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OFFICIAL INDUCTEE NOMINATION FORM
Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame
500 Charleston St., Suite 3
Lincoln, NE 68508-1119

CIRCLE THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY FOR NOMINATION:

Inductee:  AthleteCoachOfficialContributor

NOTE: Nominations must be submitted by October 1st in order to be considered for the next year’s class.

BaseballBasketballCross CountryFootballGolfGymnasticsSoccerSoftballSwimmingTrack & FieldTennisVolleyballWrestling

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND OF NOMINEE

School Name(s), City, State, Years at School, Graduation Year

College, Years at School, Degree, Graduation Year

PERSON SUBMITTING NOMINATION FORM:

(Forms submitted anonymously will not be considered.)

ACHIEVEMENTS, CONTRIBUTIONS, HONORS

On the following page or an attached sheet, please make your points in support of thenomination.List objective, statistical records, such as won-lost records, titles, points scored, career facts, and highlights. Include details, such as year (9,10,11,12) when the nominee was a State Champion or named as an All-State Player (Please indicate the Newspaper/s and/or other media that named the All-State Team). List the year and the achievements from high school through post-high school. You are to focus on the nominee’s contributions that have had the most significant impact on high school sportsIn the case of non-athletes/coaches, list contributions as a writer, speaker, or innovator, or list other achievements that support this person’s candidacy.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete all required information in either hard copy form or submit electronically. If possible, trytogather your nominee’s information without contacting thatperson.
  2. Include letters of recommendation, limited to one typewritten page.
  3. If possible, submit a current black and white or color photo of the nominee.
  4. If applicable, submit black and white or color photos of nominee during the period of time he/she was involved in the category.
  5. If you wish, attach a limited number of newspaper clippings,magazine articles,or other supporting materials.

The nomination form, letters,and photos willbe retained by the Nebraska High School Sports Hallof Fame Foundation and remain in the Hall of Fame’s active file.

GENERAL CRITERIA

The nominee must have:

  1. been involved in an athletic activity in a Nebraska High School category for which he or she is nominated;
  2. demonstrated outstanding abilities and contributions in the category for which he or she is nominated;
  3. demonstrated high moral character, outstanding citizenship and ideals.
The following definitions and criteria shall apply to the four inductee nominating categories. There are no quotas for any category.

  1. Athlete/High School Achievement

    Any high school athlete who participated in Nebraska high school athletics and whose primary achievements in the field of athletics occurred during such high school participation. Any such person may not be considered until 15 years after high school participation.

    Athlete/Post High School Contribution

    Any high school athlete who participated in Nebraska high school
    athletics and whose primary contribution to athletics occurred after
    his/her high school participation. Any such person may not be
    considereduntil 15 years after high school participation.

  2. Coach

    A coach who must have been a Nebraska School District employee who
    has coached a sanctioned sport for at least 20 years. A coach would be
    eligible for Hall of Fame induction if he he/she has retired from
    coachingor has reached the age of 60.

  3. Official

    An official who has been registered with the Nebraska School Activities
    Association for a minimum of 20 years.

  4. Contributor

    Those persons who have made contributions to high school athletics in
    some capacity other than the above-mentioned categories. This category
    would include sportswriters, broadcasters, tournament officials,
    community leaders, athletics administrators, or any individual who has
    made a significant contribution to high school sports in Nebraska.

OFFICIAL HONOREE NOMINATION FORM
Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame
500 Charleston St., Suite 3
Lincoln, NE 68508-1119

CIRCLE THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY FOR YOUR NOMINATION:

Honoree:Fischer Family AwardGustafson Inspiration AwardGreat Moments in SportsSilver Anniversary TeamDominant DynastiesGolden Anniversary Team

PERSON SUBMITTING NOMINATION FORM:

(Forms submitted anonymously will not be considered.)

ACHIEVEMENTS, CONTRIBUTIONS, HONORS

On the following page or a separate attached sheet, make your points in support of yournomination. Please include pertinent information with as much detail as possible related to the chosen category.

Don Boll – Scribner

HOFAthlete. Big Don Boll was to the All Big Seven Conference football team when playing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the 1950s as an outstanding lineman, traveling quite a long road to reach that athletic perfection. While a high school student at Scribner High in Dodge County, his school had no football program, so Don Boll played head and shoulders above the opposition in basketball, baseball and track. After enlisting in the US Marine Corps toward the close of World War II in 1945, he was encouraged to play football for the Quantico Marine Team and that’s where his start came in that sport. Upon leaving the service he enrolled at the University of Nebraska where he lettered three years as a great guard on the gridiron. In 1953 he was selected as Rookie of the Year while playing for the professional football Washington Redskins.

SCRIBNER — Don E. Boll, 74, of Scribner died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.
He was born July 16, 1927, in Scribner. He attended country school near Scribner and graduated from Scribner High School in 1945. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 6, 1945, until his discharge July 5, 1949, at the rank of sergeant. He was recruited out of the Marine Corps to play football at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from there in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He lettered on the Cornhusker football team all four years of college and was named to the All Big Seven Team. He married Priscilla Fowler Dec. 30, 1952, in Grand Island. He played football for the Washington Redskins from 1952-59 and then played one year for the New York Giants in 1960. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Scribner, Scribner American Legion Post 121, NFL Players Association, the Tri C’s at church and was active at the Milligan Over 60 Center. He was honored by the Scribner Chamber of Commerce in 1974 with the Native Son Award. He was inducted into the University of Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1992 and also was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

Jerry Lee – Grand Island

Coach. During the 1940s and 1950s, the subject of high school football in Nebraska could not be discussed without a tip of the hat to the great Grand Island High School Coach Jerry Lee. A career of 25 years included a record of 101-23-5. The number of undefeated teams he coached at Grand Island was outstanding: 1947, 1948, 1953 and 1958. State championships with these fine teams included a span once of 28 consecutive games without a loss. He was selected as the North All-Star head coach in the first Shrine Bowl Game of 1959. In addition to his success on the gridiron, he was also a knowledgeable track coach. Wins alone do not tell the whole story. A former player of his stated, “His coaching went beyond the playing field. Because of his expertise, I was able to accomplish more than I had ever dreamed.”

 

Harold ‘Mac’ Maciejewski – Wayne

Coach. In 31 years at Wayne, hardly an athlete could have made it through without mentoring from Harold Maciejewski. Known as a coach who developed adults more so than athletes, “Coach Mac” coached football from 1953-61, basketball from 1953-67, golf from 1953-1985, track from 1953-1962 and boys cross country from 1962-1985. His teams compiled a 76-44-7 record in football and a 245-81 record in basketball. The basketball team won seven consecutive district championships and went on to win the state title in 1956. The boys golf team sent him into retirement in style, winning the state title in 1985. He also coached at his native Loup City and Manila, Ark.

 

Jim Riley – Lincoln

Contributor.  Jim Riley served in the field of education for 44 years and in the Nebraska School Activities Association for 31 years. Riley was hired as Assistant Executive Director for the NSAA on Aug. 1, 1970, and was promoted to Executive Director in August 1976. The NSAA staff grew from three employees to 11 full-time employees during Riley’s tenure. Also, the NSAA sponsored six sports in 1970 and had grown to 21 by 2001, including non-sport activities. Riley retired in September 2001, completing a 25-year reign as Executive Director. In 2002, Riley was given the NSAA Distinguished Service Award for his work with the NSAA. Valuable contributor to the national high school scene through committee/advisory work with the National Federation of State High School Associations.