Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame.

For those who shone the brightest when the stadium lights were on, we salute you. To the players, coaches, and administrators who kept us all on the edge of our seats, we honor the greats of the gridiron.

We are dedicated to:

Players

 

Coaches

 

Media

 

Administrators

 

Featured Hall of Famers

Don’t just take it from us, these individuals made an impact!

Bob prepped at Rex Mundi High School before going to Purdue and leading the Boilers to a Rose Bowl Victory.  Drafted by the Miami Dolphins Griese went on to lead the Dolphins to 3 straight Super Bowls winning the 1972 and 73 Super Bowl Championships.  Griese’s 1972 team is the only NFL Team in the Super Bowl Era to ever go undefeated.   Griese was a first-ballot Canton Hall of Fame Inductee.

Bob Griese

Scott prepped at Harrison High School before going to the University of Illinois after being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings he went on to becoming a Pro Bowl Linebacker. Upon retirement, Scott was elected to the Vikings Ring of Honor Hall and Fame.

Scott Studwell

A Henderson County HS Grad Sam went on to become an All-American Lineman at the University of Kentucky. After being drafted by the Baltimore Colts, Sam went on to be one of Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas leading blockers. Sam played in Super Bowl III and V and  won a Super Bowl Ring over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V.

Sam Ball

GESHOF Football Hall of Fame Inductees

CLASS OFCATEGORYFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTATEHIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGENFL
2018PlayerRandyZionEvansvilleINHarrisonU of E
2018CoachKendellWilsonEvansvilleINHarrison / CentralEville Vipers Semi-Pro
2018PlayerAlBaityHendersonKYU of E
2018PlayerDougWatermanEvansvilleINReitzWKUEville Vipers Semi-Pro
2018PlayerDonWadeEvansvilleINReitz
2018PlayerMikeVolkmanEvansvilleINReitzWKUEville Vipers Semi-Pro
2018PlayerJimByersEvansvilleINReitzU of E
2018PlayerBillStudwellEvansvilleINHarrisonU of E
2018PlayerMarcSchnarrEvansvilleINReitzUniv of Indy
2018Player / CoachKenCourdetRockportINSouth Spencer
2018PlayerSteveSandersEvansvilleINNorthIndiana University
2018PlayerPeteRuppEvansvilleINMemorialU of E
2018PlayerJoeMillerEvansvilleINMemorialU of E
2018PlayerJerryDenstorffRockportINMater Dei
2018PlayerDaveMcDonaldEvansvilleINReitzMurray State
2018PlayerRogerMasonEvansvilleINHarrisonU of E
2018PlayerTomEndressEvansvilleINRex MundiU of E
2018Player / CoachLarryLockhartMt. CarmelILMt. CarmelU of E
2018PlayerMarkFreemanEvansvilleINMater DeiU of E
2018PlayerWilliamLahanisEvansvilleINBosse
2018PlayerChrisJohnsonEvansvilleInBosseIndiana State
2018PlayerJeffGoreEvansvilleINNorthU of E
2018PlayerDaveGossmanEvansvilleINMater DeiU of E
2018CoachJoeGossmanEvansvilleINMater Dei
2018PlayerGalenAveryEvansvilleINReitzUniv of Illinois
2018CoachAllanHornEvansvilleINReitz
2018OfficialRonHamEvansvilleINOfficial
2018PlayerDavidHayhurstEvansvilleINBosseWabash College
2018Player / RefereeMarkHolsappleEvansvilleINBosseBall State
2018PlayerCodyHessEvansvilleINMaterFranklin College
2017PlayerKeithKelleyEvansvilleINHarrison
2017PlayerRonMillsEvansvilleINMemorial
2017PlayerOntarioJacksonEvansvilleINBosse
2017PlayerRobGregoryEvansvilleINHarrisonISU - Indy
2017PlayerMikeHornEvansvilleINReitzUE
2017AdministratorScottHendrixNewburghINCYFL
2017PlayerKenMillsEvansvilleINMemorialUniv of Kansas / UE
2017AdministratorJeffKellyNewburghINCYFL
