Hiram College

This award is presented to recognize and honor former student athletes and others who have been closely associated with and who have made significant contributions to Hiram College.

In addition to athletes, any person who has made a significant contribution to the Hiram College Athletic Program may be nominated for induction. "Special" nominees can include coaches, athletic trainers, administrators, faculty, support staff, etc.


The Hiram College community recognized the lifelong contributions of William Hollinger ’43 by formally linking his name to the Athletic Hall of Fame he cherished, which celebrates those players, coaches, and staff that have brought honor and prestige to Hiram College.  Bill Hollinger’s name is recognized by generations of alumni as few are.  “Coach” was a gentle, unassuming man who would never think of himself as a Hiram legend.  Yet, he is just that to five decades of alumni who participated in athletics as students.



As a coach, athletic director, faculty member, scholar, and colleague, Bill represented the best of Hiram.  Alumni remember his affable personality and his indelible impact on the shape and character of the athletic department.  Since retirement in 1989 until his passing in 2011, “Coach” maintained a close association with the institution and athletic departments.  His keen interest in the Hall of Fame reflects his affection and respect for those players and coaches who represented Hiram so well in athletic competition. 


To visit the Hiram College Athletics Department Hall of Fame site, click here .

Nominate a candidate

To nominate a candidate for the Hollinger Hall of Fame Award, please fill in as much information below as possible:


Hall of Fame Nomination Form