Chip Cannon leads 6 into Citadel athletic hall of fame
Chip Cannon, one of the most prolific baseball players in Citadel history, leads a list of six individuals who make up The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013.
Also entering the hall are football players Lance Hansen and Jim McMillan and baseball standout Dan McDonnell, while Joe Turbeville and Lt. Col. Richard Moore will be enshrined as honorary members.
The six will be inducted during a banquet Nov. 15, at the Holliday Alumni Center.
This year’s induction class increases the membership of the Hall of Fame to 172. The Hall, which originated in 1977, is located in the lobby of McAlister Field House.
Cannon, a native of North Charleston, was a versatile first baseman/pitcher who earned All-America honors from Baseball America in 2004 prior to being drafted in the eighth round by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was an All-Southern Conference selection in 2003 and ’04, and Baseball America listed him among the best pro prospects in the league while also labeling him with “the best raw power” in the SoCon. He played on two Southern Conference championship teams and made a pair of NCAA Regional appearances. After his graduation, Cannon was second all-time in school history with 40 home runs and his three grand slams were tops in the league.
Hansen was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter at guard in a career that encompassed 45 games, Hansen earned first-team All-America football honors from the Walter Camp Foundation and The Sports Network and garnered third-team accolades from the Associated Press in 1992.
McDonnell was an All-Southern Conference selection at second base in 1991, McDonnell led the Bulldogs in walks and stolen bases three times, twice led the team in runs scored and finished his career as the program’s all-time leader in stolen bases (99) and walks (185). Since graduating from The Citadel, he served as an assistant coach to Fred Jordan before moving to Ole Miss. He has been the head coach at the University of Louisville since 2007 where he has taken the Cardinals to the College World Series in ’07 and ’13.
McMillan accumulated a career total all-purpose yards of 2,277, McMillan, a running back on Red Parker-coached teams, rushed for 1,413 yards to become the first Citadel player to surpass the 1,000 career rushing yards plateau.
Moore coached the rifle team from 1959-62. The Bulldogs finished first in the Hearst National Rifle Match, which equated to national championships, in 1959, ’60 and ’61.
Turbeville, one of the all-time great high school football coaches in South Carolina, was a guard on the 1960, ’61 and ’62 teams that won the Tangerine Bowl and the team’s first Southern Conference Championship. As a highly-respected high school coach, Turbeville’s teams captured five state championships and 12 conference titles during his 31-year career while sending countless players to his alma mater.