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Four Former Standout High School Athletes Headline 2023 Class of National High School Hall of Fame



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Tamika Catchings, Carlos Boozer, Clarissa Chun, Maranda Brownson Slated for Induction

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 16, 2023) – Four outstanding former high school athletes, including Tamika Catchings, one of the top female basketball players at all levels in U.S. history, and Carlos Boozer, a high school star in Alaska before his success at the college and professional levels, highlight the 2023 class of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame.

Joining the four former athletes in this year’s class are five highly successful high school coaches, one former state association administrator, one band director in the performing arts area and one other who had contributions as an official and administrator. The 12 honorees will be inducted July 1 at the 40th induction ceremony of the National High School Hall of Fame, which will be held at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Catchings’ high school career was split between Illinois and Texas. She won two state basketball titles at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, and one volleyball and one basketball state title at Duncanville High School in Texas. Boozer led Juneau-Douglas High School to two state titles in Alaska.

The other two former athletes in the 2023 class are Clarissa Chun, who became the first wrestler to win an official state high school girls wrestling title in 1998 at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Maranda Brownson, a track and field standout at Yoncalla (Oregon) High School who won all 16 of her events in four years of competition at the Oregon School Activities Association Class 2A State Track and Field Meet.

Five outstanding high school coaches are a part of this year’s class, including Sue Butz-Stavin, who is the winningest field hockey coach in U.S. history in her 47 years at Emmaus (Pennsylvania) High School; Barbara Campbell, who retired as girls volleyball coach at Brentwood (Tennessee) High School in 2021 with 16 state titles and 1,765 victories; Ted Ginn Sr., who has won 240 games in 25 years as football coach at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and led the school to its first state championship last fall; the late Allan Trimble, who guided Jenks (Oklahoma) High School to 13 state football championships in 22 years before his untimely death from ALS in 2019; and Sister Lynn Winsor, the remarkable golf coach from Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, who has led her teams to a national record 37 state championships in her 48-year career.

The administrator in this year’s class is Dave Stead, who had significant contributions to high school activity programs at the state and national levels during his 30 years as executive director of the Minnesota State High School League. Completing the class are Dave Carlsrud, who had a major impact on football and wrestling rules at the state and national levels during his 22 years with the North Dakota High School Activities Association, and Bill Webb, the band director in the Edina (Minnesota) School District for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2015.

Following is biographical information on the 12 inductees in the 2023 class of the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame.
 

ATHLETES

 
Carlos Boozer
           
Carlos Boozer was one of the top athletes in Alaska history during his years at Juneau-Douglas High School (JDHS) in Juneau. During his four years (1996-99), Boozer led the JDHS basketball team to a 95-12 record and two state championships, along with third- and fourth-place finishes the other two years. He averaged 28 points and 14 rebounds as a senior, including a 42-point effort in one game.
Boozer was named to the all-state team three times and was Gatorade Player of the Year twice and Parade All-American two times. He scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the McDonald’s All-American Game. He is a member of the Alaska High School Hall of Fame, the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame and his jersey is the only one to be retired at JDHS.

Boozer then helped Duke University to three consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference titles and the 2001 NCAA championship. He played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association with four teams (Cleveland, Utah, Chicago, Los Angeles Lakers), and was a two-time NBA all-star. He averaged 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds during his career. Boozer also was a winner at the Olympic level as a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team for two Olympics (bronze in 2004, gold in 2008).
Boozer is the second inductee from Alaska in the National High School Hall of Fame. James Mason, a multi-sport official, was inducted in 1998.   
 

Maranda Brownson
           
Maranda Brownson was one of the most dominant track and field performers in the nation during her four years at Yoncalla (Oregon) High School from 1998 to 2001. Amazingly, she competed in and won four events each year – the maximum number – at the Oregon School Activities Association Class 2A State Track and Field Championships. In the end, she won 16 of 16 events – one of only two athletes – girls or boys – in Oregon history to accomplish the feat.

