Barney Cotton – Omaha Burke

Athlete. 1974. Made his mark early at Omaha Burke High School, cracking the starting lineup in 1971 and keeping his spot three years. All-Metro. All-State, 1974 Shrine Bowl. He was also on the varsity basketball team three years, starting as a junior and a senior.  In track, he threw the shot and discus and qualified […]

Darcy Cudaback White – Exeter

Athlete. Darcy Cudaback White was a three-sport athlete at Exeter (Class of 1986), earning 12 varsity letters.  In volleyball she was second-team all-conference and Class D-1 all-state honorable mention.    Her junior and senior years brought higher recognition when she was twice selected all-conference first team, Class D-1 all-state first team and once to the all-class […]

Bob Churchich – Omaha North

Athlete. Quarterback of the Vikings’ fabled Four Norseman backfield in 1961 and 1962. The Vikings were 9-0 in 1961. He was the Omaha high school athlete of the year in 1962. He starred in football, basketball and baseball.  He was twice all-city in baseball and played on the Storz American Legion team that went to […]

Mike Cielocha – Columbus Scotus

Athlete. Mike Cielocha put up impressive numbers on the track, winning or sharing five all-class gold medals, while winning nine Class B gold medals and leading Columbus Scotus to the Class B team titles his junior and senior years. As a sophomore in 1977, Cielocha won the Class B 220- and 440-yard dashes with times […]

Ken Cook – Adams

Coach. A graduate of North Loup High School, Ken Cook began coaching in 1959 at Trumbull, went to Douglas and landed in Adams for a career spanning six decades, most of which was spent at Adams then Freeman High School. In coaching football, he has a 260-94-3 career record that includes three state championships, four […]

Ron Coleman – McCook

Coach. Coleman’s McCook golf teams won seven Class B state championships and two runner-up trophies from 1990 to 2004. He also was an assistant football and assistant basketball coach, playing a part in two state championship football teams, two state runner-up football teams and a state runner-up basketball. He started coaching at Barneston where he […]

Linda Carlson – North Platte

Coach. Carlson started the volleyball and track programs at North Platte, guiding the Bulldogs to the inaugural Class A state track championship in 1971. But it was in volleyball where she made her mark, compiling a 476-252 record from 1970-2003. Her teams won state championships in 1979 and 1980 and was runner-up in 1975. North […]

Lloyd Cardwell – Seward

Athlete–Success in all sports and coaching was the fate of this multi-talented 1933 graduate from Seward High School. An all-state football running back in 1931 and 1932, an all-state basketball player in 1933, he then led Seward to state track & field championships in Class B in both 1931 and 1932. Cornhusker football fans are […]

Don “Moose” Cooper – York

Athlete. Class of 1944. For two hours, Don “Moose” Cooper was the best pole vaulter in the history of college athletics. On April 21, 1951, Cooper cleared 15 feet, 1/8 inch at the Kansas Relays – the first collegian and fourth person ever to clear 15 feet. Later that day, Don Lax of Illinois went […]

Bob Cerv – Weston

Athlete.  A big-time talent from a small town in Saunders County, he graduated from Weston High School in 1942. Star of his basketball team (Class C state runner-up, 1941), he was named all-state in both 1941 and 1942. Following service in World War II, he did well in two sports at the University of Nebraska. […]