Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame

The Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame was established in 2001 to allow future generations a place to witness and better appreciate the exceptional athletes, coaches, sportscasters and writers of the Joplin region. The Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame is located inside the Joplin Museum Complex inside Schifferdecker Park. The display contains personal sports related artifacts from the inductees and each inductee is featured on a plaque, which summarizes their achievements.

1955 Joplin High School Basketball State Champions

The key to Joplin’s state basketball championship victory in 1955 came two days before the title...

1967 Joplin High School Missouri Class L State Basketball Champions

The 1966-67 Joplin Eagles, in dramatic fashion, presented coach Russ Kaminsky with his third stat...

1992 MSSU NCAA Division II National Champions

Coach Pat Lipira began her most distinguished career at Missouri Southern State University in 198...

Alan Cockrell

Alan Cockrell was an outstanding football and baseball player. For three years Cockrell successfu...

Bill Grigsby

Bill Grigsby was inducted into the 2004 Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame because of his versatile...

Bill Whipkey

Bill Whipkey was one of the finest amateur boxers to come out of the four-state region. Raised in...