2014 IATCCC Hall of Fame Inductees

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Eric Kellison

Franklin Central

Liz Honegger

Lafayette Jeff

Ron Lee


Stan Huntsman


Carol Tumey

Center Grove

Erica Moore


Ted Sweatt

Terre Haute Wiley

Tom Henderson, Sr.

Brazil High School




Robert Snoddy

Bloomington University




Jack Corridan

Terre Haute Wiley




James Lightbody

Muncie High School




Eric Kellison – Franklin Central

Eric Kellison coached boys cross country at Franklin Central from 1990 to 2011 and his teams finished in the Top Ten 9 times. Under his tutelage, the Franklin Central boys team won the 1998 IHSAA title and were runner-up in 1999 and 2000. During the four seasons he also coached the girls, his squads finished in the Top Ten 3 times. Kellison coached 18 all-state runners, including Aaron Fisher, 3-time state champion, and John Crist, state runner-up. He also coached 2 winners of the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award.

As an assistant track coach at Franklin Central for more than 20 years, Kellison coached 9 state qualifying 4 x 800-meter relay teams, including the 2007 state champion and four others who made the podium. He also coached 11 all-state runners in track, including Aaron Fisher and runner-up Brian Dunn. Between 1997 and 2011, at least one of Kellison’s distance runners or relay teams scored in the state meet.

Kellison has been extremely active in the coaches association, serving as vice president, president and as a staff member of the Midwest Meet of Champions for many years, He helped bring about the Hoosier State Relays, the Flash Rock Cross Country Invitational and the Franklin Central Distance Showcase.

Carol Tumey – Center Grove

Carol Tumey coached track & field and cross country for 35 of her 40 years at Center Grove High School, where she also served as assistant athletic director and intramural director.  Carol was inducted into the Franklin College Hall of Fame in 2000, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, where she also serves on the Board of Directors, and was an honored recipient of a Citation by the National Federation of State High Schools for Meritorious Service and recipient of the Indiana Athletic Administrator of the Year Award, both in 2001.

Carol’s Center Grove teams were consistent top ten finishers at State Track Meets to accompany their many county, conference, sectional and regional championships. She was honored by state track coaches as Coach of the Girl’s All Star Team, and during her tenure as Girls track and field coach at Center Grave, received the highest honor in her field by being selected as National Girls Track Coach of the Year in 1980.

Carol’s contributions to the sport are numerous and her devotion to the sport has included serving in the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s sport advisory committee and Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches council of the girls track division, in addition to several National Interscholastic Associations.

Liz Honegger – Lafayette Jeff

Liz Honegger carried the genetic qualities to become the athlete she is today. Father Jack was a scholarship athlete at the University of Illinois and the 1961 Illinois High School state discus champion and Mother “Roberta” was a collegiate athlete and Liz’s high school coach.

During her high school athletic career, Liz lettered in basketball 4 years, soccer 2 years, and track and field 4 years, becoming all state during her junior and senior years in both track and field and basketball. Liz became only one of 26 girl athletes to become a double winner in the IHSAA State Meet. Her shot put of 46’4.25” is 9th all-time and 167’3” discus is 2nd all-time and she ranks 35th on the all-time IHSAA State Meet scoring list with 45 points.

Liz continued her winning ways at Bowling Green University with a Mid America Conference discus championship in 2004 and finished her basketball career as one of Bowling Green University’s most decorated players, starting 127 of 128 games. She held the school records for 3 pointers and blocked shots and was selected twice to the all-conference basketball team.

She just wrapped up her seventh year as a volunteer of the Indiana All Star basketball team and at present is the Director of Basketball Operations at Indiana University.

Erica Moore – Sullivan

Erica Moore began her running career in the Amateur Athletic Union youth program, winning 4 National AAU titles in the 9-11 age group as a sprinter and long jumper. Erica continued her running career at Sullivan High School, where she won 16 Western Indiana Conference Championships in the hurdles, sprints, and long jump, and then won Indiana All-State honors 6 times, in 4 different events.