During her historic run of state titles, she never won the same combination of four events. She won six different events, including the 200-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles all four years. She won the long jump three times, high jump and triple jump twice and 100-meter dash once. She helped Yoncalla to one state title, one runner-up finish, along with one third-place finish and one fourth-place finish. In her final two years, she scored all 40 of her team’s points.

Brownson also played basketball at Yoncalla and was a four-time letter winner and two-time Big Fir League most valuable player. She was the 2001 Oregon Girls Prep Athlete of the Year and 2001 Eugene Register-Guard Prep Athlete of the Year. She competed in track and field collegiately at the University of Nevada and is listed on a number of all-time indoor and outdoor best performance lists.
 

Tamika Catchings
           
From high school to college to the Olympics to the WNBA, Tamika Catchings is one of the greatest female basketball players of all time. Her high school career was split between Illinois and Texas. She won two state titles at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire and was Miss Illinois Basketball in 1994-95.

Catchings finished her high school career at Duncanville (Texas) High School, where she led her team to the regional finals in 1995-96 and the Texas 5A state championship in 1996-97. In her junior season, Catchings was a member of the Duncanville girls volleyball team that claimed the 5A state title. In her senior basketball season at Duncanville, Catchings was Miss Texas Basketball and Naismith National Player of the Year.

At the University of Tennessee, Catchings led the Lady Vols to the NCAA title in her freshman season and a runner-up finish as a junior, when she was the Naismith College Player of the Year. In her four years, she helped Tennessee to an overall record of 134-10.

Catchings played with the Indiana Fever in the WNBA for 15 years and is third on the league’s all-time scoring list and fifth in career rebounding. She helped the Fever to the 2012 WNBA title, and she played on four Olympic teams that claimed gold medals. She has been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.   
 

Clarissa Chun
           
In 1998, Clarissa Chun of Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, became the first wrestler to win an official state high school girls wrestling title – not only in Hawaii but the entire country – when she claimed the 98-pound title in the first year of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s (HHSAA) girls division. Chun went on to win a second state title in 1999 and finished third in the 1999 United States Girls Wrestling Association High School Nationals.

In addition to wrestling, Chun qualified for HHSAA state tournaments in swimming and bowling, and she won five junior national championships in judo and also participated in water polo. She then went on to become a trailblazer for female wrestlers on many levels.

Chun qualified for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and earned a bronze medal at the 2012 Games in London. She is a four-time U.S. Open champion, four-time Pan American champion and 2008 World Championships gold medalist. She is one of only four females bestowed with Distinguished Member honors when she was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. She also was inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

Chun’s trailblazing career continued in early 2022 when she was named to coach the inaugural women’s wrestling team at the University of Iowa – the first school among Division I Power Five conferences to offer the sport for girls. Chun will lead the team in its first official season in 2023-24.
 


COACHES

 
Sue Butz-Stavin
           
Not only is Sue Butz-Stavin the winningest field hockey coach in the storied history of the sport in Pennsylvania, she is No. 1 nationally by about 200 victories. In an amazing 47-year career at Emmaus High School that is ongoing, Butz-Stavin has compiled a record of 1041-83-35 and recently completed a 69-game winning streak. According to the NFHS National High School Sports Record Book, her nearest competitor has 839 victories.

Butz-Stavin’s field hockey teams have made 37 appearances in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) State Championship and have won 14 titles, along with two runner-up finishes and nine final four appearances. Her teams have won 40 district titles, including the past 34 in a row.
Butz-Stavin has been inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame and has been recognized with numerous State and National Coach of the Year awards. In 2021, she was the PIAA Field Hockey Coach of the Year. Her teams at Emmaus have been ranked No. 1 in the nation on four different occasions. Countless numbers of her players over the years have played field hockey at the NCAA Division I level, and her program drew the attention of The Today Show and ESPN when she reached her 1,000th victory.
 

Barbara Campbell

Barbara Campbell retired from her illustrious career as girls volleyball coach at Brentwood High School in 2021 as the winningest volleyball coach in Tennessee history and third nationally according to the NFHS National High School Sports Record Book. After teaching and coaching for six years in several Texas schools, Campbell moved to Tennessee in 1988 and began a 33-year career as volleyball coach at Brentwood High School.

