WILMINGTON – Longtime head coach and administrator Sharon Sims along with former student-athletes Chad Garman, Greg Morrow, Kelly Peters and Jay Slouffman were inducted into the Wilmington College Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday.
Sims coached the Fightin’ Quakers women’s basketball program for 12 seasons from 1978-90. She is the second-winningest coach in program history with 117. In her final season, Sims led Wilmington to a then program-best 18 wins. She started the women’s golf program and coached it for a decade and was named Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Coach of the Year in 2004.
An LPGA-certified professional, Sims coached a number of other sports at Wilmington including volleyball for four seasons, women’s track and field for three seasons and men’s and women’s swimming for three years. She also served the athletic department as senior woman administrator.
Garman, class of 2007, was a four-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) honoree for the men’s soccer program including earning first team recognition in 2004 and earning spots on the All-OAC second team in 2005 and 2006.
In 2004, Garman became the eighth individual in program history to garner first team All-America honors. He was a member of the last Quaker team to reach the NCAA Division III tournament while also playing a key role in advancing Wilmington to the regional semifinal (“Sweet 16”) round.
Morrow, class of 2005, qualified for the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championship meet in 13 events during his Wilmington career. He is a six-time All-America athlete including three times at the outdoor championships as part of the Quakers’ 4-x-400-meter relay teams. Morrow also garnered three All-America honors at the indoor championships – two as part of 4-x-400-meter relay squads and a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash in 2002.
Morrow holds four outdoor and three indoor records for a total of seven program records. Morrow was a member of the fastest Quaker 400-meter, 800-meter, 1,600-meter and sprint medley relay squads. Indoors, he also records in the 200-meter and 400-meter relays as well as the 400-meter dash on a track of over 200 meters.
Peters, class of 2007 and four-year women’s basketball player, earned first team All-OAC honors as both a junior and senior along with being named the conference’s most valuable player by garnering the Helen Ludwig Award. She was twice named an All-American by Division III News and once by D3Hoops.com in 2006-07. Peters was part of one of the best four-year runs in program history, ending her career with a 94-24 record.
Two Quaker teams Peters played on make the NCAA Division III tournament including the 2003-04 team, her freshman season, which claimed the 2004 NCAA Division III National Championship, the college’s only team national title. She currently is ninth in program history in career rebounds with 704.
Slouffman, class of 1989, was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team who earned all-District 22 honors (NAIA) his senior season. He led the team in assists in his last two years while finishing second in rebounding. Additionally, Slouffman finished second on the team in scoring (14.5 points per game) as a junior and led the Quakers in scoring as a senior (17.1 points per game).
One of the 27 members of the program’s 1,000-point club, Slouffman scored 1,023 points in his career. He holds the single-season record for free throws made with 180 and attempted with 261.