Ernie Allen 
Inducted: 1995

Ernie Allen, Class of 1964, captained the chess team to a county championship as a junior in 1963. In the same year he was a member of his school’s WAVE-TV Quiz Bowl team that also took the city crown. He was a drum major in the famous "Marching Manual" band all three years in senior high, was a member of the National Honor Society and the tennis team where he advanced to the 7th region semi-finals in doubles. He was student council president his senior year. Ernie spent 10 years as Director of the Louisville/Jefferson County Crime Commission where he managed the task and strike forces and $30 million under the Safe Streets Act. As Louisville’s Director of Public Health and Safety, he headed police, fire and emergency medical and disaster services. He also headed planning and implementation of a 911 emergency system.  Ernie currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Neal Arntson 
Inducted: 1996

Neal Arntson was the first coach at Manual the school took seriously. He was hired fresh out of the University of Minnesota in 1921 for the sole purpose of beating Male High in football. He is remembered for two things: providing the impetus for the building of Manual Stadium and the 36-0 thrashing his boys gave High School in 1925. With that win the school claimed the first of two "mythical" national championships.

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Woodford E. Axton
Inducted: 1998

 

Each year the Hall of Fame committee strives to choose a person who leaves an indelible mark simply by loving his school an entire lifetime. For 1998 Wood E. Axton seemed to fill that bill. Axton served as President of the Alumni Association in the waning days of the old Brook and Oak school. A 1932 graduate, Axton lettered in four sports while at Manual:  football in ’31, basketball in ’32, baseball in both 1930 and ’31, and track in ’32. He made the saving tackle in the 1931 Male-Manual game by hauling in Mel Jerlow from 40 yards behind, and is proud of being the state track champion in the javelin for 1932.

 

 

 

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Clint Bacon 
Inducted:  2002

Scholastic Magazine named Clint Bacon a football All-American, but he also earned All-State honors in football, All-State Honorable Mention basketball, and played in the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game in June 1962. He also starred for the 1962 State Champion track team, winning the KHSAA long jump at 22-6 and setting a school record of 6-1 in the high jump. He also ran on two relay teams and in the 440-yard dash, helping to shore up the title. He attended Morehead State College on scholarship and served two years in Vietnam. He also played briefly for the old Louisville Raiders football team and starred in the old Kentuckiana Basketball Association (KBA).

 

 



Raymond Baer 
Inducted: 1994
 

Raymond Baer was born May 7, 1905 in Louisville. When he entered Manual in 1921, he began a brilliant career in high school athletics. He starred in football, earning All-State and All-Southern honors as a tackle. In basketball he was an All-State forward and the Kentucky high jump champion in track. Captain of the basketball and track teams in 1923, he also won the Yale cup for scholarship character and athletics. After graduation Baer went to the University of Michigan where he became known as one of the greatest players in Wolverine history. In 1927 Baer became the second Louisvillian to win All-American honors. He coached in Louisville 22 years, devoting his life to helping others and giving a great many boys a start in athletics. Baer died on January 19, 1968.

Sidney Baer
Inducted:  2010

     Born in Louisville May 24, 1909, Sidney Baer attended public schools and was graduated from Manual in 1926 determined to find success without relocating from the city he loved.  At the age of 60 he became an 8th Ward Louisville alderman, a position he held from 1969 to 1973, long before Jefferson County voters established a Metro Government.
     He was also president of the Golden Gloves Boxing Association. A licensed boxing judge, he also refereed many local bouts involving young professionals, including at least one fight at Freedom Hall featuring the late, great Rudell Stitch, then considered a strong contender for the middleweight title until he tragically drowned in the Ohio River while trying to save a fellow fisherman.
     Baer was a graduate of the old Jefferson School of Law and was a member of the Louisville and Kentucky bar associations. He was also involved in many successful local business ventures.
     A self-proclaimed historian, he was a member of the Louisville Civil War Round Table, a group that hit peak interest with the war’s Centennial celebration from 1961-65. He was also a member of B’nai B’rith, the Kosair Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Odom Club and The Temple. He passed away on Monday, April 2, 1984 at Parkway Medical Center.

