Roger Berney – Wolbach

OFFICIAL Roger Berney brought his whistle to high school sporting events for more than 30 years, officiating football, volleyball and wrestling. He got his start in wrestling, the sport he competed in at Midland College, working more than 20 state tournaments as well as the 1980 NAIA National Championship. The Wolbach graduate also officiated volleyball […]

Fred Brown – Omaha Tech

Athlete–A 1950 graduate of Omaha Technical High School, this fine athlete excelled in the sport of wrestling. Showing that size is not always an indication of toughness, he showed championship style by winning his weight class every one of his four years in high school: as a freshman in 1947 in the 85-pound class, as […]

Fred Bessler – Chase County

Coach.  Fred Bessler had a career football coaching record of 248-81-1 and got his start in Brule. From there, Bessler went to Madrid where he was the head coach of their 9-0 eight-man team that was ranked No. 1. He then moved on to Cozad where he was an assistant coach for the state champion […]

Dan Brost – Mullen

Dan Brost Mullen Coach After one year as an assistant coach in 1978-79, Dan Brost went to work producing a wrestling dynasty in the small town of Mullen in the heart of the Sandhills.  In 31 years as a head coach, Brost guided the Broncos to five Class D state wrestling championships, three runner-up finishes […]

Cal Bentz – Lincoln

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 […]

Paul Brungardt – Humphrey St. Francis

Coach, Humphrey St. Francis: Brungardt compiled a career basketball coaching record of 473-159 over 29 years, winning Class D-1 state championships in 1990, 1992 and 1994 at Humphrey St. Francis as well as a state runner-up trophy in 1988. He also coached at Hayden High School in Topeka, Kan.; Cathedral High School in Denver; Norfolk […]

Bill Brown – Omaha

Athlete.  Perhaps no Nebraska high school athlete dominated a sport the way Bill Brown dominated tennis.  A 1963 Omaha Creighton Prep graduate, Brown was undefeated in his high school career, winning the city and state singles championships four consecutive years from 1960 to 1963.  In 1960, Brown was ranked as the #7 player in the […]

Randy Brooks – Omaha Creighton Prep

Athlete:  A 1977 graduate of Creighton Prep, Brooks won five gold medals at the state track meet in 1976 and 1977. He set the state record in the 110-meter high hurdles (13.7 seconds). That record still stands. He also posted the all-time fastest time in the 180-yard low hurdles and was a second-team all-state selection […]

Leonard Bond – Omaha North

Coach. High school coaches the caliber of Leonard Bond always seem to credit good fortune regarding outstanding players under their guidance. Usually, it is no accident. As head football and track coach at Omaha North High School between 1948 to 1975, Coach Bond worked constantly to increase the quality of athletes under his guidance. His […]

Bobby Bass – Omaha Benson

Athlete. A 1975 graduate of Omaha Benson, Bass was the Omaha World-Herald’s first three-time all-state football selection. He was a scoring machine on the gridiron, highlighted by a 22-touchdown junior season.  Member of the 1,000-yard rushing club. He also lettered in basketball, baseball and track, contributing to the baseball state championship won in 1974 by […]