Wise, Virginia - On Saturday, UVa-Wise will induct its three newest members to the UVa-Wise Athletic Hall of Fame as Zack Moore, Hobby Stuart, and Bob Sage are inducted.
Induction day ceremonies will begin with a brunch at 11:00 a.m. which will be followed by the induction ceremony. In addition, the three inductees will be recognized at halftime of Saturday’s men’s basketball game against the University of Rio Grande.
Zack Moore came to UVa-Wise after leading Pound High School to a state runner up finish; the Southwest Virginia native continued his success at UVa-Wise. In four years, Moore was a three time All Appalachian Conference selection and as a senior he became the first men’s basketball player in the history of the program to be named First Team NAIA All-American.
In his senior season, Moore captained the Cavaliers to a conference championship and a trip to the national tournament en route to becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,348 points. Today, Zack is in his ninth season of coaching basketball; he currently serves as the boy’s basketball coach at Union High School.
Hobby Stuart started his career in 1984 at Clinch Valley College and the Appalachia High School product left a lasting impression. Stuart started every game at point guard during a career that saw him establish several school records. Stuart made 368 free throws out of 480 attempts in a Cavalier uniform while also setting the school record for points in a game when he scored 42 points against Pikeville College, he later tied the mark against Union College. He also ended his career as the school’s leading scorer with 1,646 career points to go along with an all KIAC selection in 1986 and All-District 32 status in 1986 and 1987.
Bob Sage was a three-year starter on the Cavalier baseball team where he was a .350 career hitter. Sage had a career day when he belted three doubles and drove in eight runs when Clinch Valley College defeated rival Lincoln Memorial University. That same season, LMU defeated East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. As a senior, Sage led the team in hits, doubles, homeruns, and RBI. Sage finished the season with a .419 batting average and became one of the first All-Conference players in the history of the school when he was selected to the District 32 All-Star team. In 1979, Sage was named Most Outstanding Player. Today, Sage lives in Virginia Beach where he is the vice president of sales for VSA Resorts.