Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame was established to honor athletes, coaches and community members who have made extraordinary contributions to our Golden Eagles athletic programs. By honoring positive role models, we hope to inspire today’s students to strive for personal and professional excellence.

Each spring, a new class of inductees is honored at an awards dinner. Winners are also listed on a plaque at Wahlert Catholic High School as well as on our website.

Award Categories

  • Athletes
  • Coaches
  • Special Mention

Criteria for Nomination

  • Nominees must have graduated from Wahlert or have given significant service to the success of the Wahlert Catholic High School athletic program.
  • Nominees must have experienced excellence at Wahlert Catholic High School or beyond at a college, amateur or professional level.
  • Student-athlete nominees must have been out of high school for at least five years.
  • Coach nominees must have been retired two years or more from the sport for which he or she is being nominated.
  • The "special" category was created to honor those who do not fall under the coaches or athletes categories but who have made significant contributions to the Wahlert Catholic athletic program.

Past Hall of Fame Awardees

2010 - Robert Anderson, Jr.; Peggy Anderson; Bill Burbach; Ted Burgmeier; Ed Colbert; Charles Cross; Pat Dowd; Barb (Kunnert) Stoffel; Gene Pierotti; Laura Jo (Rodham) Purcell; and Rachael Rogers

2011 - Ted Burbach; Denny Conlon; Emil Danner; Ed Feyen; Janine (Gremmel) Smith; Heidi (Heiar) Sutter; Tom Keating; Kelly (Scherr) McClure; and Michael P. Walsh

2012 - Phil Bazelides; John Bierie; Greg Burbach; Frank P. Delany, Jr.; Wil Kelly; Tiffany (Treanor) Pins; and Ashley Rogers

2013 - Tom Danner; Tom & Mary Feltes; Michael Fitzgerald; John Kriebs; Mary Catherine Mullen; Bernie O'Connor; and Michael A. Walsh

2014 - Tim Burbach; Trudy Henkels Hancock; M. LaVonne Kaiser; Meggan Ruth Kohnen Oeth; John Kunnert; and Heidy Pemsl LaFluer

2015 - Andy Curoe; Ryan Dolan; Tanya Henkels Fields; Darleen Lavacek Ketelsen; Dale Leibfried; and Bob Varley

2016 - Tony Burbach; Brad Burgmeier; Mary Bridget Corken Deutsch; Jonathan Frommelt; Jim Fuerstenberg; and Jen McFadden

2017 - Kayla Banwarth; Aaron Brant; Teddy Jo Faley; TJ Leicht; Sara Loetscher; Eric May; Samantha (Reimer) Teply

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame

Saturday, March 24, at The Grand River Center. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a program to follow.  Cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children (under 12).  Reservations are due by March 14 and can be made through Wahlert Catholic High School Athletic Department, 563-583-9771.

How to Make a Nomination

To nominate someone you know in the Athletic Hall of Fame, use the link below to download a nomination form. Mail, fax or email your nomination form using the contact information listed below. 2018 nomination forms are due Jan. 12, 2018.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form


Wahlert Catholic High School Athletics

c/o Hall of Fame Selection Committee
2005 Kane St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

Mary Jo Brant, Administrative Assistant for Athletics
p. (563) 583-9771, Ext. 231

f. (563) 583-9775

Wahlert Catholic High School Athletics

c/o Hall of Fame Selection Committee
2005 Kane St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

Mary Jo Brant, Administrative Assistant for Athletics
(563) 583-9771, Ext. 231

Holy Family Catholic Schools

2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456