2017AdministratorToddFugateNewburghINCYFL
2017PlayerSamLahannisEvansvilleIN
2017PlayerSamLiggettEvansvilleIN
2017PlayerDionFoxEvansvilleINBosse
2017PlayerMaxDieterleMt. VernonINMVHS
2017PlayerDonMattinglyEvansvilleIN
2017Player / CoachTomMcDanielLynnvilleINCentral
2017PlayerMax W.DietereleMt. VernonINSr. HSNotre Dame
2017PlayerMikeDavisNewburghINCastleUniv of Louisville
2017CoachJimmyWilliamsBoonvilleINBoonville
2017PlayerMitchGillesNewburghINCastle
2017Player / CoachTomOsborneLynnvilleINTecumseh
2017PlayerSethRaineyMt. VernonINSr. HS
2017AdministratorRandyRolleNewburghINCYFL
2017PlayerJeffCunninghamEvansvilleIN
2017PlayerMarkCraigEvansvilleINNorth
2017AdministratorJeffContiNewburghINCYFL
2017AdministratorKenButlerNewburghINCYFL
2017PlayerMoeSuttonEvansvilleINHarrisonUniv of Indy
2017Player / CoachJamalSwopeEvansvilleINBosseEville Vipers Semi-Pro
2017PlayerMarquisTolliverEvansvilleINHarrison
2017SponsorJerryTurnerEvansvilleIN
2017PlayerCharlieUhdeEvansvilleINUE
2017PlayerAndyBenesEvansvilleINUE
2017PlayerDerekBarnettEvansvilleINHarrisonIU
2017PlayerJohnBakerBoonvilleINBoonville
2017PlayerRyanGivenEvansvilleINReitz HSSIU Carbondale
2017PlayerGaryGriffinEvansvilleINCentralU. Indy
2016PlayerJasonCarrollNewburghINCastleIU
2016PlayerDavidCarterVincennesINLincolnWKUOilers
2016PlayerEarlCarterEvansvilleINHarrisonKY Weslyan
2016PlayerMattCartwrightJasperINJasper
2016PlayerKevinCartwrightJasperINJasperBall State
2016PlayerDeonChesterNewburghINCastleBall Stage
2016PlayerKreigChristyPrincetonINPCHSTCU
2016PlayerBrianClayborneEvansvilleINReitzWestern KYChargers / Cowboys
2016CoachBobClaytonDaleINHeritage Hills
2016RefereeLarryCollinsEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerBoGreerPrincetonINPrinceton CommunityUniv of New Mexico
2016Player / AdministratorChrisCookeEvansvilleINHarrisonWabash CollegeEvansville Semi-Pro Teams
2016PlayerDekeCooperEvansvilleINNorthNotre DameCarolina Panthers
2016PlayerMichaelCopelandEvansvilleINBosseWestern KY
2016DavidCosbyEvansvilleINLVO HHS Youth
2016PlayerCaseySellersEvansvilleINNorth HSBlue Cats
2016PlayerChrisOwenEvansvilleINCentral HSKY Weslyan
2016RickyCriderEvansvilleINReitzN. Illinois
2016PlayerTannerCrumMt. CarmelILMt. CarmelS IL U
2016PlayerCraigBlackfordTell CityINTell CityUEBroncos
2016PlayerMikeCunninghamEvansvilleINCentral
2016PlayerJayCutlerDaleINHeritage HillsVanderbiltBroncos / Bears
2016PlayerJensenDardeenMt. CarmelILMt. Carmel
2016PlayerDaleJenningsVincennesINLincoln HSButlerBlue Cats
2016MaxDedmondEvansvilleINCentralIU
2016PlayerDefferenJonesEvansvilleINHarrison HSPaine College
2016PlayerFloydBrogdenEvansvilleINCentral
2016PlayerFloydMaloneEvansvilleINCentral HSIL Valley CC
2016PlayerKenDIlgerDaleINHeritage HillsU of IllinoisColts / Bucs
2016MediaKeithDoadesVincennesIN
2016PlayerLukeDroneMt. CarmelILMt. CarmelIL State
2016PlayerJasonEdwardsEvansvilleINMemorialU of Illinois
2016MediaDanEgierskiEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerJoeyElliott EvansvilleINHarrisonPurdueCFL
2016PlayerJeffShouldersEvansvilleIN
2016MediaGordonEngelhardtEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerJeremyFairrowEvansvilleINCentralMichigan State
2016PlayerLaneFennerEvansvilleINNorthFlorida StateOilers
2016MediaWaltFerberHollandIN
2016PlayerJonFerberHollandINSouthridgeIndiana State
2016PlayerToddFirebaughEvansvilleINHarrison
2016PlayerPeteFisherEvansvilleINReitzIU
2016PlayerMikeFisherEvansvilleINHarrison
2016PlayerMackFlemmingEvansvilleINBosse
2016PlayerMarlonFlemmingEvansvilleINReitzIU
