The Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization operating for more than 15 years with the idea of preserving the history of Winter Park High School sports. The organization was the concept of long-time Winter Park High School coach, Bob Mosher. Coach Mosher was inspired to create an organization that would forever recognize the long lasting legacy of Winter Park High School’s incredible athletes, coaches and contributors. In 1995, the Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame was officially founded and the first induction class of eight athletes, one coach and one contributor were honored at an awards banquet in November.
In subsequent years, the Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame has endeavored to follow the original purpose and mission of founder Bob Mosher. The purpose of which is to promote and encourage an appreciation and enthusiasm for Winter Park High School sports programs, past and present. Its mission to foster fellowship and camaraderie among past and present WPHS athletes, coaches and contributors by bringing them together each year for a Hall of Fame induction ceremony and awards banquet.
Since 1995, the Hall of Fame has inducted over 150 outstanding athletes, coaches and contributors, including some of the great names in Winter Park sports such as Jack Billingham, Stan Pietkiewicz, Skip Foster and Larry Gergley. The inductees represent a tremendous cross section of WPHS sports from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, weightlifting, track, cross country, crew, swimming, volleyball, cheerleading and wrestling.
Inductees are selected based their athletic accomplishments, leadership and service to the Winter Park High School athletic program. Nominations must be received by April 30th each year. Please click on the following link for more specific information on nominations and the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Each year, the Hall of Fame Committee will select a class of inductees based on the current nominations. The class will then be inducted at a ceremony and awards banquet on the 2nd Saturday in November at the Historic Winter Park Farmer’s Market.
In addition to honoring the legendary Wildcats of the past, the Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame is proud to have forged a strong relationship with the current athletes and coaching staff at the high school. Each year the WP Hall of Fame Committee awards a scholarship to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year. Sponsored yearly by the Track Shack Foundation, this $500 scholarship is given to the athlete who is not only an exceptional athlete but who also demonstrates tremendous leadership qualities combined with academic excellence.