Hall of Fame Nomination Criteria

  • MISSION:  To honor the legacy of past East Lake High School athletes while providing inspiration for current Eagles athletes and coaches.

    VISION:  Create the finest high school athletic Hall of Fame in the State of Florida.

    Article I - Criteria for Nomination to the Hall of Fame 

    1)  Alumni:

    1. may be considered 7 years after graduating from East Lake HS.
    2. must be of outstanding moral character.
    3. must have participated at the varsity level for a minimum of 2 years.
    4. must have successfully graduated from East Lake High School.
    5. must meet a minimum of 3 of the following;
      1. High School All-American, or All State, or District First Team Member
      2. Outstanding statistical achievement in an individual sport or team sport
      3. Holder of a school record at one time
      4. Participated in and excelled at multiple varsity level sports
      5. Earned a collegiate athletic scholarship
      6. Pinellas County Player of the Year or Team MVP
      7. 1st team All-Conference or media All-County team
      8. Selected to a recognized All Star Competition/Game
      9. Winner of an individual state championship (Automatic nomination)
      10. Member of a national or international athletic team while in high school
      11. Drafted by a professional team or received an invitation to participate in a national or international athletic competition

               (HOF Committee retains the option of selecting athletes who do not meet a minimum 3 of the above criteria.)

    2)  A Coach:

    1. must be retired from coaching at ELHS for a minimum of 5 years.
    2. must have a minimum of 8 consecutive years of coaching a single sport at ELHS.
    3. must meet a minimum of one of the following; 
      1. Recognized as Coach of the Year from PCAC, local media, or FACA
      2. Posted a career positive win/loss record
      3. Coached a team to a District, Regional, or State Championship or coached a team which made the state playoff system.

    Article I - Criteria for Nomination to the Hall of Fame (cont.)

    3)  Team

    1. A nominated team must have won a state championship.
    2. A maximum of one team shall be selected annually.


    4) “Friend of the Program”

    1. A nominated “Friend of the Program” is an individual that has made a significant and lasting contribution to the athletic program.
    2. A maximum of one “Friend of the Program” may be selected annually.