The Tippecanoe Valley High School Athletic Wall of Fame is intended to preserve the history and tradition of Tippecanoe Valley High School athletics. The Wall of Fame seeks to highlight the past in order to insure a promising future. The recognition of past athletes, coaches, administrators, or individuals and their significant contributions will serve to provide models for future generations.
The Selection Committee will choose inductees based upon the following criteria. Each candidate must fulfill at least one requirement below.
- All-State Selection by their state level organization
- Academic All-State Selection
- District/Region Level Selection
- 12 varsity letter winner
- State qualifier
- IHSAA Mental Attitude Award Winner
- A TVHS student who completed the commencement requirements of his/her graduating class prior to being nominated.
Coaches, Administrators, Broadcasters
Rita Price Simpson
Rita Price Simpson is a Hall of Fame Sports Broadcaster. As a symbol of gratefulness for her many years serving as “The Voice of Valley Athletics” and an ambassador for Tippecanoe Valley and the Valley Community, TVSC dedicated the newly refinished gym floor as the “Rita Price Simpson Court” on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.
Bob DuBois was the Director of Athletics from 1975 until 1994. He oversaw 27 TRC Champions, 11 Sectional Champions, 2 Regional Champions, 1 State Runner-Up (Football), 1 State Champion (Football), and 29 All-State Players.
Duane Burkhart was the Director of Athletics from 1994 until 2018. He oversaw 44 TRC Champions, 17 Sectional Champions, 1 Regional Champion, 1 State Runner-Up (Girls Basketball), 2 State Finals (Boys Golf, Girls Basketball), and 51 All-State Players.
Charlie Smith was the head football coach from 1974 until 1982. His record was 74-10 as a coach. He coached the Vikings to two state championships, being runner-up in 1977 and champions in 1979.
Jeff Shriver was the head football coach from 2006 until 2013. He had 47 wins and 34 losses overall and a TRC record of 41-15 with 3 conference championships. He was also awarded the Motorola Class 3A Coach of the Year. In 2018 and 2019, Shriver coached the Unified Flag Football team. He had 15 wins and 2 losses. His team was the 2018 State Runner-Ups and the 2019 Sectional Champions.
Scott Bibler was the head football coach from 1990 until 2005, and again in 2014. His record as a coach was 99-77. He also played on the 1979 State Championship team.
Bill Patrick was the head basketball coach from 1999 until 2017. His 765 wins ranks 4th all-time in the State of Indiana. His 48 years of coaching and success earned him a spot in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ray (Rockhill) Secrist 1977-1978
Phil N. Eskew Metal Attitude Award winner. UPI. 1st Team All-State Secondary. AP 1st Team All-State Secondary. Class A All-State Secondary Bloomington Herald Telephone. Selected to the Indiana High School North All-Star team.
Charles Rockhill 1977-1978
AP 1st Team All-State End.
Cathy Welch 1977-1978
Member of Indiana All-Star Basketball Team. Member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Most Rebounds in Game (24)
Allen Utter 1978-1979
AP 1st Team All-State Guard. UPI 1st Team All-State Linebacker. 1st Team Class A All State Guard Bloomington Herald Telephone.
Jerry Bickle 1979-1980
Class A 1st Team All-State Defensive Secondary Bloomington Herald Telephone
Tim Alspaugh 1979-1980
UPI Class A 1st Team All-State Running Back. AP Class A 1st Team All-State Running Back. Class A All-State Running Back Bloomington Herald Telephone. Signed National Letter of Intent with Purdue University. 1980 Indiana North-South All-Star Game. Most Points Scored in Game (44) vs North Miami. Most Points Scored in Season (326) 1979. Most Career Rushing Yards (3540). Most Career Points Scored (466).
Herb King 1979-1980
1st Team All-State Class A Offensive Center Bloomington Herald Telephone.
Mark Shireman 1979-1980
Phil N. Eskey Metal Attitude Award Winner. BHT 1st Team All-State Linebacker Class A. AP All-State 2nd Team Linebacker Class A. UPI All-State Honorable Mention Linebacker.
Greg Cumberland 1979-1980
1st Team All-State Tackle Class A BHT. Class A All-State Honorable Mention Offensive Tackle AP.
Greg Utter 1979-1980
1st Team AP All-State Running Back Class A. 1st Team BHT All-State Linebacker Class A. UPI All-State Honorable Mention Running Back.
Brent Arven 1979-1980
AP 1st Team All-State Defensive End Class A
AP 1st Team All-State Quarterback Class A. BHT 2nd Team All State Quarterback Class A. UPI Honorable Mention All-State Quarterback.
Brent Hoffman 1981
AP 1st Team Running Back. AP Honorable Mention Secondary. BHT Academic All-State.
Craig Kantner 1982-1983
UPI, AP, Bloomington Herald Telephone 1st Team Offensive Center.
Tod Utter 1982-1983
AP 1st Team Defensive Linebacker. BHT 1st Team Offensive Guard.
