Brown & Gold History

1977 – Al McGuire
Former Head Basketball Coach, Marquette University/Color Commentator, NBC

1978 – John Wooden
Former Head Basketball Coach, UCLA

1979 – Ray Meyer
Head Basketball Coach, DePaul University

1980 – Dick Butkus
Former Linebacker, Chicago Bears

1981 – Gerry Faust
Head Football Coach, University of Notre Dame

1982 – Mike Ditka
Head Coach, Chicago Bears

1983 – Carl Eller
Former Defensive End, Minnesota Vikings

1984 – Dallas Green
General Manager, Chicago Cubs

1985 – Gene Sullivan
Head Basketball Coach, Loyola University

1986 – Dan Hampton & Tom Thayer
Defensive End & Offensive Guard, Chicago Bears

1987 – Al McGuire
Former Head Basketball Coach, Marquette University/Color Commentator, NBC

1988 – Doug Collins
Head Coach, Chicago Bulls

1989 – Paul Hornung
Former Runningback, Green Bay Packers

1990 – The Sportswriters on TV
(Bill Gleason, Ben Bentley, Bill Jauss, Joe Mooshil)

1991 – John Paxson
Guard, Chicago Bulls

1992 – Tom Waddle
Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

1993 – Chris Zorich
Defensive Tackle, Chicago Bears

1994 – Bart Starr
Former Quarterback, Green Bay Packers

1995 – Johnny “Red” Kerr
Former Player & Head Coach, Chicago Bulls/Color Commentator, WGN-TV & SportsChannel

1996 – Gordie Gillespie

College Baseball’s All-Time Winningest Head Coach, Former Head Football & Baseball Coach, College of St. Francis

1997 – Rick Majerus
Head Basketball Coach, University of Utah

1998 – Rudy Ruettiger
Motivational Speaker

1999 – Jerry Markbreit
Four-Time NFL Super Bowl Referee

2000 – Bill Cartwright
Coach & Former Player, Chicago Bulls

2001 – Tim Floyd
Head Coach, Chicago Bulls

2002 – Dan Gable
Former Wrestling Coach, University of Iowa/Olympic Gold Medalist/ NCAA Champion

2003 – Frank Layden
Former Head Coach, General Manager & President, Utah Jazz

2004 – Jim Hendry
Vice President/General Manager, Chicago Cubs

2005 – Tom Thayer and Jeff Joniak
Chicago Bears Broadcast Team

2006 – Kevin White
Director of Athletics, University of Notre Dame

2007 – Mike Ditka
Former Player/Head Coach, Chicago Bears/Pro Football Hall of Fame

2008 – Fergie Jenkins
Former All-Star, Chicago Cubs, Baseball Hall of Fame

2009 – Rocky Bleier
Former Running Back and member of four Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl championship teams

2010 – John McDonough
President, Chicago Blackhawks

2011 – Dennis Savard
Former Player, Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey Hall of Fame

2012 – Jim McMahon
Former Quarterback, 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears

2013 – Frank Thomas
Former Player, Chicago White Sox

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