 

James G. Baker
Inducted:  2013

     If one is old enough to remember the Cold War, chances are the term “U-2 Spy Plane” conjures up memories of Francis Gary Powers. Manual High School and its alumni should forevermore associate the plane with James Gilbert Baker, Class of 1931. Not only was Baker (along with Edwin Land) instrumental in persuading President Eisenhower to have the U-2 spy plane built, he also designed the lenses and most of the cameras used on the U-2 and later on the SR-71 “Blackbird.”
     Baker graduated from Manual in 1931 then majored in math at the University of Louisville. Pursuing his interest in astronomy, he studied at the Harvard College Observatory. He earned his M.A. in 1936 and gained an appointment as a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society from 1937 until 1943. It was in 1940 that he developed the Baker-Schmidt telescope, a modification of the Schmidt camera. In 1942 he was awarded his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard.
After the start of World War II, he was recruited to be a civilian optical designer for the Army’s newly formed aerial reconnaissance branch under Colonel George W. Goddard. He would design wide-angle camera systems and test them in unpressurized compartments during test flights.
     Living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1946 until 1949 he was an associate professor at Harvard and continued his research into optics he had pursued during the war. In 1948 he moved to Orinda, California, to join the Lick Observatory as a research associate.
     Prior to the launch of Sputnik in 1957, Baker collaborated with Joseph Nunn to build a series of 12 satellite tracking cameras that would be called the Baker-Nunn camera. Baker designed the optical system for the cameras which were fabricated by Perkin-Elmer. In addition he designed the lenses and cameras used in the Samos satellite program.

Dale Barnstable
Inducted:  2008


His '50-'51 Crimsons had high hopes of bringing the state basketball title back to Manual for the first time since 1931. Although they lost in the semi-finals to Clark County, “Barney” became the toast of the town. He was voted the Courier-Journal’s Basketball Coach of the Year, and even had the 1951 Crimson yearbook dedicated to him. Then the UK point shavings scandal broke, and Barney was implicated and had to leave Manual.

Before his UK years he was a Bronze Star recipient of the European Theater in WW II, then he played on Adolph Rupp’s most famous teams: the 1947 NIT Champions, the 1948 NCAA Champions (the “Fabulous Five”) and the 1949 NCAA Champions where he broke into the starting lineup.

After leaving Manual, Dale took a job with American Air Filter and became their leading salesman, staying there until retirement. He also became so good a golfer that he was the first Kentucky amateur to qualify for the British Senior Open. He currently is heavily involved as an energetic fundraiser for diabetes research at both UK and U of L. He is the father of Cyb and Tricia, known in the '70s as the “Doublemint Twins.” Tricia currently is the proud hostess for the Barnstable/Brown Derby Eve gala that raises money for diabetes research.

 


Mike Basrak
Inducted:  2008
In Mike’s first season of coaching football in Louisville he led the Crimsons to the 1948 State Championship. For the next six years he went on to post a 40-21-3 record at Manual, seventh on the all-time winning list. Basrak was born of immigrant parents in Bellaire, Ohio, and in 1933 he enrolled at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University where he played center. As a senior he was chosen captain and MVP and led his team to their finest season, including an upset of the No. 1 rated University of Pittsburgh and a victory over Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl. Later that year he was named to the College All-American football team, the first All-American in Duquesne’s history. That year the All-Stars defeated the Green Bay Packers 6-0. In 1937 he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates (now Steelers) where he played for two years before a knee injury ended his career. His teaching and coaching career began in Altoona, PA in 1939, but when WW II broke out he enlisted in the Navy and spent 3 years there. In 1948 he moved to Manual, where his first team went from a winless season in 1947 to a perfect 11-0 and the state title. He was named Kentucky High School Coach of the Year.

During his nearly 30 years of dedication to coaching and education he also coached basketball and golf. Basrak passed away following complications from surgery in 1973.

 

Charlie Bentley
Inducted: 2007

Charlie Bentley served Manual's football program on three different occasions, winding up as head coach of Kentucky's 1966 AAA State Champions. He first came to Manual in 1955 as an assistant under Bill Jasper. After a year he returned to his native Alabama, then coached at Jenkins High School in KY and at Virginia Tech before returning as an assistant for the 1961 and '62 seasons under Tom Harper. In '62 he was instrumental in the 13-0 upset of Male, which showcased his defensive coaching ability, and the Louisville Football Association named him Line Coach of the Year. He left after that season to become an assistant at Oklahoma State, but returned in 1966 when the head coach position opened up. In 1966 he earned Coach of the Year honors from the state, Scholastic Magazine, the Louisville Football Coaches Association, and The Courier-Journal. Following the 1968-69 school year, he left to try the fast food business at KFC, and in 1971 he left KFC to devote full time to his business, Bentley's Carpet Cleaning Service, now run by his son.

