We welcome Mr. Wilbur "Bill" Byerly into the 1987 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bill Byerly was a teacher and coach at Shawnee High School from 1941-1973, with a four year stint in the military from 1942-1945. He coached football for fifteen years and led the Indians to their first undefeated season in 1950. Bill's overall record was 77-50-11. He coached many other sports at the middle school and junior varsity level and served as Shawnee's Athletic Director from 1961-1964.
We welcome Mr. James "Buzzy" Alder into the 1987 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jim Alder moved into the Shawnee Community in 1957 and became an active member in the athletic program. He served in the Shawnee Dad's Club for over twenty years and was the active force behind the construction of the baseball concession area and the press box during the mid 1960's. He then operated the baseball concession for the next twenty years. Jim umpired Junior High baseball games for many years and kept the basketball score book for over two decades.
We welcome Mr. Jim Vogelgesang into the 1987 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jim's career at Shawnee spanned four decades. He came to Shawnee as head football coach from 1943-1946. He was head track coach from 1945-1948. After exploring other career opportunities, Jim returned to Shawnee where he guided the golf team to four consecutive Miami Valley League titles and a State appearance in 1969. Jim's overall record as golf coach was an impressive 66-22-5. Jim served as Athletic Director at Shawnee from 1969 until his retirement in 1976. Jim's outstanding personal characteristics served as a model for many young athletes and coaches who worked with him.
We welcome Mr. Steve "Starlin" Arlin into the 1987 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Steve was a 1963 graduate of Shawnee and was an outstanding basketball and baseball player. He threw a no-hitter as a junior in the Western Buckeye League Championship game. He was a student of the game and applied that knowledge as a collegian and a professional athlete. Steve received a baseball scholarship to The Ohio State University and led the Buckeyes to the College World Series Final games in 1965 and 1966, winning the National Championship in 1966. He was a two-time all American before being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies. Steve spent six seasons in the Major Leagues with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians
We welcome Lois (Yoakam) Landfair into the 1988 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Lois graduated from Shawnee in 1933 and excelled in basketball where she played four years on the girl's basketball team. She was a star forward/center that compiled a 47-14-4 record during her career. Lois was an employee in the offices of Shawnee Schools for many years and was an avid Shawnee Athletic fan. She was given the distinction of "Shawnee's number 1 fan" having had season tickets in football and basketball since 1952 and never having missed a game in thirty-six years.
We welcome Mr. Larry Smith into the 1988 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Larry came to Shawnee in 1962 as an Assistant to head football coach Jim Young. He was named head coach in 1964 and held that position for three years. His teams compiled a 21-8-1 record which included two Western Buckeye League titles. His 1966 team went 10-0 and only six points were scored against the Tribe during the entire season. Larry then went on to coach with Bo Schembechler at Michigan before taking over the reigns as head coach at Tulane, Arizona, Southern California and Missouri.
We welcome Mr. Jeff Miller into the 1988 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jeff Miller was a 1965 Shawnee graduate and was one of the school's most acclaimed athletes. Although an outstanding baseball player, this 6'5" athlete was able to carry his basketball prowess to another level. In high school, Jeff led the Indians to three consecutive Western Buckeye League basketball titles. During his senior year, he and his talented teammates compiled a 25-1 record, losing only in the semi-finals of the State Tournament. Jeff earned first team All-State honors and the distinction of being named "Ohio Player of the Year".
We welcome Mr. Jim Young into the 1988 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jim guided the Shawnee football program from 1960-1963. His teams compiled a 28-10-2 record during those four years which included two Western Buckeye League titles. He then continued to climb the coaching ladder where he became head coach at Arizona, Purdue, and Army. His collegiate record was 120-71-2
We welcome Dr. James Baker into the 1989 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
"Doc" Baker and his wife Anne have been long-time Shawnee residents, parents and contributors to the success of Shawnee High School and its athletic program. A long-time local physician, Jim Baker has served as team physician for over twenty-three years which includes over 200 football games and over 500 boys and girls basketball games.
