Hammond Sports Hall of Fame


Margaret Kelly to receive Hammond Sports Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award at induction dinner March 14

Girls high school sports pioneer, proponent and former longtime Gavit High School coach Margaret Kelly will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame at its 31st annual induction dinner March 14.

During the 1960s, Kelly introduced girls high school athletics at Gavit High School. Between 1965 and 1993 she coached seven different sports teams and led her squads to nine sectional titles, three regional crowns and six Girls Athletic Association championships.

She also advanced girls high school sports as a basketball and volleyball official. Additionally, she earned respect across the state as an active member for more than three decades of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls Advisory Committee that worked diligently to introduce state tournament competition in all girls sports.

Kelly will be honored with the following Class of 2017 Hall of Fame inductees





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