WAYNESBORO — Arnold Doyle Jr. is the only new member of the Waynesboro High School athletic Hall of Fame.
The 1964 graduate was inducted Friday night at halftime of the Little Giants’ football game with the Riverheads Gladiators.
Waynesboro principal Tim Teachey said the school has a committee to recommend nominees, and that Doyle was this year’s only selection.
“We stay true to the process,” Teachey said. “Arnold Doyle is well deserved.”
While a student between 1961-64, Doyle accumulated eight varsity letters in three different sports for the Little Giants.
In football, he was a three-year letterman and one of the first players to make all-Valley District. As an end, he had three touchdown catches against Lexington, a school record that stands for an end today.
A two-year letterman in basketball, he was a career double-digit scorer.
Doyle was a three-year letterman in baseball where he was team captain and all-district. He was a pitcher, shortstop and also caught some. He went on to play baseball at Virginia Tech as a catcher for two years.
“It’s a great honor,” he said of his induction. “I’m so pleased and so excited to join some of the guys I worshiped when I was a freshman. George Buzzard and I are the only two out of my class that’s in.”
Doyle is also a member of the Stuarts Draft Hall of Fame. For the Cougars, where all three of his youngsters attended, he was the school’s booster club president for eight years, and also worked the football chains for 15 years.
Doyle taught physical education and driver education at Riverheads for seven years before working 32 years at Barger Insurance, retiring a little over four years ago.
“I have Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft and Riverheads hats at home,” he said. “So, wherever I go, I wear the appropriate hat. Tonight, there is no hat, just a purple shirt.”