 




Hank Bertelkamp 
Inducted: 1999

Henry F. "Hank" Bertelkamp was not only an outstanding scholar, but also the vice president of his class, captain of the basketball team, and a member of the Mitre Club, while he attended Manual.  He was chosen to play on the Kentucky All-Star basketball team in 1949. He also earned a scholarship to the University of Tennessee, where he was voted by his teammates, basketball team captain, for the 1952-1953 season. He was also voted Most Valuable Player.  After he graduated from college in 1953, Hank served in the Army as a lieutenant from 1954-1956. On June 18, 1954, he married Jane Leyburn Smith of Loudon, Tennessee.  When he got out of the Army, he founded Bertelkamp Fluid Power, Inc. in 1975, after working with Robertshaw Controls Company and International Basic Economy Corporation. In 1988 he changed the company's name to Bertelkamp Automation, Inc. and now he ahs 12 different offices in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama. His son Henry F. Bertelkamp III is the President, while he is Chairman of the Board.    Hank continues to live in the Knoxville area, with his wife Jane. Hank has also been involved in many communities activities around Tennessee. Which include, Chairman of the Greater Knoxville Chamber of Commerce in 1987 and 1988, a member of the Athletics Board of the University of Tennessee, a co-founder of the Orange Tie Club, the UT basketball booster organization. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Board for the Greater Knoxville Sports Corporation, the Advisory Board of the First American Bank and is Vice Chairman of the Development Corporation of Knox County.  In 1996, Hank Bertelkamp was named Knoxvillian of the Year by the Juvenile Diabetes Association and is also a member of St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral.  Even though Hank has become a big success since he graduated from Manual High School, he will never forget the school, or the good 'ole Manual days.


Riley Best 
Inducted: 1999

Riley Best captained the State Championship Track Team in 1935 while setting a record of 22-11 in the long jump. The year before he set a State record of 6 feet 1/2 inch in the high jump, becoming the first high schooler officially to clear six feet in Kentucky.  As a Manual student he twice was President of the Mitre Club, President of his junior class, and Vice President of the Class of 1935. Best adds "I am honored to be inducted with Brad Jones, my track coach -- a fine man." Another favorite of his was Ray Baer "who taught me the Western Roll in the high jump."

 

Clarence Beutel
Inducted:  2010

Clarence Albert Beutel was born June 8, 1891, as was brother Herald. They played both offensive and defensive ends for William J. Gardiner’s first team. Gardiner, a full-blooded Chippewa, was hired fresh out of Carlisle (before anyone had heard of Jim Thorpe) to beat Male High, which his team managed to do in 1908 for the first time in five years. The 16-0 shutout was talked about for over half a century. The Turkey Day contest was played at Manual’s newly acquired field at Brook and Woodbine Streets. Manual held a weight advantage over Male, 152 to 147 pounds. But the Beutels were even smaller. They both stood 5-1 and weighed only 130. Although they didn’t score against Male, they did more than their part to keep their rivals from crossing the goal line.The brothers, along with both Richardsons, also captured a mythical State Track Championship in the spring of 1909. (The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was formed in 1917.)

While brother Herald became a successful and well-respected dentist in Louisville, Clarence earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in 1915, a law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1917 and spent some time in the private sector before he returned to Manual in 1921, having been hired to teach math and English and to assist newly appointed football coach, Neal Arntson. Clarence stayed at his beloved Manual for 40 years, also coaching track, helping Earl Ruby begin the “M” Club as its faculty sponsor and serving as athletics director from 1931 to 1945. He faced mandatory retirement in June of 1961. Clarence Beutel died in September of 1981, devoted to his alma mater to the very last.

 

Candyce Bingham
Inducted:  2014
 

     During Candyce Bingham’s freshman year at Manual, she suffered a broken ankle in her very first varsity basketball game. After returning a few weeks later, she led the Lady Crimsons to a Regional Championship and an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen where they suffered a heartbreaking loss on a last-second shot by Lexington Catholic in the state championship game. In her sophomore year she earned Honorable Mention All-State honors. As a junior she was named Second Team and was a First Team All-Stater in 2004, her senior year. Her last year at Manual she averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds, 3.4 assists and three blocks per game. She finished her high school career with 1,350 points, 402 rebounds, 200 assists and 91 blocked shots.
    
