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Joe Agee to Receive W&M Alumni Medallion
Updated: Tuesday 02/02/2012 (ET)
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Williamsburg, Va. - Former William and Mary student-athlete and coach Joe Agee '52 will be honored as one of three 2012 recipients of the W&M Alumni Medallion as part of the College's Charter Day this weekend. Agee played both basketball and baseball at the College and spent time as a coach in basketball, baseball, football, golf and soccer. Agee will be recognized along with Ruth Weimer Tillar '45 and Henry C. Wolf, Esq. '64, J.D. '66 at a ceremony, which is open to the public, in the Sadler Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.

The Alumni Medallion is the highest award the William and Mary Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate of the College of William and Mary. In 1934, the William and Mary Alumni Association first recognized graduates of the College with the Alumni Medallion for their professional accomplishments, leadership, dedication to the community and commitment to their alma mater. The 2012 Charter Day ceremony, which is open to the public, marks the 319th anniversary of the awarding of the Royal Charter from King William III and Queen Mary II of England establishing the College.

Agee, who is a member of both the Old Dominion and W&M Athletic Halls of Fame, spent time at the College's Norfolk Division (now Old Dominion), before earning his bachelors degree from the Williamsburg campus in 1952. He also earned his master of education degree from W&M in 1956. As a member of the Tribe basketball program in 1951-52, Agee played in 55 games averaging 9.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He helped the College to a 35-24 mark over his two-year career, including a 20-win season in 1951.

After returning to the College as a professor teaching history, heath and physical education in 1958, Agee served as a coach for the varsity football, basketball, baseball, soccer and golf programs. He was the head men's soccer coach at the College from 1967-68, compiling an 8-9 record and helping to lay the foundation for the Green and Gold program. Agee served as the head golf coach for 35 years (1964-99). He led W&M to its first ever NCAA Regional berth in 1991 and then again in 1994. He guided the Tribe to the 1982 Virginia state championship and the 1985 CAA crown.

The home dugout at Plumeri Park is named in Agee's honor and the golf team recognizes his contributions at the annual Joe Agee Invitational. Along with his exploits in the Tribe Athletic Department, Agee taught kinesiology courses at W&M. He also served as a basketball referee in the ACC, head of the Athletic Education Foundation for a year and was the executive director of the W&M Athletic Foundation (now the Tribe Club) in the early 1980s.

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