"/>
ACIS FF Hall of Fame

The ACIS National Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame was created in 2003. It was decided by the championship's executive committee that we would induct 25 individuals into the hall of fame commemorating the 25th Anniversary of national collegiate flag football championships. Although we have an open division during the championships, it was decided that the hall of fame would be dedicated to the students and contributors of the event. Thus, the following divisions were formed: Men's Collegiate, Women's Collegiate, Co-Rec Collegiate, Officials, and Contributors. Five individuals from each division were inducted into the hall of fame (totaling 25*) in 2003. Each year thereafter, one individual from each of the division is inducted into the ACIS National Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame.

ACIS Championships Executive Committee and Selection Criteria

2012 Inductees

Men's Collegiate Division
Brandon Baroody
University of Central Florida
     2009 Defensive MVP
     2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Defensive All-American
     *Only fourth player to be named All-American four
     times in the history of the tournament
     2009 Men's National Champion
     2007 and 2010 Men's Runner-Up
     2011 Men's National Finalist
     2011 Men's Defensive All-American and 2011 Co-Rec
     Offensive All-American
     *First player to receive All-American honors in
      two separate divisions
     2011 Co-Rec Offensive MVP
     2011 Co-Rec Offensive All-American
     2011 Co-Rec National Champion
Men's ACIS HOF Winner 2012

Women's Collegiate Division
Erika Collins
Florida A&M University
     2010 and 2011 Offensive MVP
     2010 and 2011 Offensive All-American
     2010 and 2011 Women's National Champion
     Second female to win consecutive MVP awards in her
     first two years participating in the National Championships
     Fifth player to win consecutive MVP awards in the history
     of the National Championships in her first two years
     participatingWomens ACIS HOF 2012 Winner


Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Mary Walford
University of Florida
2001 Offensive MVP
2001, 2002, and 2003 Offensive All-American
2001 and 2002 National Champion

Contributor's Division
Jody Duvernay
University of New Orleans
Served on NCFFC Championship Staff for 17 years
Hospitality Coordinator (1994-1997)
Office Operations and Hospitality Coordinator (1998-1999)
Director of Team Registrations (1999-2004)
Tournament Consultant - UWF (2005-2006)
Director of Team Registrations and Hospitality (2007-2010)Contributor ACIS HOF 2012 Winner


Officials Division
Josh Boynton
Angelo State University
2009, 2010, and 2011 All-American
Seventh Student Official to receive three All-American Awards Official ACIS HOF 2012 Winner

2011 Inductees

Men's Collegiate Division
Drew Hill
University of Central Florida
2007 and 2009 Offensive MVP
2007 and 2009 Offensive All-American
2007 National Runner-Up
2009 National Champion 
*First player to receive Offensive MVP and not be on a championship team (2007)

Women's Collegiate Division
Kathryn "KK" Matheny
University of West Florida
2006 and 2008 MVP
2006 and 2008 Offensive All-American
2007 Defensive All-American
2006 and 2008 National Champion
2007 National Finalist 

Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Pat Pagan
University of South Alabama 
           1989, 1990, and 1992 Offensive All-American
           1995 Defensive All-American

           1992 National Runner-Up
*Played from 1982-1986 on men's team as a student
*Played from 1989-1992 on co-rec team as a faculty member

Contributor's Division
Margaret Vinti Royerre

University of New Orleans
Director of Recreation & Intramural Sports (14 years)
Served the National Championships (18 years)
Director of Housing 1998-1990, 1995
Championships Executive Director 1998-2010
ACIS Championships Advisory Committee (14 years)
*NIRSA recognized Margaret and UNO with the dedication of the 13th Edition of the NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual

Officials Division
Zach Wright
Campbell University
Two-time All State Tournament Award Winner
Regional All-American Award (ACIS UNC-Wilmington Tournament)
Three-time All-American during ACIS National Collegiate FF Championships (2006, 2007, 2008)
Officials evaluator for the ACIS National Collegiate FF Championships (2009-2010)

 

2010 Inductees

Men's Collegiate Division
Mike Criswell

Southeastern Louisiana University
1986 Defensive All-American
1987 Offensive All-American
1990 Offensive All-American
1986 and 1987 National Champions
1990 National Runner-Up 
*First player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame without being recognized as a tournament MVP.

Women's Collegiate Division
Bryn Renda
University of West Florida
2006 and 2008 MVP
2006 and 2008 Defensive All-American
2007 Offensive All-American
2006 and 2008 National Champions
2007 National Finalist 

Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Jackie Harris

Northeast Louisiana Univ and Sam Houston State Univ
        1992 and 1997 MVP
1992 and 1992 All-American
1992 National Champions (NLU)
1997 National Runner-Up (SHSU)
*Second player in tournament history to capture MVP awards while at different institutions. 

