Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 1973
Wrestling, Cross Country
Murry Dimon was a trailblazer at GCC in both wrestling and cross country. He came to the College after graduating from the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. On the wrestling mat, Dimon earned a 3rd place finish at Regional Competition and went on to Nationals, finishing 7th. He had the most wins on the team with 11. Dimon did not let visual impairment prevent him from participating in Cross Country. He ran tethered to another runner. Dimon earned the Coaches Award for his accomplishments at GCC. He earned a degree in Retail Marketing and owns a business in Albany.
Eva (Kadlecova) Feese
Class of 2001
The records set by Eva Kadlecova at Genesee Community College still stand. During her career as a Cougar she scored 1,349 points, 55 in one game. She holds the NJCAA Division II record for field goals. She was a second team All-American in 2001 when she was also named Player of the Year. While a GCC athlete, she earned academic honors as well, making the President’s List. She continued her playing career at St. Bonaventure from which she graduated in 2004. After that she turned to coaching, serving as assistant women’s basketball coach at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY from 2004-2007. The team competed in the NAIA National Tournament during the 2005-2006 season. Since 2007, Eva has worked as a counselor with the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, overseeing treatment and rehabilitation for youth at a maximum security juvenile prison.
Administrator, Associate Professor, Coach 1969-1983
Mahlon “Hammie” Hamilton laid the foundation for Genesee Community College athletics. He came to the college in 1969 and started the physical education program, serving as athletic director, associate professor, and chairman of the Health and Physical Education Division. He coached basketball, tennis, golf, bowling, and swimming. Prior to GCC, he spent 15 years as a teacher, coach and director in the Oakfield-Alabama Schools amassing five football championships, eight in basketball, three in baseball and two in tennis. His GCC teams earned championship honors in bowling and men’s doubles tennis. He spent many years officiating football, baseball, softball and volleyball. The Genesee Orleans Athletic League named its Sportsmanship Award after him. A 1938 graduate of Avon High School, Coach Hamilton earned ten varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and tennis. He played baseball and basketball at Ohio Wesleyan University and earned his M.Ed. from Springfield College. As an Air Force pilot in World War II, he earned four Air Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.