Bradshaw, three others named to Shepherd Hall of Fame
The Shepherd Athletic Hall of Fame has added four more members with the induction of golfer David Bradshaw, football tight end Tim Ready, tennis player and former Rams’ coach Chris Stambaugh and three-sport athlete Cheryl Roberts.
Bradshaw has won eight West Virginia Open titles, one while an amateur when still attending Shepherd in 2004. His other West Virginia Open championships came after Bradshaw, a native of Bakerton and graduate of Jefferson High School, had turned professional.
The 2006 Shepherd graduate is now playing the Canadian PGA Tour and won an event there in 2014.
Ready is a 2000 graduate and was a member of the first Shepherd team to win a NAIA Division II postseason game. He still has several school receiving records. His record as the all-time receiving tight end is still intact, and he is second in touchdown receptions, third in number of catches and fifth in career receiving yards for tight ends.
Stambaugh coached both Rams’ tennis teams from 1997-2008 and his teams had a overall record of 180-69 on the men’s side and 121-96 on the women’s side. He had been a player for the Rams before becoming a coach. As a coach, he was named West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference coach of the year four times.
Roberts played women’s basketball, softball and tennis while at Shepherd, where she graduated in 1980.
She was the first full-time assistant coach of a men’s college basketball team when at the University of the District of Columbia in 1982 under head coach Will Jones. With 6-foot-10 Earl Jones, a native of Mt. Hope, West Virginia, leading the Firebirds, UDC won the NCAA Division II national championship.
The four newest members of the Shepherd Hall of Fame will be enshrined at a banquet held on Friday, Oct. 17.