Braddock to Receive the UMSHoF&M President's Distinguished Service Award

Braddock to Receive the UMSHoF&M President's Distinguished Service Award

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami community legend G. Holmes Braddock has been selected to receive the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame & Museum’s President’s Distinguished Service Award at the UMSHoF&M’s 54th induction banquet on Thursday, April 18 at Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.

Braddock has been associated with the university since attending classes in 1946 following a stint in World War II.  He worked for several years recruiting students to the university, helping to run the student union and various other jobs.  He has attended football and baseball games since that 1946 freshman year, including many of the school’s most important victories and championships.

Braddock’s knowledge of the university, and its sports programs, has earned him the unofficial moniker of “Historian Emeritus” for the UMSHoF&M.  He has been a member of the UMSHoF&M general committee and Board of Director’s for over 25 years.  He also served 38 years on the Miami-Dade School Board, including holding the title of chairman of the Board and in 1989, he was honored with the naming of G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School.

Past recipients of the UMSHoF&M’s President’s Distinguished Service Award include longtime Hurricanes security chief and current Coral Gables police chief Ed Hudak,  former faculty athletic representative and ACC President Dr. Clyde McCoy, and secretary to the Miami football coaches for 37 years, Myrna Schneider.  The last recipients of the award were Hurricanes broadcasters Joe Zagacki and Don Bailey, Jr., who were honored in 2019, and joined their mentor the late Sonny Hirsch in receiving the award.

Click here for information on tickets to the 54th induction banquet.

To place a congratulatory advertisement in the banquet program, call UMSHoF&M Executive Director John Routh at 305-284-2775.