Campbell finished her career with a 1,765-298 record – an .855 winning percentage – and led Brentwood to 16 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Class AAA state championships and seven runner-up finishes. Her teams won five consecutive state championships from 1998 to 2002, and eight straight TSSAA titles from 2013 to 2020. Campbell’s teams made 28 appearances in the TSSAA state tournament and compiled a 108-18 record in tournament play.

Campbell led Brentwood to 26 district championships and 22 region titles, and she was inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 2018. She was honored with the Fred Russell Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, which recognizes a Middle Tennessee individual for lifetime contributions to sports. Campbell coached six Tennessee Gatorade Players of the Year, and 18 players she coached were named MVP of the state tournament.   
 

Ted Ginn Sr.
           
Ted Ginn Sr. is one of the most improbable, yet remarkable, coaches in the United States. This past fall, Ginn led his alma mater – Glenville High School in inner city Cleveland – to its first Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) state championship – and also the first football title for a team from Cleveland’s (city) Senate League. The state title improved his record to 240-60 in a 25-year career that began in 1997.

After serving as a security guard, volunteer assistant coach and paid assistant coach at Glenville for 23 years following his high school graduation, Ginn was named head coach in 1997 despite not having a college degree or teaching certifications. To say he excelled without those qualifications would be an understatement. By addressing issues such as life skills, academic requirements, study halls and other issues, Ginn turned around the program and became the first public school from Cleveland to qualify for the OHSAA playoffs and now the first to win a state title. He has had only one losing season in 25 years and has qualified for the playoffs 19 of 25 years.

Ginn has achieved equal or larger success as the school’s track and field coach. He was named the NFHS Track and Field Coach of the Year for 2021-22 after leading Glenville to its 17th state championship. More than 20 of Ginn’s football players have reached the NFL, including Marshon Lattimore, Frank Clark, Donte Whitner, Coby Bryant, Troy Smith and his son, Ted Ginn Jr.

 
Allan Trimble
           
The late Allan Trimble was the most successful high school football coach in Oklahoma history during his 22 years as head football coach at Jenks High School. From 1996 until his retirement in April 2018, Trimble guided the Jenks program to 13 Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) state championships, and he posted an overall record of 252-43.

During his tenure, Trimble set multiple 6A state records, including longest win streak (39 games), most consecutive state titles (six from 1996 to 2001), and most consecutive playoff victories (25). He was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and he was selected Sporting News National Coach of the Year, Russell Athletic National Coach of the Year and USA Today “Most Caring Coach.” In August 2018, the stadium at Jenks was renamed Allan Trimble Stadium and the street at the school was renamed Allan Trimble Way.

In 2016, Trimble was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Trimble’s approach to his diagnosis was no different than how he approaches life: build a solid foundation, put in the work and enjoy the journey. In order, Trimble emphasized faith, family, education and football. He continued to coach through the conclusion of the 2017 season and retired in April 2018.

Trimble lived his final years investing his energy in the Trimble Strong Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming people and communities both locally and around the world. Trimble passed away on December 1, 2019, at the age of 56.  
 

Sister Lynn Winsor
           
Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM, CMAA, is a living legend in Arizona and in golf circles nationally for her amazing career as the girls golf coach at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. In a 48-year career that started in 1974, Winsor has led her Xavier teams to a national record 37 state championships through the Arizona Interscholastic Association. In the past 44 years, Winsor’s teams at Xavier have finished first 37 times and second the other seven years.

From 1980 to 1995, Winsor’s teams set a national record with 16 consecutive state championships and she has the No. 2 mark with 12 consecutive titles from 1998 to 2009. Perhaps her teams’ dominance is summarized best this way: Since 1996, her teams have not lost a regular-season match to another school – 285 and counting. Xavier grads include several who have excelled at higher levels such as Cheyenne Woods, Heather and Missy Farr, Grace Park and Amanda Blumenherst.

