The Snow College Athletic Department is proud to introduce a celebration of the rich athletic legacies of former student-athletes and coaches who have helped bring recognition, honor, distinction, and excellence to Snow College. The Snow College Athletic Hall of Fame is established to honor, pay tribute to, and perpetuate the legacy of former athletes, coaches, teams, and supporters who, either through participation, devotion and/or interest, have made outstanding contributions to intercollegiate athletics.
Nearly a century of Badger athletic history has been reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. They have reviewed the accomplishments of hundreds of athletes who have proudly worn Snow College uniforms. The committee’s vital task was to identify deserving athletes who will be inducted into the Snow College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bronco Mendenhall’s football journey began here in Ephraim, Utah at Snow College. A cowboy from American Fork, Utah, Bronco played defensive back for the Badgers in 1984 and 1985. Bronco was a team captain and an All-American for the 1985 National Championship football team. Bronco then transferred to Oregon State University where he was a 2-year starter and team captain in 1987. Bronco then returned to Snow College as Coach Mendenhall, as the Defensive Coordinator for the 1991 and 1992 seasons under Head Coach Paul Tidwell. Coach Mendenhall would ascend the coaching profession, claiming the Head Coaching titles at both BYU, and University of Virginia. Coach Mendenhall holds a record of 135-81 and has claimed 3 Conference Championships. (2 Mountain West, 1 ACC)
Coach Paul Tidwell began his coaching career in Sanpete County as the Head Coach at both Richfield High School and North Sanpete High School. Coach Tidwell then accepted his first collegiate job as the defensive coordinator at Snow College in 1984. He served in that capacity for four years, helping the football team win its only National Championship in 1985. In 1987 Coach Tidwell became the Head Football Coach of the Badgers, serving in that capacity for 8 seasons. Coach Tidwell also served as the Head Coach at Eastern Arizona College, before making the jump to coach at the Division 1 level. He spent three years at Louisiana Tech University before accepting his final job at BYU where he spent 15 seasons prowling the sidelines of LaVell Edwards Stadium.
All nominees must possess qualities such as sportsmanship, character, and integrity, and show exceptional dedication to the mission and tradition of Badger Athletics. (Individuals not officially connected with Snow College may be eligible for nomination, and each case will be considered by the selection committee on an individual basis.)