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.

Jack Holden


Jack Holden ranks as one of the most dedicated sports fans in the area. But m...

James G. (Jim) Dailey

Jim Dailey according to the late Jess Eastman, YMCA director of physical activities was a “gym ra...

Jeff Tupper

Jeff Tupper grew up in Joplin, Missouri, where his family, coaches, and teachers played a signifi...

Jess Eastman

Jess Eastman was an excellent college basketball player, an accomplished basketball and football...

Jim Frazier

Coach Jim Frazier made national history by leading Missouri Southern College to a perfect season...

Joan Thomas

During her prime Joan Thomas was the best woman golfer in the Tri-State District. She played in t...