After graduating from Manual, she played two seasons at Xavier University in Cincinnati.. After her sophomore year she decided to transfer to the University of Louisville. As a junior in 2007-08, she made an immediate impact in her first season for the Lady Cards, earning second team All-Big East honors. She finished the year ranked second on the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game. She also ranked second in team rebounding with 7.7 boards per game. She connected on 51.2 percent of her field goals and scored the game-winning basket in the Lady Cards’ win over No. 4 Rutgers in the Big East Tournament. For the season she scored in double figures in 28 games, was perfect from the free throw line 11 times and was named to the Big East All-Tournament team. She also blocked a career-high four shots against NCAA Champion Connecticut. In the NCAA tournament she pulled down a career-high 25 points against St. John’s and a career-high seven assists against Kansas State.
     As a co-captain her senior year at Louisville, Candyce helped lead the Lady Cards to a school best 34-5 record and first ever appearances in the Elite Eight, Final Four and the National Championship game. She made First Team All-Big East and was rated as one of the top five power forwards by ESPN.com. Again she was named to the Big-East All-Tourney team and again was the second leading scorer and rebounder for the Lady Cards. 
Upon graduation from U of L, she was the 39
th pick in the 2009 WNBA draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars. After the draft and training camp she decided to step away from the game, landing a job working as a marketing assistant for the university. She worked there for five months before deciding to lace up the sneakers again and give the overseas life a chance playing in Luxembourg and winning a championship in Germany.  In 2012-13 she served as a graduate assistant coach at U of L under Coach Jeff Walz after spending a year as head coach at Fern Creek High. Currently she is an assistant coach for Western Kentucky University’s Lady Toppers.
 

Jim Bohanon
Inducted: 2010

Like the average American boy, Jim Bohanon’s dream was to be a professional baseball player. Pick-up games in his South Central Louisville neighborhood led to a catcher’s position at Manual and then, after graduating in 1963, to a scholarship at Morehead.  He had big plans to either play for the Yankees or to become a veterinarian. But on Christmas break his freshman year riding home with a fellow student put an end to his baseball career. An accident left him confined to a wheelchair the rest of his life.  Through months of rehab, Jim realized that he would need to rely on his brain power and less on his physical abilities. He pursued an accounting degree at the University of Louisville. After U of L he obtained an entry level position at an insurance company. When he found that the company was to relocate, without him, he took a job with Extendicare, later Humana Inc., where Jim spent the majority of his professional career.  He was soon noticed for his smart business sense, drive and intensity. In the early years he worked in various financial roles in hospitals and regional Humana offices.
     In the early 80s he was administrator of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and in 1984 moved with his family to southern California, where he served as Regional Vice President over the Pacific region, managing some 80 hospitals.  In 1988 Jim returned to Louisville and became part of Humana’s Core Executive Management Team. He retired from the healthcare industry in 1993 as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Galen Healthcare.
     Jim’s induction into the Hall of Fame was postponed three years in an effort to have him attend the event. Unfortunately those last few years he was in and out of the hospital and never well enough to make it. He died in 2005 of complications from living more than 40 years in the wheelchair.

 



Phillip Bond 
Inducted: 1995

 

Phillip graduated third in his class of 312 in 1972. He was president of the National Honor Society and vice president of the student council. He earned First-Team All-State honors his senior year, leading the last boys team to the state tournament. He earned a basketball scholarship to U of L where he played guard for four years. In 1975 he started for Denny Crum’s second team to reach the Final Four and was selected Most Valuable Player in the NCAA Midwest Region Tournament. He also played on the United States Pan American team that won a gold medal. He was an All-American in 1976 and broke Jim Price’s assist record, which stood for 14 years. He later played with the NBA on the Houston Rocket’s.

Stern Bramson
Inducted: 2011

Stern Bramson, Class of 1930, was a world-renowned commercial and aerial photographer for over 50 years.  He was an instructor and aerial photographer in the European Theater during World War II and was the first to photograph the destruction at Nuremberg.  His photo collection is exhibited and sold at galleries and major museums across the United States.
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Kenny Braun
Inducted:  2004
 

Kenny lettered in baseball all three years at Manual before he became one of the 66 players that legendary coach Ralph Kimmel put into pro ball. He captained the Crimsons in ’44 his senior year, though he and teammate Ray Holton both signed pro contracts as juniors. He played for the minor league Baltimore Orioles for several seasons but as the experienced players came home from the war they began to reclaim their old jobs. Keny spent his playing days at Oklahoma City, Walkes-Barre, Neward, Binghamton, Conn. And Muskegon, Michigan before returning to Louisville. He joined the city’s fire d4partment in February, 1951, where he retired in 1980 after 30 years of distinguished service, the last 11 as District Chief. Kenny and his wife Barbara, a retired teacher, enjoy their leisure and their four grandchildren.

Bennett Brigman
Inducted:  2007

 

Bennett Mattingly Brigman graduated from duPont Manual Training High School in 1901. While at Manual he and eight other members of his freshman class founded the Mitre Club in October 1898. This was the first official extracurricular activity aside from athletics to emerge at the seven-year-old school, and a club that lasted until the 1960s. He was Mitre's first president.

