MISSION STATEMENT AND VISION
The mission of the SCFHOF is to honor the state of South Carolina’s football legends, and be a catalyst for youth, workforce, and community development.
The SCFHOF is a charitable organization. We honor athletes, coaches, business, and media professionals connected to South Carolina who have made a significant and positive impact through football. Our mission is built around “Making a Difference Through Football.” We do that by Educating, Empowering, and Encouraging our youth. Business Connect program provides players with collective wisdom from football alumni to support and encourage their transition to life beyond football. Our Bridge Builder Program is designed to assist in the character, academic, and career development of student athletes from age 8 to High School. This is our crown jewel program that is changing lives of students in South Carolina. We acknowledge the thread of football that intertwines with nearly all facets of life in the great state of South Carolina.
Any person who played, coached, wrote about or otherwise supported football at the highest of levels and either (i) did so in South Carolina, or (ii) did so elsewhere, but is a native of South Carolina, is eligible for consideration. The SCFHOF Board of Directors have the right to determine eligibility and those being honored in a given year.
Management of the SCFHOF
The SCFHOF, its support, and its programs are maintained, developed, and managed, in part, pursuant to an agreement with Wyatt Sports, LLC d/b/a Wyatt Sports Marketing.
Football provides young people with valuable life skills, and a platform for community betterment, but is under attack. The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) is a member-supported charity using football to positively develop our community. We rely on our corporate sponsors, members, donors, and volunteers to achieve our mission. Our Team has a wealth of experience and know how to lead and develop our programming and community initiatives.
Honor the Legends. The SCFHOF includes football greats which all have South Carolina ties. On April 23, 2019, we celebrated our 7th Anniversary Enshrinement Ceremony. The Class of 2019 celebrated over 100 years of legendary football in Bobby Bryant (USC), Stephen Davis (Auburn/Spartanburg), Steve Fuller (Clemson/Spartanburg), Steve Greer (UGA/Greer), and our Legacy Inductee Dode Phillips (Bradley/Erskine). Our 2019 Humanitarian of the Year presented by Trehel Corp. was awarded posthumously to longtime University of South Carolina Athletics administrator Harold White. ACC Player of the Year Travis Etienne, Jr. from Clemson University received the Blanchard-Rogers Trophy presented by Hale’s Jewelers.
Positively Developing our Community. The goal of the SCFHOF is “Making A Difference Through Football.” We do that by educating, empowering, and encouraging our youth and community. Our focus over the next year in servicing that goal is not to just develop the community but change lives in four major ways.
- Aiding athletes making the transition from the field to their next career through our Business Connect program.
- Being a catalyst for education and resources for our youth through our Bridge Builder program.
- Using our resources and influence to aid other Charities.
- Developing a museum and leadership center (MLC) in the Upstate of South Carolina to honor our South Carolina football greats and to provide a leadership center for our innovative workforce and community events, and economic growth here in South Carolina and beyond.