herd to four consecutive conference titles. Was an NFL first-round draft pick and played 10 professional seasons, winning a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, before becoming an NFL assistant coach.”

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TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 08, 2019 - Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers won the game, 38-35. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Some local sports standouts are being inducted into the District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) High School Hall of Fame.

“This is just an awesome class,” said Clark Ray, executive director of the DCSAA, which is the governing body for high school sports in the District.

The 10 inductees for 2020 include George Leftwich, a star basketball player at Archbishop Carroll High School, who spent his 50-plus year career as a coach and administrator.

“Of course, everybody knows about the Carroll team” that won 55 straight games between 1958 and 1960, Leftwich told WTOP.

“Anytime you’re honored, it’s a great feeling,” he said.

The list of inductees also includes Leftwich’s Carroll teammate, legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr.

“That’s a perfect honor. I’m happy to be with him. He’s an old teammate and good friend,” Leftwich said.

Byron Leftwich — no relation to George Leftwich — was a three-sport athlete at H.D. Woodson High who went onto become a first-round National Football League pick and now serves as offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Other honorees include Sheila Ingram, who graduated from Coolidge High and won a silver medal as part of the 4×400-meter relay at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, and Cornelius Greene, a three-sport letter winner at Dunbar High who played quarterback at Ohio State University and who now coaches at St. Albans School.

See the full list of inductees on the DCSAA’s website.

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