We welcome Mr. Bruce Burden into the 1989 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bruce is a graduate of the class of 1966 and starred in both basketball and baseball. As a junior, he helped the Indians to a 25-1 record and trip to the State Tournament. He led the 1966 Indians to a 25-1 season. Bruce returned to his alma mater to coach the Shawnee girl's basketball teams from 1989-1995. He brought their level of play to new heights finishing his last two years of coaching with 15-6 and 15-7 records.
We welcome Bernadine "Bernie" Reinhardt into the 1989 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bernie came to Shawnee in 1953 as a Physical Education teacher. She was involved in many of the girl's athletic programs for thirty-six years. She started the Girl's Athletic Association in 1954 and coached interscholastic G.A.A. teams in volleyball, field hockey and basketball. When the Ohio High School Athletic Association sanctioned competitive women's athletics in 1972, she became Shawnee's first girl's coach. Bernie continues to run the athletic concessions that she helped start with G.A.A. back in the 1950's
We welcome Mr. James Roberts into the 1989 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jim Roberts came to Shawnee as Social Studies teacher and Athletic Director in 1964. He led the Athletic Department for five years during some of Shawnee's most successful years in athletics. A fine college baseball player, Jim applied those talents to the high school diamond where he led the Indians to several successful baseball campaigns from 1966-1973
We welcome Mr. Charles "Chuck" Black into the 1990 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Chuck Black was a 1975 graduate of Shawnee High School. During his career he earned three varsity letters in football, three letters in basketball and four letters in baseball. Chuck owns the career records in baseball for on-base, runs scored, most hits, most stolen bases and most assists defensively. He helped the 1975 team to a 26-5 record and trip to the Regional Finals. Chuck was drafted by the Detroit Tigers but went to Bowling Green State University where he continued his baseball excellence and is a member of that university's Athletic Hall of Fame.
We welcome Mr. Brad Komminsk into the 1990 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Brad graduated from Shawnee in 1979 Brad was a remarkable athlete. He was a three year starter in football and basketball, but his sport of choice was baseball where he was a four year starter. He owns the school record for the most doubles, most runs batted-in and most home runs. He was a first team All-American his senior year and was the fourth over-all draft choice in the nation. He began his professional baseball career with the Atlanta Braves and played also with the Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians.
We welcome Mr. Ken Lusk into the 1990 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ken Lusk had an eighteen year career at Shawnee. During this time he served the athletic program in many capacities. He assisted in the coaching of track, football, baseball and golf. During his seven years as High School Principal in the late 1950's and early 1960's, he was instrumental in bringing many top-flight coaches to Shawnee, many of whom are in the Hall of Fame today.
We welcome Mr. Tom Frail into the 1991 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
"Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, and Man of Integrity" are words to describe Lima native Tom Frail who came to Shawnee in the late 1960's and began a twenty year career at Shawnee. Tom was an Assistant football coach for ten years, head wrestling coach who won five Miami Valley League titles, Shawnee's first soccer coach from 1982-1986, and head baseball coach for three years until his retirement. From 1976-1981, Tom was Shawnee's Athletic Director.
We welcome Mr. Jeff Howison into the 1991 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jeff graduated from Shawnee in 1967. During his high school career, he played football and ran track for the Indians. He was also on Shawnee's first wrestling team in 1966-1967. Jeff returned to Shawnee as a teacher/ coach in 1977. As varsity wrestling coach his teams compiled a 40-17 dual meet record, three State qualifiers and one State championship. Jeff also headed the women's volleyball team for seven years. Those teams compiled an impressive 111-47 record which included a trip to the Regional finals and the State semi-finals.
We welcome Mr. Rick Quinn into the 1991 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rick was a 1968 graduate of Shawnee. Although he attended Shawnee for just two years, he made quite an impact on Shawnee athletics. During his junior year he was an All-League Performer in basketball and honorable mention All-Ohio. During that year he was also All-League in baseball. In his senior year, Rick was again All-League in basketball and played varsity tennis. He was the Limaland Player of the Year in basketball and earned a full basketball scholarship to Kent State University.
