Athletic Hall of Fame

2022 Athletic Hall of Fame

On Saturday, September 24, the Joe Kozik Gonzaga Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place in Sheehy Theater. After a reception in the Gonzaga Library during the first half of the varsity football game, the inductees were honored on Buchanan Field during halftime. After the game, their teammates, classmates, family members, and friends filed into Sheehy Theater for a great program celebrating their many accomplishments. On this page, you'll find bios of the inductees, links to the citations that were read in Sheehy Theater, photos from the day, a digital version of the event program, and the intro video that opened the ceremony. Congratulations to all!

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List of 6 items.

  • Brian "Bo" Murray '95

    Football & Baseball
    Click here to read the citation that was presented by Rob Belli '95 in Sheehy Theater.

    Bo Murray’s leadership was contagious. It was both learned and earned as the youngest of six, with a father and four older brothers who are Gonzaga alumni. Murray captured the attention of his peers and coaches through his ability to lead his teams as their quarterback or on the mound as the team’s ace. Bo was a vocal leader and did the little things very well. For example, a crafty left hander, Bo picked off base runners routinely and had the wherewithal to get outs by knowing how and where to pitch batters in critical situations.

    On the gridiron, Bo was two-time All-WCAC with a record of 19-3 over three seasons as the Gonzaga QB. In the fall of 1993, a turning point came on Saturday, October 16 when the #1 ranked DeMatha Stags hosted #2 Gonzaga. The Washington Post headline the next day read, “Murray, Johnson lead Gonzaga in Triumph over #1 DeMatha!” Malcolm Johnson, a Gonzaga Hall of Famer, caught three touchdowns in the 28-14 victory, and Bo was 12 of 18 for nearly 200 yards. For those of us who have witnessed Gonzaga athletics rise since the mid 1990s, that day at Parkdale High School was a critical milestone, and Bo’s determination and left arm were major factors in the historic victory. 

    Following his dominant high school pitching career (15-4 and three-time All WCAC), Bo earned a baseball scholarship to play at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
  • Chris Rosier '96

    Football & Baseball
    Click here to read the citation that was presented by Raheem Walker '96 in Sheehy Theater.

    An extraordinary athlete, Chris Rozier was a first team All-WCAC shortstop and team MVP in baseball. Although he was a pro prospect, he decided to pursue football rather than a potential professional baseball career.

    Under Gonzaga Hall of Fame coach Maus Collins, Chris played varsity football for three years, and is considered one of the finest three-way players in school history. Chris played the game downhill, always in attack mode as a defensive back, wide receiver, and punt and kick returner. As a sophomore, Chris learned a great deal from two Gonzaga Hall of Famers, Malcolm Johnson ’94 and Jeff Clay ’94, who helped mold Chris’ talents for his final two seasons. As an upperclassman, his leadership was earned by his fierce play and tremendous practice habits, which he later demonstrated for over a decade as Gonzaga’s wide receiver coach.

    In 1993 and 1995, Chris’ teams played in two championships, both hard-fought losses to DeMatha. As a junior Chris earned Second Team All-WCAC honors as a defensive back.  As a senior Chris was one of the top players in the area, and was named All-WCAC, Pigskin club All-Met, and Blue-chip All-Region as a wide receiver as well as Honorable Mention All-Met from the Washington Post.  Chris also was the team MVP.

    After Eye Street, Chris was a four-year starter at wide receiver at William & Mary, where he earned All-Atlantic 10, All-State and All-American honors.  Chris was voted a captain as a senior and ended his William & Mary career second all-time in catches and yards.
  • Patrick Mitchell '99

    Basketball & Football
    Click here to read the citation that was presented by Billy Glading '99 in Sheehy Theater.

    During Patrick Mitchell’s tenure on Eye Street, the Basketball program won two WCAC Championships in three years – one in 1997 (its first title in over a decade) and another in 1999. Due to his size and strength, Patrick Mitchell was a powerhouse on Coach Dick Myers’ team. He controlled the paint on both ends of the hardwood, and had great talent around the basket. He was named first team Washington Post All-Met in 1999 – a season that included three thrilling victories over DeMatha.

    Although Patrick only played football for one season, his fierce competitiveness and athleticism made him a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron as well. As a sophomore in the fall of 1996, Patrick helped lead Gonzaga to its first football championship since 1959.

    However his true passion was basketball. After graduation, he went on to play for James Madison University, where he was a three-year starter and key member of the team.  
  • Curome Cox '99

    Football & Track
    Click here to read the citation that was presented by Joe Reyda '85 on in Sheehy Theater.

    The athletic talents Curome Cox brought to Gonzaga were nothing short of professional ability, even as a freshman. Curome was explosive and could out-sprint and jump every competitor on the football field.

