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.

Joe Kethcum

Joe Ketchum perhaps didn’t achieve his No.1 goal during 11 years as head baseball coach at Joplin...

Johnny Copeland

Joplin’s “Irish” Johnny Copeland was a successful local amateur and professional boxer. A native...

Joplin BB Gun 1966, 1973, 1975, 1976 International Champions

What began as a shooting education program started by the Joplin Jaycees in late 1965 bloomed int...

Katie Gariss Marsh

Katie Gariss Marsh laughed when asked if college coaches beat a path to her door during her senio...

Kenny Cochran

Kenny Cochran was possibly the only four-sport letterman at Joplin High School who starred in foo...

Leonard Doss

Leonard Doss was the kind of athlete that was willing to practice long and hard until the skill h...