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Hall of Champions

FCA’s Hall of Champions was established in 1991 to honor individuals who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to Jesus Christ through the ministry of FCA. They are considered volunteer “All Stars” who have given above and beyond the call of duty and have upheld the Four Core Values of FCA:  Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

Class of 2016

Dale Haralson

dale haralsonDale Haralson served on FCA’s National Board of Trustees for many years, and his faithful service and commitment contributed to the success of FCA. He was also a long-time, faithful servant for many years locally, including as chair of the Tucson and Arizona boards for FCA. He passed away in December 2015 at the age of 78.

The Texas native was a nationally known lawyer who grew up on a farm and was an active student leader at Hardin-Simmons University, where he received an ROTC commission as a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant, eventually joining the Arizona National Guard and obtaining the rank of captain.

Haralson served numerous associations and boards, including as president of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Board of Governors, the Civil Justice Foundation Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors of the Western Trial Lawyers Association, the University of Arizona Arthritis Advisory Board, the Tucson General Hospital Trustees, as a trustee for Hardin-Simmons and on the board of elders of Canyon del Oro Baptist Church.

Over his lifetime, he received numerous awards and honors, including being recognized by the Arizona Association for Justice with the Lifetime Advocate of Civil Justice Award for his 47 years of outstanding advocacy of the civil justice system.

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Bill Hawkins

bill hawkinsWilliam “Bill” Hawkins first partnered with FCA during his coaching career and began an FCA presence at many high schools where he coached football. Now, 50 years later, he has also served in FCA leadership at the local level for three decades. He endowed an FCA scholarship fund for the North Central Alabama area, has regularly sponsored student-athletes for FCA Camps and encouraged his church to do the same.

A high school athlete himself, Hawkins coached for 25 years at seven different high schools in Alabama. Although retired for 25 years, his work at schools in the state has had lasting impact.

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Neil Marthedal

neil marthedalNeil Marthedal served FCA in many capacities on the local and national levels. He died in February 2015 at the age of 63. In California, he served as Central Valley Board Member, as Chairman of Central Valley Local Leadership Board and as an FCA Huddle Leader.  Additionally, he served on FCA’s National Board of Trustees for six years. His wife, Nancy, is also a strong FCA supporter and has volunteered as a softball clinician at FCA Sports Camps.

Marthedal earned an engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and was the president of the successful business, Marthedal Solar Air & Heating. He was actively involved in his church and community, and was well-respected in the Southern Baptist Convention and the Fresno Leadership Foundation. He also served on the boards of the Fresno Rescue Mission and Easton Southern Baptist Church.

Together, the Marthedals became involved with FCA in 1988, when they started the FCA Booster Club at Washington Union High School in Fresno, Calif.

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Leah O'Brien-Amico

leahLeah O’Brien Amico is a three-time Olympic gold medal-winning softball player who uses her powerful platform and influence as a decorated and accomplished athlete to bring countless lives to a saving knowledge of Jesus by speaking at FCA events across the country.  

On the softball diamond, the southpaw plays first base and in the outfield and took home Olympic gold in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Amico is a two-time World Champion, a two-time Pan-American Games Champion, three-time NCAA National Champion while playing at the University of Arizona and was named in 2006 to the NCAA Division I Softball 25th Anniversary Team. She holds the Women’s College World Series Record for batting average in a single tournament, hitting .750 in 1994. Amico was also a three-time First-Team NFCA All-American in 1994, 1995 and 1997, and a three-time First-Team Academic All-American.

Amico hosts the Christian sports show, “More Than Conquerors,” on Trinity Broadcasting Network, has been an ESPN softball color commentator, instructs at numerous camps and clinics, and coaches a USA softball team that travels internationally.

Other FCA involvement includes speaking at women’s ministry events, staff events, banquets, clinics, camps, tournaments and fundraisers. Amico has also given her time and talent to promote FCA women’s resources, including the “Bold and Beautiful” team study, and has written devotionals for FCA publications.

Amico also serves on the Athletes In Action Women’s Board of Directors and was inducted into the Athletes In Action Hall of Faith in 2008.

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Jon Randles

jon randlesJon Randles led hundreds of NCAA chapel services for schools such as Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Oklahoma and LSU—just to name a few. Randles also served as a much-sought-after FCA Camp pastor, sometimes booked five years in advance, and spoke at numerous FCA Fields of Faith events, where students gather on hundreds of athletic fields across the country to pray, worship and encourage one another to read the Bible. Randles passed away in April 2015 at the age of 58.

Throughout Texas, especially in the Lubbock area, Randles made great strides for FCA. He began his own journey with Christ at an FCA meeting in high school. By the mid-’70s, Randles was teaching discipleship as a college student to several of the high school athletes at his alma mater. He went on to pastor two churches in Lubbock, and during both stints, served as the “unofficial chaplain” for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team.

Randles left Lubbock for 20 years, from 1994 to 2014, to serve as an evangelist, and these two decades were perhaps his most impactful for FCA. During football season, he was booked every weekend to lead team chapels all over the nation, and on Sundays, he sometimes led NFL chapels as well. During the week, he spoke at revivals and to local junior high and high school assemblies.

