Seymour sends seven new members into Hall of Fame


Many have left their mark on Seymour High School through athletics. 

With their rich history in sports, the Owls have produced state champions, All-Americans and even Olympians. 

On Saturday, SHS inducted seven new members into their Athletics Hall of Fame so they may be remembered for generations to come.

These new members are: Stan Schroer, Patrick Calhoun, Mike Russell, Jim Roeder, Erika McCoy, Bob Krietenstein and Amber Holle Williams. 

Schroer is a 1970 graduate and won 11 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He was a three-year football starter and was named the team’s MVP his junior season and their most outstanding player his senior year.

He was also a three-year starter for the basketball team, playing in 79 games for the Owls, and helping them to a 66-13 record, a South Central Conference title, two sectional championships and a regional title. He is currently 20th on the all-time Seymour scoring list.

Calhoun is a 1999 graduate and a four-time letter winner in swimming. He won the IHSAA state championship in the 100-yard breaststroke and was on the 200 medley relay team that were state runners-up in 1999. He still holds the SHS record in the 200 individual medley and the second-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke. 

In 2000, he earned a place on the United States Olympic team in the 100 breaststroke and competed in the summer games in Sydney, Australia. His time in the event was the fourth-fastest in U.S. history and seventh fastest all-time. 

Russell is a 1966 graduate earning all-conference honors in football, basketball and baseball. He was named SHS’ Most Outstanding Athlete in 1966 before moving on to Indiana State University where he was a three-year starter in baseball and football.

He was a three-year starter for the SHS baseball team, helping the Owls win two South Central Conference Championships. In football, he scored a team-high 103 points his senior year and was earned all-conference and all-state honors.

Roeder is a 1962 graduate and earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He was the Owls most outstanding football player his senior year after earning all-conference distinctions. He scored the first touchdown at what is now called, "Bulleit Stadium" returning a punt 75 yards against North Vernon.

He went on to Wabash College where he earned three varsity letters in football and was named the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1965. 

McCoy is a 1986 graduate and was recently also named a member of the 2020 class of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. At SHS, she earned 11 varsity letters across volleyball, basketball and track and was named the school’s Most Outstanding Girl Athlete in 1985 and 1986. 

She was a four-year starter and two-year captain in basketball where she led the Owls to four sectional titles and a regional championship. The Owls earned 23 wins her senior year, which is tied for the most in a single season, and were semistate runners-up that season. 

Krietenstein coached the boys and girls golf teams and is still the only coach to have multiple team state championships in SHS history. 

The 1989 girls golf team captured the state title shooting an 18-hole score of 359. It was 29 shots better than the state runner-up Marion. He also coached three state runners-up in 1987, 1988 and 1995. 

The 1991 boys team won the state championship shooting a 36-hole score of 672, which was three shots better than runner-up Noblesville. He also coached the Owls to a state runner-up finish in 1990. 

Holle Williams is a 1997 graduate and won 12 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track. She also earned eight all-conference and eight team MVP awards.

She was a four-year starter in basketball and earned All-South Central Conference honors four times. She was the team’s co-MVP in 1995 and was the standalone MVP in 1996 and 1997. She played for three years at New Mexico State and three years at IUPUI. 

Holle Williams currently teaches at Seymour Community Schools.  

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