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.

Bob Turner


When you attempt to highlight the athletic career of Bob Turner, where do you...

Carl “Cowboy” Richard

Carl “Cowboy” Richard was a phenomenal bowler that earned two American Bowling Congress titles. H...

Charles Evard (Gabby) Street

Born September 30, 1882 in Huntsville, Alabama, Died February 6, 1951, at St. John’s Hospital in...

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams, a member of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, has coached 28 yeas a...

Dewey Combs

For 14 years at Parkwood High School, Combs and his coaching staff produced the finest high schoo...

Don Gross

or more than 50 years, Four-State area sports fans were treated to the dulcet tones of Don Gross...