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Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

View a tribute to our 2019 inductees (courtesy of John Gentry)


The 2019 White Pigeon Athletic Hall of Fame class includes:


Phyllis Giera

Early Pioneer of Women’s Athletics at WPHS
Coached Varsity Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball
Spent 16 years (1982-1998) helping promote gender equity in athletics


Mark Olsen

Coaching Record – 1023 wins and 440 losses
Coached 2014 State Championship Team
Led WPHS to 8 State Finals
5 Undefeated Conference Championships
State Golf Coach of the Year 2009 and 2014


1984 Football Team

Undefeated 9-0
Outscored Opponents 314 to 109
Defeated Constantine 20-0

Team Members: Tim Baechler, Chris Barnaby, Terry Benn, Mitch Black, Tom Clipfell, Cris Derrickson, Greg Dimos, Dan Garl, Chester Geering, Mike Krull, Floyd Needham, Steve Pittenger, Chris Phelps, James Priddy, Ryan Rider, John Ruple, James Snodgrass, Rob Stauffer, Brad Wagner, Roger Wolkins, Mike Wood, Chris Wright, Coach Schneider, Coach West.


2014 Golf Team

State Champions
Record 109 wins and 15 losses
Undefeated Conference Record 27-0

Team Members: Andrew Mann, Jordan Olsen, Riley Olsen, Christian Ryall-Shoup, Cory Snook, Jack Tippman, Coach Olsen



“These exceptional individuals and teams set the standard for future Chiefs,” said White Pigeon Athletic Director Eric Kistler.

Current White Pigeon High School Superintendent Jon Keyer added, “This is a wonderful event that our community has embraced.  We are very proud of our athletic tradition here at White Pigeon.” 

“As an Athletic Department we cannot thank everyone who was involved in this process enough for their time as well as Klinger Lake Country Club for their hospitality for this event.  A number of people contributed pictures, old articles, and personal narratives for this event,” said Kistler.  “We want Hall of Fame weekend to be a special occasion for the Chief family.”

Kickoff for the football contest between White Pigeon and Centreville is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.  “There is a lot happening on this evening and we would love to see the entire Chief community in attendance,” added Kistler