On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Alice Lloyd College welcomed four individuals into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the new college Campus Center Complex as part of the annual Appalachia Day Homecoming activities. This year’s inductees were: Whitney (Bree) Frazier-Cook, JR Hammond, Ervin Stepp, and Lamar Williams.
Bree Frazier-Cook attended Alice Lloyd from 2007-2012 where she majored in Sports and Fitness and was a four-year member and major contributor to the Lady Eagles. She was known for her excellent leadership ability and steady, all-around play at the point guard position.
She made her presence felt as a freshman by earning a starting role and finishing 4th in the KIAC conference in assists at 3.42 per game and 3rd on the squad in steals. As a sophomore, she averaged just under 10 points per outing and added 3.48 assists, good enough for 2nd in the conference, while also leading the team in steals. As a junior, she once again averaged just under 10 points per game and upped her assist average to 5 per game which placed her 9th in the nation and second in the conference; she also led the team in steals once more. Her senior year was most impressive as she finished 6th in the conference in scoring by averaging 15 points per game while finishing second in the conference for the third consecutive season in assists with 4.5 per game. She also finished second on the squad in steals.
At the conclusion of her tenure, she had scored 954 points and handed out 395 assists and she was also an All-Conference selection. Off the court, she was also on the Dean’s List or Dean’s Distinguished List multiple semesters.
Currently, she resides in Louisa, Kentucky, and is employed by Premier Physical and Occupational Therapy in Ashland, Kentucky, where she has served her community as a physical therapist technician for the past 3 years. She has just recently earned her Physical Therapy Assistant certification as well.
JR Hammond is a graduate of Sheldon Clark High School. He attended Alice Lloyd from 1991-1996 where he majored in Secondary Education. He was a four-year member of the Eagles basketball team and was known for his rugged play.
During his playing career, he was known as a hard worker who was willing to sacrifice for the good of the team. He was a part of an Eagle squad that made 4 consecutive NAIA National Tournament appearances and won 106 games. As a junior and senior, his hard work earned him an important role, guarding the opposing team’s best interior player. He was also a steady 78% free throw shooter and came through with clutch plays on numerous occasions. He also played several seasons on the Eagles baseball team. In addition to his athletic achievements, he was also a solid student who excelled in the classroom.
After graduation, he returned to his high school alma mater to teach, and would eventually become the head boys’ basketball coach at Sheldon Clark High. In 2008-09, he came to Alice Lloyd as the men’s head basketball coach. During his coaching tenure, he has won 122 ball games. His 2016 club finished as the Western Division Champions of the River States Conference and advanced to the championship game of the tournament. His team also received an at-large bid to the 2016 NCCAA National Tournament. He was also overwhelmingly voted by his peers as the 2016 River States Conference Coach of the Year.
Currently, he resides in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, and is employed by the Caney Creek Community Center where he has served his community as an educator and coach at Alice Lloyd College for the past 11 years.
Ervin Stepp is a graduate of Phelps High School. He attended Alice Lloyd from 1983-1985 where he majored in education. As a member of the Eagles his final year, he was known for his remarkable long range shooting and scoring ability.
During his illustrious high school career, he rewrote the Kentucky State record books. As a junior, he broke the 23-year-old state scoring record held by “King Kelly” Coleman when he averaged 48 points per game. He did this while shooting 60% from the floor and over 85% from the charity stripe. He also averaged double figures in rebounds and was named First Team All-State on every poll. He followed up that season by shattering his own scoring record by averaging 53.7 points per game on 57% field goal shooting and 87% free throw shooting while grabbing over 12 rebounds per contest. He was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball, the first mountain player to receive this honor since 1956, voted captain of every All-State team, chosen as the Kentucky Athlete of the Year by the Hertz Corporation, and named both a High School All-American and Academic High School All-American. He still holds numerous state scoring records today.
During his collegiate senior season at ALC, he finished among the leading scorers in the KIAC Conference, as well as being an offensive leader in several other categories while being selected as an All-Conference performer. He also helped lead Alice Lloyd to their first ever KIAC Conference tournament win, and his squad set a then-record amount of wins as a four-year program. Additionally, he was also a solid student who excelled in the classroom and entered the teaching and coaching profession once he earned his degree. He later spent many years as an assistant coach for ALC.
He is a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and the Kentucky-Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame, the first ALC alum to be so honored.
Currently, he resides in Warfield, Kentucky, and has served his community for the past 18 years as the owner of Ashland Prosthetic and Orthotic Services in Ashland, Kentucky.
Lamar Williams hails from Hazard, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Hazard High School. He attended Alice Lloyd from 2004-2009 where he majored in Sociology. He was a four-year member of the Eagles baseball team and was known for his outstanding all-around ability.
During his career, he was a rare four-year starter, blessed with an outstanding arm and exceptional skills in every phase of the game. He easily threw many runners out from his centerfield position, and opposing teams quickly learned not to attempt to try for an extra base if the ball was hit in his direction.
He was voted KIAC All-Conference three times, won several Gold Glove Awards, and led the squad in both steals and outfield assists on multiple occasions. In addition to his fine defensive work, he also was an outstanding and feared hitter who was among the league leaders in multiple seasons. In 2007, he led the league in steals and finished second in the conference with an outstanding .409 batting average. He also finished runner-up for KIAC Player of the Year and was selected as team MVP. Off the field, he was a solid student who excelled in the classroom as well.
Currently, he resides in Louisville, Kentucky, and is employed by the Clinician Behavior Analysis Group where he has served his community as a behavior specialist for the past 7 years. He is also in the process of earning his Certified Behavior Analyst Degree.