After analyzing more than 70 nominations, the Charlotte Athletic Hall of Fame made their selections for the Hall’s inaugural class public Saturday, May 5 at the Charlotte Athletic Boosters annual reverse raffle.
Two coaches, four community members, six teams and 12 student athletes make up the 2018 Class of inductees, each of which will be honored with a plaque that will be hung in Charlotte High School gymnasium lobby when the Hall of Fame officially opens in September.
The 2018 Class includes:
Tony “Coach Tony” Rodriguez
The Football Chain Crew, led by the Nevins family, Bob, Rick and Rob
Coaches and Administrators
Malcolm “Mac” Gobel
1940 Cross Country — State Champions, Coach Kenneth Brown
1956 and 57 Football Team — Undefeated Perfect Seasons, Coach Mac Gobel
1968 Wrestling — State Champions, Coach Ron Schultheiss
1968 and 69 Cross Country — State Champions, Coach Mac Gobel
Wayne Terwilliger, Class of 1942
Bob Mohre, Class of 1947
Wayne Brown, Class of 1962
Mike Martens, Class of 1962
Joe Bartolacci, Class of 1967
Brock Gutierrez, Class of 1991
Eric Menk, Class of 1992
Sarah Vandermolen Ginther, Class of 1997
Brian Lautzenheiser, Class of 2001
Brian Miller, Class of 2001
Anna Vanderstelt Frank, Class of 2001
Lyndsay Berger, Class of 2008
“I’m excited about this for the school, and for the people represented,” said Ben Phlegar, member of the Hall of Fame selection committee. “Everyone we’ve spoken to has been excited.”
Phlegar and Charlotte High School Athletic Director Dan Stafford announced the 2018 Class during the Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle. Phlegar said a more public announcement will be made at some point on Friday, Sept. 14 during the Orioles home football game against Portland. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held the following evening at Charlotte High School.
Phlegar said the committee is already accepting nominations for the 2019 Class, and reiterated that all nominations received this year will remain on file for future consideration.
“We could have put a lot more people in, and definitely have a good pool of nominations left,” Phlegar said. “Overall, we were all very satisfied with the process.”
The Hall of Fame Banquet will be open to the public, and specific details including ticket price will be made available as the event gets closer. In the meantime, Phlegar said tax-deductible donations made to the Hall of Fame are greatly appreciated and can be made out to Charlotte Athletic Boosters, noting specifically the Charlotte Athletic Hall of Fame. There will also be an opportunity for businesses, organizations, or individuals to sponsor tables at the banquet to help defray costs.
“We really want to thank the boosters for their support for the Hall of Fame,” Phlegar said. “At this point without it, it would be difficult to get off the ground.”
The committee is also seeking community help in locating a photograph of the entire 1940 cross country team. Anyone with a photo, or information about getting a photo, contact the CHS Athletic Office at (517) 541-5160.