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.

Porter Wittich

Porter Wittich was to be a writer. His father, Lucius, was a sports writer and mining editor for...

Robert Corn

A native of Benton, Illinois, Robert Corn played basketball for two seasons at Memphis State Univ...

Rod Smith

Rod Smith was one of the most successful football players ever to don the Green & Gold and gr...

Russ Kaminsky

Russ Kaminksy ranks as one of the top high school basketball coaches in the nation and a giant am...

Rusty Shelley

A graduate of Parkwood High School, Rusty played for two legendary coaches: Dewey Combs in footba...

Sallie Beard

Sallie Beard has had a long and distinguished association with Missouri Southern State University...