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2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
JC Anderson                                                                                                                                                                             The 1980 Griffin graduate played basketball and golf in high school and
was the 1979 state golf champion after placing second as junior and tying for seventh as a
sophomore. He led the Cyclones to the 1979 Class AA state title and received a scholarship to
play golf at North Carolina before transferring to Lamar, where he earned all-conference honors.
Anderson turned professional and played on the PGA Tour from 1988-95, on the web.com Tour
from 1990-2002 and on the Champions Tour from 2011-15. He was a member of the 2013
United States PGA Cup Team that competed in Hexham, England, played in the 2013 and 2014
PGA Senior Open Championship and the 2013 PGA Championship, qualified for the 2013
European Senior Tour and was a five-time PGA Section Player of the Year. He spent five years
as Director of Instruction at a prestigious Dallas country club, has six years of experience as a
head teaching professional and was an NBC golf commentator for two years. He was named
“The Funniest Man On Tour” by GOLF Magazine, and his Tube instruction video has had over 2
million hits.
JimDrew
                                                                                                                                                       
The 1968 Griffin graduate who earned all-city basketball honors and set a school
season scoring record as a senior and then received a Division I scholarship to Middle
Tennessee State, where he started and was team captain for three seasons. He was the team’s
leading scorer in 1970, and for his career he scored more than 1,000 points. He coached on the
junior high school and collegiate levels, totaling 712 wins, including 557 on the high school level.
His teams won 58 tournament championships, and he is a member of the Illinois Basketball
Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Drew returned to Springfield in 1983 as the coach at
Calvary, and when he resigned in 1996, he was 287-107 in 14 seasons. He then went to Sacred
Heart-Griffin where he was 51-50 in four years. Overall, his 338 career wins are No. 2 all-time in
city basketball coaching history, and his .682 winning percentage is No. 4 all-time. His 1992
summer team won the state AAU state championship. He was assistant coach and general
manager of the Illinois Express of the World Basketball League, owner/operator of the Memphis
Steamboat Classic and Steamboat Officials School, was named a Kentucky Colonel by the
governor of Kentucky, received the key to the city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and over 100 of
his athletes received college scholarships.
T.J.Jumper  
                                                                                                                                                                             
The 1996 Lanphier graduate earned 12 varsity letters in high school in soccer,
basketball and track. He also was a Golden Apple Scholar who graduated No. 12 in his class.
Jumper was a four-year starter in soccer who earned all-conference honors three times,
all-region twice and all-state in 1995, when he was CS8 boys Soccer Player of the Year and
was recruited to play collegiately. In basketball he was a four-year starter who scored 15 points
in his first varsity game as a freshman. He earned four varsity letters in track, and he placed
eighth in the state in the high jump as a sophomore, fifth as a junior and was the state champion
with an effort of 6-11 1/4 as a senior, when he was named Track Athlete of the Year. At the end
of the 1995-96 school year, he was named Male Athlete of the Year by The State
Journal-Register. He received a track scholarship to the University of Illinois and competed four
years in the high jump, and he was a placer at the Big Ten Championships and ranks No. 7 on
the U of I’s all-time high jump list. After graduation he coached track and Riverton Middle School
and Chatham Glenwood High School. He got into administration at Glenwood, and he currently
serves as director of the Heartland Education Association in Ames, Iowa.


Rick Montooth
 
                                                                                                                                                                            The 1972 Southeast graduate played basketball and was a 6-foot-5
starter, second-team All-Capitol Conference and second-team All-City selection on one of the
school's best teams that went 23-4 and lost in the sectional title game in 1972. He played
collegiately at Lincoln Land Community College and was the Loggers’ leading scorer, rebounder
and team MVP, earning first-team All-District honors as a sophomore. He was a junior college
All-Star Game attendee, and was inducted into the Lincoln Land Hall of Fame in 2017. He spent
two seasons at Culver-Stockton, where he was a two-year starter. He earned second-team
all-district honors in both of his seasons there, and as a senior he was the team’s leading
scorer, rebounder and MVP. He served as a student varsity coach at Culver-Stockton in
1976-77 before returning home to embark on a 30-year coaching career in District 186 that
included basketball jobs at Iles Elementary, Jefferson and Franklin middle schools, girls junior
varsity assistant at Lanpher and then boys freshman, sophomore and varsity at Southeast.
Montooth spent 10 seasons as a Southeast assistant (compiling a 140-60 record on the
sophomore level) before being named head coach in 1992. He is the winningest coach in
Southeast basketball history with a 230-170 record in 15 seasons, and his 2002-03 team set a
school record with 27 wins. His Southeast boys varsity teams won seven City Tournament titles,
two regional titles and the Central State Eight Conference championship in 2002-03.
Jimmie Shepard
                                                                                                                                                                           The Springfield native won local Golden Gloves championships in 1935
(126-pound division, featherweight) and both 1936 and 1937 (135-pound division, lightweight)
and fought in the Chicago Tournament of Champions -- sponsored by the Chicago Tribune -- all
three years. He turned professional and was a light heavyweight boxer from 1938-47 who
compiled a 32-11-1 record with four knockouts in 44 bouts and 300 rounds. His best year was
1946 -- he did not fight from Oct. 30, 1942, until Feb. 14, 1946 due to a military commitment --
when he went 13-1 with seven of those bouts in South Carolina. Shepard, who was born in
1917, later lived in Peoria, and he died in 1993 while living in California.
TEAM

1998 SHG Boys Soccer  
                                                                                                                                                                           
The Cyclones won the Class A state title with a 2-1 victory over
Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge behind a pair of goals from all-stater Peter Christofilakos. The
Cyclones won Central State Eight Conference, regional, sectional and supersectional titles in
compiling a 25-2-2 record. SHG scored 91 goals and allowed just 18. In seven postseason
games, SHG allowed just two goals.


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Kris Glintborg
      
                                                                                                                                                                        The Chicago native has been involved with both girls' and boys' sports in
various capacities. He was a referee, coach and athletic director during an educational career
that spanned more than 30 years. Glintborg was a youth coach in soccer, softball and baseball,
an IHSA basketball official and worked junior high school, high school and college games as
well as lower-level football games and refereed junior high volleyball. He was boys' track coach
and boys' basketball coach at Franklin Middle School before going to Springfield High as an
assistant boys' basketball coach and assistant boys' track coach. After several years, he
became head boys' track coach at Springfield High as well as head girls' basketball coach.
When the position for the SHS athletic director opened up, he left coaching to take that position
for 11 years, finishing his educational career as interim athletic director in 2001.

 


Ken Lemaster
                                                                                                                                                                        The Bartlesville, Oklahoma, native and 1965 graduate was an
all-conference and all-state swimmer on four state championship teams during his career at
College High School. He swam at Oklahoma State University for three years before being drafted. After the service, Lemaster returned to OSU and coached the Stillwater Aquatic Club. He began a long career as the Springfield Park District swimming coach in May of 1975 and held that position until his retirement in 2006. During that period he coached 18 swimmers who achieved national top-10 finishes, eight who made senior nationals, two high school state champions, five swimmers who
competed in the Olympic Trials, three one-time members of the USA National Team and one
Olympian.
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