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.

Mark Taylor

One of the most unselfish athletes in Memorial High School history, Mark Taylor was a member of s...

Marty Galbraith

Marty Galbraith was a 19689 graduate of Joplin High School. After high school Marty attended the...

Mickey Heatherly

“Dealing with kids keeps a person young, “ says Mickey Heatherly, educator, coach and sports offi...

Notie Pate

Notie Pate was a three-sport standout at Memorial Hall High School. He played basketball for Ken...

Patty Vavra

Patty Vavra was an outstanding athlete and college coach. Vavra excelled as a sprinter, hurdler,...

Phil Schlegel

Phil Schlegel excelled on the basketball court at every level. He was rewarded for his excellent...