Inducted January 26, 2019
Brenda Wolski graduated from Eastern Hancock in 1978. Brenda earned varsity letters in basketball, volleyball, and track. Brenda was a part of the early establishment of girls’ sports at Eastern Hancock and was considered a pioneer and building block during the transition of girls’ sports from GAA to full IHSAA competition.
A determined, tough minded player, Brenda was the leader of the first three basketball teams of the IHSAA era. Brenda was named All Big Blue River Conference three times and All Sectional as a senior. She was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder as a senior.
Brenda attended Indiana State, where she played basketball for a year prior to transferring to Saint Joseph’s College. Brenda ranked in the top 3 on her team in scoring and rebounding her last two seasons at Saint Joseph’s. Brenda was a two-time letter winner at Saint Joseph’s and was voted co-captain by her teammates her senior year.
Following her playing career, Brenda had a 29 year career in education, including 17 years as a girls’ varsity coach and 12 years as a guidance counselor at Crown Point High School. Brenda won over 200 games as a varsity coach, including a record of 157-110 at Knox High School, with two conference championships and three sectional championships. Brenda is a member of the Knox High School Hall of Fame, along with nine of her players she coached there.
Brenda retired in 2016 and returned home to Hancock County. She currently resides in Wilkinson and serves as the Executive Director at Hancock County LINK, a non-profit college and career counseling service.