Paul Prater 1982-1983
AP and BHT 1st Team Defensive Tackle
Steve Moore 1985-1986
AP 1st Team All-State Offensive Tackle. 1st Team TRC All-Conference. All-Area South Bend Tribune. All-Loganland Pharos Tribune.
Danny Cave 1985
All State Running Back. Record Holder for Most Rushing Yards in Season (2009) 1985
Jamie Cullison 1986
1st Team Running Back AP All-State Class AA, South Bend Tribune Class AA, Logansport Pharos-Tribune All Area All Classes, TRC All-Conference.
Jamie Cullison 1984-1987
1986 State Batting Title. 1987 All-State. Member of North All-Star Team. All-Conference 85, 86, 87.
Gary LaMar 1985-1987
1985 Cross Country State Qualifier. 1985 3rd Team All-State. 1986 1st Team All-State. 1987 State Qualifier 3200 Meters Track.
Randy Paris 1985-1986
50 Freestyle State Qualifier
Roger Webb 1986-1987
1986 1st Team Offensive Guard, TRC All-Conference, South Bend Tribune All-Area Class AA. 1987 1st Team Offensive Guard, AP All-State Class AAA, South Bend Tribune All-Area Class AAA, Logansport Pharos-Tribune All-Area All Classes, TRC All-Conference.
Dwayne Leiter 1986-1987
1986 1st Team Linebacker TRC All-Conference & South Bend Tribune All Area Class AA, 2nd Team Linebacker Logansport Pharos-Tribune All Area All Classes & BHT Junior All-State All Classes. 1987 1st Team Linebacker UPI, BHT, South Bend Tribune All Area All Classes, Logansport Pharos-Tribune All Area All Classes, TRC All-Conference.
Jerrod Feldman 1989
Academic All-State Team Baseball.
Dion Anglin 1990
NAIA DII Defensive Back Manchester College. NAIA District 21 Player of the Year. 1st Team All-American Defensive Back. National Records: 100 Yard Interception Return. 225 total interception yards.
Jeff Gray 1991
1st Team All State. TRC 1st Team Secondary. All-Region Secondary.
Scott Backus 1993
1st Team TRC. 1st Team I.F.C.A. All State. 2nd Team BHT Small State. South Bend Tribune All AA Team. All Loganland Team.
Scott Whetstone 1994-1997
State Qualifier 200 Freestyle 1994, 95, 96, 97. State Qualifier 100 Freestyle 1994, 95, 96, 97.
Rick Shoemaker 1994
1st Team AP All-State Defensive Back. Set School Records for Most Tackle Points in Game (Current), Career Tackle Points, Most Career Tackles, and Most Career Interceptions.
Jason Bowman 1992-1994
1st Team IFCA All State. 1st Team TRC 93, 94. Honorable Mention TRC 92. All Loganland. South Bend Tribune Dream Team. Indiana North-South All Star.
Darren Parker 1996
1st Team All-Conference Receiver. Senior IFCA All-State Receiver. Academic All-State. South Bend Tribune All-Area Receiver.
Orville Haney 1997
I.F.C.A. Academic All-State.
Girls Swimming 400 Freestyle Relay 1997-1998
Amber Drudge, Eve Boggs, Kyleigh Gast, Hilary Vanlaningham. State Qualifiers.
Micah Lukens 1997-1998
1997 2nd Team All-Conference Tackle, South Bend Tribune All Area Tackle. 1998 1st Team All-Conference Defensive End, 1st Team Academic All-State, All-State Honorable Mention Defensive End, Times Union 1st Team All Area.
Eric Prater 1998
IFCA 1st Team Running Back. Academic All-State.
Jason Paris 1998
200 Freestyle State Qualifier.
Rustin Birge 1999
IFCA AAA All State.
Girls Swimming 200 & 400 Freestyle Relay Team 1999-2000
Angela Weller, Kyleigh Gast, Alyssa Anglin, Hilary Vanlaningham. 1999-2000 State Qualifiers.
Amber Drudge 1999-2001
100 Individual Freestyle State Qualifier 99-00, 00-01.
Laura Lash 2000
Cross Country State Finalist.
Drew Shafer 2000
All State and Individual State Finalist Golf.
Andy Martin 2000
Individual State Finalist Golf.
Girls Swimming 400 Freestyle Relay 2000-2001
Kyleigh Gast, Alyssa Anglin, Hilary Vanlaningham, Erin Weaver, Valerie Drudge. State Qualifiers.
IFCA Region 2 Academic All State 2001
Tyler Kottkamp, Kevin Day, Jake Long, Matt Ryman, Michael Schwenk, Caleb Shewman.
Tabitha Pratt 2001-2002
Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State.
Phil Jackson 2002
Academic All-State Baseball.
Trey Eaton 2003
2003 2nd Leading Scorer in the State 27.8 PPG. 15th Leading Rebounder 9.5 PPG. Current Career Scoring Leader 1,682 pts. Current Single Season Scoring Leader 612 pts. Current Record for Most Points in Game 51 (tie).
Girls 4 x 100 Relay Team 2003
Kara Kramer, Lindsay Wiley, Amanda Wiley, Heather Rathbun. 2003 State Qualifier.
