HALL OF FAME PLANS
Perhaps you missed it:
Jay Novacek, Gothenburg product, was
commemorated for his 2008 induction into the
College Football Hall of Fame at half-time of the Wyoming Cowboys
football game on 9/13/08. Novacek was inducted into the Nebraska High School
Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. See his profile.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Steve Borer – Seward
31 years in education...Presentlly Assistant Principal & Activities
Director at Seward High School....Nine years at Madison Public Schools as
Principal/Activities Director, 17 years at Brady as
Teacher-Coach-Administrator, three years at Wheeler Central as
Teacher-Coach-Activities Director. ...Elgin High, Wayne State graduate.
Kathi Wieskamp – Lincoln
20 years in education - Lincoln Public Schools.
Presentlly Assistant Activities Director at Lincoln Northstar....17 years as
a Teacher-Volleyball Coach at Lincoln Southeast....Norris High School, UNL
graduate. Played volleyball at UNL from 1984 -1987 (Academic & athletic
History of the Hall of Fame Foundation --
of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is to honor:
for outstanding high school careers.
coaches, officials and community members who have made significant contributions
to high school athletes.
who have had a significant impact on their chosen field or in our society
following completion of their high school careers.
Establish a Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame facility that will preserve
the rich heritage of Nebraska high school athletics and serve as a repository
for all memorabilia acquired.
2. Develop and implement programs and services consistent with the intent and
purpose of the Hall of Fame.
What We're About
of Fame Foundation is a non-profit organization operating for more than 20 years with the
idea of preserving the history of high school sports. It makes several awards
annually honoring individuals and teams and has inducted more than 240
athletes, coaches and/or contributors, including some of the great names in
Nebraska sports such as Gale Sayers, Johnny Rodgers, Carol Frost, the
Fischer family, Tom Kropp, Nancy Kindig-Malone, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Amy
Stephens and Tom Osborne.
We Have a
Please Help Us Out
The Hall of Fame
officially kicked off its capital fund drive on 11/23/08, with a press
conference and a tour of our exhibition hall in the Nebraska School
Activities Association building at 500 Charleston Street in Lincoln.
Thanks to a sizeable donation by a person preferring anonymity, the
drive has reached $500,000.
The goal is $1.5 million, which has been determined as a
minimum requirement to provide an entertaining, modern presentation of
Nebraska high school sports’ past in the 7,000 square foot area.
“We anticipate we will begin to furnish the hall as soon as we get to
the halfway point,” said Bob Whitehouse, president of the foundation board
of directors. “We’re paying rent now and we’ve started working on
Fund drive chairman is Steve Johnsen, director of the the Nebraska
Coaches Association, also officed in the NSAA complex. For more
information or to make a contribution, please contact Johnsen (email@example.com),
Hall of Fame executive director Dick Beechner (firstname.lastname@example.org),
president Whitehouse (Bob.Whitehouse@ops.org
) or any of the board members listed elsewhere in this website (board).
The hall will include a theater and it was unveiled at 11/23 as
the Wally McNaught Theatre, named after longtime Lincoln Southeast
basketball coach and athletic director. The anonymous donor
made the McNaught honor possible. A video was shown at the McNaught
announcement which included testimonials from Tom Osborne, Frank Solich,
current Southeast basketball coach Jeff Smith and Lincoln North Star
assistant athletic director Kathi Wieskamp.
“A lot of us had a vision 15 years ago when this Hall of Fame
was started,” said McNaught, a former president of the board and hall
inductee this year. “I certainly wouldn’t have envisioned seeing my name on
The Hall of Fame is pleased the Nebraska Sports Council handles the sale and
distribution of tickets to our annual awards banquet.
Nebraska Sports Council is at
PO Box 29366, Lincoln, NE 68529.The Nebraska Sports Council long has been a supporter of
high school sports, and is best known for its annual Cornhusker State Games.
The NSAA's new building...where
the Hall of Fame will have a home.
is encouraged to become a member of the Hall of Fame. Keep up with our
progress, receive newsletter and other mailings.Click
to see Membership Form.
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an address correction for same, please contact
Sue Wilcoxen or
NEW AWARD CATEGORY
Purpose: To honor schools/teams whose achievements were dominant over a
period of time.
Print a nomination form
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