2016PlayerJeffFossettNewburghINDixie
2016PlayerMattFowlerMt.INMt. CarmelMcKendree U
2016PlayerJerryBrewerJasperINJasper
2016PlayerJodyTaylor-GreerPrincetonINPCHSTriton Community
2016PlayerBobbyFuchsEvansvilleINHarrisonGeorgetown
2016PlayerJoeHuffNewburghINCastleIU
2016CoachBobGadisColumbusINReitz
2016PlayerMarkGarrettEvansvilleINHarrison
2016CoachJoeGengelbachPoseyvilleINNorth Posey
2016CoachBudGeorgeTellINTell City
2016PlayerJohnBrownEvansvilleINHarrisonWKU
2016CoachMikeGoebelEvansvilleINMater Dei
2016PlayerJonathanGoldsberryDaleINHeritage HillsPurdueBills / Bucs
2016RefereeDickGontermanEvansvilleIN
2016CoachJohnLidyNewburghINCastle HS
2016PlayerMartyAmslerEvansvilleINBosseUEBears / Cowboys
2016Player / CoachMikeMadriagaEvansvilleINNorth HSUniversity of Evansville
2016PlayerStonerGrayEvansvilleINNorthIU
2016Player / CoachMikeOwenEvansvilleINBosse HS
2016PlayerBobGrieseEvansvilleINRex MundayPurdueMiami Dolphins
2016PlayerMikeShouldersEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016PlayerDarriusGriffithEvansvilleINBosseWester Michigan
2016PlayerJasonHabermelEvansvilleINNorthUK
2016AdministratorBethHagenEvansvilleINReitz
2016CoachMikeWilsonEvansvilleINNorth HS
2016PlayerDonHansenEvansvilleINReitzU of IllinoisFalcons / Vikings
2016PlayerBillHapeEvansvilleINReitz
2016PlayerAndyHapeEvansvilleINReitzW KY U
2016PlayerKevinHardyEvansviileINHarrisonU of IllinoisBengals / Jags
2016PlayerBrianHardyEvansvilleINHarrisonU of Kentucky
2016CoachJohnHartEvansvilleINReitz / Mt. Carmel
2016PlayerHeathHartEvansvilleINHarrisonIL State
2016PlayerNickHartEvansvilleINReitzKentucky Wesleyan
2016PlayerJackHaworthNewburghINCastleBall State
2016Team AdvisorNancyLidyNewburghIN
2016PlayerRyanRuskEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016PlayerCarlHeldtEvansvilleINPurdueDodgers
2016PlayerNickPowersOaklandINWood Memorial HS
2016PlayerTarronAcuffMt. VernonINU of IndyBlue Cats
2016PlayerBillyHewigEvansvilleINReitzWestern KY
2016PlayerMarkHiggsOwensboroINKY SRU of KentuckyDolphins / Cowboys / Cardinals
2016PlayerHanzHoagNewburghINCastleUEBlue Cats
2016RefereeMarkHolsappleEvansvilleIN
2016Player / CoachTollyMcClatchyEvansvilleININ
2016Player / CoachTonyBassEvansvilleINHarrisonDupage College
2016PlayerKenTreadwayMt. CarmelILMt. Carmel HSUEBlue Cats
2016Player / CoachJohnHurleyEvansvilleINMemorialUE
2016PlayerDougHurtNewburghINCastleISU
2016PlayerTroyPeacheeEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016MackJacobsEvansvilleINBosseU of Illinois
2016CoachVinceLidyNewburghINCastle HSIndiana University
2016PlayerAndyKellerNewburghINCastle HSMoorehead State University
2016Player / CoachTonyAhrensJasperINJasperIU
2016PlayerKarlArmsteadEvansvilleINNorth
2016PlayerRobertKercherEvansvilleINMemorial HSGeorgetown UnivGreen Bay Packers
2016PlayerRichardKercherEvansvilleINCentral HSUniv. of TulsaLions
2016PlayerBruceKingDaleINHeritage Hills HSPurdueBills, Chiefs
2016PlayerSteveKriegalEvansvilleINMemorial HS
2016PlayerJohnLacyEvansvilleINHarrison HSW. KY U.
2016PlayerEdRuskEvansvilleINCrawfordsville HSIndiana State University
2016CoachGeneBackesEvansvilleINReitz
2016CoachDonLeducNewburghINCentral HS
2016PlayerBobbyLewisEvansvilleINBosse HS
2016PlayerBrianLewisJasperINJasper HSIndiana State U
2016PlayerToddRussellEvansvilleINHarrison HSUE
2016PlayerAlfonso LamontWilliamsEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016CoachGeneLogelEvansvilleINMemorial HS
2016PlayerCarlLyles IIIEvansvilleINMemorial HSJohnson C Smith University
2016PlayerJustinLynchPrincetonINPCHSE IL University
