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Years: 1968

Jim Parcell

JAMES PARCELL, Nappanee High School, 1968 **10 varsity letters in 4 sports – baseball, football, basketball, track Football: 2-time varsity letterwinner **MVP, team captain, 1st Team All-Northern Lakes Conference (1967)Basketball: 3-time varsity letterwinner **team captain, averaged 19 points a game in senior year Baseball: 3-time varsity letterwinnerTrack & Field: 2-time varsity letterwinner College: Western Michigan […]

Bill Sharpe

BILL SHARPE, South Bend LaSalle High School, 1968 / Rock Valley Junior College, 1969-’70 / University of Evansville, 1971-‘72, Coaching:**Head football coach, Jimtown High School, 1980-2006 **Coached school to 4 IHSAA state championships (1A, 1991; 2A, 1997, 1998; 2A, 2005) and 2 state runnerup (1A, 1985, ’87) **Won 6 semistate titles, 10 regional titles, 17 […]

David Whittaker

DAVID WHITTAKER (Coach), Graduate of Elkhart High School (1968) ** All-time career victories leader for Elkhart Central High School (528) ** Eight-time Northern Indiana Coach of the Year in tennis Girls Tennis: ** Elkhart Central girls (1988-2013) – 291-137 career record ** 12 sectional titles, 8 regional titles, 3 Northern Indiana Conference titles, 1 semi […]

Jim Laughman

JAMES LAUGHMAN, Concord High School (1968) Lettered three years in football, two in basketball. and three in baseball for the Minutemen. Running back and linebacker for unbeaten Concord football team in 1967. He had 221 tackles his last two years under head coach Ed Mirer. Defensive MVP as a junior and most tackles as a […]

Douglas Chokey

DOUGLAS CHOKEY, Nappanee High School, 1968 Indiana University, 1972 Earned 11 varsity letters in cross country, track, basketball and baseball Basketball – Elkhart Truth All-Sectional team member. Track – IHSAA state runnerup in 880-yard run, 1968; Northern Lakes Conference champion in 880, setting school and league record, 1968; Elkhart County Sectional, Fort Wayne Regional 880 […]

Jim Routhier

JIM ROUTHIER, Concord High School (Coach/Athletic Trainer), Fort Wayne Elmhurst (1968) Teacher at Concord High School from 1975 to present. Athletic trainer at Concord from 1975 to 2006. Education – Bachelor of science degree from Ball State, masters degree in biology for IU in Bloomington. Athletic training – All-Star football game 1984, Olympic volleyball playoffs […]

Steve Walters

STEVE WALTERS, Nappanee, 1968, 13 varsity letters – 4 track, 3 basketball, 3 football, 3 baseball, Named school’s outstanding athlete (1968), Track Most points (1967, ’68) senior team captain Basketball 731 career points 1st team NLC (’68) 2nd team all NLC (’67) Elkhart Sectional scoring leader (’68) team leading scorer (1967, ’68) team MVP (’68) […]

John Campbell

JOHN CAMPBELL, Jimtown High School (Class of 1968) High School Wrestling: 3-year letterwinner, State Champion in 145 lb. class (26-0, 23 pins). Football: 2-year letterwinner, All-Conference selection in 1968, North-South Shrine game selection 1968. Track: 2-year letterwinner. , Career Served in the United States Army, honorably discharged, received Purple Heart for wounds received in Vietnam […]

Robert LeMaster

Bob LeMaster, Concord High School (1968) Bob was an exceptional athlete at Concord, excelling in football, gymnastics and track. As part of his three-year football career for the Minutemen, he quarterbacked an undefeated team in 1967. Records he set at that time included 70 completed passes, 12 touchdowns, 85 points, 1,097 passing yards, TD passes […]

Bryan Rathke

Bryan Rathke, Goshen High School (Coach) Coach Rathke served as the boys swimming and diving coach from 1968-1983 and 1992-1994 and girls swimming and diving coach from 1991-1997. He led the Redskin boys to a record of sixty-one consecutive dual meet victories. Bryan was named NLC Coach of the Year five times. While he was […]