Contributor's Division
Randy Mast
Louisiana State University
Director of Intramural Sports - 1980-2010
President of the Louisiana Intramural Rec Sports Assoc - 1980-2010
First tour of duty - 1984
Has served the National Championships (19 years)
Game Supervisor for 5 years
All-American Selection Committee Member (9 years)
Director of the All-American Selection Committee (4 years)
Championships Advisory Committee member (5 years)

Officials Division
Aaron Lint

The Ohio State University
Purdue University
Five-time Regional All Tournament Official
Five-time National All American Official
The most decorated flag football official in the nation
Clinician and Evaluator at multiple Regional and National Tournaments
(2007-Present)
Continues to officiate football in high school, college, and arena football
(Ohio High School Activities) 

2009 Inductees

Men's Collegiate Division
Anthony Silvestri
University of South Florida
    1994 Defensive MVP
    1994 Defensive All-American
    1992 & 1993 Offensive All-American
    1994 National Champions

Women's Collegiate Division
Nancy Walling
University of Texas
    1985 Offensive MVP
    1984 and 1985 Offensive All-American
    1983 Defensive All-American
    1982, 1983, and 1985 National Champions
    1984 National Finalists

Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Doug Herakovich
North Carolina State University
    1991 Collegiate MVP
    1990 and 1991 Collegiate All-American
    1990 and 1991 Collegiate National Champions
    2002 Open MVP
    2002 Open All-American
    2002 Open National Champions
    1992 Men’s Collegiate Defensive All-American
Note: Wife (Gerri Roebuck Herakovich) Was Inducted Into The CoRec Hall of Fame in 2006
Contributors Division
Stan Campbell
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
19 years of service as Director of Game Supervisors and Master of Ceremonies
(1989-2003, 2005-2006, 2008)



Officials Division
Nick Brigati
Ohio University
National Championships All-American - 2002, 2004, 2005
Officiated in National Championships- 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Regional Championships All American - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
National Championships Evaluator - 2007, 2008
2008 -2009 NIRSA Flag and Touch Football Rules Committee
Assisted in the publication of the 2009-2010 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules  Book & Officials Manual (14th Edition)
State, Regional, and National Flag Football Officials Clinician (2006-Present)






2008 Inductees

 

Men's Collegiate Division
Doug Rogers
Pensacola Junior College
    2005 Offensive MVP
    2004 & 2005 Offensive All-American
    2005 National Champions
    2004 National Runner-Ups
University of West Florida
    1992 Defensive All-American
    1993 National Champions
*Third player to capture National Championship with different institutions
Women's Collegiate Division
Tamara Nichols
Sam Houston State University
    2005 Offensive MVP
    2002, 2003, 2004, & 2005 Offensive All-American
    2005 National Champions
    2004 National Runner-Ups
*First Female to receive All-American Honors four consecutive years




Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Amy Haynes
Gainesville College
    1989 MVP
    1989, 1990, & 1991 All American
    1990 & 1991 National Runner-Ups
    1989 National Finalist
*First Female to receive MVP Award on a Finalist Team
*First person to receive All-American Honors three consecutive years


Contributors Division
David Gaskins
East Carolina University
    20 Years of Service as Associate Director of Officials (1989-2008)
    1987 All-American Official - George Mason University
*Second contributor selected to the Hall Of Fame who had
participated in the National Championships as a Student



Officials Division
Bradley Petty
Sam Houston State University
    1991, 1992 All-American
    Assistant Director of Officials, National Flag Football Championships 1996-2004
    Director of Officials, National Flag Football Championships 2005-2008
Top Rated Official in 1993 but declined All-American Honor to give another Official the opportunity to be recognized
Head Referee in the first Men’s Open Championship Game in 1993
Officiated during 1994 and 1995 National Championships Men’s Open Division
Started National Championships Mentor Program where returning All-American Officials served as Crew Chiefs and Mentors
to first year Officials attending the National Championship
Was selected to serve as the Referee in two Flag Football Training Videos “Playing By The Rules” and “Penalty Enforcement”
Served as a student on The Touch and Flag Football Rules Committee
Created the Region II Flag Football Officials Workshop
Has Officiated High School Football in Mississippi, Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas
Officiates on the Collegiate Level in the American Southwest Conference

Men's Collegiate Division
Kirk Slay
Pensacola Junior College
    2004, 2005 Defensive MVP
    2004, 2005, 2006 Defensive All-American
    2005 National Championship
    2004 National Runner-Up
    2006 National Quarter-Finals

First male inductee who is still participating
in the Collegiate Division; plays for the
University of West Florida.


