Cotter High School is excited to announce the inception of an Athletic Hall of Fame to honor the school's rich athletic history. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to celebrate past successes of individual athletes and coaches who have demonstrated excellence at Cotter.
Over the past several months, a committee composed of administrators, teachers, coaches, and primarily alumni, has researched Cotter's athletic history and recently selected the inaugural class of inductees. The seven athletes forming the first class of inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame will be Ray Ramczyk (1933), John Nett Sr. (1938), Ed Kohner (1948), Ron Dreas (1950), Joe Shrake (1952), Ben Czaplewski (1958), and Tim Browne (1968).
During Cotter's 2004 homecoming weekend, the seven athletes will be recognized. A banquet in their honor will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2004, at the John Nett Recreation Center. Social hour will begin at 5:30 PM, with dinner following at 6:00 PM. The induction ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM. The Cotter and Winona area communities are welcome to attend. Further information will be released in early September.
The Hall of Fame Induction Committee decided to limit the first round of selections from the school's inception in 1911 to 1969. Beginning next year, we will expand the pool of candidates to include graduates from the 1970s and 1980s. The Hall of Fame Committee reached a consensus regarding the first class of inductions. There are numerous candidates that will be added annually in the future.