History and Criteria

History and Criteria





I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. 2 Tim 4:7 



For 60 years, the Catholic Memorial Athletic Program has not only offered an opportunity for physical and emotional development for participants, but also an opportunity to involve the entire student body in an environment that fosters pride in our school and encourages a sense of community for all students, parents, faculty and staff.


As a direct result of making athletics a vital component of its educational program, Catholic Memorial has developed many outstanding athletes in a variety of sports. Further, as a part of its commitment to excellence in athletics, Catholic Memorial has relied on the talents of coaches and athletic directors, who have been instrumental in the school's successful athletic program.


In order to preserve our athletic history, the Catholic Memorial Athletic Hall of Fame was founded during the 2009-10 school year to honor outstanding athletes, coaches, managers and other individuals who have made contributions to the winning tradition of the CMH "Crusaders."




Candidates for selection to the Hall of Fame shall be proposed by CMH leadership, faculty and staff, alumni, students, and friends of Catholic Memorial High School. Solicitations of recommendations shall be accomplished through CMH publications and the Hall of Fame Page(Under Contents).


The selection committee will accept nominations for induction of Catholic Memorial graduates who have excelled in one or more sports, as well as CMH coaches. Candidates must have distinguished themselves and CMH in their athletic endeavors while a student or a coach at Catholic Memorial.


The committee will also entertain recommendations of others to be recognized for outstanding services to the Crusader program. This category may include, but is not limited to, athletic directors, trainers, team physicians, as well as others whom the committee may approve.


The final selection of the inductees will rest with the committee which will review the proposed candidates and others the committee members might recommend.


Final inductees will be confirmed by the President of CMH.





The minimum requirements for election into the Hall of Fame are as follows:


·        The candidate must have excelled in one or more sports while a student at Catholic Memorial High School.

·        Alumni must be a graduate for a minimum of seven years prior to being considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.

·        Coaches must be retired from the position at which they served, or been actively coaching at CMH for a minimum of 10 years before being considered for induction.

·        Athlete/Coach must have been in good standing while participating on or coaching an athletic team. Must have conducted self in such a way as to reflect honor on the school and must have exhibited these qualities of character and standards of conduct consistent with their status as a role model to the community after graduation or retirement from CMH.*


There are no restrictions placed on the maximum/minimum number of inductees.


Nomination forms will be kept for 5 years and reviewed annually if candidate not inducted.


*Catholic Memorial reserves the right to remove any individual from the Hall of Fame for personal conduct which reflects discredit upon the school.





The selection committee consists of up to 14, but no less than 10, members. Alumni and/or previous staff are represented by up to 10 members, and current school staff/faculty by three members. The Athletic Director of Catholic Memorial High School will be a permanent member of the committee.


While there are no explicit qualifications for appointees to the committee, care shall be exercised to select members who have knowledge of the athletic history of Catholic Memorial High School and are representative of the various periods of that history. Members of the committee must abstain from voting if a member of his immediate family or relative is proposed.


At initiation of this committee on 01/19/10, current Alumni and/or previous staff committee members include Joe Vitale ’56, Dolores Ocampo Brown ’95, Joe Reuteman ’77, Kyle Stoehr ’92, Scott Latzke ’93, Dan Needles ’81, Mark Tomchek ’89, Tom Bray ’84, Fr. Jim Loehr. Current CMH faculty/staff members include John Gablebauer ’66, Stephanie Pribyl, Monica Fleming and Athletic Director Greg Gamalski.


For more information, please contact Greg Gamalski at 262-542-7101 or ggamalski@catholicmemorial.net