Vaughn Stewart, noted caricature artist, originated the idea of a sports hall of fame for the Madison County area. Initial talks with Frank Campbell (local golf legend) led to contacting James Record (famous local politician) because of his vast knowledge of the local history and personal contacts within Madison County. He graciously accepted the idea and position as Chairman and the Hall of Fame was born. One by one, the original board was formed - all enthusiastically accepted their roles.
James Record : Chairman
Vaughn Stewart : Co-Chairman
Billy Joe Rowan
An initial selection committee of eighteen met, evaluated, and voted on inductees.
An advisory committee of civic, religious, political, sports, and educational leaders also provided input.