GREEN RIVER – Green River continues to celebrate past successes and accomplishments as they recently announced the 2016 Green River Hall-of-Fame Class.
The class includes a three-time state championship cross county team, a former BYU National Invitational Tournament basketball champion and a RMFAC Football champion. This year’s banquet will take place Sept. 10 at the Green River High School.
“I speak for the entire HOF Selection Committee when I say that it is an honor to take part in this process,” Green River Athletic Director Tony Beardsley said.
For more information and questions on the Hall of Fame selections contact Nancy Rider at email@example.com.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, Sept. 8th – HOF Social @ 6:00pm (Location TBD)
Friday, Sept. 9th – HOF Football Game vs. Rawlins @ 7:00pm (Wolves Stadium)
Saturday, Sept. 10th – HOF Banquet @ 5:00pm (Green River High School)
Green River 2016 Hall-of-Fame Class
1992 to 1994 Green River High School Girls’ Cross Country Team
Coached by Greg McClure and Dean Bonney
Wyoming State High School Champions – 1992, 1993, and 1994 (3 in a Row)
Defeated Campbell County High School (2nd Place Team) for all 3 State Championships
Graduate High School in Green River – 1948
Received a Basketball Scholarship to attend BYU and played on the BYU Team that won the NIT (1951)
Went on to Teach, Coach, and become an Athletic Director/Assistant Principal in both Wyoming and Idaho
Coached 2 State High School Basketball Teams and 1 State Championship Track & Field Team
High School Head Basketball Coaching Record of 86-10
Developed the “Manuel for Athletics” which was adopted by School Districts in WY, ID, OR, WA, and MT
Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) – Basketball Commissioner (1974 to 1991)
Selected as IHSAA Athletic Director of the Year (1986) and Inducted in to the IHSAA Hall-of-Fame (1995)
National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) – Western Section 8 Director (1988 to 1992)
Born: September 17, 1930 – Death: August 11, 2009
Graduated High School in Green River in – 1956
Student Council President and Member of the Horseback Search & Rescue while in High School
Received a Football Scholarship to attend and play at Colorado School of Mines
Member of Colorado School of Mines RMFAC Football Championship and Hall-of-Fame Team (1958)
Also competed in Boxing, Wrestling, and Rodeo in College
Engineer for Atlantic Company, later ARCO, in both Texas and Oklahoma
Petroleum Engineer for Mountain Fuel Supply Company in Rock Springs, Wyoming
Professor and Department Head of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming
Endurance Horse Racing – At age 72, earned his 3rd Completion in the Western States 100 (the Tevis Cup), considered the toughest 100-mile horse race in the world by Outside Magazine… other races in this list include the Tour de France
Currently: Rancher outside of Laramie, Wyoming