VUU's Junot Wins CoSIDA Writing Award
"Huc: The Story of Henry Hucles," written by Virginia Union University's Sports Information Director Jim Junot, has been named the Historical Story of the Year in District 3 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced at the CoSIDA National Workshop, held June 23-26, 2012 in St. Louis, Mo.
It marks the first writing award won by a Virginia Union University Sports Information Director.
The award was given in the Fred Stabley, Sr., Writing Contest, held annually by CoSIDA. The contest is open to all Sports Information Directors, Assistant SIDs, volunteers, student assistants, graduate assistants and interns from all colleges and universities (Division I, II, III and NAIA) in the United States and Canada as well as organizations such as the International Tennis Association and the United States Army.
District 3 includes all the universities, colleges and organizations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
"Huc" tells the story of former VUU player, coach and athletic director Henry Hucles, who played football for VUU from 1917-19, and then coached and taught for the next 50 years at Virginia Union.
Hucles won more championships in more different sports at VUU than any other coach. He also guided the 1939 Virginia Union "Dream Team" to the CIAA Championship and an upset win over then-National Champion Long Island University.
Hucles was retired by VUU in 1969.
The award is the 13th writing award for Junot, and his first as VUU SID. The story finished fourth nationally in the Stabley Writing Contest.