Todd Eubanks- Lincoln East

Athlete-1983 A charter member of the Lincoln East Hall of fame, Todd was a three-sport standout and the Lincoln Journal Star Athlete of the Year in 1983.  An All-State basketball player, he set a Lincoln East record with 90 steals in a season.  In track. he was a two-time State Meet Gold Medalist in the […]

Steve Erwin- Laurel

Athlete- 1971 An All-Class All-State selection in football and basketball, Steve showed uncommon versatility- he shot left-handed in basketball and passed right-handed in football.  A four-year starter in both sports, he led the Laurel Bears to an undefeated season and the Class B “mythical” state Championship as a Senior.  In his four years as the […]

Glenwood Einspahr- Hildreth

Athlete-1950 A “basketball ace”-he was All-Class All-State in 1950-Glenwood showed his athletic ability at the 1950 State Track Meet.  A one-man team, competing without a coach, he won the 100 and 220 yard dashes and the long jump to score enough points to give Hildreth the Class D team Co-Championship.  On the basketball court, Einspahr […]

Gwen Egbert- Papillion-LaVista/Papillion-LaVista South

Coach- 2019 Gwen Egbert built two volleyball dynasties at Papillion-LaVista and Papillion-LaVista South high Schools, with each school forging state championship “three-peats.”  Egbert started her coaching career with Papillion-LaVista in 1987 and over the next 15 years led the Monarchs to the State Championship match eight times, winning state titles in 2000, ’01 and ’02. […]

Sheila (Miller) Estes- Omaha Central

  Athlete- 2019    (1977) In the early years of Title XI mandated girls’ athletics, Sheila (Miller) Estes emerged as one of the early starts, earning starting positions in volleyball and basketball and winning a gold medal in the State Track meet.  On the track the won the Metro Conference 220-yard dash and shot put […]

Jerry Eickhoff – Hampton

Coach. Jerry Eickhoff retired at the end of the 2009 basketball season as Nebraska’s all-time leader in victories while compiling a 670-226 record. A rarity indeed, he coached at Hampton for the entire 40 years of his career. He and the Hawks won three state titles, three state runner-up finishes, a third-place finish in 10 […]

Ray Ehlers – Lexington

Contributor. Ray Ehlers’ influence on Nebraska high school athletics spanned playing, coaching and administration careers. He was a starter on the unbeaten Syracuse basketball team of 1954, a Golden Anniversary team selected by the Hall of Fame. He played football and basketball at Peru State and coached at Fullerton and Blair before becoming the activities […]

Tom Ernst – Columbus

Athlete. Class of 1959. Determined, hard-working and athletically gifted, Tom Ernst contributed more than his share to Columbus High School’s athletic success. The 1959 Lincoln Journal Star athlete of the year, Ernst earned 11 letters, started for four years in football, set scoring standards in basketball and tied for the gold medal in the shot […]

Rex Ekwall – Holmesville

Class of 1953 Athlete Turning down a professional baseball contract after high school, Ekwall attended the University of Nebraska, building on a basketball and baseball career that was forged in one of Nebraska’s smallest schools. A four-year starter in basketball who averaged more than 20 points per game each year at Holmesville, Ekwall earned Class […]

Fred Egley, Jr. – Norfolk

Contributor. Fred Egley’s long association with Norfolk athletics began as an assistant coach in 1939. He started the school’s gymnastics program the next year and was football coach in 1942. After serving in the Pacific in World War II, he returned to Norfolk and education. He became athletic director for the high school and the […]