HOF Class of 1999

  • Bill Sprow - HOF Class of 1999
    Bill Sprow
    Bill Sprow was a three sport star from the class of 1904. Crawfordsville High School was declared State Champions all three years Bill played on the varsity. He was a member of the original Wonder Five at Wabash College. That team had a 24-0 record and was proclaimed World Champions. Bill is also a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Charlie Cummings - HOF Class of 1999
    Charlie Cummings
    Charlie Cummings career at Crawfordsville High School only spanned a short time but his impact in that short time was great. He coached football for five years with a 25-21-4 record placing him third on the all-time wins list behind Glenn Knecht and Rick Schavietello. He also coached the basketball team in 1941-42. This team had a record of 29-12 and advanced to the IHSAA state tournament final four. Charlie moved on from Crawfordsville in 1943 to Anderson where he established himself further as a coach. Charlie still resides in Anderson today.

    Tobi Kerns - HOF Class of 1999
    Tobi Kerns
    Tobi Kerns was a standout football player while at Crawfordsville High School. He was captain and MVP of the 1989 football team which finished the season with a 12-1 record and won the County, Sagamore Conference, IHSAA Sectional and Regional Championships. The only loss was to eventual 3A State Champion Hammond Noll at Hammond. Tobi was also MVP of the 1988 football team. Tobi was named Bloomington Herald All-State his junior year and All-State his senior year. He is the all time leading scorer and rusher with 306 career points and over 3000 career yards rushing. He attended Indiana University where he played for Coach Bill Mallory. Tobi now lives and works in San Mateo, California.

    Thomas “Tom” Barbee - HOF Class of 1999
    Thomas “Tom” Barbee
    Tom Barbee was a standout athlete in three sports while at Crawfordsville High School. Tom earned ten varsity letters in his high school career. He earned three in football, three in basketball, and four in track. He was selected to the All-State team in football during his senior year as well as being an All-Conference selection both his junior and senior years. in his three years as a football starter, the team compiled a 22-12 record. Although remembered for his football skills, Tom was a two year starter on the basketball team and was an outstanding member of the track team earning all conference honors and track MVP his senior year. Tom attended Ball State University on a football scholarship. Currently living in Lafayette, Tom works for R. R. Donnelley in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

    Sara McGaughey - HOF Class of 1999
    Sara McGaughey
    Sara McGaughey was an outstanding tennis player at Crawfordsville High School playing number 1 singles from 1973-75. Sara was 14-0 her senior year in singles play as well as teaming with Melinda Fertig to go 10-0 in doubles and winning the first IHSAA Girls Tennis Championship in 1975. Sara was a three sport athlete participating on the volleyball and swim teams as well during her high school career. Sara continued her tennis career at Indiana University. Sara has put her college degree to good use as a Certified Public Accountant. Sara Foster now lives with her husband Brian and their three children in Trumball, Connecticut.

    Melinda Fertig - HOF Class of 1999
    Melinda Fertig
    Melinda Fertig was an outstanding tennis player for Crawfordsville High School. She earned three letters in tennis going 14-0 in singles her senior year as well as teaming with Sara McGaughey to go 10-0 in doubles and winning the first IHSAA Girl's Tennis Championship in 1975. Melinda also participated three years in basketball while at CHS, although, at that time, basketball was still a GAA sport. Melinda went on to play college tennis at the University of Michigan. Following graduation from Michigan, she obtained her Law Degree from Wayne State University. Melinda Kutscher currently lives with her husband Peter and two children in Glen Head, NY where she is an in-house counsel for an investment firm in New York City.

    John Park - HOF Class of 1999
    John Park
    John Park was an educator for over 40 years coming to the Crawfordsville School System from Newport, Indiana in 1958. John loved athletics but his real passion was track and cross country. After Tuttle was built, John provided the financial and monetary resources as well as all the labor to construct the one-sixth mile cinder track which still exists immediately,to the south of Tuttle. John single handedly laid out and constructed this track facility. He also spent many hours at the Hoover track facility on maintenance and upkeep after its construction. John also started all Crawfordsville High School and Tuttle Junior High School track and cross country meets from 1958 to 1975 gratis. John retired in 1975 and currently lives in southern California at the grand age of ninety.

    Richard “Dick” Haslam - HOF Class of 1999
    Richard “Dick” Haslam
    Richard "Dick" Haslam was Mr. Basketball at CHS during his high school playing days. He was the playmaker and floor general for the Crawfordsville team of 1958 which fell one win short of a State Championship losing to Fort Wayne South Side in the championship game. Dick was named the IHSAA Trester Award winner and is only one of two Athenians to win an IHSAA mental attitude award. Dick was also a member of the Indiana All-Star team that year. Dick was also an outstanding golfer while at CHS earning varsity letters his junior and senior years. Following high school, Dick went on to play basketball for the legendary Tony Hinkle at Butler University. Dick's entire working career was spent in education most recently as the athletic director at Maconaquah High School. Now retired, Dick lives with his wife Linda on the Rocky Ridge golf course in Darlington.

    H.T. McCullough - HOF Class of 1999
    H.T. McCullough
    H. T. McCollough was a teacher, a coach, and an athletic administrator during his tenure at Crawfordsville High School. He was at Crawfordsville High School for seventeen years although his tenure spanned twenty-two years. He took time from 1941 until 1946 to serve his country in the military in World War 11. While at CHS, H.T. coached basketball at the varsity level with a coaching record of 103 wins and 60 defeats. Upon his return to CHS in 1946 he quickly assumed the duties of athletic director. He was also the first member of the Crawfordsville faculty to be elected to the IHSAA Board of Control, serving for ten years and serving as President of the Board in 1956.

    L.J.C. “Brandy” Freeman - HOF Class of 1999
    L.J.C. “Brandy” Freeman
    L.J.C. Freeman served Crawfordsville High School for 39 years as basketball coach, football coach, or principal. His career record in basketball of 153-91 places him second on the all-time win list behind Paul Curtis. His 1915-16 team was runner-up in the state with a 26-4 record. Along with Bill Sprow, Brandy was a member of the Wabash College wonder Five. He is also a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Ernest “Rosey” Herron - HOF Class of 1999
    Ernest “Rosey” Herron
    Ernest "Rosey" Herron was a 1910 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. He scored 887 points in his basketball career and had a single game high of 44 points. He currently ranks 11th on the all-time Crawfordsville scoring list, although he played in the days of the center jump after every basket. His 419 points in a single season was a school record until 1955.