A member of the
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
VAC President Mr. Seth Fitch presents
Sportsmanship Award to Great Bridge H.S.
Mr. Jack Ankerson, voice of the ODU Monarchs, presents Coach Paul Webb
Coach Paul Webb and wife Charlotte
arriving at the Benefit & Gala
Great Bridge H.S. Principal Mr. Jeff Johnson
accepts 2014 VAC Sportsmanship Award
Coach Paul Webb's acceptance speech
Virginia Athletic Council
Building Men & Women via Athletics©
Great Bridge H.S. Activities Coordinator
Mr. Greg Jennings
Inaugural Virginia Athletic Council Benefit & Gala honors Coach Paul Webb and Great Bridge High School -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The President's Community Service Award is presented to an individual sports-related person or team, irrespective of gender or sport contested, that has made a significant contribution, or performed exemplary deeds or services in the area of amateur athletics.
- Coach Webb attained status as the winningest basketball coach in Virginia history; a record which stood from 1985 until
1998. In 29 years as a college coach, Webb compiled a 511-257 career record and was the nation's sixth winningest
coach when he retired in 1985. Each summer, Coach Paul Webb and his son, Eddie Webb, direct basketball camps for
kids across Hampton Roads. The team and summer camps are the longest running basketball camps in Hampton
Roads. Some of his former campers include NBA stars Moses Malone, Alonzo Mourning, Ralph Sampson, Grant
Hill and many others. The Paul Webb All-Star Basketball Camp celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014...a half century
of stellar community service supporting amateur athletics, sportsmanship and excellence in basketball.
The Sportsmanship Award is presented to a high school, public or private, wherein their players, coaches, administrators and team followers show open and visible displays of sportsmanship and enthusiasm for high school athletics. Abiding by the rules of the game; playing fair; following the directions of the coaches and administrators; respecting the other team's effort during the contest; encouraging teammates; accepting the judgment of the game officials; and ending the game smoothly are some of the attributes expected by the recipients of this award.
Great Bridge High School
- Competing in Conference 10 of the Group 5A – South Region, the Great Bridge High School Wildcats of Chesapeake,
Virginia demonstrated a first-class high school athletic program. They are known and defined by policies and
procedures that make sportsmanship a priority leading to the common goal of developing champions who excel both, on
and off the court.
Proceeds from the event shall benefit the Virginia Athletic Council’s scholarship, leadership and mentoring programs. The VAC uses current and former amateur and professional athletes to successfully reach today’s student athlete and achieve their mission.
About the Virginia Athletic Council
The Virginia Athletic Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity established to mentor and assist athletes prior to, during and after their athletic careers, helping to ensure preparation for middle school, high school, collegiate and/or professional athletic endeavors. The (VAC) provides guidance to men and women student athletes about academic requirements, social pressures, sportsmanship, media relations, consequences of unlawful behavior, finance and how to reach their full potential.