Seven athletes and a long-time basketball coach have been honored for their induction into the Loudoun County High School Hall of Fame.
* Bob Pingley, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach, 1981-2001
Bob Pingley served as a basketball coach at Loudoun County High School from 1981-2001, taking over the reins as head girls’ basketball coach from 1992-2001. He amassed a record of 152-65, won three Northwestern District titles, posted the Raiders first three 20-plus-win seasons and qualified for the Virginia AA State tournament twice. Pingley was named the Group AA All-Met Coach of the Year twice. In 1999, his team went 25-3 and advanced to the Virginia State semi-finals.
Pingley was known as a maverick with his coaching style. Pingley would introduce middle school students to high school basketball by recruiting from local middle schools and using those upcoming players as team managers. Pingley would also put the team through drills such as reverse layups and drills the boy’s team used.
Debbie Hunt, Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track, Soccer, Gymnastics, Class of 1978
Debbie Hunt earned 12 varsity letters as a Raider, participating in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, gymnastics and soccer. Throughout her career in track, gymnastics, and soccer she was a member of six district championship teams, three region runner-up, and two state runner-up teams. Individually, Debbie set records at the district, region and state levels. After 39 years, she remains the Raider record holder in the 100, 200, and 400 meters in Outdoor Track.
Stacy Stinger, Girls’ Basketball, Class of 1982
Stacy Stinger was an outstanding guard on the fast-paced Raider girls’ basketball teams of the early 80s, where she routinely scored 20 or more points a night. Stacy was known for her tenacious defensive style of play, which often led to points for County on the offensive end. As a junior and senior, Stacy earned First Team Northwestern District as well as All-Region II honors. In her senior year, Stacy was named the Outstanding Female Athlete of Loudoun County High School.
Ivey “Tooter” Corbett, Boys’ Basketball, Class of 1991
“Tooter” Corbett certainly deserves to be in the conversation as the greatest basketball player in Loudoun County’s history. He earned First Team All-Northwestern District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. During that span, he accumulated 1,504 points to become the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer. Throughout his career, Tooter amassed multiple media recognition for his outstanding play, and in 1991 capped his career by being named the Northwestern District Player of the Year.
Brian Allen, Football and Boys’ Basketball, Class of 1993
Brian Allen was an accomplished player on both the football and basketball teams. In basketball, he was a four-year starter, earning All-District honors for three years, and capped his career by breaking the 1,000-point barrier. In football, he started for three years, earning numerous accolades at the district, region and state levels. He finished his career surpassing 3,000 yards rushing and was named Loudoun County’s Outstanding Senior Male Athlete. He continued his career at Wingate University, where he played four years of football.
Chris Alcala, Football and Track, Class of 1996
Chris Alcala is considered one of the finest athletes to graduate from LCHS. As a junior and senior, he surpassed 1,000 yards rushing each season. As a two-way starter, he was named to the All-District team on both offense and defense. In track, he was named the Outstanding Male Athlete at the Loudoun Track Championships and remains in the LCHS Top 10 all-time in the long jump, triple jump, high jump, and 110 hurdles. Chris was a highly decorated four-year starter as a defensive back and special teams member for Shepherd University.
David Bolton, Cross Country and Track, Class of 2002
David Bolton lettered eight times in a decorated cross country and track career for the Raiders. In cross country, he earned All-State recognition in 2000, was the 2001 Cross Country Individual District Champion and in 2000 and 2001 was The Washington Post All-Extra Runner of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Met. In outdoor track, David was a district champion in the 800, 1600 and the 3200-meter relay. In 2002, he was region champion in the 3200 meters and earned All-State honors in 2001 in the 1600 and 2002 in the 3200, when he also was named The Washington Post All-Extra Runner of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Met. David was named team MVP six times in either cross country or track. He continued his running career at James Madison University, where he participated for three years in track and four years in cross country.
Amber Kirk, Volleyball, Girls’ Basketball and Softball, Class of 2005
Amber Kirk participated in three sports for Loudoun County High School, but it was on the softball diamond that she excelled. A versatile player, she played catcher as an underclassman then moved to shortstop. She earned All-District, All-Region and All-Met Extra recognition as much for her glove as her prowess at the plate. She was awarded a four-year softball scholarship to James Madison University where she was a highly decorated, four-year starter at third base.