Shawn Collins, CEO


The Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame Will Welcome Inductees from Various Other Sports

EVANSVILLE, IN – March 29, 2018 – The Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame (GESHOF) is pleased to announce the addition of inductees who impacted sports beyond baseball, basketball, football, and golf. Athletes, coaches, and anyone else who has greatly influenced local softball, tennis, wrestling, track, and other sport teams have been added to the list of inductees that will be welcomed into the Sports Hall of Fame in August 2018.

“We want to include anyone who’s impacted the region no matter what sport they’ve been involved with,” said Tim Turpin, Founder of GESHOF.

Inductions to the Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame will take place at the annual Sports Banquet on August 11, 2018, 4-9 PM, at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel and Conference Center in Evansville, IN. The following list details who the new inductees are and what sports they have impacted.

Chip Aki

Cross Country:
Todd Reller
Dr. Bill Stegemoller

Darrell Waltrip
Michael Waltrip

David Nicholson
Fred Schmalz
Josh Tudela
Tim Vieth
Bill Vieth, Jr.
Angie Werne Lensing

Lilly King

Randy Barnhill
Bill Wisuri
Gordon Wood

Softball, Fast-Pitch:
Gwen Lewis
Becky Lis
Mary Lou “Tommie” Taylor
Mike Wilson
Virginia Mattingley

Macie Elliott
Stephanie Hazlett
Elissa Kim
Louise Owen
Lanae Renschler
Brian Ritz
Lee Sublett
Margo Stevenson

Track & Field:
Bryce Brown
Mark Buse
Bud Garland
Beth Reid
Ed Rusk
Ruby Rusk
Charlie Siesky

Linda Crick

Matt Coughlin
Mike Goebel
Jason Greer
Darren Grimwood
Josh Hardy
Jeff Harp
Randy Helfrich
Sam Lamb
Blake Mauer
Thad Oldham
Greg Schaefer
Andy Schneider
Craig Weinzapfel

Patti Buchta
Jon Siau
Ruth Waller

These athletes, coaches, and more will be welcomed into the Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame alongside the current Baseball HOF, Basketball HOF, Football HOF, and Golf HOF inductees of 2018, whose names will be released at a later date.

Tickets to the annual GESHOF Sports Banquet are now available for purchase online. Any inductee and guest are encouraged to RSVP and purchase their tickets prior to the event. Tables for 10 are also available for a discounted price.

If you are an inductee and have not been provided with additional information about your induction into the Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame, contact us today. If you have any questions or would like to nominate someone to be a part of the 2019 induction class, visit or email us at [email protected].

The Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame promotes the region’s athletes and their successes. Their mission is to honor local sports heroes who have made an impact in our community including players, coaches and ambassadors of the games of baseball, football, basketball, and golf in the Greater Evansville area which includes parts of Illinois and Kentucky.