    During his playing career at Gonzaga, Curome earned All American honors from USA Today and PrepStar and was named Washington Post Second Team All-Met and First Team All-WCAC. A top defensive back and wide-receiver, Curome tallied a dozen interceptions and helped lead Gonzaga to a 23-3 record during his junior and senior seasons. In the 1997 Championship game against DeMatha, Curome scored Gonzaga’s first touchdown, which gave the Eagles the much needed confidence to upset DeMatha, 14-7. That victory sealed back-to-back WCAC championships under Maus Collins. In the game’s final play, it was Curome who secured the game-ending interception on Byrd Stadium’s drenched field.

    At the University of Maryland, he started over 30 games and made ten interceptions. His career continued in the NFL for three seasons with the Falcons and the Broncos and he has devoted his professional life to coaching collegiate football players at Maryland, UConn, Albany, Coastal Carolina, Air Force, and now at UVA.
  • Dana Leary '03

    Soccer & Basketball
    Click here to read the citation that was presented by Devon Leary '06 in Sheehy Theater.

    Dana was a two-sport star for Gonzaga in the early 2000s. On the soccer field, Dana helped lead Gonzaga to two WCAC Championships during his junior and senior years under coach Don Smith. A captain during his senior year, he earned First Team all WCAC honors and was named Washington Post Honorable Mention. In addition, Dana was the recipient of the unsung hero award on the 2003 WCAC and City Title Basketball team. 

    Dana was an honors student during his Gonzaga days and matriculated to Williams College where he continued his success in both soccer and basketball. While at Williams College, Leary was named National Division III Player of the Year, first-team All American (twice), All-New England Sports Writers (three times), and All-NESCAC (three times).
  • Swim & Dive 1999-2003

    Click here to read the citation that was presented by Danny Costello '72 in Sheehy Theater.

    Beginning with the 1999-2000 season, Gonzaga Swim & Dive – under the guidance of new Head Coach Joe Viola ’83 (AHOF) and assisted by Linda Rogers and Anita O’Quinn – began a string of four successive championship seasons that established the Eye Street “school-without-a-pool” as the preeminent program in the Washington Metropolitan area.

    That year saw Gonzaga win its first-ever National Catholic and WMPSSDL championships.  And the team’s senior member, Michael Galindo ’01 (AHOF)—who had been cut from the basketball team—won Swimmer of the Meet awards on his way to being selected to the All-Metropolitan and All American teams.

    This special era of Eagles’ Swim and Dive teams propelled the program to new heights. Gonzaga is very excited to celebrate their remarkable achievements; here are some key stats for the program during its four Hall of Fame seasons.

    1999 - 2000
    • Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim & Dive Champions
    • Leaders: Michael Galindo ’01 (National Catholics Swimmer of the Meet), Pat Samsel ’01, Peter Massey ’00, Colin Roussil ’00
    • Eye Street Swim & Dive begins four-year run of championships under coaching team of Joe Viola ’83, Linda Rogers and Dive Coach Anita O’Quinn
    2000 - 2001
    • Triple Crown Run Begins: National Catholic Champions, WMPSSDL Champions, Metro Champions
    • All-Met Recognition: Michael Galindo ’01, Pat Samsel ’01, Ryan McCabe ’03, Joe Reardon ’01 (Diving), Joe Viola ‘83 (Coach of the Year)
    2001 - 2002
    • Triple Crown Run Continues: National Catholic Champions, WMPSSDL Champions, Metro Champions
    • All-Met Recognition: Ryan McCabe ’03, Peter King ’02, Billy Janella ’03 (Diving)
    2002 - 2003
    • Triple Crown Run Continues: National Catholic Champions, WMPSSDL Champions, Metro Champions
    • All-Met Recognition: Ryan McCabe ’03,  Nick Duda ’03, Billy Janella ’03, Jimmy Lilliard ’03, Tommy Scanlon ‘04
    Gonzaga Swim & Dive All Americans from 1999-2003
    • Michael Galindo ’01
    • Ryan McCabe ’03
    • 400 Freestyle Relay (2001): Ryan McCabe ’03,  Michael Galindo ’01,  Pat Samsel ’01, Hugh Sullivan  ’04
    • 400 Freestyle Relay (2002): Hugh Sullivan ’04, Ryan McCabe ’03, Peter King ’02, Nick Duda ’03
    • 200 Freestyle Relay (2003): Michael Hayes ’05, Hugh Sullivan ’04, Nick Duda ’03, Ryan McCabe ’03
    • 400 Freestyle Relay (2003): Hugh Sullivan ’04, Ryan McCabe ’03, Jimmy Lillard ‘03, Nick Duda ’03

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