Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

Cal Bentz - Lincoln

Phil Cahoy - Omaha South

Gil Dodds - Falls City

Howard Debus - Lincoln High

Johnny Hopp - Hastings

Bill James - Bellevue

Jeff Kinney - McCook

Eugene "Red" Littler - Mitchell

Jerry Lee - Grand Island

Sue Lind Nelson - Albion

Jerry Mathers - Lincoln

Kent Reckewey - Lincoln East

Randy Rasmussen - Elba

Roger Sayers - Omaha Central

Bob Siegel - Fairbury

Frank Smagacz - Omaha Central

Cindy Tatum Kostek - North Platte

Bill Vincent - Omaha South

O.L. Webb - Lincoln

Jackie Washington - Omaha Central

Coach. Bill James made a couple of Central Nebraska stops in his coaching career (Arapahoe and Loup City) before landing in Bellevue where he coached football for nearly four decades, a coach who won in one of the toughest competitive conferences. Head football coach at the original Bellevue High School (which became Bellevue East) from 1957 and 1995, he saw the changing patterns of top-notch football in Nebraska high schools and just kept on succeeding. The 1960s was a good example of his creative coaching, as the Bellevue High football team was almost always at the top. In 1965, Bellevue played Boys Town High for the re-aligned Metro Conference championship, with one pass in the last minute the only difference between both fine teams. His teams won 195 games at Bellevue and his lifetime coaching career number was 210.