SHS Athletic Hall of Fame announces Class of ’19

Six former athletes and a former state championship coach have been selected for induction into the Seymour High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

This will be the second class of inductees into the school’s Hall of Fame, joining 15 individuals who were inducted in 2017.

Those selected for induction this year are Jim “Cody” Roeder, Mike Russell, Stan Schroer, Erika McCoy, Amber Holle-Williams, Pat Calhoun and Bob Krietenstein.

A special ceremony will take place prior to the Jennings County at Seymour boys varsity basketball game Dec. 21 in the Lloyd Scott Gymnasium.

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Inductees were selected by a board of directors. The board took nominations from the public up until an April 1 deadline.

The inaugural class in 2017 included Mickey Beck, Joe Goodman, Bode Hill, Baron Hill, Bud Surface, Rick Mousa, Larry Shade, Donna Sullivan, Teri Moren, John Britton, Walt Wintin, John Judd, Danny Thomas, Lloyd "Barney" Scott and Julie VonDielingen Shelton.

Roeder was a 1962 graduate of SHS and earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and track. He won All-South Central Conference honors in football and track and was a starting guard on Seymour’s 1962 basketball team that won sectional and regional championships and advanced to the title game of the Evansville Semistate. He was named the school’s most outstanding athlete as a senior.

Russell graduated in 1966 after earning All-SCC honors in football, basketball and baseball his senior year. A captain in all three sports, he was named the school’s most outstanding athlete in 1966.

After a record-setting football performance against Connersville in 1965 when he scored all 40 of the team’s points and had 450 yards in total offense, Russell was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd.”

Schroer was a 1970 SHS grad who earned 11 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He was voted All-SCC in football and baseball and won team most valuable players honors in both sports. He was a starting guard on the 1970 Seymour basketball team that finished with a 25-1 record and won conference, sectional and regional championships.

Schroer was selected as the school’s most outstanding athlete in 1970. He played minor league baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, and in 1962, he won the 10-year-old National Punt, Pass and Kick Competition with the finals at Yankee Stadium in New York.

McCoy graduated in 1986 and earned 11 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track. She was voted All-SCC three times in both volleyball and basketball, was selected all-state in volleyball and basketball as a senior and won five team MVP awards.

McCoy was part of seven sectional championship teams and two regional championship teams. She was selected to the Indiana All-Star basketball team in 1986 and was voted Seymour High School’s outstanding girl athlete in ’85 and ’86.

Holle-Williams is a 1997 grad and was a four-year starter in volleyball, basketball and track. She earned All-SCC honors eight times in the three sports, won eight team MVP awards and was selected to the Indiana All-Star team and earned all-state honors in basketball her senior year. Her teams won five sectional championships and three regional titles. She also won multiple individual sectional and regional titles in track.

Calhoun graduated from SHS in 1999 and was a four-year varsity letter-winner in swimming for the Owls. He was the 1999 high school state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke and had the sixth-fastest time in the nation that year.

Calhoun was a five-time National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-American. At Auburn University, he was an eight time All-American and was co-captain of the school’s NCAA championship team in 2003.

Calhoun earned a place on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team and swam the 100 breaststroke at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Krietenstein coached boys and girls golf at Seymour High School. His 1989 girls team and 1991 boys team won Indiana high school state championship. He had three girls teams and one boys team finish runner-up in the state. He also coached three individual state champions.

His teams won a total of seven SCC championships, 14 sectional titles and three regional championships. He taught math at Seymour High School for 30 years.