Jerry E. Mears Service Award

Jerry E. Mears Service Award
Name Affiliation Honored
Vince Ahearn All-Star Director 2005-2006
Vince Bagli WBAL-TV 1989
Josh Barr Washington Post 2008-2009
Mike Calhoun Fort Hill 2017
Maus Collins Coach 1998-1999
Roy Comer MPSSAA 1988
Michael Dailey McDaniel College 2020-2021
Mark Duffner Univ. of Maryland 1995
Katherine Dunn Baltimore Sun 2018
Doug DuVall Coach 1996
Jan DuVall MFCA 1999-2000
Andrew Edwards   1997
Mel Filler Football Foundation 1992
Reddy Finney   1993
Neil Greenberger Washington Post 1998-1999
Johnny Holliday Sports broadcaster 2002-2003
Suter Kegg Cumberland Times 1991
Bill Kyle   1994
Mike McGlinchey Frostburg State 1996
John McNamara Hagerstown Herald-Mail, Annapolis Capital 2016
Bob Milloy Hall of Fame Director 1998-1999
Keith Mills WMAR-TV 1989
Joe Russo MHSFCA President 1997
Jens Rygh Combine, Video 2003-2004
Sheldon Shealer Frederick News-Post, Hagerstown Herald-Mail 1999-00
Ned Sparks MPSSAA 2016
John Steadman Baltimore Sun 2001-2002
Willie Stewart D.C. Coach 2009-2010
Al Thomas All-Star Football 1995
Mark Thomas FOX 5 Sports 2000-2001
Derek Toney Varsity Sports Network 2014-2015
John Voight Coach 1990
Joe Warren MPSSAA 1988

NOTES: The Jerry E. Mears Service Award is presented to individuals for outstanding service and support of high school football in Maryland.

Between 1998 and 2015, the winners were announced, but not honored until after the New Year. Therefore, starting with the 1998 class, the “honored” year reads as a school year (example: 1998-99). In 2016, the naming and honoring of individuals returned to a yearly event, like it was prior to 1998. Due to COVID-19, there was no induction ceremony in 2020. Therefore, the 2020 honoree was pushed to the 2021 ceremony, which is why that individual is listed above as 2020-2021. 

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