Midwest City, Okla. – The inaugural class of inductees into the Rose State College Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted this past Friday at the first annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet. Inductees included Duane Crabaugh, Melissa Moore, and Doug Weese. Recipients for this first year’s class were chosen by Athletic Director, Joey Davault and coaches from the four athletic teams: Men’s Baseball, Women’s Softball, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Soccer.
“Each of the recipients in this year’s inaugural hall of fame class are truly deserving of the recognition,” said Rose State College Athletic Director Joey Davault. “They each had outstanding careers while playing or coaching at Rose State and showed continued success in their respective sports beyond their time at our college.”
Duane Crabaugh began coaching baseball at Rose State College in 1973 and remained head coach for 20 years while earning a 504-470 career record with the Raiders. He currently ranks No. 149 for most wins all-time in NJCAA history. He was named Oklahoma Baseball Collegiate Association’s Coach of the Year in 1979. He led his teams to 4 Conference titles, and was named JUCO Coach of the Year in both 1980 and 1981. Crabaugh was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1985, Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000, and the NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.
Coach Crabaugh retired from coaching after the 1994 season with a career record of 712 wins and 550 losses.
Melissa Moore played for the Lady Raider Softball Team beginning in 2006. Her sophomore year she hit 16 home runs with a .480 batting average, leading her to receive NJCAA All-American honors. After finishing her two years at Rose State, Melissa received a full-ride softball scholarship to play at Oklahoma City University (OCU). At OCU, Melissa played under legendary head coach Phil McSpadden, who currently holds the record for most games won in softball history. In 2007, During Melissa’s senior season at OCU she hit 19 home runs and earned All-American honors once more. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. After graduation, Melissa coached the 98’ 12 and under team with the Oklahoma Force organization for 3 years. She has had the opportunity to see many of the players she coached go on to accept collegiate softball scholarships.
As a former Rose State College baseball player, Doug Weese understands the importance of investing in the team and the individual players on and off the field. Weese has been an engaged citizen of the Midwest City community his entire life. He served as owner and CEO of Herman’s plumbing until passing on the 3rd generation family business to his son in 2012. He and his wife, Lianne, invested their time, energy, and lives to creating a quality field environment for the Raiders Baseball Team by donating equipment, bathroom upgrades, concession stand, and most importantly, the time they invested in the young men that took the field.
The first three members of the Rose State College Athletic Hall of Fame will be added to the Hall of Fame Wall located in the Wellness center on Rose State’s campus. They will also serve as committee members for future Hall of Fame selections.
Photo cutline: Inaugural members of the Rose State College Athletic Hall of Fame were honored for their commitment to RSC athletics. From left: Duane Crabaugh, Melissa Moore, and Doug Weese.
About Rose State College:
Rose State College is a community college offering more than 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs conveniently located seven minutes from downtown Oklahoma City. www.rose.edu