Father Ryan inducts 2020 class into Athletics Hall of Fame

Father Ryan High School inducted 18 athletes, two coaches, five teams and two contributors into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

It was the second class of inductees to join the Hall of Fame. The virtual induction ceremony was held online.

“This is a legendary athletic program with achievements that span 10 decades,” said Father Ryan Director of Athletics Ann Mullins, a 2003 graduate of Father Ryan who is also the head volleyball coach at the school.

“It has been such a moving experience these last two years to learn about all of our nominees and be reminded not only of what they accomplished athletically but also what they have contributed to this community, city and country,” Mullins said. “I thank the Hall of Fame Selection Committee for their outstanding work and look forward to celebrating these men and women this year.”

The 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame members, their graduating class, and their sports are:

  • Athletes: Pete Curley ’32, Basketball, Football; J.B Hatley ’37, Baseball, Basketball, Football; John L. Burns ’44, Basketball, Football; Billy Hudson ’58, Baseball, Basketball, Football; Frank Halliburton ’59, Football, Basketball, Track and Field; Tommy Curley ’61, Basketball, Football, Track and Field; Jim Derrick ’62, Baseball, Basketball, Football; Joe Miller ’62, Football, Track and Field; Tom Morales ’72, Football, Wrestling; Eric Wood ’72, Football, Wrestling; Tim Wilson ’72, Football, Wrestling; Kay Batey ’74, Basketball; Carl Crain ’75, Basketball; Jim Miller ’82, Football; Chris Dacri Wantz ’88, Golf; Elaine Derrick Bryan ’92, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball; Kelly Cockerham Reilly ’93, Basketball, Volleyball; Angela Rohling Gregory ’98, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball.
  • Teams: 1927 State Champion Basketball Team; 1974 State Champion Wrestling Team; 1997 State Champion Football Team; 1998 State Champion Boys Soccer Team; 1999 State Champion Volleyball Team.
  • Coaches John Gorham ’54, Girls Basketball; Bobby Garmon ’65, Wrestling.
  • Contributors: Murray Lynch ’55, Coach and Administrator; John Spore ’64, Teacher, Counselor.

For more information about each of the inductees, and to watch a video of the induction ceremony, visit www.fatherryan.org/athletics/athletics-hall-of-fame.