The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 18th group of inductees, the Class of 2016, on ABC during the WNBA All-Star game. The six members of the Class of 2016 are: Sherri Coale (coach), June Courteau (contributor), Joe Lombard (coach), Jackie Stiles (player), Bill Tipps (posthumously) (contributor), and Natalie Williams (player). The Class of 2016 will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on June 11, 2016 in Knoxville, TN.
With the addition of the Class of 2016, the WBHOF will recognize the 1996 US Olympic Team for their contributions to the game in a display at the Hall entitled “Trailblazers of the Game”. The 1996 US Olympic Team will join the All American Red Heads, Edmonton Grads, the Former Helms/Citizens Savings/Founders Bank, the 1976 US Olympic Team, the 1972-74 Immaculata Mighty Macs and the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens as the only seven groups recognized as “Trailblazers of the Game”. The 1996 Olympic team has produced 10 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame has lost a dear friend, Board Member and Class of 2004 Inductee, Bill Wall. Bill had a wonderful career in USA Basketball, serving as Executive Director from 1975-1992, along with serving on the U. S. Olympic Executive Committee, the Pan American Basketball Confederation Executive Committee, and the FIBA Eligibility Committee.
The family has selected the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame to receive memorial gifts in honor of Bill Wall. To remember Bill’s dedication to the WBHOF and women’s basketball, these gifts will be used to create a memorial to Bill Wall, Class of 2004 at the WBHOF. Please send your memorial donation to the address below.
Bill Wall Memorial Fund
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
700 Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame offers a unique venue to help make your event one to remember. We host a variety of events at the Hall of Fame including proms, corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthday and anniversary parties, family reunions, weddings, and much more.
WBHOF Mink Blanket has the Hall of Fame logo etched into it and comes in various colors (Navy, Forest Green, Maroon, Red, Cream, and Silver Grey). It's a great Holiday Gift for any member of the family. To purchase please call (865) 633-9000. Click below to see more WBHOF items.
The Ring of Honor consists of over 100 jerseys hanging from the rafters of the back rotunda. These jerseys represent the top high school and college players from each season. Click here to see photos of 2014-2015 Ring of Honor jerseys on our Facebook page and click below to view the list of this year's Ring of Honor players
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is home to the world's largest basketball. The Baden Ball measures 30-feet tall and weighs 10 tons.
The Hall of Honor is where we formally recognize the individuals who have been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Each inductee has helped the game of women's basketball grow, and their achievements are highlighted in this area of the Hall.
In the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, you can test your basketball skills on three different courts, a timed dribbling course, a passing skills area, and a vertical leap challenge.
As you enter the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the first thing you see is the Eastman Statue. This 17-foot bronze statue exemplifies our mission to "honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future" of women's basketball.