Since 1977, Winsor has also served as athletic director at Xavier Prep and has been a pioneer and leader in women’s equity in sports and is a founding member of the AIA’s Girls Equity and Sports Committee. Winsor has been a leader in the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) since the mid-1980s, serving a term on the NIAAA Board of Directors and a year as president in 1994. She is co-founder and charter member of the Arizona Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (AIAAA) and served on the AIAAA Executive Board for 10 years.    
 

ADMINISTRATOR

 
Dave Stead
           
Dave Stead was one of the key leaders in high school sports and activities at the state and national levels during his 32 years with the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Stead joined the MSHSL as associate director in 1986 after 21 years as a teacher and administrator at schools in Iowa and Minnesota. He ascended to the position of MSHSL executive director in 1988 and guided the League for the next 30 years. When Stead retired in 2018, he was the longest-tenured executive director in MSHSL history and one of the longest nationally.

Under Stead’s leadership, the MSHSL became a national leader in enhancing student activity programs. The League was the first state association to provide opportunities for student participants in girls ice hockey, Adapted Sports, robotics and clay target. Under Stead’s leadership, Minnesota was the first state to implement instant replay during state tournament games. He also was responsible for outreach projects such as Team Up, Anyone Can Save a Life and Why We Play.

Nationally, Stead chaired the 1999-2002 NFHS Strategic Planning Committee and was a member of the 2005-2008 Strategic Planning Committee. He served a term on the NFHS Board of Directors from 2001 to 2005, including the final year as president. He also served on the NFHS Foundation Board of Directors and hosted two NFHS Summer Meetings in Minneapolis.
 

OTHERS/CONTRIBUTORS

 
Dave Carlsrud

Dave Carlsrud had a profound impact on high school sports at the local, state and national levels for more than 50 years, including his 22 years as assistant director (1988-2010) of the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA). A graduate of Moorhead State University in Minnesota, Carlsrud was a teacher and coach and worked in the sporting goods industry for many years before joining the NDHSAA staff in 1988.

Carlsrud administered the sports of football, boys basketball, boys ice hockey, baseball and boys golf, and he organized and presented at statewide rules clinics. He was responsible for assigning officials for postseason events in football, boys basketball, baseball and boys ice hockey. Carlsrud was a football, basketball and wrestling official for 53 years until he retired at the age of 71 in 2017.

Nationally, Carlsrud had major contributions to NFHS rules-writing efforts in the sports of football and wrestling. He was a member of the NFHS Football Rules Committee for 22 years and served terms on the NFHS Football Editorial Committee and NFHS Football Game Officials Manual Committee. He also served two terms on the NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee, including four years as chair. During his time on the Wrestling Rules Committee, Carlsrud was instrumental in passage of a weight-management rule which helped curb weight cutting in the sport.

Since 2016, Carlsrud has been mayor of Valley City, North Dakota.
 

PERFORMING ARTS

 
Bill Webb

Bill Webb was the band director in the Edina (Minnesota) School District for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2015. He has had a long and esteemed career as a teacher, conductor and musician. During his tenure at Edina, his bands performed at many local, national and international events, including performances in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Among the many local concerts, the Edina bands appeared at the prestigious Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference four times, which is a feat comparable to winning a state championship. From 1987 to 2010, an estimated 4,200 Edina students participated in Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Solo and Ensemble contests under his leadership. In that same time, 53 of his 54 bands received superior ratings in Large Band Group contests. More than 230 of his students have been selected for MMEA All-State music ensembles.

Under Webb’s direction, Edina’s music program has received national recognition such as being named a National Grammy Signature School, as well as receiving an Enterprise Award, Exemplary Music Program Award, and placement on the national Historic Roll of Honor of High School Bands.

In 2018, Webb received the NFHS Outstanding Music Educator Award and, in 2019, was inducted into the MSHSL Hall of Fame. Last year, he received the 2021 NFHS Citation for Music.
 


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About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,500 high schools and 12 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.8 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at www.nfhs.org.

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