2011 BAHOF Inductees

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Athletics, BAHOF, Events, "Hall of Fame", "The College" Four-year starter on the Braves football team, Jeff Hull (1984-88), and long-time Braves Basketball Coach Andy Carrier were both inducted into the Ottawa University Braves Athletic Hall of Fame on October 20 during Homecoming weekend. Jeff Hull ’88 Jeff Hull ’88, co-managing partner at Highlander Partners L.P., was a four-year starter on the Braves football team and was selected as the College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete of the Year (1988), one of only three NAIA players at the time to receive the honor since 1956. He was a first-team KCAC selection on the offensive line as a senior and earned second-team honors as a junior. He was a two-time Daktronic Academic All-American (1987, 1988) and also was named to the Associated Press Little College All-American honorable mention team in 1988. Hull shares with his family a rich history of OU athletics. His father, Richard, was a four-year starter at defensive end and a member of the 1970 KCAC Championship team. His brother Michael, a tight end, was OU’s first and only two-time First Team All-American and a member of the 1997 KCAC Championship team; and his sister, Cindy, was an All-Conference women’s basketball player at OU. Hull recently retired as chair of Ottawa Unversity’s Board of Trustees. He made the cornerstone gift for OU’s state-of-the-art Hull Center for Athletics in 2004 in honor of his grandfather Robert Hull, who served for more than 20 years as OU’s superintendent of buildings and grounds. Hull is also the nephew of Braves Athletic Hall of Fame member Bob Lawson. He is married to Tracy Hull, and the couple has four children: Chandler, Griffin, Gentry and Crosby. Andy Carrier Andy Carrier is in his 22nd season as the men’s head basketball coach at Ottawa University. He has coached 63 All-KCAC performers, four KCAC Players of the Year and had seven players earn NAIA All-American honors, with five of them earning the honor twice. He ranks first in career wins at OU with more than 275 and has led the Braves to five trips to the NAIA Division II National Tournament (1993, 1995, 2002, 2008, and 2009). He led the 2008 and 2009 teams to back-to-back NAIA Division II National Tournaments and Sweet 16 appearances, a first in school history. Carrier has also coached three first-team District 10 players, six Braves earning All-KCAC Freshman Team honors, four players who earned All-KCAC Defensive team recognition, and one KCAC Freshman of the Year. The Braves were NAIA District 10 Champions (1993), earned both the regular season and tournament KCAC Championships (1995, 2002) and won the KCAC Tournament Championship (2009). Carrier was honored as NAIA District 10 Coach of the Year (1993), both the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and KCAC Coach of the Year (1995), and again garnered KCAC Coach of the Year honors (2002, 2008). He earned KBCA College Coach of the Year a second time in 2009. Carrier graduated from Bethany College in 1981, where he had a stand-out career in both basketball and golf, earning eight varsity letters. He was later inducted into the Swedes Athletic Hall of Fame. He is married to Debbie Carrier and the couple has three children: Drew, Skylar and Kailea.