Ceremonies set for 2023 Wayne Athletic Hall of Fame

January 23, 2023

Wayne Hall of Fame

Wayne High School announces the Wayne Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022-23 to honor former student athletes, coaches, contributors and teams who helped build a tradition of athletic and academic excellence that continues at Wayne High School today.


The 2022-23 class includes:


·      Justin Mitchell 2014 graduate (Basketball)

·      Alfred Wims 1984 graduate (Cross Country, Track)

·      Xavielle Brown 2011 graduate (Basketball)

·      Lacia Gorman 2011 graduate (basketball)



·      Tommy Hogan 1990-2018 (Head Track Coach)



·      Vern Doehrman   (basketball score keeper and stats for over 25 years)

·      Donald Reichert (first athletic director at Wayne HS 1971-1981)



·      1980/81 Men’s basketball team

o   Coaches- Will Doehrman, Lee Deturk, Murray Mendenhall, Tim Smiley

o   Players- Eric Chapman, Kendrick Boyd, Dennis Duncan, Jerry Bowman,

Eric Thomas, Stuart Freimuth, Damon Whitt, Benny Moore, Tom Applegate,

Scott White, John Bates, Tim Burton

Sponsored by the Wayne Athletic Department, the Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of outstanding achievements by student athletes and adults in athletics at Wayne High School. Student athletes are eligible for consideration five years after completion of their high school careers while coaches are eligible for consideration five years after they retire from coaching.  Contributors are individuals who over many years worked as an employee of Wayne High School or significantly contributed time or resources, in each case to the betterment of the Wayne High School athletic programs.  Nominations can be made for individuals for future consideration by completing the nomination form found at www.waynegenerals.org

The Hall of Fame Induction will take place on Friday January 27, 2023 starting at 5:15 there will be pictures/ meet and greet followed by the reception catered by Casa’s at the Wayne High School Café. Followed by an awards presentation in between the girls’ and boys’ basketball game vs Bishop Luers approximately at 7:30pm.   Tickets for the event can be purchased by contacting the athletic office @  260-467-6432. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Athletics, Gary Raber email at gary.raber@fwcs.k12.in.us     

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