Tim Turman- Bishop Neumann

  Coach- 2019 At the time of his retirement in 2018, Tim Turbam ranked seventh in Nebraska’s football coaching ranks with 307 career victories.  His storied coaching career (307-159-2), which began at Fairmont in 1972 and included a stint at David City before he took over the Bishop Neumann program in 1980.  His Bishop Neumann […]

Carl Tesmer-Grand Island Central Catholic/Hastings St. Cecilia

Coach Few football coaches lead a school to 100 victories. Carl Tesmer did it at two schools, climbing into the rarified air of 300-plus coaching victories. At the time of his induction, Tesmer had put together a 339-89-2 record, 39 winning seasons, 13 undefeated regular seasons and more than 25 top-ten teams in a 41-year […]

JIM TENOPIR – Contributor

Contributor           Jim Tenopir took the path from small-town Nebraska to the peak of high school sports in the United States. The Chief Operating Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations from 2010-15, Tenopir oversaw the day-to-day operations of the organization that governs high school sports across the […]

Kerry Trotter – Omaha Creighton Prep

Athlete. Without question one of the best left-handed shooters ever to take the floor in Nebraska high school basketball, Kerry Trotter was a 1982 graduate of Creighton Preparatory High School in Omaha. His sensational career began as a freshman there and he was three times selected All-Metro and twice All-State. He scored a total of […]

Paul Tierney – Broken Bow

Athlete. This 1970 graduate of Broken Bow High School was a wrestler, a football player and a track man while there, but is best known for his accomplishments in the rough-and-tumble world of rodeo as a most athletic cowboy. While still in high school he was named nationally as champion in all around and calf […]

Ethan Lee Todd – Grant

Athlete.  This 1932 graduate of Max Rural High School in Dundy County set a lifetime example of the successful athlete. He single-handedly captured the 1932 Class D State Track Championship by winning four events and placing second in another. That was the sensational part of his career. The rest of the time, he was a […]

Dick Thompson – North Platte

Official. Dick worked for 40 years officiating high school football, 20 years of officiating basketball, and was starter at the state track meet for 17 years. Dick was a member of the crew that worked the first Nebraska Shrine Bowl game plus some time in the Big 8. In the early 1950’s, he began a […]

Stephanie Thomas Clark – McCool Junction

Athlete, Stephanie Thomas Clark played every sport she could.  The 1988 McCool Junction graduate collected honors enough for more than one person.  She was all-conference three years in volleyball and four years in basketball.  With her stats one would think that there should have been a re-count on the volleyball votes her freshman year.  However, […]

Heather Taggart Long – Millard North

Athlete (1988) Heather Taggart led Millard North to the state soccer championships  in 1988, recording 10 shutouts and earning all-state honors.  The three-sport standout played a state championship team in volleyball (1987), winning all-state honors in this sport, too. She gained state honors in basketball.  She became a record-setting soccer goalkeeper at the University of […]

Irving Thode – Loup City

Athlete (1949) Irv Thode was a dominating all-around athlete in high school. His 6-foot-3 high jump was the unofficial national schoolboy best in 1949. He was gold medalist in the long jump in 1948 (21-9) and 1949 (22-3) and the high jump in 1949 at the state meet. He was on the 1948 Class C […]