by Stanley McCormick, Director of Sports Information
The Albany State University Sports Hall of Fame has announced its’ Class of 2013. Former ASU cross country and track and field star Rev. Dr. Reginald A. Hunter and former football and baseball student-athlete Anthony Cal Kelly were inducted in a ceremony held on the campus of Albany State.
Hunter is a member of the Albany State Athens Area Alumni Chapter and ASU National Alumni Association. He is the co-founder of the ASU SHOF and the founder of the Coach Robert A. Cross Scholarship Fund. He also served as president, vice-president and member at-large for the Albany State National Alumni Association. A former cross country and track and field student-athlete from 1976-1980, Hunter was a member of four SIAC Cross Country Championship Teams and named All-SIAC in Men’s Track and Field.
After more than 28 years of service, Hunter retired as a Lieutenant Fire Prevention Officer and Certified Arson Investigator from the Athens-Clarke Country Fire Department. He now serves as pastor of New Spring Hill Baptist Church in Philomath, Georgia.
A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Kelly is a member of the ASU Sylvester-Worth Alumni Chapter and Albany State University National Alumni Association. An avid supporter and ambassador of ASU and its’ programs, Kelly has been directly involved in the growth and development of student-athletes at Albany State and the Golden Rams Football Team for over 20 years. He serves as a volunteer assistant football coach for the Golden Rams Football Team. Kelly has served in this position since his playing days concluded in 1990.
Kelly was an ASU student-athlete in football and baseball. From 1986 -1990, he was named to the SIAC Student-Athlete All-Academic Team and SIAC Player of the Week in football and All-SIAC in baseball. In addition to his commitment to Albany State University as a volunteer coach, Kelly has been employed at Miller Coors as a chemist, microbiologist, and sensory engineer. He now serves as a Senior Brewing Process Leader.