Women's Collegiate Division
April Ward
Sam Houston State University
    2004, 2005 Defensive MVP
    2004, 2005, 2006 Defensive All-American
    2005 National Championship
    2004, 2006 National Runner-Up

Last female collegiate player to have
received multiple MVP Awards.

2007 Inductees 

Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Guillermo Diaz
University of Florida
    2001, 2002 College CoRec MVP
    2001, 2002 College CoRec All-American
    2001, 2002 College CoRec National Championship

Only player to receive All-American and MVP
Awards plus play on the Championship team during
the two years he participated in the National   
Championships. First inductee whose wife, Erica,
received All-American and MVP Awards plus play
on the Championship team in the same year.

Contributors Division
Hilton Frith
University of New Orleans
    1984-2004
Director of Grounds Maintenance and Preparation
Director of Equipment Inventory
Responsible For Facility and Equipment Set-Up

Took a two year break from tournament due to
Hurricane Katrina.
A TRUE MVP of the National Championships.

Officials Division
Walter Coleman Jr.
Southern Methodist University
   1997, 1998, 1999 All-American
    First Freshmen All-American &
    Championship Game Official
    Second Student Official to Officiate
    3 Championship Games
    Third Student Official to receive
    3 All-American Awards
    Top Rated Official each Year of
    Tournament

Missed officiating in the National
Championships his senior year due to
a snow storm that prohibited his travel
to the tournament or he might have been
our first four time All-American Official.
He was not able to attend this year’s
Induction due to being selected to
officiate in the Independence Bowl.
Officiates in the Big 12, Mountain West,
and the Western Athletic Conference.

2006 Inductees

Men's Collegiate Division
Johnathan Treigel
Nunez Community College

Women's Collegiate Division
Ericka Aquilar Hernandez
Instituto Politecnico Nacional


Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Gerri Roebuck Herakovich
North Carolina State University   

Officials Division
Scott Myers
The Ohio State University

Contributors Division
Richard Romero
University of Arizona

2005 Inductees

Men's Collegiate Division
Chad Melerine
Nunez Community College

Women's Collegiate Division
Kris Klingseisen
Louisiana State University


Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Shay Brown
Northeast Louisiana University

Officials Division
Buddy Cannington
Georgia State University

Contributors Division
J.B. Coincon
Sugar Bowl

2004 Inductees

Men's Collegiate Division
Darryn Melerine
Nunez Community College

Women's Collegiate Division
Michelle Gauthier
Southeast Louisiana University
University of Southern Mississippi

Co-Rec Collegiate Division
Michael Doyle
North Carolina State University

Officials Division
David Musso
Louisiana State University

Contributors Division
Roger Hightower
Triple Threat Flag Belts



Men's Collegiate Division
Paul Arnold
University of Florida
University of South Florida
The Ohio State University

Steve Gjenro
Southeastern Louisiana University

Tony Manzella
Southeastern Louisiana University

Dicky Sullivan
University of New Orleans

Murphy Whitman
University of New Orleans

Women's Collegiate Division
Sandra Romero Cid
Universidad Nacional Autonomo de Mexico

Claudia Huerta
Instituto Politecnico Nacional

Julie Jordan
Gerogia Southern University

Angelica Hernandez Ramos
Instituto Politecnico Nacional

Gerrie Thibodeaux
University of New Orleans

2003 Inductees

Co-Rec Collegiate Division
William "Mister" Edwards
Northeast Louisiana University

Kristy Helm
Southeastern Louisiana University

Timmy Johnson

University of North Florida

Rhonda Langevin
Louisiana State University

Todd Long
Northeast Louisiana University



Officials Division
Gerald Britt
Hattiesburg Athletic Officials Association

Billy Springfield
National Touch Football League

Bill May
Georgia Southern University

Gene Justen
Georgia Southern University

Mike Broussard
University of New Orleans

Contributors Division
Al Kohorst
University of New Orleans

Lou Marciani
University of Southern Mississippi

Bruce Maurer
The Ohio State University

Steve Rey
University of Southern Mississippi

James L. "Jet" Smith
University of New Orleans

Jerry Romig
Sugar Bowl













 


ACIS would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Steve Rey for providing this information and for all of his assistance with the ACIS Flag Football National Championships, and especially with making the Hall of Fame a reality.  Thanks Steve!

*There were actually 26 inducted in '03, as chair of the committee, Steve Rey chose not to place his name on the ballot but received recognition and was inducted at the championships as well.