2023 Hall of Fame

John D. Terry ll ’74 Football

Paul E. Fell ’75 Basketball

Troy  Wren’ '91  Track, Cross Country

Francisco X. Acosta ’90 Baseball

Chiefs Alumni Weekend---October 13, 2013---OUR Al Reynolds '60


Nominations for the Hall of Fame Awards MUST use this form for any nominations received after August 29, 2013.  Please download the form below and mail to TCAA, P.O. Box 111, Tarkio, MO 64491.  You are welcome to attach additional pages.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form 

Nominations must be postmarked by March 15 of each year

When making your nominations for these honors, please consider the following requirements which the selection committee also uses:



  • outstanding athletic career at Tarkio College 
  • career in athletics inspired by Tarkio College 
  • All-American
  • All District
  • All Conference 
  • number of athletic letters received at Tarkio College 
  • four (4) year student at TC 
  • graduated from TC
  • met acceptable academic standards
  • high academic standing as a student athlete
  • special awards after Tarkio College Career
  • accomplishments after leaving Tarkio College


Honorary members must have been a coach at TC; or a non-four year or satellite graduate of Tarkio College.

If a coach the following will be considered:

  • overall win-loss record
  • all sports conference titles
  • district titles
  • playoffs
  • all sports 
  • number of All-Americans or All-Conference players on team 
  • career contribution inspired by TC 
  • team statistical leaders, conference, national district
  • overall contribution after leaving Tarkio College 
  • special awards at TC and after Tarkio College 
  • career accomplishments after leaving Tarkio college 


  • team statistical leaders 
  • number or All-Conference players on the team 
  • number of All-Americans on the team
  • conference titles 
  • district titles 
  • team members who are outstanding supporters of TC
  • Athletics playoffs 
  • team highlights
  • special awards
  • special accomplishments of the team while at Tarkio College


1940 NAIB Basketball Champions

Seated L-R: George Crawford, Raymond Mitchell, Coach Newton P. Pyle, Melford Waits, John Rankin

Standing L-R: Marshall Ivy, George Lewis, Paul McPherson, Hobart Lewis, Lloyd Martin, James Arneal,          Charles Warnstaff



1940 NAIB Team from Alumni Weekend, June 2000

Jim Arneal, Lloyd Martin, George Lewis 


Class of 1987, Charter Members Alumni Hall of Fame

Front Row: Mrs. Beatrice McPherson, Mrs. Beverly Warnstaff-Gerdes, Marshall Ivy, Newton P. Kyle,   Raymond F. Mitchell

Second Row: Allen Reynolds, George Lewis, Wallace Dinsmore, Lloyd Martin, James Arneal, Hobart Lewis, Mel Waits, Dr. E.L. Niedermeyer

Back Row: Jack Rankin


Dr. E. Niedermeyer (honorary) TC Teams Physician 30 years     
D. Wallace Dinsmore - Football, Track, MCAU Record Holder     
Allen F. Reynolds - Football, 8 year career Kansas City Chiefs 


National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball, 1940 Championship Team


Melford D. Waits - Captain, 1st Team All- America


James Arneal - Forward

George Crawford - Guard


George Lewis - Forward

Hobart Lewis - Center


Lloyd Martin - Center

Paul McPherson - Guard


Raymond Mitchell - Guard

John Rankin - Guard


Charles Warnstaff - Forward

Marshall G. Ivy - Manager


Newton P. Kyie - Coach


Frank B. Withrow, Sr. - Midwests's Top Field Goal Drop Kicker.     
Catcher for Philadelphia Phillies


Lee H. Padget - TC Track Record Holder in 4 Events


Phil Homeratha - Football, MVP, All-"Everything" + 13 Letters


Dean C. Curnutt (honorary) - Athletic Booster Extrordinaire


Edward A. Wood - State Record Holder Mile & 2 mile, 3 years
Carl L. Wilson - MCAU Pole Vault Champion 4 years, High Point Man at MCAU Track Meet his junior year
Robert A. Bacon - Football and Track Great, 1st NAIA Track qualifier  from Tarkio College
R. W. George (honorary) - Tennis coach and Athletic Booster




Ralph Ginn - TC Football, All-State, TC Coach, Head Coach South     
Dakota State University


Phillip Henn - TC Track star, Decathlon Champion, Masters Track Meet


Harold Offenbacker - TC Track Records in shot put, javelin, high     
jump, official for football and baskeball after graduation from TC


George Phelps - NAIA Qualifier in 100, 220, 440


Gerald "Gabe" Shineman - Basketball 4-year scoring record


Donna Schroer Williams - All-time leading basketball scorer in '79,     
Missouri Scholar Athlete of the Year '79


Robert L. Lade (honorary) - Member undefeated Peru State Football     
Team 2 years, recruited by the Baltimore Colts, outstanding TC     
football and track coach