We welcome Mr. Robert "Bob" Brumby into the 1992 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bob was a talented, versatile athlete who earned letters in wrestling, swimming, track and football at Shawnee. He received four varsity letters in football, served as team captain, and was selected All-League, All-District, All-Ohio and played in the Ohio All-Star game. He continued his football career at Purdue University where he captained the team and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.
We welcome Mr. Rubin Sims into the 1992 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rubin was a 1955 graduate of Shawnee. While at Shawnee, he earned three varsity letters in both football and baseball. Football honors received included Most Valuable Player, Team Captain, All-League, All-District, All-Ohio, and participation in the Ohio All-Star game. In 1955, he was recognized by the Associated Press as the number two defensive back in the State of Ohio.
We welcome Sheryl Neff into the 1993 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Sheryl is a 1974 graduate of Shawnee High School. During her four years in high school Sheryl was an outstanding performer in basketball, volleyball, softball and track. Unfortunately for her, OHSAA tournaments for these sports did not begin for girls until after she graduated. Sheryl went on to a successful career as a college coach at the University of Findlay where she headed the basketball and volleyball programs. She was named the NAJA District 22 Coach of the Year in softball, volleyball and basketball. In the summer of 1990, she took her softball team to Sweden and Russia.
We welcome Mr. Wendell Bowsher into the 1993 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wendell has been an active supporter of Shawnee athletics for over forty years. During this time he has managed little league teams, driven team buses, served as President of the Shawnee Dad's Club and held chains at Shawnee football games. During basketball games, Wendell can always be found in row 13 seat 24, a seat he has held since Lappin Gymnasium was built in the mid-1950's. Wendell's five children all graduated from Shawnee, and he served many years as a Township Trustee.
We welcome Mr. Rod Arthur into the 1994 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rod is a 1981 graduate of Shawnee. He had an outstanding wrestling career at Shawnee and finished his four years of varsity wrestling with an 88-7 record. Rod holds the distinction of being the first Shawnee athlete to win a State title. This occurred in 1981 when he won the AAA Division wrestling championship in the 98 pound division.
We welcome Mr. Robert Smith into the 1994 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bob is a 1970 graduate of Shawnee. Bob had an outstanding football career. His senior year in high school, Bob was All City both on the offense and defense teams, earned Lima Area "Linesman of the Year", and made first team "All Ohio". Bob received a full football scholarship at the University of Dayton. Since graduating from college, Bob continues in athletics as a football, wrestling and track coach. First team all MVL (Miami Valley League) as a Tackle on both offense and defense, first football player ever named to the Lima News All-City football squad as first team on both offense and defense. Named the first ever "Lineman of the Year", 1969 Scholastic Coach - All-American football team, 1970 Ohio North-South football game in Canton, Ohio, MVL Heavyweight wrestling champion in 1970 and finished with a 13-6 record, qualifying for the regional tournament, All-State offensive tackle.
We welcome Mr. Ron Core into the 1995 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
A 1965 graduate of Shawnee, Ron was active in Student Government and in athletics. He earned four varsity letters in football and three in basketball. In football, he won first-team League honors during his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was named Western Buckeye League Back of the Year in his senior year. He was Co-Captain of the basketball team that reached the semi-finals of the State Tournament. Ron was awarded a full scholarship to play football at Miami University.
We welcome Mr. Don Dwyer into the 1995 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Don was a 1964 graduate of Shawnee. He was class President as a junior and senior. Besides his activity in many organizations, Don lettered in basketball, football and track. During his senior year, he led the Indians to an undefeated season in football and was named Western Buckeye League Lineman of the Year. He captained the All-Ohio game in Canton his senior year and received numerous scholarship offers to play major college football. He elected to play for The Ohio State University Buckeyes and attributed much of his success to his high school coach Jim Young.
