When Vanguard opened its doors to students in 1973, only a small handful of sports were available. The first year Vanguard had skeet shooting and water skiing and basketball. During the second year, Vanguard added many sports including tennis, baseball, softball, archery, golf, karate, and track.
Within a few years, Vanguard had already established itself as a formidable opponent in the realm of athletic competition. The Vanguard Gym was constructed with the famous Carpet Floors!
Our oldest rivalries were formed with the school's inception.
Today Vanguard offers - Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track, Softball, Tennis, Baseball, Swimming, Soccer, and Golf!
Our legacy of building champions at Vanguard has grown over the years. Vanguard athletic teams and coaches received recognition for their achievements across virtually every sport. With many 48 State championships and National honors, our passion for performance has passed from each generation to the next.
2019-20 Athletic Hall of Fame Candidate Nomination Window Now Open
Vanguard enjoys a rich history of excellence in athletics at the individual, team and coaching levels.
In this, 47th anniversary year, the Athletic Hall of Fame seeks to recognize graduates of Vanguard College Preparatory School.
Inductees have brought pride, spirit and recognition to Vanguard’s athletic programs and to the community as former players, coaches, administrators and supporters.
Selection into the Vanguard Preparatory Athletic Hall of Fame is voted on by the Vanguard Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which is appointed by the Vanguard College Preparatory Head of School, Athletic Director, and the Director of Alumni Relations.
Candidates may be either athletes or contributors to Vanguard College Preparatory School athletics. Athletes must have graduated from Vanguard. Candidates must have played for or been associated with Vanguard for at least two years. At least five years passed since the candidate’s first distinction involving Vanguard athletics.
Vanguard Collegiate Wall of Honor
Class of 2019
University of Illinois
Ouachita Baptist University
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