A virtual induction ceremony was held for the 2020 Class on October 18, 2020. Video of the event can be found here.
Johnny Holliday has been the voice of Maryland Terrapins basketball and football since 1979. After starting out as a radio DJ and theater actor, Holliday turned his attention to sports broadcasting in the 1960s. The Kensington resident has covered football, basketball, golf, the Olympics, and was the pre- and post-game host for the Washington Nationals on MASN.
Curtis Pride spent 22 years playing professional baseball including stints with the Expos, Yankees, Red Sox, Braves, Tigers, and Angels. In 1993, Pride became the first deaf player to make it to the major leagues in 48 years. The Kennedy HS star excelled at baseball, basketball, and soccer in high school. He has been the head coach of the Gallaudet University baseball team since 2009 and is involved with several charity and community organizations.
Amy Wood coached field hockey at BCC for 19 years winning a record nine straight Maryland state titles (’94-’02) and earning 277 career wins. She was a two-time Washington Post All-Met coach of the year, and a recipient of the Morgan Wootten lifetime achievement award. Wood played field hockey at the University of Connecticut and was also a coach of the Washington Wolves field hockey club.
Tom Brown is among fewer than 70 men to play in both the NFL and MLB. After one season with the Washington Senators, Brown turned his attention to the NFL where the safety won three NFL titles with the Green Bay Packers before ending his career in 1969 with the Washington Redskins and his longtime coach Vince Lombardi. The Blair HS star went to the University of Maryland where he played both football and baseball.
Jeri Ingram became the first undefeated tennis player in Maryland history when she went 106-0 at Springbrook from 1985-1988. She continued her undefeated streak at the University of Maryland becoming the ACC champion in 1989. Ingram went on to an eight-year professional tennis career. Inspired by her mentor Arthur Ashe, she is the Executive Director and Developmental Coach for the Metropolitan Tennis and Education Group and Assistant Coach at Saint John’s College High School.
Roy Lester spent 43 years as a coach. After playing football, basketball, and baseball at West Virginia, he began his football coaching career. Lester led Richard Montgomery to six undefeated seasons in the 1960s before becoming head coach at the University of Maryland for three years. He returned to high school coaching, winning a state championship at Paint Branch and two at Magruder. He won a total of 260 games as a Montgomery County football coach. Lester passed away in May of 2020 at the age of 96.