We welcome Mr. Larry Lewis into the 1996 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Larry Lewis and Shawnee High School appear to go hand in hand. Larry played football in high school and graduated in 1959. He returned to Shawnee after graduating from college and began a thirty-one year teaching and coaching career. He guided many athletes in tennis, basketball, track, softball and football. As head football coach, Larry compiled a 51-37-1 record, winning one League championship and four runner-up titles. Larry coached 192 games as head football coach at Shawnee.
We welcome Mr. Dave Evans into the 1996 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dave is a member of the talented class of 1965. Dave was active in football, basketball and track. He was a member of the highly successful football teams that achieved a thirty-three game winning streak. As a sophomore, Dave scored five touchdowns against Bellefontaine. As a junior he accumulated 1517 rushing and pass-receiving yards. He was an All-League selection in football. Dave remained in Lima and has been involved in many civic activities. He is a past recipient of the Sertoma Man of the Year Award.
We welcome Mr. Jim Hile into the 1997 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jim graduated in 1958 and lettered in football, baseball, basketball and track. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, Jim returned to Shawnee as a teacher and coach. Many lives were touched by Jim's leadership during thirty-one years of coaching. He coached swimming for six seasons but distinguished himself as one of the state's top track and cross country coaches. During his career, his track and cross country teams won three District championships. Jim saw thirty eight athletes make it to the State Tournament and his cross country teams competed in three State team championships.
We welcome Nancy Emerick into the 1998 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Naney graduated from Shawnee in 1984 and was an exceptional athlete in tennis, volleyball, and softball at Shawnee. Although Shawnee did not have a women's swim team at the time, she swam independently and in OHSAA State competition. She continued her success at Ohio Northern University where she swam and played softball. The 1985 and 1987 softball teams were Ohio Athletic Conference champions, and Naney continues to hold many swimming records at O.N.U.
We welcome Chris Roberts into the 1999 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Chris is a 1975 graduate of Shawnee and during his career excelled in cross country and track, winning seven varsity letters. He was a fourth place finisher in the State Cross Country meet in 1974 as a junior and third place finisher in State Track meet in 1975. He specialized in distance events. He continues to hold the school record in the 800, 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs. Chris went on to run track and cross country at Ohio University. He credits Coach Jim Hile for his development of a strong work ethic and keeping successes and failures in perspective.
We welcome Mr. Ron Huber into the 2000 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ron Huber spent thirty years at Shawnee High School as a teacher, tennis coach and Assistant Principal where he touched the lives of many students. In his twenty-seven years as boy's tennis coach and nine seasons as girl's coach, Ron compiled a record of 464 wins and 128 losses. The boy's teams won two Miami Valley League championships and twelve Western Buckeye League titles. The girl's teams won eight WBL championships in his nine seasons, Ron coached Jerome Moenter and Chris England to a State Doubles Championship in 1987 and Justin O'Neal to three State Singles Championships in 1993, 1995 and 1996. He is also a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame at Bluffton College.
We welcome Mr. Charles Hunsaker into the 2000 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Charles Hunsaker is a 1962 graduate of Shawnee. He ran cross-country for two years and track for three years where he held the record in the mile run. He continued his track career at Capital University where he held seventeen records. He won the OAC Indoor championship three times in the 600 meter run. Chuck then went on to become head track coach at Cincinnati, Southwest Missouri State and the United States Military Academy. He coached twenty-two All Americans and won an NCAA championship. He is a member of the Capital University, Southwest Missouri, State of Missouri, and Ohio Track coaches Halls of Fame.
Jerome Moenter (1987) and Chris England (1988) are being inducted just as they -were when they won the Ohio State Doubles championship in 1987.
They -were also members of the men's team that won the WEL championship every year during their high school years. Jerome was First Singles Champion in 1984, 1986 and 1987 and participated in three State Tournaments in Doubles Competition. He went on to Toledo University -where he was named First Team in the Mid-American Conference. He has -won many Lima singles and doubles championships. Chris played behind Jerome in high school and took over the number one position in 1988 where he -was League Champion in 1988. He also participated in three State Tournaments in doubles. He also went on to Toledo where he lettered four years in tennis and MAC honors in 1992. He coached the Women's Team at Toledo in 1993 and has been involved in the Special Olympics program in Toledo. He and Jerome continue to dominate the state of Ohio in United States Tennis Association tournaments.