After graduation he practiced engineering for four years, and in 1904 he took his first teaching position at a preparatory school. Three years later he returned to Manual, where he taught woodworking and drawing from 1907 to 1915, when Manual was merged with Male in the Boys High experiment. While teaching at Manual he earned B.S. and M. S. degrees from U of L. He then sought employment at U of L, where he taught physics and later became professor of engineering and drawing. In 1920 he was one of those who helped select a site for a new campus. It was on the basis of his prospectus that gifts were given by William S. Speed and Mrs. Olive (Speed) Sackett to establish the James Breckinridge Speed Foundation, the primary funding vehicle for the new school. He served as guiding architect and dean of this, the first Southern school to be accredited in all branches of engineering, until he passed away from heart failure in 1938 at the age of 56. The building that first housed Speed School is his monument, named Brigman Hall in 1949. It still stands on the south side of the horseshoe entrance to the Belknap Campus, its two short towers architecturally reminiscent of his alma mater at Brook and Oak Streets.

 



Frank Britt 
Inducted: 2001

Frank "Buddy" Britt's life displays all the traits Tom Brokaw said exemplified the "greatest generation": "Mature beyond their years, tempered by what they had been through...true to the values of personal responsibility, duty, honor, and faith." He entered Manual in the spring of 1937, shortly after the big flood, and because of the water damage to the Manual gym, had to endure a long streetcar commute to the Halleck Hall gym to practice basketball. But he stuck with it and earned two varsity letters before graduating in 1939 1/2. His love of athletics extended into the realm of journalism, and he served as sports editor of the Manual Mirror, the official weekly newspaper founded by fellow Hall of Famer Morton Walker. He attended the University of Louisville in 1940 and '41, and after college played amateur baseball. In October of 1942 he joined the service, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in January 1946, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and a Marksman's Medal. He returned to LG&E as an engineer's assistant and retired as a Superintendent in the Electric Distribution Department in 1987. In 1987 Buddy and his friend Joe Hutt began collaborating on a newsletter for all Brook and Oak alumni. He is also a charter member of LG&E's Retiree Relations Committee, has directed their Credit Union for 35-plus years, and was President for several years of the Employee's Association. He served as president for the Western High School Athletic Booster Club, is a member of the Louisville Amateur Baseball Veterans Association, the Filson Club, and was a volunteer worker for Shively Area Ministries. He is also a charter member of Chapel Hill United Church of Christ, where he has served as both Deacon and Elder.

Jim Britt
Inducted: 2010


Blessed with a great “radio voice,” Jim is always well received as a speaker anywhere he goes. He often delivers the invocation before the alumni association’s quarterly luncheons.  But being a popular orator probably won’t get one in many halls of fame, and Jim’s gift of gab didn’t qualify him either.  What did qualify him was his undying devotion to his profession and to altruistic endeavors. He and fellow inductee Coleman Howlett today become the first ministers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Jim is a native Louisvillian. He was born and grew up in the west end of the city and was graduated from Manual in 1946 where he was a proud member of both the Mitre Club and the national Honor Society. He attended the University of Louisville as a pre-med student and where he was a founding member of the local chapter of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, but was graduated from Elmhurst (Illinois) College in 1950, the same year he married his wife of 60 years, Doris Craddock. Forsaking the medical profession for a higher calling, he did post-graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary where he was graduated in 1954.  In 50 years in the ministry, Jim has served churches in Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. Jim and Doris moved back to Bowling Green in 1966 and began a 12-year ministry at Eastwood Baptist Church. He is presently serving as hospital chaplain at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, a position he has held since 1978. Jim ministers, not only to sick patients, but to members of the medical profession as well, showing them how to incorporate faith with their medical backgrounds. “It’s an opportunity to educate someone about how to deal with bereavement, spirituality, prayer, dealing with terminal illness,” he says. “Physicians have been cooperative with that.”  He has served on the boards of the United Way, Salvation Army and the Girls Club and presently spends his time as part time chaplain and stays busy with teaching, preaching and writing.

