November 25, 2015

Welcome to the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame

Savannah, Georgia has contributed abundantly to U.S. and International sports history. Our city has provided proud representatives in college, professional and Olympic sports, and Savannah has served as the host for a rich sports tradition that continues each year with each new season. The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame serves to pay tribute to the finest athletes and recognize the people and organizaitons that have made the most resounding impact in our community through sports.

Each year, the GSAHOF Board of Trustees inducts four athletes and two citation recipients into the Hall of Fame. The inductees are chosen from nominations received from the community, and the Board of Trustees selects each class of inductees through a rigourous, three-month review process. The GSAHOF also honors the most outstanding high school athlete in the area with the Lawton M. Calhoun Award and recognizes outstanding male and female performers from Savannah's high schools in several different sports. Additionally, the GSAHOF awards the M.A. Spellman Special Award to a person or organization that demonstrates Savannah's culture and spirit through sports.

Please visit our Forms page to create a nomination or learn more about joining the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame!



In the spring of 1965, a group of sports-minded Savannahians met for a luncheon meeting. This group of individuals founded the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame.

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The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that help recognizes athletes of the Greater Savannah Area.The efforts to recognize these outstanding athletes is largely a all-volunteer effort.  Our primary source of funding is from the generous contributions of our supporters.

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The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame wants to thank you for participating in our nominating process. The GSAHF has been in existence since 1966. As Savannah’s Athletic Hall of Fame, we take pride in chronicling the rich and storied history of sports in Savannah.

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Athletic Inductees

The GSAHOF was established in 1965 to recognize the achievements of athletes from Savannah who competed and succeeded at an elite level in their chosen sports during their athletic careers.

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Citation Honorees

Citation Honorees, which can also be organizations, are honored for contributions to athletics through coaching, financial support, moral support and instruction.

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Lawton M. Calhoun Award

This award is presented annually to the outstanding athlete from Chatham County as selected by the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame Honors Court. The award was established to honor Mr. Calhoun for his long time support of Coastal Empire athletics, both amateur and professional, from the civic, corporate, and personal level; and for his staunch help in this organization’s development.

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