Athletics

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Hilton Head Preparatory School Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 2007 to honor athletes from Hilton Head Prep, and founding schools May River Academy and Sea Pines Academy, who made significant contributions both on and off the playing field. Hilton Head Prep recognizes the impact they had not only on the athletic program but on our school’s history as well. Thirty-three athletes have been inducted to date.

The key to the success of Hilton Head Prep’s athletic program is the emphasis placed on the development of character, self-discipline and responsibility through the experience of success and failure. Learning how to set and strive for individual and team goals, as well as the value of hard work and determination, are essential lessons our students carry with them through life. Selection is based on outstanding athletic accomplishments, dedication and loyalty to Hilton Head Prep, contribution to Hilton Head Prep's athletic story and adherence to the highest standard of conduct and character.

Members of the Hall of Fame represent decades of athletic success and are memorialized on the Athletic Hall of Fame display in the Joseph B. Fraser, Jr. Field House. Nominations may be sent anytime for future consideration, but candidates must be at least five years removed from graduation of Hilton Head Prep. Eligible sports are football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, baseball, cross-country, soccer and cheer leading.

Please email Athletic Director, Rich Basirico, if you wish to nominate someone to Prep's Hall of Fame. 

Hilton Head Prep Athletic Hall of Fame

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  • 2018 Hilton Head Prep Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

    Hilton Head Prep inducted six student athletes and two coaches into its Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, September 28, 2018.

    The inductees include student athletes:

    • Patrick Andrews, baseball, Prep Class of 2011/Clemson University
    • Kate Brunori, basketball, Prep Class of 2011/Villanova University
    • Liz Buterbaugh, volleyball, Prep Class of 2012/Wofford College
    • Andrew Hazel, cross country, Prep Class of 2006/Maryville College
    • Matt Layman, football-basketball-baseball, Prep Class of 2011/Mars Hill College
    • Niles Murphy, football, Prep Class of 2006/Dartmouth College

    Being inducted along with the students are two long-time coaches:

    • Bob Sulek, girls basketball
    • Larry Tavino, boys soccer

    The student-athletes represent stellar accomplishments in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and volleyball. Each of them went on to distinguished careers at the college level.

    “Induction into Prep’s Athletic Hall of Fame is a distinct honor,” said Prep’s Athletic Director Rich Basirico. “Not only do we recognize our students for their athletic achievements but also for their academics and character values.” “Each of these young people, along with our two coaches, continue to make all of us at Prep proud by what they have continued to do in their lives,” Basirico continued.

    Inductees were introduced during halftime of Prep’s home football game on Friday, September 28, followed by an induction ceremony in Prep’s field house. Each inductee was presented by a coach or mentor of his/her choosing.
  • 2013 Hilton Head Prep Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees


    Danny Nash:
    He was All-Region, SCISA State Open Doubles Champion (2001, 2002), All-Region, All-State SCISA State Open Singles Finalist (2003, 2004 – only two matches lost), The High School Sports Report Player of the Year (2004), and a member of the SCISA State 3-A Championship Team (2002). He is a six-time letterman.

    Cooper Puntereri:
    For basketball, she was given the Defensive Player Award (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002), All-Region (2000), All-Area Honorable Mention (2000, 2001, 2002) by the Island Packet, member of the SCISA State 3-A Championship Team (2000, 2001), and Captain (2002). For soccer, she was All-Region (2000, 2001, 2002), All Low-Country Frist Team by the Charleston Post & Courier (2000), and a member of the SCISA State 3-A Championship Team (1997, 1998). She is a six-time letterman.

    Hadley Puntereri:
    For basketball, she was selected as Athlete of the Month by the Island Packet (1998), All-State (1999, 2000), All-Region (1998, 1999, 2000), #4 ranked senior in SCISA High School Sports Report (2000), member of the SCISA State 3-A Championship Team (2000), and Captain (1999, 2000). For soccer, she was Region Player of the Year (1999, 2000), All-Region (1998, 1999, 2000), The High School Sports Report All-State (1998, 1999, 2000), All Low-Country First Team by the Charleston Post & Courier (2000), member of the SCISA State 3-A Championship Team (1996, 1997, 1998), and Captain (2000). She is a six-time letterman.