Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1997

Bill James - Bellevue

Bill Vincent - Omaha South

Bob Siegel - Fairbury

Cindy Tatum Kostek - North Platte

Eugene "Red" Littler - Mitchell

Frank Smagacz - Omaha Central

Gil Dodds - Falls City

Howard Debus - Lincoln High

Jackie Washington - Omaha Central

Jeff Kinney - McCook

Jerry Lee - Grand Island

Jerry Mathers - Lincoln

Johnny Hopp - Hastings

Kent Reckewey - Lincoln East

O.L. Webb - Lincoln

Phil Cahoy - Omaha South

Randy Rasmussen - Elba

Roger Sayers - Omaha Central

Sue Lind Nelson - Albion

Coach.  No one understood the sport of swimming better than this great aquatic coach. Arriving at Westside High School in Omaha in 1963, he became their swimming and diving coach until 1977. During his tenure there the Roman Warriors of Westside High became a dominating force in the state, gaining plaudits across the nation. Westside won ten state championships in swimming and diving while under the direction of Coach Cal Bentz. His next twenty-two years were spent serving as men’s head coach and director of men & women’s swim programs at the University of Nebraska, winning fifteen men’s conference championships: three women’s titles, and numerous top 10 national finishes with both squads. Cal Bentz is a co-founder of American College Connection.