We welcome Tina Cheney into the 2002 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Tina graduated from Shawnee High School in 1984. During her years at SHS she took distance running to a new level. The individual banners in the gymnasium identify her state-level achievements: 1981, 1982, 1983 State Cross-Country Champion and State 1600 Meter Champion. She holds the school record for the 1600, 3200 and 5000 meter run. Tina attended Mera Costa Community College and led the school to the California State Community College Championship. She also ran at California State Northridge. Tina competed in the NCAA Nationals and was an All-American in both track and cross-country.
We welcome 1983 Girls State Cross Country Team into the 2002 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shawnee High School is proud to induct the 1983 Cross Country team into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The team is the only team in Shawnee history to win an OHSAA State Championship. Coach Scott Smith developed this team for five years to eventually win this title. The team includes: Tina (Cheney) Wick, Velynda (Crewdson) Wickerson, Amanda (Paglow) Kelleher, Carol (North) Apachi, Anne Smith, Cyndi (Wallace) Bishop, Michelle (Stedke) Kies, Christine (McKowen) Malpass, Wendy (Wedge) Baxter, Andrea (Zweber) Stadler, Jane (Smith) Inglese, Melissa (Schumann) Cartier, Chris (Neuhart) Duffy, Coach Becky (Beaman) Diglia and Head Coach Scott Smith.
We welcome Mr. Matt Otto into the 2003 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Matt is from the graduating class of 1990. He participated in golf and helped the golf team with the Western Buckeye League title. Matt's most noted career, however, was in basketball. During his junior year, he was selected first team Northwest District, Special-Mention All State, Player of the Year in the WBL, and Lima Area Player of the Year. His senior year accolades included NW District Player of the Year, Player of the Year for the Lima Area, First Team All State, and the Ohio Coaches Association Division II Ohio Player of the Year. He captained the 1990 WBL Championship basketball team. Matt continued his basketball career for four more years at Bowling Green State University.
We welcome Mr. Todd Hall into the 2003 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Todd graduated from Shawnee in 1983. If not for a broken leg during his sophomore year, Todd might have established many career pitching records. He still holds the school record for most innings pitched (84), most strikeouts (148), and most season wins (9), twice. He was selected all Great Lakes Conference in 1982, all Western Buckeye League and "All Ohio" in 1983. Todd pitched at Bowling Green State University for three years and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1986.
We welcome Laurie (Weight) Camper into the 2004 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Laurie graduated in 1981 and attended Shawnee as a junior and senior. During those two years she excelled in volleyball and track. As a hitter on the volleyball team, she helped the Indians reach the Regional semi-finals; Laurie won first team Great Lake Conference honors and led the team to a conference championship. She was 10th in the Lima area in scoring in basketball as a senior and set school records in seven events for the track program. She still owns the school high jump record. Laurie returned to Lima after college and is very active with civic groups in Lima.
We welcome Mr. Jeff Stocksdale into the 2004 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jeff attended Shawnee for his junior and senior year and graduated in 1967. He was captain of the 1967 team that compiled a season record of 18-3. During his senior year, Jeff averaged 24.4 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. He earned first team WBL honors, was first team All Northwest District, and was the Lima News Player of the Year. Jeff went on to play basketball at the University of Indiana and graduated in 1971 with a degree in Business Management.
We welcome Mr. Rick Snider into the 2005 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rick graduated in 1965 and starred in basketball, golf and track winning eight varsity letters. He helped the Indians win seven league championships during his high school career. Rick was an integral part of the 1965 basketball team that reached the State semi-finals and was selected to the first-team all State Tournament team. He was an all-city performer, all WBL, and honorable mention all-District and all-State. As a golfer for the Indians, Rick was the WBL medalist as a freshman, runner-up his sophomore and junior years and third his senior season. He then participated in both track and golf at the same time and helped those teams win the WBL tournament on the same day.
