The East Hampton Athletic Hall Of Fame recently announced the election of two candidates for its 2013 class.
Shaun P. Russell and Lindsay A. Holmes were both selected for the Hall of Fame.
Russell has served as East Hampton High School Girl's Varsity Basketball Coach for 16 seasons, the schools Athletic Director since 2006, as well as the Softball Coach the past two years, according to a press release from the Hall of Fame.
Russell has amassed over 200 wins as the basketball coach, including 4 seasons of more than 20 wins and an undefeated regular season in 2006-2007. His 2007-2008 team captured the Shoreline Championship.
Russell's basketball teams have participated in the state tournament 15 out of his 16 years as coach, and he has coached 5 all-state and 15 all conference players.
As the Athletic Director, he has been active in
working with the Sports Boosters to benefit all athletic programs.
Holmes, a 1998 East Hampton High School graduate, was a 4-year cross country and track star. She was all-state in cross country her Freshman, Junior, and Senior years and All-Conference all 4 years. She was COC conference champion her Freshman and Sophomore years and set the course record as a Sophomore.
In track she was the COC high jump champion as a Junior.
Holmes was Sprint Medley Class "S" champion along with Jessica Allegra, Amy Pond, and Jackie Beaulieu.
Holmes won many other awards, including Middletown Press 1998 Runner of the Year. She was elected team captain for Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track for her Junior and Senior years. She took her talents to Quinnipiac University, where she was All NEC and team MVP in 1998 and 2000.
Holmes remains active in athletics today,
competing recently in the 2012 Chicago Marathon and the 2013 Lake Placid
The Hall OF Fame induction night will be Friday November 1st at Blackledge Country Club in Hebron. Tickets can be obtained through Mike Vasquenza at (860)267-7405.