On Feb. 7, 2018 in the CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium press box, a league of extraordinary leaders and coaches in CCISD met to officially kick off the 2018 Athletic Hall of Honor nomination window, and for a little reminiscing while they were at it.
As Clear Creek ISD turns 70 later this year, the gathering served as a timely opportunity to revisit the long list of outstanding athletes who made their mark in CCISD, at the collegiate and even professional levels, and on their communities.
The CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor was created in 2016 for the distinct purpose to recognize these exceptional athletes and alumni.
The group of former CCISD coaches in attendance included Bill Krueger (Creek and Lake, basketball, 1966-1995);Buddy Carlisle (Creek, basketball, 1976-2006); Jerry Foster (Creek and Lake, tennis, 1972-1993); Dub Kelly(Creek, football, basketball and baseball, 1955-1970); Pud Williams (Webster HS, Creek and Lake, basketball, football and golf, 1966-1997); RC Bailey (Creek and Lake, football, baseball and track, 1966-1990);
Plus, Boyd Sylstine(Creek, Lake, Brook, basketball, 1962-1997); Lanny Landtroop (Creek and Lake, swim, 1968-1980); Ron Alhorn(Webster, and Lake, football and baseball, 1972-1981); Jim Mallory (Creek and Lake, football and baseball, 1978-2011); Terry Farrell (Lake, basketball, 1981-2008); Dede MacPherson (Creek, soccer, 1982-2008); and Bill Daws(Creek, football and track, 1985-2014 and former CCISD Director of Athletics).
Former CCISD teacher, principal, school board trustee and member of the Athletic Hall of Honor Board of Directors, Ralph Parr, was also at the kick off.
The memories were flowing at the reunion, including tales of Krueger’s 1966 basketball state championship that got away (he and his Falcons would later claim the prize in 1989) and Landtroop’s 10 state championships in swimming that earned the coaching legend a spot in the Texas Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.
Athletic Hall of Honor Chairman Dr. Lynn Davis and CCISD Director of Athletics Debbie Fuchs thanked the group for their contributions to CCISD and supporting the Athletic Hall of Honor. “I am privileged to be in this room with such a distinguished class of individuals who paved the way in CCISD athletics,” Fuchs said. “You are the pioneers who began the traditions of molding our students’ talent and character so that they could be all that they could be in their sport and in life.”
Davis and Fuchs encouraged the coaches to help spread the word that nominations are now being accepted for the Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Honor.
This is the first year that Clear Lake High athletes may be considered for the elite award. Due to the high volume of worthy alumni, the Athletic Hall of Honor committee seeks nominations that encompass a specific era, each year gradually adding in CCISD schools in the order they began. For the first two years of the program, the Athletic Hall of Honor recognized athletes from Webster High and Clear Creek High, the first high schools in CCISD.
For the current 2018 nomination window the nominee must have been a graduate of Webster High School, Clear Creek High or Clear Lake High between the years of 1948 and 1982.
Anyone may nominate an Athletic Hall of Honor candidate. The nomination package should include the nomination form, a letter(s) of recommendation, and any relevant supporting materials such a newspaper clippings, statistics and photographs, for example.
Nominations are due to the following address by May 1, 2018:
CCISD Director of Athletics Debbie Fuchs
CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium
1955 W. NASA Parkway
Webster, TX 77598
2018 Athletic Hall of Honor Nomination Form
To access the nomination form and more information on requirements for induction as well as other guidelines regarding the CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor, click here.
2017 Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees
Click here to view the names of 2017 Athletic Hall of Honor class as well as a photo gallery and video from the awards ceremony.
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The CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor is a 501(c) 3 and operates under an independent Board of Directors.