Bobby Johnson, Andre Goodman, Donnell Woolford among 7 selected for S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame
Former Furman head football coach Bobby Johnson has been selected to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, joining several former professional and collegiate stars in the 2017 class announced Thursday.
All told, seven new members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 15 in Columbia.
Johnson, a Clemson grad and former assistant coach for the Tigers, is joined by two other Clemson athletes in the 2017 class: pitcher Kris Benson and Donnell Woolford, a defensive back.
Other inductees include Andre Goodman, a wide receiver and defensive back at South Carolina, and Tony Dunkin, who played basketball at Coastal Carolina.
Rounding out the class are Willie Simon, an Allen University graduate who coached football at the school, and football and baseball at South Carolina State University; and Bob McCullough, who was a high-scoring basketball player at Benedict College.
Johnson was Furman’s head coach from 1994-2001, compiling a 60-36 record. Johnson, who also was head coach at Vanderbilt, now lives in Charleston.
Two other inductees, Woolford and Goodman, have achieved success on the collegiate and professional levels. Goodman was an All-SEC player his senior year at USC before playing 10 seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos.
Woolford played nine seasons with the Chicago Bears, including reaching a Pro Bowl in 1993.
Benson was Clemson’s first athlete in any sport to be named the ACC Athlete of the Year when he received that honor in 1996. He had a nine-year career in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The inductees will be honored May 15 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets and program sponsorships may be purchased by calling the SCAHOF office at (803) 779-0905.