Greenwave HOF workshop is May 1 | NevadaAppeal.com

Greenwave HOF workshop is May 1

Thomas Ranson
lvnsports@yahoo.com

Key Dates:

May 1: Nomination workshop in Fallon. Steve Heck, 2018 inductee, will be available to assist anyone needing help with submitting their application for this year’s class.

May 31: Application deadline

June 30: Announcement of the Class of 2019

Oct. 10-12: Hall of Fame weekend. Mixer will be on Oct. 10, the inductees will be introduced at the football game on Oct. 11 and the dinner is Oct. 12.

With the nomination deadline about a month away, the Greenwave Hall of Fame is hosting a workshop to discuss and assist the community in completing an application for this year’s class.

Steve Heck, who was inducted in last year’s class, will host the workshop on May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the computer lab (room 39) at Churchill County Middle School. The door will be open on the West Front Street entrance on the south side of the school next to the track. Attendees are asked to bring their nomination information.

The third Hall of Fame class will be inducted this year on Oct. 12 and nominations are due by May 31. Those selected to the class of 2019 will be notified by June 30.

More than 100 years have spanned in the history of the Greenwave, which currently competes in the state’s second-largest class (3A). Many great athletes, coaches and contributors have been part of Fallon’s success throughout the years, including ex-Nevada football coach Chris Ault, whose first coaching job was as an assistant with the Greenwave for one year, and Chris Klenakis, who coached at Nevada with Ault and is now the offensive coordinator at Louisville.

Recent notable alums include Olympian Aarik Wilson, NFL stars Josh Mauga and Harvey Dahl, national collegiate volleyball champion and Stanford grad Jennifer Hucke, and ex-Nevada volleyball stars Tristin (Adams) Johnson and Carly (Sorensen) Sipherd. Notable coaches include the late Edward Arciniega and Elmo Dericco, and former Nevada women’s track and field coach Bert Serrano.

Nomination categories include athlete, coach, contributor and team.

For athletes to be considered, a minimum of 10 years must have occurred since high school graduation. Athletes are considered as former student participants who are being nominated for their achievements in interscholastic athletics. Should have earned All-League, All-Region, All-State or All-American honors or own NFHS, NIAA, region or school records.

For coaches to be considered, they are eligible immediately after retirement from coaching in the sport(s) for being nominated. Coaches are considered on the merits of their high school coaching achievements only. Should have produced a career record above .500 and/or produced region championship teams or teams that have advanced to the region or state playoffs. Should have the recommendation of the athletics director at the time of his or her coaching career (if possible). Must have complied with NIAA rules while at Churchill County high schools.

For contributors to be considered, they are eligible immediately after retirement but must have a minimum of 15 years of contributions to that sport(s). Special consideration may be made on a case-by-case basis to honor and enshrine other staff members and supporters of the program who have made significant contributions by supporting, promoting or furthering athletics at Churchill County high schools in a non-coaching or non-playing role. The “Contributors” category is for those individuals who have made contributions to Churchill County athletics in some capacity other than those previously mentioned, including such areas as administration, boosters, officiating, sports medicine and sports media.

For teams to be considered, a minimum of 10 years must have occurred since achievement for which the team is being nominated. Teams consist of former student participants and are being nominated on the merits of their achievement. Only teams that won regional or state championships will be considered. Should have the recommendation of the coach (if possible).

To nominate online, you can visit http://www.greenwavehalloffame.com. Direct any questions or request for information, or donation or sponsorship inquiries to the Greenwave Hall of Fame by emailing greenwavehalloffame@gmail.com. Follow the Hall of Fame on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/greenwavehallofffame.