2019 Athletic Hall of Fame

The 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame weekend is Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019.  The dinner will take place on the evening of Friday, August 23rd at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center (625 West Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac).  On Saturday, August 24th, the inductees will be honored at the Varsity football game at Fruth Field during half time. 

Nominations are no longer being accepted for 2019.  Nominations made after Wednesday, April 17, 2019 will be considered for the 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame.  Thank you!

The purpose of this organization is to give lasting recognition to outstanding athletes and individuals that have contributed to the promotion and development of athletics at SMSA High School. SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame is about inspiring the students and the public, by highlighting the accomplishments of the people who have been instrumental in creating a tradition of athletic excellence at SMSA High School.


Criteria for athletic membership: Any person who has earned at least one SMSA HS athletic lettering award. Moral character and good citizenship during high school and post high school years shall be a consideration. Nominees for the SMSA HS Athletic Hall of Fame shall have last competed in a WISAA/WIAA sponsored sport at SMSA HS at least 10 years prior to the proposed date of their induction into the Hall of Fame. Although athletic achievement while attending SMSA HS is of prime importance, outstanding accomplishments after leaving SMSA HS will also be a factor in making the selections. Nominees must have participated on a WISAA/WIAA sponsored athletic team at SMSA HS.


Criteria for coaches, athletic directors, and other memberships: They exemplify good character and citizenship. Any coach or athletic director needs to be retired from SMSA HS and no longer actively coaching. Other factors that will influence the selection of a coach: won-lost record at SMSA HS; length of coaching career at SMSA HS; concern for the welfare of the players; achievement of their former players; and outstanding achievements after leaving SMSA HS.


The SMSA High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall consider nominees for selection into SMSA HS Athletic Hall of Fame on an annual basis. 

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

(pictured from left to right: Patrick Steffes ’06, Kurt Semandel ’85, Rich Petrie ’73, Robin (Johnson) Thousand ’98, Coach Bob Baker ’66, Paul “Chip” Kremer ’60 and Jeff Ellestad ’03 – not pictured: Shawn O’Loughlin ’75 and Honored ’94 – ’98 Girls Cross Country Teams)

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Photo Gallery

2017 SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Bob Sheridan ’55

David Schommer ’82

Matt Massick ’87

Rob Hyland ’92

Sam Mueller ’96

Amy (Walters) Schlotthauer ’99

Mike Tack ’01

Matt Moses ’06

Coach: Tom Neises

Honored: ’92-’93 and ’93-’94 Boys Basketball State Championship Teams

2016 SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Richard Pawsat, MD ‘53

Dave Shaw ‘73

Terese A. Sheridan ‘75

Jim Baudry ‘76

Dave Baudry ‘77

Blaine Toshner ’84

David Casalena ‘86

Elizabeth Pesch ‘98

Coach: Jerry Tighe 

Honored: ‘83 Football State Champions