Luke Scripture 2004
Academic All State.
Rebekah Parker 2004
Indiana All-Star. Most Assists in Game 13. Most Assists in Season 134. Best Free Throw % Career 77%. Most Career Assists 440. Most Career Steals 275.
Kara Kramer 2005
North-South All Star Game. Nancy Reahm Indiana-Ohio All Star Game.
Wes Austin 2005
Kyle Vogel 2005
Bryan Wong 2001-2004
2004 IFCA 1st Team All-State Running Back. 2003 AP Special Mention Running Back. 2004 IFCA Region 2 All-Star. 2003,04 1st Team TRC All-Conference. 2004 Colts Academic All-Star Team. National Football Foundation Scholarship. Indiana Football Hall of Fame Scholarship. 2004 1st Team Academic All-State. Played at Rose-Hulman. Record Holder for Most Rushing Yards in Game vs North Miami 2004 (338).
Trent Newsome 2006
Academic All-American Swimming.
Jerrod Parker 2006
2nd Team All-State. 1,285 Yards Rushing.
Austin Prater 2007
Academic All-State Football.
Kyle Ritchey 2007
Academic All-State. Region 2 All-Star. All-State Linebacker.
Matt Koldyke 2007
BHT All-State Guard.
Steven Tillman 2008
Academic All-State Forward Basketball.
Aaron Peters 2008
IFCA 1st Team Academic All-State Defensive End.
Alex Weaver 2009
Academic All-State Track.
Keith Koser 2009
Class 3A All-State. IHSBCA Junior Showcase. TRC Batting Title.
Stacie Hoffman 2009
12 Sport Athlete: Volleyball, Basketball, Track.
Tabitha Ramsey 2009
Academic All-American Swimming.
Gus Lukens 2010
IFCA Academic All-State. AP Honorable Mention All-State Linebacker. Times Union All-Area Linebacker. 1st Team All-TRC Linebacker.
Isaac Yoder 2008-2011
John McKee Memorial Champion 2008, 09, 10. TRC Champion 152 Class 2009, 10, 11. Sectional Champion 2010, 11. Regional Qualifier 2008, 09, 10, 11. Semi-State Qualifier 2009, 10, 11. Semi-State Champion 2011. State Qualifier 2011, 7th Place. Most Wins (44) and Pins (28) in Season. Most Pins (82) and Nearfalls (130) in Career.
Seth Fincher 2011
Academic All-State Wrestling.
Kaley Shewman 2011
12 Sport Athlete: Volleyball, Cheer, Softball.
Tyler Akers 2011
IHSBCA North All-Star Team. District 1 Outfielder.
Trent Bauters 2012
IFCA Academic All-State Football 2012. TRC Academic All-Conference Football 2011, 12. TRC 1st Team Linebacker. Times Union 1st Team All-Area Team Linebacker 2012. Ft. Wayne Gazette Honorable Mention Linebacker 2012. TRC Mental Attitude Award Football 2012. IHSAA Sectional Champion 160 Class 2012. TRC Champion 160 Class 2012. Regional Qualifier 2009, 11, 12. IHSWCA Academic All-State 2012. IHSWCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention 2011. TRC Academic All-Conference 2011, 12. John E. Potter Mental Attitude Award. 2010, 11.
Connor Fraser 2012
12 Sport Athlete: Volleyball, Basketball, Track.
Allyson Ross 2013
12 Sport Athlete: Girls Golf, Cheer, Boys Golf Manager.
Nolan Sponseller 2014
IFCA Academic All-State 2014. Times-Union Defensive Player of the Year 2012, 13.
Ben Shriver 2014
IFCA All-Star Region 2. Most Passing Yards in Game (430). Most Passing Yards in Season (2298). Most Passing Yards in Career (5144).
Tanner Andrews 2014
AP All-State 2013, 14. Football. Played Baseball at Purdue University. Drafted in the 10th Round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins. Most Receiving Yard in Game (290). Most Receiving Yards in Season (1144). Most Receiving Yards in Career (3057). Most Points Scored in Boys Basketball Game (51 Tie).
Nick Gamble 2014
East/West Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
Devin Childers 2014
State Wrestler 132 Class. Most Wins (154) and Reversals (80) in a Career.
Jonah Mikel 2014
IFCA All-State 2013. Mid-West All-Star Top 40.
Taylor Trippiedi 2015
Patricia Roy Mental Attitude Award Winner Basketball.
Jordan Fraser 2015
12 Sport Athlete: Football, Girls Basketball Manager, Track.
Isaac Sponseller 2016
Academic All-State Football.
Anne Secrest 2017
All-State and Academic All-State. Record Holder for FT% in Season (87%), Rebounds in Season (290), Career Points (1580), Career Rebounds (919).
Dakota Parker 2018
State Qualifier 400 Meter 2017, 18. TRC and School Record 49.89.
Jameson Baker 2018
11th Place State Finalist Shot Put.
Chase Brower 2017
State Swim Finalist 50 Freestyle. School Record 21.77.