GRHS Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class

GRHS Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class
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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.

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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


Byron Toone

 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


Jack Evers

 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