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Marty Hendricks, Swimming
Marty Hendrick graduated from Towson University in Maryland, where he competed in varsity swimming and was team captain his junior and senior years. He first started coaching in the Montgomery County Swim League at age 19 during college summer vacations. He is a Head Master's Coach, certified by the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) and USMS (United States Masters Swimming). He is a Level 4 coach, the highest level within the USMS Masters Coach Certifications. He has been coaching at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex since 2005 as Head Masters Coach of the FLA Masters and most recently Swim Fort Lauderdale Masters swim team. His experience as a USMS coach includes winning three National Club Championships and the USMS Summer Nationals. For the past 10 consecutive years, his clubs have placed in the Top 10 at National Championships.
During his tenure coaching Masters Swimmers, Hendrick has coached 63 USMS individual All- Americans, 170 USMS relay All-Americans and 230 individual National Championship swims. His teams have also achieved success at the international level by winning two IGLA Small Team titles in 2008 and 2011, as well as a Top 10 performance at the 2009 Pan American Championships. Hendrick was awarded the 2011 USMS Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award. He was selected to be an Honorary Speaker at the 2014 American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) World Conference and served as a US Masters Convention Delegate, as well as a member of the USMS Coaches Committee.
He is currently the chairman of the Florida Gold Coast LMSC and was selected to be a member of the Diversity Task Force for US Masters Swimming. Hendrick also competes with his team at all meets. As a USMS swimmer, he has multiple Masters FINA World Top 10 rankings and 52 individual and 82 relay USMS National Top 10 rankings. He holds the USMS National record as a member of the 4 X 10,000 relay (Mixed 55+ Age Group). Hendrick resides in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea with his partner, Michael Humpleby.
Steven J. Hutchinson, Football
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Steven J. Hutchinson, attended Coral Springs High School where he played varsity football. While attending University of Michigan, Hutchinson played offensive guard leading his team to the Associated Press national championship title. Hutchinson excelled as a four-year starter, not allowing a sack in his last two seasons. He was a two-year team captain, four-year All-Big 10 selection, Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year, and two-time All-American including unanimous first-team All-American honors as a senior in 2000. He was awarded the Jim Parker Award by the Touchdown Club of Columbus and was an Outland Trophy finalist. In 2007, he was named to the Florida High School Activities Association's All-Century Team that listed the top 33 football players in the state of Florida's 100-year history of high school football. Hutchinson played twelve seasons in the National Football League. Drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, Hutchinson spent his first five seasons with the Seahawks, and was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team. In March 2006, Hutchinson moved to Minnesota and played 48 consecutive games with the Vikings.
During the first 11 years of his NFL career, Hutchinson started in all 157 games that he had played. In 2012, Hutchinson signed with the Tennessee Titans, where he played one year before announcing his retirement. He is a two-time NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year, five-time Associated Press First Team All-Pro squad selection and seven-time member of Pro Bowl teams.
Hutchinson is an active benefactor of children’s hospitals, annually hosting events for patients and their families in Michigan and Minnesota. He also contributes to the Coral Springs High School football program.
Eddie Jones, Basketball
Raised in Pompano Beach, Eddie Jones, attended Blanche Ely High School. He went on to play collegiate basketball at Temple University from 1991 to 1994 under the guidance of Hall of Fame Coach John Chaney. Jones was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 1994 and was the tenth overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. His rookie season he was selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team after averaging 14 points and 2.05 steals per game in 64 games, 58 of which he started. He also led the NBA in steal/turnover ratio (1.75) and was fourth in NBA Rookie of the Year balloting. The 6-foot-6-standout played pro basketball for fourteen years in the NBA from 1994-2008. For six of those years, he was a member of the Miami Heat. Eleven of those 14 seasons he participated in the NBA Playoffs and was a three-time NBA All Star. He was one of the most all-around players in the NBA, finishing his career with 14,155 points, 3,857 rebounds and 1,620 steals.
After Jones retired from basketball, he returned to Broward County to live and use his down time to hone his golfing skills on South Florida golf courses. He travels extensively as a public speaker and has also starred in commercials, on Spike TV and had a song named in his honor by Australian rap artist 360 on his Utopia album in 2014.