2016PlayerGilMainsMt. CarmelILMurray State ULions
2016PlayerPatrickMalloryEvansvilleINMater Dei HS
2016Player / CoachPatMaloneTell CityINTell City HSW KY U
2016PlayerScottMarschEvansvilleINHarrison HSPurdue University / UE
2016CoachMitchMarschEvansvilleINHarrison HSUniversity of Evansville
2016PlayerShaneBallHendersonKYHendersonUK
2016PlayerRandyMattinglyEvansvilleINMemorial HSCFL
2016PlayerSamBallHendersonKYHendersonUKColts
2016PlayerMattMauckJasperINJasper HSLSUTitans
2016CarlMauckMcLeansboroILMHSSIUChargers, Dolphins, Oilers
2016PlayerRobMauerEvansvilleINMater Dei HSUniversity of Evansville
2016CoachJeffMayEvansvilleININ Bosse HS
2016PlayerChrisMcCoolEvansvilleINHarrison HSUniversity of Evansville
2016PlayerG. AllenLidyNewburghINCastle HSBall State U.
2016PlayerJamieBatemanEvansvilleINReitzUE
2016PlayerPaulMcIntoshEvansvilleINReitz HSArmy / S IL U
2016PlayerMattMcIntoshEvansvilleINReitz HSN IL U / S IL U
2016PlayerDougMcPhersonMt. CarmelILMt. Carmel HSUniversity of Evansville
2016PlayerJerryMeadeWashingtonINWashington HSUniversity of Evansville
2016PlayerEdwardBawellBoonvilleINBoonvilleUEPhiladelphia
2016PlayerGlendellMillerOwensboroKYKY SR HSW KY U
2016PlayerJustinMillerOwensboroKYKY SR HSClemsonNY Jets
2016PlayerTimBehmeEvansvilleINMemorial
2016RefereeJackBehmeEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerKenMills IIEvansvilleINMemorial HS
2016PlayerDeMarcoMonroeEvansvilleINCentral HSMichigan State University
2016PlayerBenMooneyEvansvilleINNorth HSW KY U
2016PlayerTimMooneyEvansvilleINCentral HSW KY U
2016PlayerTimMooreEvansvilleINHarrison HSEastern IL University
2016MediaRandyMooreEvansvilleIN
2016DaleNaylorEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016PlayerJoeNeidigPoseyvilleINPosey HSUniversity of Evansville
2016RefereeBillNimnichtEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerKendallO'DonnellEvansvilleINNorth HSUK
2016Player / Coach / AdministratorAndyOwenEvansvilleINCentral HSU of Indianapolis
2016CoachPaulOsbourneLynnvilleINTecumseh HS
2016Administrator / Coach / Board MemberFredOttEvansvilleINNorth HSLVO
2016CoachBobPadgettEvansvilleINReitz HS
2016PlayerCurtisPainterVincennesINVincennes HSPurdue UniversityColts
2016Player / CoachLarryParrott.EvansvilleINBosse HSUniversity of Evansville
2016RefereeTemmePattersonEvansvilleIN
2016Player / CoachDarrinPeachMt. CarmelILMt. Carmel HS
2016Player / MediaLeoPeckinpaughHendersonKYHCHSWestern KY University
2016PlayerMikePendeltonEvansvilleINNorth HSIUDolphins
2016LloydPressleyEvansvilleINReitz HSWestern KY Univ.
2016PlayerJohnRaffertyMt. CarmelILMt. Carmel HSE IL U.
2016PlayerSeanBennettEvansvilleINHarrisonUE / NorthwesternNY Giants
2016PlayerBradHaywoodMt. CarmelILMt. CarmelU of Illinois
2016Player / CoachTomYoungEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016PlayerShawnYoungEvansvilleINMemorial HSIndiana State University
2016PlayerDonaldYoungEvansvilleINHarrison HSGolden Valley Lutheran College (MN)
2016PlayerDr. MichaelWoodardEvansvilleINCentral HSUniversity of Evansville
2016PlayerTomWilsonEvansvilleINReitz HSIU
2016CoachHermanByersEvansvilleINReitz
2016PlayerMarkWillisEvansvilleINBosse HS
2016PlayerKenWillisOwensboroKYKY SR HSUKDallas Cowboys
2016RefereeJackWilliamsEvansvilleIN
2016Player / CoachWilliam (Bill)KrietemeyerPrincetonINCentral HSVanderbilt University
2016PlayerLevronWilliamsEvansvilleINBosse HSIUBlue Cats
2016CoachJohnWilliamsEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016CoachFrankWillEvansvilleINMater Dei HS
2016CoachLynnWillEvansvilleINMater Dei HS
