Andrea Conner-Millard South

Athlete-2019  (1991) Nebraska’s high school girls’ gymnastics record book is written around the career of Millard South’s Andrea Conner.  She won 13 individual gold medals, and no one else won more than nine.  She swept the gold medals in the floor exercise all four years and was a three-time winner on the uneven bars and […]

RANDY CARPENTER – Coach

            Coach After two years as an assistant boys basketball coach at Elm Creek, Randy Carpenter started the girls basketball program at Lexington in 1974, creating an after-school program that would feed his varsity. The early success of his teams helped steer Nebraska into the modern era of girls basketball. […]

Ed Colleran – Spalding

Coach–Where Nebraska highway 91 meets the Cedar River in northeastern Greeley County is the home country of the Spalding Academy High School. One who dedicated his life for nearly a half century to the improvement of athletics here was Coach Ed Colleran, between 1933 and 1980. Doing double duty as both boys basketball and football […]

Donna Chvatal Schuetz – North Bend Central

In the early stages of girls athletics in Nebraska, Donna Chvatal Schuetz was among the pioneers who quickly raised the level of play. Schuetz was a four-year starter in volleyball and basketball and a standout in track at North Bend Central. She excelled in basketball, where her coach described her as a highly-skilled, motivated, unselfish […]

Guy Chamberlin – Blue Springs

Athlete–Just a farm boy from the village of Blue Springs in Gage County, high school statistics were rarely kept in his time but his prowess quickly was known statewide at Nebraska Wesleyan College, where he developed into a ferocious football player. He transferred to the University of Nebraska and his skills became legendary skills as […]

Dick Christie – Omaha

Contributor Dick Christie was a longtime teacher, coach and administrator in the Omaha Public Schools. He coached basketball, track, golf, swimming and football (73-39-2 career record), mostly at Omaha Tech. Among his athletes were Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers and future NFL players Phillip Wise and Les Webster. Big, strong and intimidating, yet very mild-mannered, […]

Phil Cahoy – Omaha South

Athlete. A champion gymnast who worked and worked to earn his way to a key position on the 1980 US Olympic Team, Phil Cahoy began his sports career even before entering Omaha South High School from which he graduated in 1978. He’s a product of the Sokul gymnastics program in Omaha where he began almost […]

Phill Cahoy, Sr. – Omaha

Phil Cahoy, Sr. Omaha Contributor Much of Nebraskas gymnastics glory was forged in the sweat and energy of Cahoys Gymnastics Training Center in Omaha.  For more than 50 years, as owner, mentor and coach, Phil Cahoy, Sr. provided the foundation for an unprecedented number of prep and Junior Olympic gymnasts, including Olympians Jim Hartung and […]

Larry Coorts – Adams

Coach. As one of the great high school basketball coaches in the state, Larry Coorts found a home in Adams to start his career and Adams found themselves a coach in Coorts. In a 35-year career this talented gentleman’s teams had 540 wins and only 237 losses while head coach at Adams High School & […]

Archie Conn – Chadron Prep

Coach. In 1947, Coach Conn returned to his alma mater, Chadron State, to take over the coaching reins in its prep school, then turned that move into perhaps the most successful coaching stint in history. He was probably most known for his success in basketball where the Junior Eagles compiled a record of 247-33 with […]