Charlie Partridge, Football
The Plantation High School graduate attended Drake University, where he was a three-year starter and team captain for the Bulldogs. Partridge's first college coaching experience was as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. While earning a Master’s degree in Education at Iowa State University, he worked as a defensive graduate assistant coaching outside linebackers, becoming the Program Director of Football Operations. In 2002, he became the recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach at Eastern Illinois University where he helped lead the team to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. He then served as Defensive Line Coach, Linebackers’ Coach and Special Teams Coordinator of the Pitt Panthers for five seasons before joining the Wisconsin Badgers in 2008. He served as Associate Head Coach and Co-Defensive Coordinator at Wisconsin for four years. During his tenure, he helped the Badgers win three straight Big 10 championships and become the first Big 10 team to play in three straight Rose Bowls since Michigan following its 1976-78 seasons. In 2012, Partridge moved on to Arkansas where he helped land five-star running back Alex Collins for the Razorbacks and coached three different defensive linemen to All-Conference honors.
Partridge returned home to South Florida in 2013 with his wife Julie and two daughters, Kylee and Alexa, after being named head coach of the Florida Atlantic University Owls. He is one of two current head football coaches at the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) level who attended a Florida high school.
Ryan Nelson Shealy, Baseball
Ryan Nelson Shealy is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School, where he played baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball for the Chiefs and was named All-County first team in baseball and basketball. Shealy was the 1998 Miami Herald Male Athlete of the Year and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Male Athlete of the Year.
Shealy earned an athletic scholarship to University of Florida where he played for the Gators baseball team, holding the single-game record for home runs, set records for RBI’s and total bases in a season and tied the record for home runs in a season. He was voted All-SEC, named to the All-SEC Tournament team, and Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-American Team. In his rookie year, he compiled an impressive .330 batting average (30/91), with 2 home runs, 16 RBI, and no errors in 36 games played. Shealy was a member of the USA Olympic Baseball Team. He was named USA Olympic Athlete of the Year and received the USA Baseball Richard W. "Dick" Case Olympic Player of the Year Award for team leadership and outstanding play. Shealy was traded to the Kansas City Royals where he immediately made an impact, hitting .280 with seven homers, and 36 RBIs in 51 games. After time with the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox, he completed his ten-year professional career playing for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Shealy coached at Pine Crest for four years. His father, Chip Shealy, who is introducing him at the induction ceremony, coached high school football in Broward County for 44 years as well as wrestling, tennis and softball.
Lisa Zielinski, Volleyball
In her 28th year as head volleyball coach, assistant athletic director and physical education teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (STA), Lisa Zielinski, has a career record of 681-143. In 1990, Zielinski led the Raiders' volleyball team to its' first District 5A title and has since won 25 consecutive titles. Under Zielinski, the Raiders have won 10 regional championships and appeared in 14 regional finals. The Raiders have made 10 state tournament appearances and won the State 5A Championship, with Zielinski selected as the Dairy Farmers Florida 5A Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1995, 2004 and 2014. Zielinski was selected Volleyball Coach of the Year 11 times by the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald. In 2004, Zielinski was selected High School Female Coach of the Year by the Miami Herald and was selected by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as Region 4 Coach of the Year in 2014.
In 2002 and 2008, Zielinski served as the Florida Athletic Coaches Association South All-Star Volleyball Coach. Under Zielinski, more than 45 players have gone on to play collegiate volleyball at universities and selected as Gatorade Florida Volleyball Player of the Year, Florida Dairy Farmers Volleyball Player of the Year, NCAA All-Americans, NCAA Players of the Year and NCAA Freshman Player of the Year including PAC 10 and ACC Volleyball Player of the Year. Two STA volleyball alum, Stephanie Zielinski and Foluke Akinradewo, have gone on to play professional volleyball. Foluke Akinradewo, is currently a member of the USA Women's Olympic team, won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics and was awarded MVP of the 2010 FIVB Grand Prix Championships.
Zielinski and her husband Ron reside in Coral Springs with their three children Stephanie, Zachary, and Mackenzie.