Russell High School officials are proud and excited to announce the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class.
With over 90 years of athletic competition, the Red Devil nation has been represented by many outstanding athletes, coaches, and teams.
The first class will be honored during a program on Saturday, August 29. The program will begin at 5 p.m. in the Russell High School gymnasium and conclude by 6 p.m.
The gymnasium will open at 4:30 p.m. for the program and the public is invited. The ceremony will precede the first home football game for 2015 against Greenup County, and the honorees will also be introduced at the football stadium prior to the beginning of the game (approximately 7:10 p.m.).
The first class features four outstanding individuals who are also in the KHSAA Hall of Fame:
Julie Ditty earned the title of state singles champion in tennis before starring at Vanderbilt University and professionally;
Ivan McGlone led the Devils to two state championships in football and ranks among the top coaches in the state in all-time wins;
Marvin Meredith’s Red Devil teams won over 600 basketball games retiring as a teacher from Russell High School;
And, Liz Trabandt led the Red Devil girls basketball teams to two regional championships and a state tournament semifinal and was the first female member of the KHSAA Board of Control.
Joining these four will be Regina Carroll, the first 16th region girls’ basketball superstar who earned four first team all-state and a second-team honor while leading the team to two state tournament appearances.
The first team to have interscholastic competition for Russell High School—the 1923 Girls Basketball Team-- will be recognized for that achievement.
More information about the Russell High School Athletic Hall of Fame can be found on the Russell Independent Schools web site www.russellind.kyschools.us and following the “Athletics” tab on the left hand side of the page.
The nomination form is available on this site.
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