Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1998

Bill Brown - Omaha

Bill Jackman - Grant

Billy Southworth - Harvard

Cecil Walker - Fremont

Chuck Deter - Gering

Conde Sargent - Lincoln

Dave Hoppen - Omaha Benson

Jack Hallstrom - Avoca

Jim Mather - Arapahoe

John "Choppy" Rhodes - Ansley

Jon Appleget - Fremont

Karlene Erickson Herrell - Wheeler Central

Kerry Trotter - Omaha Creighton Prep

Leonard Bond - Omaha North

Marty Kobza - Schuyler

Maurtice Ivy - Omaha Central

Paul Forch - Lincoln East

Paul Tierney - Broken Bow

Ron Kellogg - Omaha Northwest

Ruby Miller - Elm Creek

Sondra Obermeier Herold - Aurora


Athlete. This multi-talented gentleman began his long connection with Nebraska athletics as an all-state quarterback for Ord High School from which he graduated in 1939. Ord High was state champion his senior year on the gridiron and undefeated. Later he was a member of the famous Cornhusker football team which played in the 1941 Rose Bowl. His coaching career included a stint at Alliance High School where he guided the Bulldogs to the 1948 Class A State Championship at the Boys State Track Meet. After also coaching at Grand Island, he became a coach & administrator at Kearney State College beginning in 1955. Thanks to his success at Kearney State with the coaching program and as an inspiration to others, a large number of fine high school coaches emerged from the Kearney State program.