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Guy L. Conrad

GUY L. CONRAD, Coach, Nappanee High School Coaching Nappanee High School 1952-1956 60-31 record in 4 seasons 1954 Elkhart Sectional runner-up (to Elkhart) 1955 Elkhart Sectional champion Jimtown High School 1957-58 4-16 in 1 season , College Indiana State University (Class of 1933) Football: 3-year letterwinner. , Career • Coached at Redkey (Ind.) HS and […]

Ronald “Ron” Fields

Ronald “Ron” Fields, Nappanee High School (1955) Ron Fields was an outstanding athlete in three sports at Nappanee High School. Having moved to Nappanee for the last two years of high school, he was a two-year letterman in football, track and baseball. He was named track MVP in 1955, a state qualifier in the pole […]

Mel Dean

Mel Dean, Nappanee High School (1966) Mel once scored 25 points in the second half of a sectional basketball game against Goshen. He lettered in basketball (3), baseball (2) and cross-country (1). In basketball, he led all county scorers as a junior with a 21.5 scoring average, scored 1,118 career points and was named Nappanee […]

Fred Lopp

Fred Lopp, Nappanee High School (1933) During his basketball career as a three-letter winner at Nappanee, he became known as Freddie “Free-Wheeling” Lopp, based on his speed and quickness, excellent dribbling and ball handling, and tenacious defense. Newspaper articles used such phrases as “sparkplug guard and expert dribbler” to describe his contributions. In 1950, Tom […]

Keith W. Dougherty

Keith W. Dougherty, Nappanee & Elkhart High Schools (Coach) Coach Dougherty began his coaching career in 1949 as an assistant basketball coach at Lewisville High School and later became a highly successful head basketball coach at: Hymera High School, 1950-59; Nappanee High School, 1959-68; and Elkhart High School, 1968-72. Keith served as Elkhart Memorial High […]

Jerry Lambert

Jerry Lambert, Nappanee High School, 1963 Jerry was the Elkhart County basketball leading scorer in 1963, averaging 21 points per game as Nappanee’s MVP. His high school team lost only 8 games total during his junior and senior years. He earned three letters in basketball and two in track while at Nappanee HS. Jerry also […]

Randall J. “Randy” Weddle

RANDALL J. (RANDY) WEDDLE, NAPPANEE, 1966 Randy was a sophomore on the track team just to get in shape for basketball, spending most of the season as a middle distance runner. Then, in some practice 220’s, he showed some speed. In the last meet, Randy made his sprint debut, placing 2nd in the 100 and […]

Larry Lakins

LARRY LAKINS, NAPPANEE, 1957 Larry played football and track (he held the hurdle record for nearly a decade) at Nappanee, but is best remembered for outstanding basketball career. He was named to the all-sectional team as a junior and senior. Lakins was the Bulldogs leading scoring in his junior and senior seasons and led the […]

Jim Andrews

JIM ANDREWS, NAPPANEE HIGH,1965 A four-sport athlete at Nappanee High School, including MVP in football, Jim is being honored for his outstanding coaching career. At NorthWood, his first football team, in 1972, was 4-6, then he compiled 19 straight winning seasons with a career total of 150 victories and 67 losses. His 20-year average was […]

Herman “Dutch” Schuler

HERMAN (DUTCH) SCHULER, Coach, Nappanee High School, 1928-1940. Although a graduate of Elkhart High, ‘ Dutch’ was selected to the Hall of Fame for his coaching accomplishments at Nappanee. He guided the Bulldogs to a 168-87 record, highlighted by the 1935 team’s trip to the Sweet Sixteen. The Bulldogs lost there to eventual state champion […]