 

 

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David Brown
Inducted:  2002
Alumni Achievement

Award 2001

 

David Brown is only the third Manual faculty member to be inducted into the Hall of Fame who was neither an administrator nor a coach. David founded the Youth Performing Arts School Vocal and Choral Music Program in 1978. His last year will always be remembered by his leading the Manual/YPAS Concert Choir in a ten-minute presentation at the inaugural ceremonies for President George W. Bush. A native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Louisville, he is a prize-winning soloist as well as an award-winning teacher and conductor. He was selected as the Kentucky State Secondary Music Teacher of the Year in 1997 and as the state’s Outstanding Secondary Music Teacher by the Music Educator’s National Conference. David currently is director of music at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Louisville and of the professional summer theater in Bardstown, Kentucky, Stephen Foster – the Musical. He has sung with all the professional music organizations in Louisville as a soloist, including the Louisville Orchestra, the Bach Society and Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet. In addition to earning a multitude of scholarships to universities and conservatories, his students consistently won numerous singing contests. Graduates from the YPAS program now sing professionally in venues ranging from cruise ships to the Metropolitan and New York City Opera companies as well as in amateur and church choirs.

George T. Brown
Inducted: 2005
 

George T. Brown graduated from Manual in 1956 and attended UK. He returned to his home town where he became famous for his entrepreneurial achievements. He partnered with Ken Towery in establishing a successful regional chain of tire stores, and established the Brown Suburban Dinner theatre, at the time the most successful dinner theatre in the area. He also established Woodson Bend Resort at Lake Cumberland, and TMC which became the nation’s 4th largest long distance telephone company. Once in retirement he developed a passion for golf, and divides his time between his homes in Tampa in the winter and Banner Elk, NC in the summer.

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Gina Brown 
Inducted: 2001
 

Gina Brown was the first female basketball player at Manual to make the average fan sit up and take notice. She served notice that she was a force to be reckoned with in her debut year when she led the Lady Crimsons in scoring, the first of four seasons for that accomplishment. As a sophomore, having grown to 5-11, she made the All-Region tournament team, scoring an average of 19 points a game. In her junior year the Lady Crimsons were invited to the Louisville Invitational Tournament and she was named to the All-Tourney team, where they ended an Assumption streak of 40 straight regular season wins that year. In the summer of 1980, Gina was the Most Valuable Player in an Ohio Northern University Summer Camp, giving her national exposure for the first time. In her senior year the Courier-Journal named her to its All-State team, was All-LIT again, wa named to the East-West All-Star Team, the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Team, and was chosen as a Converse All-American by the National High School Coaches Association. She averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds per game and had scored 1,702 points in her high school career, an amazing 570 her final season. In the meantime she served as student council president and on the school advisory committee, carrying a 3.0 academic average. On May 17, 1981 Principal (and Hall of Famer) Joe Liedtke announced that Gina's jersey (Number 44) would be retired, the first time a female Manual athlete had earned this honor. Western Kentucky University signed her to a full four-year-scholarship, and she made the Ohio Valley Conference All-Freshman Team for 1981-82. In the next three years she would become the Lady Toppers' Defensive Player of the Year, a member of the Sun Belt All-Conference Team, Co-Captain and a member of WKU's 1000-Point Club. In 1985, her senior year, the Lady Toppers made it to the Women's NCAA Final Four, having been ranked as high as fourth in the country. Today Gina is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Ventiv Health. She still loves the game and coaches a team at her church, Elizabeth Baptist, in Atlanta.
 

Earl "Snitz" Browne
Inducted: 2010

Out of almost 90 former Manual baseball players who went on to play professionally, only nine made the major leagues. Earl “Snitz” Browne was one of the nine to make “the show.”  Browne was born in Louisville on March 5, 1911. It is believed that the nickname “Snitz” came from growing up in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood. He entered Manual in the fall of 1925.  While at Manual Browne was a great all-around athlete. At six-feet tall and 175 pounds he dwarfed many of his teammates and lettered for two years each in the sports of football, basketball and baseball. He captained the 1928 Crimsons basketball team and also served as class vice president in 1927.  Browne’s pro baseball career spanned 22 years. His debut came with the old Louisville Colonels in the summer of 1928, after he had used up all his eligibility at Manual. (He graduated in January of 1929.) After spending five long years in the lower minors, several with the Little Rock Travelers, he finally crashed the Big Leagues, playing first base and outfield for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1935 and ’36 and for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1937 and ’38. In 105 games for the Phillies in ’37 he hit .292.  After the two years in Philadelphia he was sent to the minors once again and found his way back to Parkway Field and the Colonels from 1943 through 1945. In 1946 and 1947 as player-manager, he became the only batter to hit over .400 two consecutive seasons for the Owensboro Oilers, a feat that earned him a niche in the Kitty League Hall of Fame in 2005. His .429 mark in ’46, which lead the Oilers to their first pennant in franchise history, led all of minor league baseball. On May 10 of that year he hit three home runs and drove in eight runs against the Madisonville Miners. To prove it wasn’t a fluke, he hit .425 in the summer of 1947.  He was player-manager for the Hartford Chiefs in 1948 and part of ’49 and finished his career at the helm of the Denver Bears the rest of ’49 through ’50 when he retired.  He later worked as a fire-rate inspector for the Insurance Services Office of Arkansas.  Earl Browne died after a long bout with cancer January 12, 1993 at the age of 81 in Whittier, California. He was buried in Little Rock, Ark.

