Jerry Mathers – Lincoln

Contributor. One of the founders of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, Jerry Mathers spent his life teaching, coaching and serving as a totally-consumed-in-it historian of high school sports. He authored three books on history and records for Nebraska high school sports and was the first historian of the Nebraska High School Sports […]

Steve Morgan – Ogallala

Coach. Few coaches can match Steve Morgan’s success. Morgan created a dynasty without equal in Ogallala. At the time of his induction in 2012, Morgan’s 38-year volleyball coaching career included 788 victories, three state championships and four runner-up finishes in 25 state tournament appearances. His career did not include a losing season. During his tenure, […]

Louise Pound – Lincoln UNL Latin School

Contributor.  Louise Pound was a pioneer among women athletes in the state of Nebraska, enjoying much success during her high school age years although never participating in structured high school athletics. Tennis and golf were her top sports, but she gained acclaim in figure skating, skiing, cycling, basketball, swimming, riding and bowling. She was captain […]

Larry Ribble – Millard South

Coach. Larry Ribble’s boys basketball teams enjoyed more than their share of success, winning seven state championships and qualifying for 10 other state tournaments. His teams’ state championship success started in Class C at Pawnee City before his Millard South squads won five Class A crowns. His 1970 and 1971 Pawnee City teams won 35 […]

Willard Schmidt – Swanton

Athlete.  Despite his height – 6 feet, 6 inches – Willard Schmidt did not start playing basketball until his junior year when he joined the team coached by Hall of Famer Joe Sukovaty. His junior year, Schmidt led his team to a Class L state basketball championship. Schmidt scored 43 of the 107 points the […]

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 […]

Allison Weston – Papillion-LaVista

Athlete. The captain of the 2000 Olympic volleyball team in Sydney, Australia, Weston was a multi-sport standout and a 1992 graduate of Papillion-LaVista High School. The 1992 Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star Athlete of the Year, Weston was all-state in volleyball and basketball her junior and senior seasons, and she was named the Gatorade […]