While attending Indiana State University, on a track scholarship, Erica set 10 school records in the hurdles, 400 meters, 800 meters, pentathlon, heptathlon, and relays; and won 13 Missouri Valley Conference championships, earning MVC Championship gold medals in multiple events each of her 4 years at Indiana State University. Erica was recognized as an All-American in Track & Field, and qualified for the NCAA finals a total of 6 times, attaining 2-time All American honors in the 400 meter hurdles and 800 meter run.

As an outstanding multi-event athlete, Erica excelled in the 400 meters, 600 meters, 800 meters, 100 meter hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put, javelin and 4 x 400 meter relay anchor leg.  Erica’s heptathlon and pentathlon records still stand at Indiana State University.

Turning to a professional track career in 2011, Erica was the National Indoor Champion at 800 meters, and placed third in the Istanbul, Turkey 2011 World Indoor Championship, with a time of 1:59.97.

Ron Lee – Jeffersonville

Ron Lee excelled in multiple events at Jeffersonville High School, participating in the high hurdles, long jump, high jump, and 400 meter relay. Between 1979 and 1981, Lee won 5 medals in the IHSAA state track meets, including 4 in the high jump where he averaged 6-feet-11inches. As a freshman in 1978, he finished second with a leap of 6-feet-9 inches. He was second again in 1979 at 6-feet-11. He reached the 7-foot mark in 1980 but, after being tied with 3 other contenders for the championship; he missed 3 attempts at 7-foot-1/4 and finished fourth. He finally won the coveted state title in 1981 with a 7-foot leap.

Ron consistently ran the high hurdles under 14 seconds and, as a sophomore in 1979, placed second in the state meet in the 120-yards high hurdles.

Lee’s record jump of 7-feet-3 inches, set at the South Central Conference meet, was the all-time state record for 18 years and remains second best on the all-time list.

After high school, Lee attended Pasadena Junior College and Cal State Bakersfield, where he twice was a two event Division II national champion in the high jump (with a personal best of 7-feet-6 inches) and the high hurdles (13.88).

Ted Sweatt – Terre Haute Wiley

The 1964 Indiana state high school champion in the high jump, Theodore “Ted” Sweatt of Terre Haute Wiley established the IHSAA state meet and Indiana Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) high jump records that survived for 3 years.

Using the Western Roll at the 1964 state meet, Sweatt cleared the bar at 6 feet 6.75 inches by several inches as 7,000 spectators watched in awe. The performance culminated a year later when Sweatt won the County, Conference, Sectional, and Regional titles and established an unofficial Indiana high school record for the high jump. He established the new AAU high jump standard in 1966.

It was the state championship for the Sweatt family. Ted was the fifth of seven athletic boys in the family. Oldest brother Larry was an outstanding sprinter and hurdler and led off Wiley’s 1957 state championship 4 x 220-relay team. 

A gentleman in and out of the athletic arena, Sweatt was also an outstanding basketball player and was offered college scholarships in that sport. In 2000 he was selected one of the 50 greatest Vigo County athletes of the 20th Century. Sweatt was drafted into the Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam. On Thanksgiving Day, 1968, while on patrol, he and his scout dog Britta were ambushed and killed. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Air Medal for his service. He will be honored on the 50-year Golden Anniversary team at the 2014 Indiana state track meet.

Stan Huntsman - Richmond/Crawfordsville

Born March 20, 1932, Stan Huntsman grew up in an athletic environment. His father was a coach at Earlham College in Richmond and Wabash College in Crawfordsville. Stan excelled in football and track as a thrower and decathlete.  When he graduated from Wabash College in 1954, he was offered a contract with the St Louis Cardinals football team, which drafted him. He chose to work on a master’s degree at Ohio University and was a graduate assistant in track. Upon earning a degree he became the head track and field coach in Athens.

He spent 14 years at Ohio University and then accepted a head coaching job at the University of Tennessee. After 15 years there, he moved to the University of Texas for his final 10 coaching years. During his 39 years as a college head coach, Stan won 46 conference championships and 2 NCAA team titles. He also coached 41 NCAA All-Americans and was the recipient of 6 national Coach of the Year awards: 3 in outdoor track, 2 in indoor track and 1 in cross country.

