HOF Class of 2001

  • Ed Campbell - HOF Class of 2001
    Ed Campbell
    Ed Campbell played basketball and football at CHS in the mid-thirties before graduating in 1937. He earned varsity letters in both sports. Following his years in the military, Ed returned to Crawfordsville becoming owner and operator of the Sportsman Shop from 1946 until his retirement in 1974. He was actively involved in Little League and served as commissioner for two years. In addition to providing clothing and equipment for CHS athletes, Ed was the voice of the Athenian basketball team for many years.

    Brett Motz - HOF Class of 2001
    Brett Motz
    Brett Motz along with Pete Vaughn are the only two male athletes to graduate from Crawfordsville High School having earned twelve letters. Brett earned his letters in four sports with four in baseball, 3 in basketball, four in football and one in swimming. An outstanding athlete in all sports, Brett is best known for his accomplishments in baseball. He was an All-State shortstop his senior year and set a state record for most career hits. His senior year the baseball team compiled a 30-3 record winning county, conference, sectional and regional. Brett went on to have a college baseball career at the University of Evansville. His senior year, Brett was an Academic All-American finalist and a Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete while helping the Aces to a 41 win season. Brett currently resides in Lafayette and is an Assistant Baseball Coach for the Boilermakers.

    Scott Motz - HOF Class of 2001
    Scott Motz
    Scott Motz played three sports while attending Crawfordsville High School. Scott played baseball, basketball and football. Scott overcame a serious knee injury to return to the football field sooner than expected in the fall of his sophomore year to quarterback the Athenians. In Scott's junior year the Athenians compiled a 12-1 record losing to eventual State Champion Hammond Noll at Hammond in the Semi-State. Scott will also be remembered as the person who threw the picture perfect three-quarter court pass to Matt Petty with three seconds remaining in the basketball sectional championship game in 1989. Scott attended At Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa on a football scholarship. He also played baseball and was a member of the team which finished fourth in the 1994 NAIA World Series. Scott currently is a math teacher at Davenport Assumption High School where he has also coached softball, basketball and football.

    Kennon Blackwell Burns - HOF Class of 2001
    Kennon Blackwell Burns
    Kennon Blackwell graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1980. She earned eleven letters during her high school career in the sports of swimming, basketball and tennis. Kennon swam to a 6th place finish in the Girl's State Swim Meet her senior year in the 50 yard freestyle. Kennon still ranks 3rd all time in girls tennis in the number of career wins compiling a record of 51-15. Her winning percentage of 77% places her 10th all time in winning percentage. Kennon attended Miami of Ohio University with intent to play basketball but became a swimmer instead earning all Mid-American Conference honors in swimming all four years. Kennon now lives with her husband, Andrew, and their two children in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

    Dirk Berard - HOF Class of 2001
    Dirk Berard
    Dirk Berard was one of the most outstanding if not the most outstanding distance runner in Crawfordsville High School history. The cross country team compiled a 21-0 dual meet record during his junior and senior years finishing 11th in the state in 1971 and 13th in 1972. Dirk finished third individually in the state meet in 1971 and second in 1972. He still holds the mile, two mile and cross country records at CHS. Dirk ran cross country and track at Wabash College until an injury cut short his career. Dirk is currently living in St. Louis with his wife, Diana, and their four children.

    Don Avery - HOF Class of 2001
    Don Avery
    Don Avery coached football and wrestling during his tenure at Crawfordsville High School. Don coached the line for his many years as an assistant football coach. Don’s first love was wrestling and for 18 years he guided the wrestling program as the head coach. Don’s teams compiled a dual meet record of 141-78-2 which place Don first in number of wins for all Crawfordsville High School wrestling coaches. Don coached two individual state champions: Bob Watson in 1963 and Rex Ryker in 1964. Don’s 1964 team finished fourth in the state. Don’s 1964 team finished fourth in the State Meet. Don has been inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979. Now retired from 30 plus years of teaching at Crawfordsville High School, Don and his wife, Jan, continue to live in the Crawfordsville area.

    Bill Burget - HOF Class of 2001
    Bill Burget
    Bill Burget was a two year starter on the basketball team and key component of the 1958 State Runner-up team. During Bill’s junior and senior years the basketball team compiled a record of 46-10. Bill was named to the Indiana-Ohio All Star Team in 1959 as well as the East-West All-Star Team. Bill’s went to college at Arizona State on a basketball scholarship. Now retired, Bill worked for CELP for thirty-nine years. Bill and wife Diane continue to live in Crawfordsville.

    Jack Tibbett - HOF Class of 2001
    Jack Tibbett
    Jack Tibbett graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1944. Following two years in the military, Jack returned and enrolled in Purdue University. Graduating from Purdue in 1950, Jack had plans to become a coach, but ended up in the sporting goods business. He returned to Crawfordsville in January of 1952 and went to work at the Sportsman Shop for Ed Campbell eventually becoming a partner with Ed in the business in 1958. Jack and Ed were together until 1974 when Ed retired. Jack then took over the business and maintained it until he retired and sold the business in 1996. Jack also worked with the Little League for many years. Along with Ed, Jack was the other half of the radio broadcasts of CHS basketball for many years on the FM station WBBS. Jack and his wife, Ann, continue to live in the Crawfordsville area.

    Jon Sommer - HOF Class of 2001
    Jon Sommer
    Jon Sommer was an outstanding golfer at Crawfordsville High School. Jon played number 2 behind Hall of Fame golfer Ron Royer on three great golf teams. Jon was a key component of the State Championship teams of 1954 to 1956 as well as the State Runner-up team of 1955. During those three years the team dual meet record was 34-1. That one loss ended a 56 match dual meet winning streak that had begun in 1951. Jon played college golf at Indiana University on a golf scholarship finishing in the top ten individual in three Big Ten meets. Jon was President of Sommer Metalcraft for over thirty years. Now retired, Jon and wife Patty continue to live in Crawfordsville.

    Pat Malaska - HOF Class of 2001
    Pat Malaska
    Pat Malaska was a four sport athlete at CHS. Pat started four years on the basketball team, three years on the football team, one year in baseball and three years in track. He was outstanding in football and basketball. He was the first CHS football player to score more then 100 points in a career as the Athenians compiled back and back 8-1 seasons his junior and senior years. His first love was basketball and after high school, Pat went to Purdue where he was a three year starter and was a Converse All-American in 1938. He was inducted into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of fame in 1988.

    Leonice Shanklin - HOF Class of 2001
    Leonice Shanklin
    Leonice Shanklin was the first of many outstanding female athletes at Crawfordsville High School. She was four year starter on the woman’s basketball team scoring 559 points in her career. She captained the team in both her junior and her senior year. She was named to All-State Girls basketball team at the conclusion of her senior season in 1925.

    Don Shelton - HOF Class of 2001
    Don Shelton
    Don Shelton was one of only five players in Crawfordsville High School basketball history to score 1000 points in a career. Don scored 1005 points in only three years before leaving Crawfordsville HS after his junior year. The 1918-19 team he starred on compiled a record of 30-4 and advanced to the Final Four of the IHSAA tournament.