WVU adds eight to sports Hall of Fame
West Virginia University recently added eight athletes to its sports Hall of Fame.
It was one of the largest Hall of Fame classes in many years.
Two football standouts — Mike Logan and Gene Lathey — were honored as well as one-time head basketball coach George King and basketball player Lester Rowe.
Golfer Mike Krak, four-time rifle team All-America Michael Anti, tennis player Jo Marie (Cinco) Bohn and baseball pitcher Chris Enochs were four others added to the Hall of Fame.
Logan was a four-year starter in the defensive backfield under coach Don Nehlen. He was often used as a kick returner. Logan was drafted by Jacksonville and completed his NFL career with Pittsburgh, where he played from 2001-2006.
An offensive guard/defensive linebacker in the era of one-platoon football, Lathey was a three-year starter under coach Art “Pappy” Lewis from 1954-56. West Virginia won three Southern Conference titles with him as a starter and recorded an overall record of 22-7.
King was WVU’s first full-time paid assistant basketball coach when hired by Fred Schaus. When Schaus left for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA following the 1960 season, King was elevated to the head coaching position, where he served for five seasons.
His career record at WVU was 102-43 and his teams qualified for three NCAA tournaments and won three Southern Conference championships.
Rowe was a four-year starter from 1982-85 under coach Gale Catlett. He was a two-time team captain and played on three NCAA tournament teams and an NIT team. He scored 1,524 points and had 787 rebounds. Rowe has been an assistant women’s basketball coach at WVU for the past three seasons.
Krak played golf at WVU from 1944-48 and achieved a 12-0 match record in 1947. He became a member of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) tour in 1954 and eventually played in 15 major championships.
Anti was a four-year rifle All-America selection and was a member of four national championship teams.
Jo Marie (Cinco) Bohn was a member of the women’s tennis team from 1988-92 and had a career record of 214-73 and a singles record of 112-30 — both of those marks being school records.
Enochs attained a 21-10 career record in his three seasons of pitching for the Mountaineers. He was 12-1 as a junior and was subsequently selected by Oakland in the first round of 1997’s summer draft of free agents.