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 Hall of Fame. His co-authored “Pages of History”, which provided a page for every high school in existence, small or large, between 1854-1994. A Mathers motto: “There’s still forgotten records out there in many small Nebraska towns and I want them”. For nearly thirty years he taught and/or coached at Lyons, Platteview, Winnebago and McCool Junction.