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2006 Inductees

Dan Dryer
BSE - Physical Education, 1970

Brad Jones
BGS - General Studies, 1992

Merryl McRae
BSE - Physical Education, 1988


Barb Rourk
BSE - Physical Education, 1977

Mark Stanbrough
BSE - Social Sciences, 1977
MS - Physical Education, 1979

Dr. Mark Stanbrough is a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Emporia State University in Kansas. He teaches graduate and undergraduate exercise physiology and sports psychology classes and is the director of Coaching Education. He was a co-founder of the online physical education graduate program, the first in United States to go completely online.  He received his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Oregon, and undergraduate and master’s degrees from Emporia State in physical education. He has served as department chair and has served on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education National Sport Steering Committee and is a past member of the board of directors for the National Council for the Accreditation of Coaching Education.

Coach Stanbrough served eight years as the head men’s and women’s cross country/track and field coach at Emporia State (1984-1992) with the 1986 women’s cross country team finishing second at the NAIA national meet. He has also coached at Emporia High School and Glasco High School in Kansas. He is a member of the Emporia State University Athletic Hall of Honor.