Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 1997
Rena Cosby played volleyball at Montevallo from 1988-91. One of the best players to ever come through the program, Rena ranks second all-time at UM in block solos (183), second in total blocks (668), 10th in hitting percentage (.289), fourth in kills (1,464) and games played (534) and ninth in total attacks (2,696). She helped lead the Lady Falcons in all of the above categories in her junior and senior seasons and played on teams that compiled an amazing 153-39 record and went to the NAIA National Tournament all four seasons she was on the team.
Rena was selected first-team AVCA All-American in 1991, NAIA All-South Region in 1990 and NAIA All-America three times (1989, 1990, and 1991). She was also named to the NAIA All-National Tournament to end her senior season in addition to being chosen as the District 27 "Freshman of the Year" in 1988, and All District in 1989. She is one of just two players in UM history to total more than 1,000 kills and 500 blocks in a career.
A native of Decatur, Cosby prepped at Austin High and was born March 19, 1970. She currently works as a case manager at the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama and stays busy helping run a car dealership and coaching girls' volleyball. She graduated in May of 1993 with a bachelor's degree in social work, with a minor in counseling and guidance.
Sammy Dunn played baseball at the University of Montevallo for two seasons from 1974-75, one season under coach Fred Weems and one under coach Bob Riesener.
A third baseman at UM, Dunn transferred to Montevallo prior to his junior season after being named the Alabama co-"Player of the Year" at Jeff State in Birmingham. A 1970 graduate of Fairfield High School, Dunn earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1975 from UM and earned a master's degree in education; environmental safety in 1981, also from UM.
He started his coaching career at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia after being selected co-captain of the Falcon baseball team as a senior and hitting .317 that season as UM posted a 15-25 record.
Dunn has served as the head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Vestavia Hills High School since 1978 and has crafted the Rebel baseball program into a state prep baseball power. Dunn-coached teams have won Alabama Class 6A state title five times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,1995, 1996) and finished as runner-up twice. The Rebels have also four claimed countless area and tournament titles and sent scores of players into collegiate and professional baseball. Prior to this season, Dunn has recorded a 437-122 record in baseball and 146-48 record in football. He has also served on the 1984 Baseball Olympic Selection Committee, as director of the Southern States Conference Baseball Tournament and hosted a multitude of coaching clinics and as the Alabama High School Athletic Association's District Representative.
He is married to the former Linda Forsythe, and lives in Vestavia.
Anthony Glaude is regarded as one of the top players to ever wear a Falcon uniform. Glaude played at Montevallo from 1982-84 after transferring to UM from Patrick Henry Junior College, and stands atop the UM record books in single-season scoring, setting the UM record with 597 points in the 1983-84 season. Glaude averaged 19.9 per game on a team that went 19-11 under then-coach Bill Elder that season.
He was named to the Southern States Conference all -tournament team that season as he led the Falcons to the tournament's title game, where they lost to host Auburn Montgomery, 63-58. He was team MVP and was picked as MVP of the first SSC all-star game. Anthony, whom Elder called "a guy that was just overlooked by the Division I schools" in the newspaper, scored 331 points during the 1982-83 season at a 12.3 per game average on a team that went 16-12.
His #20 jersey was retired at Patrick Henry in 1982, and he won the award given to the top UM student-athlete as a senior.
A native of Mobile, Glaude earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Montevallo in 1984 and is currently a lieutenant communications officer in the U.S. Army, which he entered in 1985. He has continued to play basketball in the Army, and won numerous awards.
He has served tours in Belgium, Germany, Korea, Virginia and Texas, and is currently stationed at Ft. Stewart Ga. Anthony makes his home in Hinesville, where he is married to the former Tonya Weston and has two children, Tangie (16) and Damita (2) and is expecting another child in May.
KELLY GREEN MATTHEWS
Kelly Green Matthews was on of the top all-around players in the history of Montevallo women's athletics and played basketball at UM from 1984-88.
She is the school's fifth-highest career scorer (1,426 points), has the sixth-highest career scoring average (13.8 ppg), is sixth all-time in rebounds (556), eighth all-time in steals (140), second all-time in free throw shooting (78.3 percent) and third in career assists (367).
Kelly averaged 18.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a senior in 1987-88 as the Lady Falcons went 16-14 under then-coach Joe Hagan. She averaged 15.6 points per game as a junior and 8.7 points per game as a sophomore and served as an assistant coach at UM after her playing career ended. Kelly was named the 1988 NAIA District 27 Female "Athlete of the Year" and made all -district for three-consecutive seasons. Twice she was selected as an honorable mention All-America (1986-87, 1987-88) during her stay at Montevallo. She won the Jan Eagles Scholar-Athlete Award, which recognizes the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average and the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award at graduation, which recognizes campus leadership and outstanding classroom performance. Green earned a bachelor's degree in 1988 in graphic design/art and a master's degree in 1989 in education.