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Tom Hanvey
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Coach
YEAR INDUCTED
1987
Coach Hanvey served David Lipscomb College for thirty-three years as a faculty member and gymnastics coach. Sixteen of his teams competed in the NAIA national championships, and his 1979 rings team won the national title. In 1980 Hanvey was inducted into the NAIA Gymnastic hall of Fame, and in 1981 he was inducted into the National Association of College Gymnastic Coaches Hall of Fame. During the years that gymnastics was a varsity sport at Lipscomb, Hanvey compiled an 80-16 record and developed twelve All-Americans.
Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate Someone to the Athletic Hall of Fame

To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.

Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration:

  • Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, Regional, All-American and National honors; Leadership, service and continued support of Lipscomb University are all taken into consideration for each nominee.
  • Coach: Career record; Length of tenure, number of all-conference, all-region, all-american and scholar-athletes, as well as, impact made on the school. Post Lipscomb success is also taken into consideration for the Coach category
  • Meritorious Service: Truly exceptional contributions and service to the athletic program by one who does not qualify for the athlete or coach category.