 

Edgar L. "Bud" Bruner
Inducted: 2005
 

Graduating from Manual in 1926, Bud lettered in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. A halfback on Manual’s national championship 1925 team, he later gained fame by training and managing over 500 boxers, including the late Rudell Stitch and future world heavyweight champ, Jimmy Ellis. In 1951 he began a long run as matchmaker for the Louisville Golden Gloves Tournament, the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Boxing Trials and for William H. King promotions. This included Muhammad Ali's first pro fight when he was known as Cassius Clay.

Jim Bunnell
Inducted:  2005

 

Jim Bunnell was named to the 1964 All-Tournament Team, and for the season he was awarded All-District, All-City and Honorable Mention All-State honors. He played freshman basketball at Western but concentrated on baseball. The city’s leading basketball scorer his senior year, he became an All-OVC performer in baseball at Western Kentucky University and a star softball player for the Jiffy Club and the Kentucky Bourbons.  In 1988 he was inducted into Louisville's Softball Hall of Fame, and in 1989, at age 42, was named Kentucky's "Softball Player of the Year." Jim still plays in a senior basketball league.


Roy Burks 
Inducted: 1995

Roy won the Hasenour Trophy for his football ability, leading scorer on Manual’s undefeated and untied state championship football team. He was also captain of the track team, member of the Mitre and Key clubs and class valedictorian. He won a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin where he played halfback and ran track. His football career culmenated in 1953 when he appeared in the rose Bowl as a member of the Big Ten champions. He served as an Army Ordnance Officer at Redstone Arsenal, in Hunsville, Alabama, where he was trained in guided missile plans, productions and operations. In 1956 he entered the CIA. He was presented with the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA’s highest honor.

Dr. Mark Victor Burns
Inducted:  2014

     Mark attended J. B. McFerran Elementary and Parkland Junior High School until City School Superintendent Newman Walker instituted a revolutionary program in West End schools known as “Focus/Impact.” “My parents wanted me in a more traditional setting, so they enrolled me at Manual in the eighth grade,” explained Mark, who grew up on Standard Avenue in the very shadow of Parkland Junior. The attention to tradition paid dividends. Not only does Mark show a reverence for Manual, he has parlayed his education into a medical career culminating as the emergency room Chief Physician at Robley Rex Veterans Hospital here in his hometown.
     After graduating from Manual Mark attended the University of Louisville for two years then transferred to Ohio State University where he was a Dean’s List graduate in 1981. It was at Ohio State where he studied to be a respiratory therapist that he decided to attend medical school. He began his career at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville’s South End from 1981-1984 where he started as a respiratory therapist, and after graduating from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1988 and completing his residency, he found himself at Veterans where he was appointed to his present position in 2000. Mark was inducted into the American College of Physicians for Fellowship in 2010.
     Having achieved success at this high level hasn’t dimmed in any way the memories he has for his old high school where he played freshman basketball in the 8
th and 9th grades, then lettered varsity in both football and basketball for three years. In football he was voted the top defensive player as a senior for the 1974 season. In his junior year the Crimsons, under Coach John Meihaus (and fellow Hall of Fame member), won only two games. However, one of those wins was a big one—a 12-7 upset over Male High. Mark also is proud of having perfect attendance for 1974-75 and for being recognized as one of the top 50 students in his senior class.
 

