Criteria for Nomination
To be placed on the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Ballot, candidates must accomplish ALL of the following:
- Meet the criteria for Kansas Ties as outlined below.
- Meet the criteria for Waiting Period as outlined below.
- If being nominated for excellence at the college level, candidate must be an inductee in their own college or university hall of fame or have their jersey retired. (This may be waived if the candidate’s school does not have a hall of fame or jersey retirement program.)
ATHLETES – MUST MEET ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Born in Kansas.
- Maintained residence in Kansas a minimum of two years prior to retirement.
- Graduated from a Kansas High School and competed a minimum of two years while attending.
- Competed for a Kansas juco, college and/or university a minimum of two years.
- Competed professionally while living in Kansas a minimum of five years.
COACHES – CANDIDATES MUST MEET ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Born in Kansas AND lived in Kansas a minimum of five years.
- Graduated from a Kansas high school or college AND attended a min. two years combined -H.S./College.
- Coached at a Kansas high school a minimum of 10 years as Head Coach.
- Coached at a Kansas college, university and/or juco a minimum of five years as Head Coach.
- Coached professionally while maintaining permanent residence in Kansas a minimum of five years.
1. Candidates are eligible five years after graduation from high school AND immediately after retiring or ending competitive participation.
2. Active coaches and athletes are NOT eligible for nomination.
3. Active KSHOF Board Members, Trustees and members of their immediate family (Parent, Grandparent, Spouse, Child, Grandchild, Sibling) are NOT eligible for nomination but may be inducted if nominated prior to beginning of service on the Board.
How to Nominate
To nominate a person for induction, the attached form should be filled out along with any copies of supporting documents and materials (copies of newspapers, scrapbooks, obituary, etc.) and returned to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.