Central announces first Hall of Fame Class
Nine members to be honored at May 19 celebration
The initial Brookfield Central Athletic Booster Club Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be introduced Friday night when the Lancers host Brookfield East in the second girls-boys doubleheader of the season between the schools.
The girls game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys follows at 7:30 p.m. The nine-member class will be introduced at halftime of the boys game (not everyone will be available because of conflicts and travel schedule).
After the games, there will be a meet-and-greet for the inductees in the Central cafeteria sponsored by the Booster Club. At that time, fans will have the opportunity to gather information and buy tickets to the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony scheduled for May 19.
Student-athletes Clark Beier (1966), Bill Carollo (1970), Kenny Harrison (1983), Austin Ramirez (1996), Nancy Tyggum-Terrian (1987) and Tom Waterman (1966) made up the first class as well as current tennis coach Dave Steinbach and former athletic director/coaches Jack Charlesworth and Harley Graf.
Beier was a four-sport star in football, baseball, basketball and track. He went on to coach track (1971-79), JV baseball (1971-78) and football (1971-78), going 14-4 as the head grid coach his last two years.
Carollo was a four-sport star in football, basketball, track and baseball. He went on to play football at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He made an even bigger name for himself on the gridiron as an official in high school, the Big 10 and the National Football League, working one Super Bowl.
Harrison participated in football and basketball, but his sport was track, setting school records in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. He was a six-time conference outdoor champion. He was also a state champion and went on to be an Olympic Gold Medal winner in the triple jump.
Ramirez was a four-year star on the swimming team, a three-time state champion in the 500 freestyle, holding the state record, a multi-time All-American selection and led Central to two state titles. He went on to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in 1999 and he won a Gold Medal in the World Championships.
Tyggum-Terrian was one of the best swimmers to ever attend Central, winning conference, sectional and state championships and has the team record for most victories. She was also a four-year star in basketball and soccer. She went on to star at University of Nebraska on the tennis courts, being nationally ranked.
Waterman, currently a four-star general in the United States Army assigned to NATO, was a four-sport star in football, wrestling, track and baseball. He was a co-winner of the Athlete of the Year his senior year with Clark Beier. He went on to letter four years at Macalester College in football.
Steinbach has coached at Brookfield Central since 1982 and is currently the head boys and girls tennis coach and is still winning championships. He has 13 state championships and 13 state runner-ups.
Charlesworth coached football, track, wrestling and swimming and was athletic director for 15 years.
Graf was the first athletic director at Brookfield Central and was also a football coach in his early years.
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