HOF Class of 1998

  • Ralph Jones - HOF Class of 1998
    Ralph Jones
    Ralph Jones was a legendary coach of the early 1900's. He coached the basketball teams at Wabash College, Crawfordsville High School and the YMCA all at the same time in the early part of the century. In five years of coaching basketball at Crawfordsville High School, his record of 48-15 gave his teams a winning percentage of 76%. His 1903-04 team had a record of 13-2 and was proclaimed unofficial State Champions. His 1906-07 team was undefeated with a 12-0 record and was also declared the unofficial Indiana State Champions.

    Bob Hoke - HOF Class of 1998
    Bob Hoke
    Bob Hoke coached golf at Crawfordsville High School from 1947 to 1956 establishing a career record of 88-15-1. Bob's golf teams won 56 straight daul matches from 1951 to 1956. The 1954 team went 14-0 during the regular season and won the Indiana High School Association State Golf Team Championship. The 1955 team won the LaPorte Invitational and again reached the pinnacle of the high school golf by winning the IHSAA State championship. Bob also coached tennis, football and wresling at Crawfordsville High School.

    David Glascock - HOF Class of 1998
    David Glascock
    Dave Glascock was a 1905 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. He then went to Wabash College and played football graduating in 1909. He returned to Crawfordsville High School to coach football, basketball and track. His basketball teams had a record of 62-16, a winning percentage of 79.4%. His 1911 team was the first State Champion recognized by the Indiana High School Athletic Association. His 1912-13 team made it to the Final Four and had a record of 16-8. His 1909 football team had a record of 8-0 and was declared champions of Indiana and Illinois.

    Paul Curtis - HOF Class of 1998
    Paul Curtis
    Paul Curtis was a rare individual in the modern day coaching era. During 11 of his 12 years at Crawfordsville High School he coached three sports and was head coach in two of those sports. He was assistant football coach, head basketball and head golf coach. Paul is the leader in career wins and longevity for basketball coaches at CHS. In 12 years, he had a career record of 169-111 for a winning percentage of 60.3%. His teams won six sectionals and 1 regional. His 1972-73 team was 20-5. His 1980 team upset ranked Muncie Central in the Muncie Fieldhouse in the Hall of Fame Classic Tournament. In eleven years as golf coach, Paul's teams won 137 matches while losing only 39. His teams won three sectionals and one regional while finishing sixth in the state meet in 1972.

    Glenn Knecht - HOF Class of 1998
    Glenn Knecht
    Glenn Knecht coached football and track at Crawfordsville High School for seventeen years. His career record in football was 100-60-7 for a winning percentage of 62.5% His 1968 Athenians were undefeated with a record of 9-1. His track career record was 82-40 wining two conference championship and 1 sectional championship. Glenn also coached three individaul champions in track. David Churchill in the high jump and the long jump as well Phillip Churchill in long jump.

    Matt Petty - HOF Class of 1998
    Matt Petty
    Matt Petty earned seven letters during his high school career. He earned three letters in baseball while lettering all four years in basketball. Matt was not only a four year letter winner but also a four year starter. He is the career basketball scoring leader with 1608 points. His single season high was his senior year when he scored 625 points for a 27.1 points per game average. Matt had 13 games in his career in which he scored 30 or more points. That feat is a record for Crawfordsville High School. Matt was selected to the Indiana All- Star team in 1989. Matt went on to have a fine career at Creighton University.

    Shannon Hardesty - HOF Class of 1998
    Shannon Hardesty
    Shannon Hardesty lettered in four sports while at Crawfordsville High School. She had one letter in track, two letters in cross country, three letters in basketball and five letters in boy's and girl's golf. Shannon was a three time all Sagamore Conference player in basketball. She was the sixth leading scorer in the state her senior year with 413 points which is still a single season record at Crawfordsville High School. She was selected to the Indiana All-Star team in 1987. Her golf accomplishments were also outstanding. Both her junior and her senior years, Shannon was low medalist at the IHSAA girl's sectional at Lafayette. Her junior year she finished eighth in the state meet and her senior year she finished fifth in the state.

    Dr. James Marion Kirtley - HOF Class of 1998
    Dr. James Marion Kirtley
    Dr. James Marion Kirtley was the Crawfordsville High School team physician for forty years. He is a 1928 graduate of Crawfordsville High School and returned to Crawfordsville in 1936 to establish a practice in medicine. He became the team physician during the 1939-40 school year, took the war years off since he was serving in the military and returned in 1946. From 1946 until his retirement in 1986, Dr. Kirtley was the keeper of CHS athletes. He gave all Crawfordsville High School sports physicals at no charge. in the early years, he attended all Crawfordsville basketball and football games. As the number of sports increased, he attended all home basketball and football games, as well as numerous other events.

    Robert “Pete” E. Vaughn - HOF Class of 1998
    Robert “Pete” E. Vaughn
    Robert E. "Pete" Vaughan was the first Athenian athlete to win twelve letters in his Crawfordsville high school caeer. He lettered four years in football, basketball and baseball. He was captain of three teams during his senior year. He played on an undefeated unofficial State Champion basketball team in 1906-07. Pete has also been inducted into Wabash College Hall of Fame and was a charter member of the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Ward “Piggy” Lambert - HOF Class of 1998
    Ward “Piggy” Lambert
    Ward Lambert became a coaching legend, but his beginnings were as an athlete at Crawfordsville High School. He played baseball, basketball and football for Crawfordsville High School graduating in 1907. He went on to Wabash College and starred in baseball and basketball. While still at Wabash College, Lambert got his start in coaching. Ward Lambert and Perry Stump coached the Crawfordsville High School basketball team to a 17-1 record and an unofficial State Championship in 1908-09. Upon leaving Montgomery County, Ward "Piggy" Lambert's coaching fame is well documented.