Jean George Wheatley - Numerous Wyoming State tennis titles, thirty year career in teaching, coaching and Athletic Administration, pioneer in women's athletics in NJCAA


G. Joseph Stevenson - Missouri State tennis titles/singles and  doubles


Wayne Winstead - Coaching


Alvah C. (Crook) Nuckolls - Coaching


Dave Palmeiro - Coaching


Stephen "Tony" Gaines - Basketballl and Coaching


Roy "Pete" McIntosh - Basketball


Crystal Clement - Honorary


F. Wyatt Huston '29 - Football and Track


Ralph Bennett '36 - Track


William W. "Willie" Mier '50 - Basketball, Track, Tennis


Steven B. Curran '87 - Track, All American


1975-76 Women's Basketball Team 
Gary Bussard - Coach
Mary Jo Collins  
Sandra Langston  
Michelle Roach  
Laurie Smith  
Connie Cook Dyson  
Marna Erickson Brown  
Cherry Farel Wright  
Vivian Frazee Cash  
Linda Grumley  
Deb Kahler  
Diane Morley Lade  
Donna Schroer Williams  
Maralee Sweeton Dinsdale
R.K. Martin '27 - Basketball, Track, Cross-Country Coach
George Henry '75 - Track, Cross-Country
Becky Confer-Lade '82 - Basketball






Paul Gilbert (Honorary) Football Coach
Richard Marchand '63 Basketball
Starley Carr '64 Basketball   
Jim C. Taylor '64 - Football


Lawrence "Skip" Shear '67 (Honorary) Coaching, Basketball 
Jack Fisher '61 Football, Coaching 
Dr. Robert Patton '61 Football 
William Fox '64 Wrestling, Track, Coaching 
Dr. James Curry '68 Basketball


Frank Jacob Mertz '38 Track and Football
Carl D. Davis '55 Basketball
Shirley Kerr Bacon '56 Basketball
Roger Wylie '70 Football and Coaching
John Robert "Skip" Sherman '80 Football and Coaching


Dr. W. Robert Dodge '53 - Basketball
Phil Hummel '55 - Football, Track, Coaching 
Dale Graham ''71- Football


Bill Galbraith '58 - Track, Cross Country, Coaching
Lawrence L. Pattee '57 - Football, Track, Basketball
Maxon Dougherty '57 - Football, Basketball, Coaching
Doyle Slayton - (Former Coach at TC) Honorary Member


John Gregory '57 - Basketball, Football, and Track 
Tim Powers '86 - Soccer 
Jaime Gongora '87 - Basketball and Coaching 
George Barnett (Honorary)


Dwight Pickering '75 - Track, Cross-country, coaching
Randy Crudup '79 - Football, Martial Arts
Chris Meystrik - '91 Soccer


Gordon Collins '57 - Basketball and Track
Paul Osborne '60 - Football and Coaching
Willie Foster '79 - Football


Doug Grandstaff  '60 (Deceased)-- Football
 Jon Wiemann '57  - Football, Basketball, Track 
 Chris Stauch '49   (Deceased) -  Football, Basketball, Track 

 Honorary Dr. Wayne Davidson- Basketball coach 1965-1973


Dennis Howard '70 - Basketball
Marv Schlatter '71 - Basketball, coaching


Timothy Thomas '71, Track
Charlie Parker '73, Basketball
James "Crop" Martin '74, Basketball


Bill Elam '60, Track, Basketball, Cross-country, Football
Thomas Kaczor '66, Basketball
Bill Slaughter '70, Basketball, Track, Cross-country


Del Morley '74, Football, Basketball, and Track
Ben McClain III '79, Football


Vince Else '58, Track, Cross-country, Coaching
Brad Smith (Honorary) 


DeOne Sederburg '87 (deceased)
Bob Hull '91
Carroll Hayden '63


George Henry '64, football, track
Lou Vircillo '70, football, coaching


George McVicker '61 - Football, Basketball, Track, Coaching
Joe Carlisi '65 (deceased) - Football, Coaching
Doug McVicker '66 - Football, Track, coaching


Bruce Gilbert, '75 - Track and Field
Marcus Browder, '88 - Track and Field
Ronald Pratt, '89 - Coaching


1967 Football Team


1985 Women's Softball Team


2020-21  Esther Taggart Kremer '85, Softball and Basketball

                1972-73 Men's Basketball Team

                1976 Women's Softball Team


2022       Bruce Barnett, '74, Track

                 Nathaniel Gilbert, '74, Baseball

                 Walter Knox, '74, Track



  2023     John D. Terry ll ’74 Football

                Paul E. Fell ’75 Basketball

                Troy  Wren’ '91  Track, Cross Country

                Francisco X. Acosta ’90 Baseball


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