We welcome Mr. Rod Apfelback into the 2006 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rod is a 1981 graduate of Shawnee High School and a 1985 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Rod was a true leader on athletic teams as well as many academic organizations in the school. Rod participated in football, basketball and baseball. He earned six varsity letters and was the first football player to earn the Golden Helmet Award twice. Despite an injury his senior year, Rod still gained over 2000 yards rushing. He was an All-City running back his junior and senior year and Shawnee's most valuable Player his junior and senior year.
We welcome Rekha (Pudupakkam) Manakkal into the 2007 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rekha graduated in 1988 from Shawnee and her name is synonymous with tennis in the Lima area. She, her sister and her brother were all Western Buckeye League champions in tennis and all three participated in the State tournament. Rekha made three trips to the State tournament, once in singles and twice as a doubles player with her twin sister Rupa. She played number one singles all four years and won three singles champions while leading her team to four consecutive League Championships. She played four years of varsity tennis at the University of Toledo before returning to Shawnee to teach and coach. She coached the boy's team for one year and the girl's team for four years. Rekha's girl's team won WBL championships in 1997 and 1998
We welcome Jill (Clemens) Hay into the 2007 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jill was a 1977 Shawnee graduate and an outstanding track athlete during the early years of OHSAA sanctioned track competition for girls. In the second year of State Competition (1976), Jill placed second in the 440 yard dash. She was the first Shawnee female athlete to win a heat at the State level and the first Shawnee female to score points at that level. Jill's time at the state track meet remains a Shawnee School record.
We welcome Dave Owen into the 2009 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
We welcome Mr. Dave Owen into the 2009 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Owen had a illustrious career with the athletic department. He served 34 years as the only on staff certified athletic trainer in the schools history. Besides being the Dean of trainers in this area, he also assisted the football team as their kicking coach; he also served as equipment manager for many years; and drove athletic bus trips for 38 years. Mr. Owen is one of the original committee members for the athletic hall of fame. Since retirement "Mr. 0" as everyone calls him, continues to help the athletic
department as a game supervisor, statistician for football, boy's & girl's basketball programs.
We welcome Leonard Volbert into the 2010 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Leonard is a 1952 graduate of Shawnee. During his athletic career he excelled in football, basketball and baseball winning nine varsity letters. His senior year he had the honor of being team captain of all three sports. Also during his senior year in football as a pass receiver he scored 30 touchdowns and was named 2nd team All-Ohio. His career in basketball was even more outstanding. He was All-Ohio and had a scoring record of 28.8 points per game in 1952 that had stood until 2002. Leonard attended John Carroll University on a basketball scholarship and then received an education degree from Ohio Northern University. Leonard had an excellent high school basketball coaching career for 20 years and was selected to the Ohio High School State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
We welcome Paul Snider into the 2010 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Paul Snider spent fourteen years at Shawnee High School as a teacher and coach where he became known as the "Chief'. During those years he coached football, basketball, baseball and boy's golf. Paul was head golf coach for 9 years and compiled a 69-11 record with four Miami Valley League championships. His 1967 golf team had an 11-0 regular season and placed 3rd at OHSAA state competition. As Shawnee's chairman of Health and Physical Education, Mr. Snider helped in planning the new "Lappin" Gymnasium in 1954. Coach Snider finished out his professional career as a professor at Purdue University and their golf coach, compiling over 800 wins.
We welcome Nick Cheney into the 2011 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Nick was a 1997 Shawnee graduate where he received 4 varsity letters each in golf and swimming. His senior year, Nick was the golf team captain. Nick's accolades came in the swimming pool. Nick was a 4 time state qualifier in both the 50 free and 100 free. Nick continued his outstanding swimming career at the University of Texas and The Ohio State University where he helped set school records and was named team captain at The Ohio State University during the 2001-02 season. Since graduation, Nick has continued to volunteer as an assistant coach at Ohio State.
