Pepperdine Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
Aug. 14, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. - A Pepperdine coaching legend, a trailblazer in women's soccer, a Major League Baseball veteran and the school's all-time leading scorer in men's basketball will make up the newest group that is to be inducted into the Pepperdine University Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, the department announced today.
The inductees at the Sunday, October 21 event will be: Tom Asbury (men's basketball coach), Jennifer (Evans) Lilley (women's soccer), Dan Haren (baseball) and Dane Suttle (men's basketball).
The ceremony will be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $60 per plate and can be purchased by contacting Jamil Macias at 310-506-4935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is October 1 to make a reservation.
"The Hall of Fame ceremony is always one of our biggest and most important events of the year," Director of Athletics Dr. Steve Potts said. "Pepperdine has such a remarkable athletic heritage and we always enjoy the opportunity to come together each fall and recognize some of the great coaches and student-athletes that have played such a large part in Pepperdine Athletics' success. This year's group is another outstanding example of that."
The Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1980. This year's group will join 96 individuals and 14 teams that have already been enshrined.
To be eligible for induction, nominees must have competed, coached for or rendered an extraordinary service to Pepperdine University Athletics. After a list of nominations was gathered, Pepperdine's Hall of Fame Committee made the decision on this year's inductees.
Here is more information on the newest Hall of Fame inductees:
Tom Asbury, Men's Basketball
Retired after the 2010-11 season after having been a coach at Pepperdine for 18 seasons (nine as head coach over two different eras) ... Previously was the head coach for six seasons (1988-89 through 1993-94) before returning in 2008-09 and coaching three more seasons ... Served as an assistant coach for nine seasons (1979-80 through 1987-88) before becoming head coach ... In his first six-season stint as head coach, he led Pepperdine to a 125-59 record (.679) ... The team went to the postseason five times in six years with three NCAA Tournament appearances (1991, '92, '94) and two in the NIT (1989, '93) ... Won three regular-season West Coast Conference titles, finished no worse than second in any of his first six seasons and compiled a league record of 66-18 (.786) ... Pepperdine's only three WCC Tournament championships came under Asbury ... After adding three more seasons in which he came out of retirement to try to settle a troubled program and build a new foundation, his total Pepperdine record for nine seasons as the head coach was 153-127 (.546) - tied for fourth-most wins in program history - and in 18 seasons on the staff it was 320-224 (.588).
Jennifer Evans, Women's Soccer
Dan Haren, Baseball
Dane Suttle, Men's Basketball