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Tish (Lovan) Landrum

TISH (LOVAN) LANDRUM, Elkhart Central High School, 1984 * Earned 4 varsity letters in swimming; Named Catherine Wolf Award winner as Elkhart top senior female athlete * Four-time team Most Valuable Player and four-time IHSAA state qualifier * Earned 8 Sectional championships in three events – 200 and 500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay — […]

Susan (Boger) Peters

SUSAN (BOGER) PETERS, Elkhart Central High School, 1977 * Four-year letterwinner in swimming. * Swimming – Elkhart County’s first girls IHSAA state champion in 100 freestyle (1975), runnerup in 50 free (’75), fourth in state in 100 free (’76), unbeaten in sophomore and junior seasons, set 7 school records. * College – New Mexico State […]

David Thomas

DAVID THOMAS, Elkhart Central (1979) , High School Football: 2-year letterwinner, Team MVP, Elkhart Truth MVP, 1978 First Team All-State Punter, 1978 All-NIC Quarterback, 1978 Captain. Basketball: 2-year letterwinner. Track: 2-year letterwinner. Golf: 2-year letterwinner, 2-time First Team All-state selection, Captain of 1979 State Championship Team. , College Attended Indiana University at Bloomington. 4-year letterwinner […]

Tom Glanders

Tom Glanders, Central High School (1976) Tom was a two-sport athlete from 1974-1976 and a Bringle Award Winner, emblematic of the top male athlete in the Elkhart Community Schools in 1976. He averaged 14.8 points and grabbed 275 rebounds in leading the Blue Blazers to their first Sectional title in basketball. He also was named […]

Dan Glanders

Dan Glanders, Elkhart Central High School (1979) Dan’s major sport at Elkhart Central H.S. was basketball and he excelled at it. A two-year letterman, he was an important part of Sectional Championship teams in 1978 and 1979 and Regional and Semi-State Championships in 1978. Dan was All-County, All-NIC, All-Sectional (both 1978 and 1979) and an […]

John Miller

John Miller, Elkhart Central High School (Volunteer) John is a graduate of Elkhart High School. Following his college years at Indiana University, he returned to Elkhart to play a prominent role in the business and educational community. He is being inducted for his untiring support of Elkhart Central HS athletic and educational programs. Following are […]

Tom Kurth

Tom Kurth, Elkhart & Elkhart Central High Schools (Coach) Though Coach Kurth was an outstanding athlete in high school (Hobart) and college (Wittenberg), he is being honored for his 36 years as a football coach at Elkhart HS and Elkhart Central HS where his football teams went 236-120 and where he also coached track for […]

David Schnell

Dave Schnell, Elkhart Central High School (1985) As a senior at Elkhart Central HS, Dave earned All-State and Parade All-American honors in football. Seen as a pure drop back quarterback, some rated him the #1 high school quarterback. At Central he completed 55.4% of his passes for 3,858 yards and 41 touchdowns (22 as a […]

George Rollin “Rollie” Hoover

George Rollin “Rollie” Hoover, Elkhart and Elkhart Central High Schools (Coach) Some call Rollie the “father of wrestling” for Elkhart High School and other area schools because of his influence in reviving the sport in the 1950s and 1960s. All together he coached wrestling and other sports for almost 35 years, including stints at St. […]

Scott Homan

Scott Homan, Elkhart Central High School (1978) Scott was a high school All-American in football at Elkhart Central. He was a 9-letter winner in three sports at ECHS (football, wrestling and track). As a senior on coach Tom Kurth’s football team, he was All-Conference, All-State and played in the North-South All-Star game. After high school, […]