Hall of Fame - 2004

 

 

 

Hall of Fame induction Class of 2004

 

 

 

  • ONT ROW L TO R - LINDA CRABTREE - JILL DEUEL - C. TINO LAMBROS - LEVI SIMPSON - DICK OUELLETTE - SUE PARKS (?) - KIRK PROFIT - FRED COFIELD ( FRONT OR BACK ROW???)

    BACK ROW... As I recall, Rodney Holman was not present and no one stood in for him. Gene Beatty was not represented, I think. Eric ball was not in attendance, but I think he was represented by his father who may be the person next to Dane Fortney. Lowell Perry may not have been represented. That may leave the person next to Pat Dignan a Moffett?

    SO...BACK ROW L TO R - LOWELL PERRY OR GENE BEATTY'S REPRESENTATIVE9?) - ROY WILBANKS - PAT DIGNAN - BOB MOFFET'S REPRESENTATIVE(?) - ROD BARBER - DANE FORTNEY - ERIC BALL'S FATHER(?) - FRED COFIELD.

    17 were inducted and 15 are pictured...SO, my guess is Rodney Holman and Lowell Perry were not pictured or represented.  (This area will be updated)

  • Rodney Barber
  • Eric Ball
  • Eugene Beatty
  • Fred Cofield
  • Linda Crabtree
  • Jill Deuel
  • Patrick Dignan
  • Dane Emerson Fortney
  • Rodney Holman
  • Tino Lambros
  • Robert Moffett
  • Dick Ouellette
  • Sue Parks
  • Lowell Perry
  • Kirk Profit
  • Levi Simpson
  • Roy Wilbanks k from Dane Fortney's sister, but looked him up on Facebook and it said that he lives in Birmingham.  So got the Birmingham address from White pages.

1. ERIC BALL – YHS 1984 – FOOTBALL – BASKETBALL - TRACK

Eric Ball was a prime example of a student/ athlete earning 9 varsity letters, 3 each in football ,basketball and track while earning a 3.8 GPA. In 1983(1984?) Eric earned First Team All State honors in football. In addition, he was names MVP for the Detroit Free Press Scholar/Athlete award. He accepted a football scholarship to UCLA. In the 1986 Rose Bowl game against Iowa, Eric set Rose Bowl records by scoring 4 touchdowns, and running  for 227 yards. He was chosen in the second round of the NFL draft as the first pick of the Cincinnati Bengals. He played 7 years of professional football, 6 with Cincinnati and on with the Oakland Raiders. He currently resides in Cincinnati with his wife and 5 children. Eric is(was) Director of Players Relations with the Bengals.

2, ERIC BALL – YHS 1984 – FOOTBALL – BASKETBALL - TRACK

  • Earned 9 varsity letters – 3 each in football, basketball, and track
  • Honor student – compiled an impressive 3.8 GPA
  • 1983(84?) – first team All State honors in football
  • Selected MVP of the Detroit Free Press Scholar/Athlete award
  • Accepted football scholarship to UCLA
  • Set Rose Bowl  records in 1986 game – 4 touchdowns and 227 yards rushing
  • Was first pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the NFL draft
  • Played 6 years with the Bengals and one with the Oakland raiders 
  • Lives in Cincinnati with his wife and 5 children
  • Currently the Director of Players Relations with the Bengals

3. ERIC BALL – YHS 1984 – FOOTBALL – BASKETBALL - TRACK
* Earned 9 varsity letters – 3 each in football, basketball, and track * Honor student – compiled an impressive 3.8 GPA  * 1983(84?) first team All State honors in football * Selected the MVP of the Detroit Free Press Scholar/Athlete award * Accepted a football scholarship to UCLA * In the 1986 Rose Bowl, set two records with four touchdowns and 227 yards rushing * Was the first pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the NFL draft * Played 6 years with the Cincinnati Bengals and one year with the Oakland Raiders * Lives in Cincinnati with his wife and 5 children * Currently director of Players Relations with the Bengals


 

1. RODNEY BARBER – YHS 1974 – FOOTBALL – TRACK – COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL DISTICT SUPPORTER
Rodney Barber was a 1974 graduate of YHS. He participated in football and track. He was a two year starter on the YHS football team that in 1972 finished 8-1 and was ranked 6th in State. His three children graduated from YHS and Rodney was a constant supporter of their activities. He was a constant supporter of the community. He was very active in the Huron Braves youth football league in Ypsilanti for many years. He was president of the Ypsilanti Athletic Boosters Club and his tenure lasted throughout all his children’s years at YHS. The Boosters raised thousands of dollars to aid the needs of YHS athletics.. Rodney looked to the needs of the athletes, to make it better for them. He ran the annual Booster’s fundraisers, the craft show and model train show. When needed Rodney was there, even painting bleachers at Shadford Field. Rodney was one of the founders of the YHS Athletic Hall of Fame and served as the co-chair  for many years. Rodney Barber did so much for the “kids” of Ypsilanti.

