2008 IATCCC Hall of Fame Inductees

Photo of Class of 2008

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Coaches Category

Female Category

Male Category

Sam Bell

Indiana University

Collette Douglas-Liss


Jason Briggs


Jim Jones

Anderson Madison Heights

Chandra Goodman

Gary Roosevelt

Jo’L Gerardot

Fort Wayne Northrop

(accepted by Coach Robert Shank as Jo’L served our country)

Dick Shenfeld


Michelle DelaVina


Troy Furnivall


Allen Shockney


Jamie (Gorrell) Hardin



John Smith








Jason Briggs - Richmond

His 1:47.00 is the fastest 800 time ever run by a native of Indiana.  He has a PR of 46.82 in the 400.  Jason was a 2-time IHSAA State 800 meter champion.  Ran a 1:53.38 to win in 1998 and ran a 1:52.32 to win in 1999.  He was the Indiana Gatorade Athlete of the Year in 1999 and High School All-American. 

Jo’L Gerardot - Ft. Wayne Northrop

He was a 2-time IHSAA State Pole Vault Champion.  Vaulted 16’0” to win in 1997 and 16’0” again to win in 1998.  Jo’L was the National Indoor Runner-up in 1998 and National Outdoor Runner-up in 1997.  He vaulted over 15’0 in 36 meets and over 16’0 15 times. His PR is 16’07”.

Troy Furnivall – Warsaw

He won the 1982 IHSAA State Meet in 400 meters with a 47.83 and was second in the 200 with a 21.64.  He also won the National Indoor Championship in 440 in 1982 with a 49.3 and was third in the 880 with a 1:56.5.  He had the fastest 300 in the US with a 31.1.  While at Purdue University, Troy ran a 1:48.59 in the 800. 

Michelle DelaVina – Wheeler

Michelle was a 4-time IHSAA State Champion.  She won the 3200 in 1999 and 2000 with 10:48.48 and 10:37.93.  She had a PR of 10:31.16 at the Golden West Invitational.  She also won the State Meet 1600 in 1999 with a 4:55.22.  Her other championship came in 1999 when she was the IHSAA Cross Country State Champion.

Collette Douglas-LissValparaiso

Collette was a 2-time IHSAA State Champion.  She won the 1600 in 1991 with a 4:56.97 and had a PR of 4:53.50.  She also won the 3200 in 1991 with a 10:56.25 and had a PR of 10:49.18.  She won the USA Fall Cross Country Championships (6K) in 1999 and was runner-up in 2001.  She won the USA Indoor National Championship in the mile in 2001 and was runner-up in 2000.  She won the USA National Road Championships (5K) in 2001 and was runner-up in the National Cross Country Championships (4K) in 2003.  She was a 5-time member of USA National teams in IAAF World Championship meets.

Chandra Goodman - Gary Roosevelt

Chandra was a 5-time IHSAA State Champion.  She won the 100 and 200 in 1989 with 11.98 and 25.51.   She won the 200 in 1990 with a 24.50.  Then she won the 100 and 200 again in 1991 with 12.12 and 24.51.  Her PR’s were 11.91 and 24.11 in 1991.

Jamie GorrellWoodlan

Jamie was a 2-time IHSAA State Champion.  She won the 3200 in 1987 with a time of 11:10.16.  She had a PR of 11:00.76 in the 3200.  She also won an IHSAA State Cross Country Championship in 1986.  She was in the top ten in cross country all four years with her second place finish in 1987, fifth place finish in 1985, and ninth place finish in 1984. 

Sam Bell - Indiana University

Coach Bell coached 22 men’s and 4 women’s Big 10 Championship teams. He coached 189 All-Americans.  His teams placed in the Top 10 in NCAA competition 23 times. He had 19 NCAA individual champions. Coached 3 American Record Holders and 7 Olympians. He was the distance coach for the US Olympic Team in 1976. At Oregon State, he coached an NCAA championship cross country team, an NCAA individual cross country champion, and a 4x800 World Record Relay Team.

Jim Jones - Anderson Madison Heights

Jim was a Founding Father of the IATCCC and a past president.  He coached the first Indiana school boy under 9:00 in the 2 mile.  He also coached the first Indiana school boy to throw the shot over 60’.  He coached 2 high school All-Americans and a Golden West Invitational winner.  He had multiple individual and team Sectional and Regional champions.

Dick Shenfeld - Homestead

Dick coached 6 individual IHSAA State Champions, 2 National Champions, 2 National Record Holders, and 1 State Record Holder.  He coached 90 athletes to State Meet, with 43 making All-State.  He won 10 sectionals, 1 regional, and had 3 -Top 10 team finishes.  He has been an IATCCC sectional council representative for 26 years.

Allen Shockney - Plymouth

Allen has been coaching track and/or cross country for 44 years. He had 8 girls’ and 7 boys’ teams win sectionals. He won 4 boys’ and 1 girls’ regional.  He also won 1 boys’ semi-state and had 1 individual IHSAA State Cross Country Champion and had 4 boys’ teams place in Top 10.

John Smith - Portage

John coached 18 Big 10 Champions, 19 All-Americans, 12 National Qualifiers, and 2 NCAA Champions at Ohio State. He coached a 4-time Olympian to 25 USA National titles in the shot put and discus. He coached 9 NCAA All-Americans at Southern Illinois. He holds school and MVC indoor and outdoor shot put records, at Southern Illinois University.