Randles helped build the Fields of Faith presence in his region, organizing the first event in Lubbock in 2011, when 3,500 attended. Shortly before his death, Randles spoke to a Fields of Faith crowd of 11,500 at Texas Tech’s Jones Stadium in October 2014.

Just three days before his death, Randles was inducted into the first class of the Greater South Plains FCA Hall of Honor. He also served on the South Plains FCA Leadership Board and mentored Greater Dallas FCA staff in leadership development and spiritual growth.  

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With the addition of Haralson, Hawkins, Marthedal, O'Brien-Amico and Randles, the Hall of Champions now includes 96 members. The honorees are determined by an FCA selection committee following a nomination process that includes staff, volunteers, athletes and members of the organization’s Board of Trustees. You can view the full list of Hall of Champions members below.

Previous Inductees into FCA’s Hall of Champions

Class of 2015

Jake Bostrom - Volunteer

Wayne Gordon - Volunteer & Former FCA Staff/Board Member

Anne Graham Lotz - Speaker & Volunteer

Bobby Jones - Professional Basketball Player

Ken Marks - Football Coach


Class of 2014

Don Chalmers - National Board Chairman

Paul Dietzel - Board Member/Volunteer

Sylvia Hatchell - Basketball Coach

Clendon Thomas - Volunteer

Class of 2013

Dick Abel - Past FCA President

Jose Campo - Wrestling Coach

Mark Johnson - Baseball Coach

Frank Kelly III - Board Member/Volunteer

Class of 2012

Ron Brown – College Football Coach

Neil Lomax– Professional Football Player

Kathy Malone Sparks – Athletic Trainer

Class of 2011

Kyle Rote, Jr. – National Soccer Hall of Fame

Bill Yeoman – College Football Coach

Deb Patterson – College Basketball Coach

Class of 2010

Donn Moomaw – College Football Player

Jim Scrogins – FCA Huddle Coach/High School Football Coach/AD

Sue Semrau – College Basketball Coach

Ken Smith – Pastor/Volunteer


Class of 2008

Edward Britton III – Lacrosse Athlete

Charles Kemble – Volunteer

Betty Probasco – Golf

James “Buck” McCabe – Senior VP/CFO

Madeline Manning Mims – Track and Field Olympian


Class of 2006

Mike Kolen – NFL Player

John “Bull" Bramlett – NFL Player

John Gordy – NFL Player


Class of 2004

Larry Nelson – PGA Golf

Jim Rexilius – High School Football Coach

Fisher DeBerry – College Football Coach

Otto Graham – NFL Football Coach


Class of 2002

Carl Erskine – Baseball

John Erickson – Past FCA President

Danny Lotz – Basketball/Trustee

R.V. Brown – Football/Volunteer

Morley Fraser – Athletics Director/Volunteer


Class of 2000

Tony Dungy – NFL Football Coach

Faye O’Dell – High School Football Coach

Captain Bill Lewis – FCA Golf Ministry


Class of 1998

Bunny Martin – Volunteer

Bobby Richardson – MLB Baseball

Dick Schultz – Volunteer

Grant Teaff – College Football Coach

Harry J. Lloyd – Volunteer


Class of 1995

Steve Largent – Congressman and NFL Football

Branch Rickey – Baseball


Class of 1992

Paul Anderson – U.S. Olympian

Kay Yow – College Basketball Coach

Jerry Kindall – College Baseball Coach

Betsy King – LPGA Golf

Class of 2009

Dal Shealy – Past FCA President

Ken Hatfield – College Football Player/Coach

Bob Lilly – NFL Player

Larry Mize – PGA Golf


Class of 2007

Albert Long, Jr. – Multi-Sport Athlete

Jimmy Feix – College Football Player/Coach

Dick Harp – Coach


Class of 2005

Gary Cuozzo – NFL Player

Jean Driscoll – U.S. Olympian

Prentice Gautt – NFL Player

Forrest "Frosty" Westering – College Football Coach


Class of 2003

Dr. O.K. Bailey – Volunteer

Ray Hildebrand – Former staff/volunteer

Mike Singletary – NFL Football

Jim Myers – Football coach

Joan Cronan – Athletics Director/Volunteer


Class of 2001

Jane Albright – College Basketball Coach

Bobby Bowden – College Football Coach

John Lotz – College Administrator

Freddy Mitchell – Volunteer

Tom Osborne – College Football Coach


Class of 1999

Tanya Crevier – Basketball

“Deacon” Dan Towler – NFL Football

Don Shinnick – Volunteer


Class of 1997

John Wooden - College Basketball Coach

J.C. Watts – Congressman and College Football

Raymond Berry – NFL Football Coach


Class of 1994

Peggy Kirk Bell – LPGA Golf

Nick Hyder – High School Football Coach

Don McClanen – FCA Founder and College Basketball Coach


Class of 1991

Tom Landry – NFL Football Coach

Archie Griffin – Heisman Trophy Winner

Steve Owens – Heisman Trophy Winner

Roger Staubach – Heisman Trophy Winner

James N. Jeffrey – Volunteer

Dick Lane – Volunteer

Dan Stavely – College Football Coach