2. RODNEY BARBER – YHS 1974 – FOOTBALL -TRACK – COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPPORTER

  • Varsity football and track
  • Starter on the 1972 football team that went 8-1 and was ranked 6th in State
  • Rodney’s three children all graduated from YHS
  • Constant and active community and YHS Athletic Department supporter
  • Many years involved in the Ypsilanti  Huron Braves youth football league
  • Long time President of the YHS Athletic Booster’s  raising thousands of dollars to support athletes and athletic programs at YHS
  • Ran annual fundraisers like the craft show and the model train show
  • Rodney was always there to help and lead – even painting bleachers at Shadford Field
  • Served as co-chair of the YHS Athletic Hall of Fame for many years
  • Rodney Barber did so much for the “kids” of Ypsilanti

3. RODNEY BARBER – YHS 1974 – FOOTBALL – TRACK – COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPPORTER

  • Varsity football and track  * starter on 1972 YHS football team that went 8-1 and ranked 6th in State * His 3 children all graduated from YHS * Constant and active community and YHS Athletic department supporter * Many years very active in Ypsilanti Huron Braves youth football league *  Long time President of the YHS Athletic Booster’s raising thousands of dollars to support athletes and athletics ay YHS * Ran annual Booster’s fundraisers like the craft shows and model train shows * Rodney was always there to help and lead – even painting bleachers at Shadford Field * Served as co-chair of the YHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee for many years * Rodney Barber did so much for the “kids” of Ypsilanti 

 

 

1. EUGENE BEATTY- 30 YEAR YPSILANTI PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATOR
Eugene Beatty was a remarkable gentleman who helped shape the Ypsilanti Public Schools into a growing and vibrant school district over his 30 year career. He was principal of 5 schools in the district. Eugene Beatty was the force behind the development of the world renowned, award winning Perry Early Childhood Development program. Under his leadership this program has been studied by numerous educators . One of the learning centers was named for Mr. Beatty. He sculpted and guided many students in his amazing 30 years career in the Ypsilanti Schools. He also served on the school board. Mr. Beatty’s students still have fond memories of him. He earned many honors and citations for his groundbreaking work in education. In 1932 Eugene Beatty was named to the All American Track and Field Team and held the world record for the 400 meter hurdles. In 1974 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Eastern Michigan University (Michigan State Normal College. I and inducted into the Michigan Educational Hall of Fame.n 1976 he was inducted into the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr, Eugene Beatty passed away on February 26, 1998.

2. EUGENE BEATTY – 30 YEAR YPSILANTI PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMIN ISTRATOR

  • 30 year career that left an enduring impact on so many
  • Helped shape the Ypsilanti Public School District
  • Principal of 5 schools in Ypsilanti over his career
  • Earned many honors and citations throughout his lifetime
  • 1932 – Named to the All American Track and Field Team
  • 1932 – Held the world record for the 400 meter hurdles
  • 1974 – Awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Eastern Michigan University (Michigan State Normal College)
  • 1976 – Inducted into the Eastern Michigan Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 1976 – Inducted into the Michigan Educational Hall of Fame
  • Mr. Beatty was instrumental in developing and initiating the world award winning Perry Early Childhood Development Center studied worldwide
  • One of the Early Learning Centers is named for Mr. Beatty
  • Eugene Beatty passed away on February 26, 1998

 

3. EUGENE BEATTY – 30 YEAR YPSILANTI PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATOR

  • 30 year career that left an enduring impact on so many students and staff * A remarkable gentleman that  * Helped shape the Ypsilanti Public Schools into a growing and vibrant school district  *  Principal of 5 different Ypsilanti schools * Served on the Ypsilanti school board * Earned many honors and citations throughout his lifetime * 1932 – Named All American Track and Field Team * 1932 - World record holder in the 400 meter hurdles * 1974 – awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Eastern Michigan University (Michigan State Normal College) + 1976 – Inducted into the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame * 1976 – Inducted into the Michigan Educational Hall of Fame *