Wahlert Catholic High School
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.

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

The annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Grand River Center.

2020 Inductees:

  • Barney Boland
  • Mel Cushing
  • Craig Gansen
  • Kari L. Hamel
  • Teresa McClain-Cullen
  • Jim Reilly

Nominations are due by January 15, 2022. Find nomination instructions below.

2020 Inductees will be recognized during the 2022 ceremony.

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

  • 2019 –Jen (Boleyn) Vrabel; Jen (Ganshirt) Peters; Jill Gremmel Peters; Jim Jackoniski; Riley McCarron; Jim Noonan
  • 2018 –Peter Eggers; Kevin Kunnert; Kevin O’Neill; Steve Tschiggfrie; Kelley (Westhoff) Jacobs
  • 2017 – Kayla Banwarth; Aaron Brant; Teddy Jo Faley; TJ Leicht; Sara Loetscher; Eric May; Samantha (Reimer) Teply
  • 2016 – Tony Burbach; Brad Burgmeier; Mary Bridget Corken Deutsch; Jonathan Frommelt; Jim Fuerstenberg; and Jen McFadden
  • 2015 – Andy Curoe; Ryan Dolan; Tanya Henkels Fields; Darleen Lavacek Ketelsen; Dale Leibfried; and Bob Varley
  • 2014 – Tim Burbach; Trudy Henkels Hancock; M. LaVonne Kaiser; Meggan Ruth Kohnen Oeth; John Kunnert; and Heidy Pemsl LaFluer
  • 2013 – Tom Danner; Tom & Mary Feltes; Michael Fitzgerald; John Kriebs; Mary Catherine Mullen; Bernie O'Connor; and Michael A. Walsh
  • 2012 – Phil Bazelides; John Bierie; Greg Burbach; Frank P. Delany, Jr.; Wil Kelly; Tiffany (Treanor) Pins; and Ashley 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
  • 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


How to Make a Nomination

To nominate someone you know in the Athletic Hall of Fame, click on the button below to download a nomination form. Mail, fax or email your nomination form using the contact information listed below.