We welcome Justin O'Neal into the 2011 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Justin was a 1996 Shawnee graduate, earning 4 varsity awards in tennis. In three of those years, Justin was the OHSAA State Singles Champion. He was Div. II champion in 1993, Div. I champion in 1995 and Div. I champion in 1996. Justin attended the University of Florida where he was a 3 time All-American in tennis and holds the school record for overall wins. Justin played professionally on the ATP Tour for 3 years. Justin is currently employed as director of player development for Arthur Ashe' Regional Tennis Center, Philadelphia, Pa. .
We welcome Abbi Terveer into the 2013 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Abbi is from the Shawnee class of 2002. Her athletic accomplishments are many. In high school, she earned 12 varsity letters. She earned four in soccer where she was All-District her junior and senior years. She earned a letter in track and three more letters in softball and was all-WBL in 2002. Abbi's high school fame came in swimming. Earning four varsity awards, she set 6 school records; Abbi is a four time state qualifier. She has been a state runner-up in multi-events 3 times and she achieved the honor as a two time State Champion in the 50 freestyle in 2001 & 2002. In college, Abbi was a two time All-American at the University of Tennessee and an SEC Academic Achievement Award winner all four years.
We welcome Mr. Rick DeStephens into the 2013 - 2014 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rick was a member of the Shawnee class of 1978. He was a member of the football and track teams, but his main athletic accomplishments came in wrestling. Rick was a 3 year letterman in wrestling with his top 3rd highlight coming his senior year, by earning a 3 place finish at the state wrestling meet. From Shawnee he went on to The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the wrestling team for three years, and graduated from Ohio State in 1982 with a degree in Microbiology. Since starting his professional life, Rick has not forgotten Shawnee, by organizing multiple fund raisers to help send current Shawnee Wrestling Athletes to the Ohio State Wrestling camp.
We welcome Mr. Brad Keenan into the 2013 - 2014 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Brad is from the Shawnee class of 1981. During his athletic career at Shawnee, Brad earned a total of 9 varsity letters, 3 each in football, basketball and track as well as serving as a captain in all three sports as a senior. Once leaving Shawnee, Brad continued his athletic career at Wittenberg University where he went on to earn a total of 7 varsity letters in football and track as well as serving as team captain as a senior in both sports. Brad earned his degree in Business from Wittenberg in 1985. Brad has sinced started his own company which produces products for companies, schools and universities across the United States. In 2012, Brad founded “Warrior Mode” to raise awareness to those who are fighting difficult times and to give them the fighting spirit to cope with their obstacles.
We welcome Mr. Richard “Dick” Hagen into the 2015 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dick Hagan has spent 25 years of his teaching career as a member of the Shawnee High School teaching staff as well as serving as the head soccer and baseball coach during his career and after his retirement. Coach Hagan's claim to fame came on the soccer field where he served as the boys head soccer coach for 28 years. During that time he compiled a record of 330-142-60, as well as 5 WBL Championships, 14 Sectional Championships, 6 District Championships, 1 Regional Championship and 1 State Semi-Final appearance. Coach Hagan has also received numerous personal accolades including WBL Coach of the Year, NW District Coach of the Year, and Ohio Division II Coach of the Year.
We welcome Mr. Steve Sterne into the 2016 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Steve Sterne has spent his entire professional career as a part of the Shawnee School District in many capacities, as a teacher, a coach, Co-Athletic Director, and Athletic Assistant. Mr. Sterne started his teaching career at Shawnee in 1969 in the area of Health and Physical Education as well as an assistant baseball and swimming coach, before moving into the Head Baseball Coaching position in 1979. Prior to his time as the school head coach, Mr. Sterne served as the ACME head coach for 12 seasons, where he had an overall record during that time of 253-122, with 6 District championships and 8 state appearances, where his team won the only ACME state championship in school history in 1972. During his time as head coach he compiled a record of 76-40-3 with 3 sectional championships, 2 District Runner-up finishes, coached 3 All-State Players, 1 All-American Player with one league championship and league coach of the year honor. Once he finished his coaching career he moved into a Co-Athletic Directors position until his retirement, where he then took a position as the Athletic Assistant, continuing many of the same roles as Co-Athletic Director. Of his many accomplishments in the Athletic Office the two greatest may be the updates to the Hall of Fame plaques and the creation of the Hall of Champions.
