Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence Home

The following is a list of those individuals who have received the Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence. This honor is given annually by the Syracuse University Hardwood Club to an individual or individuals who have ties to the men’s basketball program and have made outstanding contributions to college basketball. The award is named after Vic Hanson, the legendary basketball and football star for the Orangemen in the 1920s.

Year
Honoree
1974
Billy Gabor
1975
Vincent Cohen
1976
 
1977
Bob Felasco
1978
 
1979
 
1980
 
1981
 
1982
Tom Niland (LeMoyne Coach)
1983
 
1984
Jimmy Lee
1985
Dennis DuVal
1986
Mark Wadach
1987
Roy Danforth
1988
Bob Costas (Sportscaster)
1989
David Gavitt (Big East Commissioner)
1990
Louis Orr
1991
Ray Meyer (DePaul Basketball Coach)
1992
John Wooden (UCLA Basketball Coach)
1993
Marty Byrnes
1994
Roosevelt Bouie
1995
Leo Rautins
1996
-- none --
1997
George Hicker
1998
Rafael Addison & Doug Logan (sportscaster)
1999
Mike Tirico (sportscaster)
2000
Joe Szombathy & Larry Kimball (Syracuse SID)
2001
Conrad McRae
2002
Danny Schayes & Terry McDonald
2003
Sherman Douglas
2004
Greg Monroe & Howard Triche
2005
Rony Seikaly
2006
Derrick Coleman
2007
Stephen Thompson
2008
Billy Owens
2009
Lawrence Moten
2010
John Wallace
2011
Jason Hart
2012
Sean Kerins
2013
Etan Thomas
2014
Rob Edson (SU Athletics Administrator)
2015
Mike Hopkins
2016
Craig Forth
2017
Adrian Autry

 

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