Athletics Wall of Fame List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Rhodes

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

Academic All-State.

Kyle Vogel 2005

Academic All-State.

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.