We welcome Dr. Charles LaGrande into the 2016 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dr. LaGrande has spent time as an educator at a number of places both in the State of Ohio as well as overseas, but has spent the majority of his career at Shawnee. During his tenure as a German teacher he also was a part of the Athletic Department as both an assistant coach and Head Coach. Dr. LaGrande served as an assistant basketball coach, coaching both the 7th grade and 9th grade teams at different times in his career, but the two sports that he served the longest in were soccer and baseball. He was a varsity assistant soccer coach for 10 years and served as the JV soccer coach for 13 years and compiled a record of 137-46-28. His passion was on the baseball field, where he served as an assistant for 5 years and then as the Head Coach for 9 years. During his time as the Head Baseball Coach, he compiled a record of 136-89, which ranks as the most wins by a head baseball coach in Shawnee history. He also won 2 sectional titles during his run as Head Coach.
We welcome the 1966 Varsity Football Team into the 2017 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shawnee High School is proud to induct the 1966 Varsity Football team. Lead by Head Coach Larry Smith, the 1966 team completed an undefeated season, which only gave up a total of 6 points in 10 games, on their way to a WBL Championship. Many members of that squad earned All-League, All-City, and All-State accolades as well as continued their football careers at the college level, as well as individually being inducted into the Shawnee High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The members of the team are as follows: Players: Steve Archer • Bob Brumby • Russ Fruchey • Bill Hamman • Steve Heuer • Tom Heuer • Jeff Howison Ken Jacobs Randy James • Ron Kelley • Tom Roney • Tom Trump • Gary Croft • Tom Finch • Bob Groves • Ron Groves • Jeff Hall • Steve Hitchner • Mike Hone • Dennis Latham • Jerry McCormick • Michael Pettit • John Roush Ed Smith • Dan Thomas • Don Vermillion • Jim DeStephens • Mike Gast • Tim Hone • Bob Janke • John Kieffer • Jeff LeGrande • John Locker • Scott Montgomery • Connell Tar • Rod Tuach • Jeff Venne • Dan Zuppardo Coaches: Larry Smith • Larry Lewis • John Studer • Tom Cornell • Bob Garreston Medical Staff: Dr. James Baker • Dave Owen Managers: Bill Clymer • Tim Wolf • Fred Hoffman
We welcome Mr. Russ Holly into the 2018 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Coach Holly started his teaching and coaching career at Botkins Local Schools before coming to Shawnee as a junior high science teacher and coach. While at Shawnee Coach Holly has coached basketball, track and cross country at all levels, with track and cross country being the sports that he has had his greatest success. During his tenure as Head Coach, Coach Holly has sent 96 athletes to the state track meet with two individual state champions, 4 WBL Cross Country Championships, tha 4 place finish as a team in the boys state track meet as well as many individual state, regional, district place winners and WBL individual event champions. Along with his coaching and teaching responsibilities, Coach Holly also spent over 50 years as a track and field official, and 30 years as a basketball official.
We welcome Mr. Dan Perry into the 2018 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dan was a member of the class of 1969 and had an illustrious career at Shawnee, before moving onto the University of Kentucky to finish his playing career. While at Shawnee Dan was a member of a MVL championship basketball teams averaging 25.6 points and 15 rebounds per game during his senior season as well as setting a school record for the most points in a game until it was broken in 2004. While at the University of Kentucky Dan was a member of 3 SEC championship teams, 3 invitations to the NCAA Tournament, with 2 of those trips finishing in the Elite 8. Once completing his playing career, Dan returned to Ohio where he became a dentist in Troy, Ohio.