2016MediaLanceWilkersonNewburghIN
2016PlayerJoshWickerEvansvilleIN
2016EdWesselEvansvilleINReitz HSU of E
2016CoachRalphWeinzapfelEvansvilleINMemorial HS
2016PlayerCourtneyWattEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016CoachDonWatsonEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016PlayerErrolButlerEvansvilleINHarrison
2016Equipment Manager / Super FanDonWatermanEvansvilleINReitz HS
2016PlayerDarinWardBoonvilleINIU
2016PlayerJeffWadeNewburghINCastle HSIU
2016PlayerDerenzoBushrodEvansvilleINNorthU Indy
2016PlayerVinceBuckOwensboroKYKY SRCentral State UnivNew Orleans Saints
2016CoachGeneVogelEvansvilleINMemorial HS
2016PlayerTomBuckEvansvilleINReitzIU
2016PlayerVinceTweedalEvansvilleINMemorial HSVanderbilt University
2016PlayerKirkBrunsonEvansvilleINReitzMurray State
2016Player / CoachScottTuriEvansvilleINNorth HS
2016PlayerCoryBrunsonEvansvilleINReitz
2016PlayerMikeTickameyerEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerJoelThomasEvansvilleINHarrison HSMurray State U
2016PlayerTyroneBrowningEvansvilleINReitzIU
2016PlayerChrisBrosmerNewburghINCastleUE
2016PlayerTonySuggsEvansvilleINHarrison HSIU
2016PlayerDavidBrosmerNewburghINCastle
2016PlayerScottStudwellEvansvilleINHarrison HSU of IllinoisVikings
2016PlayerDanStryzinskiVincennesINLincoln HSIUBucs, Steelers
2016PlayerBillyStrotherEvansvilleINHarrison HSNew Mexico State UniversityDolphins, Red Skins
2016Player / CoachRogerStormsEvansvilleINHarrison HS
2016PlayerBrandonStewartEvansvilleINNorth HSU of Wyoming
2016PlayerBobStephensonEvansvilleINReitz HSIU
2016PlayerLarryStallingsEvansvilleINMemorial HSGeorgia TechFalcons, Cardinals
2016PlayerSteveSmithTell CityINTell City HS
2016PlayerMikeSkaggsHendersonKYHCHSVanderbilt U
2016PlayerChrisSiglerDaleINHeritage Hills HSIUCFL
2016Player / CoachTimShippEvansvilleINNorth HS / Reitz HS
2016PlayerBobSegerEvansvilleINMemorial HS
2016PlayerMickSchnellEvansvilleINReitz HSIU / UE
2016PlayerChrisBowlingEvansvilleINHarrisonAustin Peay
2016PlayerAdamSchiffEvansvilleINMater Dei HS
2016PlayerJakeSchiffEvansvilleINMater Dei HSIndiana State University
2016PlayerScottBonnellNewburghINCastleIU
2016PlayerTonySalpietraNewburghINCastle HSUE
2016PlayerMikeBlakeEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerJacobRoweOakland CityINWood Memorial HSPurdue University
2016Player / CoachArchieOwenEvansvilleINBosse HS
2016CoachMorrisRileyEvansvilleINNorth HS
2016PlayerAllenRiemersmaEvansvilleINZealand HS (MI)U of MichiganBills, Steelers
2016RefereeJoeRiderEvansvilleIN
2016PlayerDuceReederEvansvilleINVanderbilt University
2016PlayerAustinCarltonEvansvilleINReitzFranklin College
2016RefereeMelRedmanMt. VernonIN

2ND ANNUAL GREATER EVANSVILLE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME BANQUET

The Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame Banquet celebrates all the great players, coaches, and ambassadors of the game of football in the Greater Evansville Area. All past and current 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees are invited to join us on to celebrate those who were instrumental both on and off the football field.

(All expenses will go to help cover the cost of the event.)
Cash bar available. Plus, the open microphone to share stories after Hall of Famers are acknowledged.
RSVP no later than September 30, 2017.

Our Hall of Fame Partners Include:

Don't Be Shy!

If you would like to donate any memorabilia or have information for the Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame, please contact us today.