Huntsman also enjoyed a successful international coaching career, serving as head coach of the USA team for the 1988 Olympics, 1983 World championship and the 1977 World Cup. He was also an assistant on both the 1976 and 1980 Olympic track and field teams.

By his induction here, Huntsman has completed a full house of Hall of Fame inductions. He also has been honored by Wabash College, Ohio University, the University of Tennessee, University of Texas, USATF, and Indiana Football. Stan returned his diploma and Hall of Fame award to Ohio University to protest its decision to drop the sport of track and field.

Tom Henderson, Sr. - Brazil High School

Tom Henderson made his presence known in any sport he attempted: basketball, football and above all track and field. In the IHSAA State Meet of 1923, Tom broke Hall of Famer Larry Marks – Wabash record of 26.6 with a 24.3 and repeated in 1924 with another record of 24.1 and placed second in the 120 yard hurdles.

Robert Snoddy - Bloomington University

Bob Snoddy won both the 120 yard Hurdles and the 220 yard Hurdles in the 1947 IHSAA State Meet. His 120 Hurdles time of 14.7 was a record that lasted until 1952. Bob’s 14.3 run during the season was an all-time Indiana High School record and stood until 1955. His time withstood the likes of Hall of Famers Oatess Archey, Marion and Ken Toye, Kokomo. His 22.5 in the 220 Hurdles was bettered by only 4 including Willie Williams, Gary Roosevelt, who later broke Jesse Owens’s World 100 meter record and Archie Adams, Fort Wayne North, who broke the national record.

Bob attended the University of Georgia, after the death of his father, during his freshman year, returned to Bloomington to manage the family’s construction business.  His competitive spirit continued, as he established a nationally known Tennessee Walking horse stable.

Jack Corridan - Terre Haute Wiley

The site  of "red-headed" Jack Corridan running daily to and from his home on Crawford Street in Terre Haute, to St Patrick’s Elementary School was common. When he entered Wiley High School, he traveled the same route only more than a half mile farther. Corridan put that experience to work in high school, finishing second in the mile run in 1942 and winning the Indiana state meet in the event with a record time of 4:24.4 in 1943.  That time bettered the existing mark by nearly two full seconds.  Corridan’s record stood for 6 years.

Corridan earned a track scholarship to Georgia Tech but his collegiate career was interrupted by service in World War II. When he returned to school he ran the 400-meter hurdles in addition to the distance events.

Corridan was so modest and unassuming that he did not share his many athletic successes with his children.  Jack Corridan died in Blairsville, Ga., age 80, in February of 2005.

James Lightbody - Muncie High School

Born in 1882 in Pittsburgh, Pa., James Davies Lightbody relocated with his family to Muncie as a youth and became an outstanding distance runner. He placed second in the mile in the 1900 Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Association track and field championships. He then matriculated to DePaul University, where he earned the nickname, “Deerfoot”.

Lightbody’s dominance on the cinders attracted the attention of Amos Alonzo Stagg, the legendary coach at the University of Chicago, who tried to convince Lightbody to transfer to the UC promising him that he would become an Olympic champion. Reluctantly James transferred and Stagg kept his promise to make him an Olympic champion. In 1904 at St. Louis, Lightbody won gold in the 800-meter run, 1500-meter run and the 2590-meter, mismeasured, steeplechase and established new Olympic standards in the 800 (1:56.0) and 1500 (4:05.4). He also won a silver medal in the 4 x one mile relay. In 1905, he won the Western Conference (Big Ten) title in the 800-meter run in 1:57.4 and the mile in 4:24.0.

At Athens in 1906, James repeated as Olympic champion in the 1500-meter run a strategically slow 4:12.0 and added a silver medal in the 800-meter run.

Lightbody was again selected to represent the U.S. in the 1908 Olympics in London but, while roughhousing, was pushed into a steam pipe and severely burned. He was unable to match his earlier accomplishments. After the Olympics, he moved to Germany, to work for the Associated Press and enrolled at the University of Berlin, where he organized the first German athletic meets. The Berlin Sport Club presented him with the Golden Eagle, the highest honor of its kind and the first ever given to a foreigner.  Lightbody resided in the Chicago area for much of his life but died March 2, 1963 in Charleston, S.C.