Keenan Burton
Inducted:  2014

     Keenan accepted a scholarship to the University of Kentucky where he became a bona fide star in 45 games for the Wildcats, ranking 4th in school history in receptions as a wide receiver, 3rd in passing yards, 2nd in touchdowns and 3rd in all-purpose yards. At Manual he was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter in football, playing on both sides of the ball as a quarterback and safety. He also saw action as a receiver, running back and kick returner. He led the Crimsons to the 4A playoffs four consecutive seasons and was selected First Team All-State in football in 2003 by both The Associated Press and The Courier-Journal. His career stats at Manual include 274 rushes for 1,634 yards, a 6.0 yard average, and 25 touchdowns. He completed 81 of 226 passes for 1,605 yards and 17 TDs. He also had 98 tackles in his high school career along with 30 pass breakups and 10 interceptions, two of which he returned for TDs. In track he competed in the 400- and 800-meter runs and three relays plus the long jump and triple jump and qualified for each event in the state meet.  He was MVP of the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star football game in the summer of 2003, leading Kentucky to a 28-14 victory.
     In 2006 Keenan would flourish since he wasn’t plagued with injuries. He led the Wildcats with 77 receptions for 1,036 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also led UK in kick returns, averaging 24.7 yards per return. He ran the kickoff for a touchdown to open the second half of the UK-U of L game (ironically at the game where Michael Bush suffered a season-ending broken leg). Keenan’s kick returning stats ranked him second in the Southeastern conference. He was only the third player ever in UK history to go over 1,000 yards receiving in a single season, and his 12 TDs ranked 2
nd on the single season chart for the school. In the first five games of his senior season with the Wildcats he compiled 422 receiving yards and five TDs. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL draft and was a wide receiver for them three years before injuring a knee in the 10th game of the 2009 season against New Orleans. The patella injury proved to be career-ending, although he was signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. He officially retired in 2011 and today is in private business.



Liz Campbell 
Inducted: 1999

At St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis Liz Eubank Campbell is known as "The Portrait Lady," because since 1994 she has been painting portraits as love gifts of children with catastrophic diseases. At her church she is known as a teacher in the mold of Annie Sullivan because she heads up a support group for the chronically and terminally ill, and she has taught quadriplegics to paint with their mouths. And to a coterie of female clients, she is a saint of a listener, for she counsels them about being battered wives. She began to volunteer with severely ill children at the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, and since then has had over 100 orders for portraits of terminally ill children in Chile, Portugal, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and "just about every state in the south and southeast. She is currently co-authoring a book called Angels, Miracles, and Other Heavenly Happenings.



Nat Cartmell
Inducted: 1999

Nathanial J. Cartmell was probably not only Manual's but the world's "fastest man". He was in both the 1904 and 1908 Olympic Games representing the United States of America by wining medals both years. He then became the world sprint champion and became famous as a track coach for the University of North Carolina, West Virginia University, Penn State University, Manhattan College, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He began his long term to fame at duPont Manual Training High School, at the beginning of the 20th century. He was captain of the Crimson football team in 1902, being one of kind playing three different positions, of tackle, halfback, and fullback, in one season. In 1903, he was track captain. He then entered the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1903. In St. Louis, in 1904, during the Olympics, he ran second in both the 100 and 200 meter sprints, and in 1905 set a new world record for the 50-yard dash, at least here in Louisville. In 1907, he won, in three events, the National Collegiate Championship, and the same year became international 100-yard champion. In 1908, he returned to the Olympics in London, and helped to win the United States a gold medal in relays. One year later, the champion, Robert Kerr, was beat by Cartmell, at 220 yards. Cartmell also became world professional sprint champion in 1909. In 1912, he retired undefeated as a professional runner, and began his coaching career. He was voted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame in 1958, because of his great coaching at Penn State. He was inducted into the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 1963, along with fellow Manual Hall of Famer Pee Wee Reese. On August 23, 1967 Nathanial J. Cartmell died in Forest Hills, N.Y.

Steve Cesler
Inducted:  2009

 

A 1974 graduate, Steve served as the Student Council President, Executive Board President, was in the National Honor Society and played two years of varsity baseball. His senior year he was awarded the Ralph Kimmel Baseball award and was voted "Mr. Manual" by his fellow students. These achievements earned Steve an appointment to West Point, where he spent two years before transferring to Western Kentucky and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business. Upon graduation he joined Procter & Gamble and has been there ever since, rising to become Vice President of Sales for the Household Care Division and the Beauty & Grooming Division. In his career with P&G he has been moved 10 times, spending three years in Mexico, three years in Argentina, and stints in Lexington, Knoxville, Dallas, and Cincinnati. He has served as chairman of the board of elders for Hope Church in Cincinnati, has founded an orphanage in Mexico, and founded The Buenos Aires International Christian Academy in Argentina.  He started a mentoring program called "Hope for Families", served as Board Chairman at King’s Domain camp for urban children, and is on the board of directors for the Anthony Munoz Foundation.

 

Joe Chaddic
Inducted: 2010

Joe is a Senior Consultant with Suss Consulting. He retired from the Department of State in 2001, following 30 years of experience in State Department information technology and telecommunications.  Before he retired, he achieved the prestigious rank of Minister Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service of the United States. As a Foreign Services Officer he was assigned to diplomatic postings in Rwanda, Kenya, the USSR, Romania, Mauritius, Germany and Thailand.  A 1957 Manual graduate, Joe’s favorite memories include Butch Charmoli leading a Manual versus Male pep rally his favorite teacher, Pauline Stein.  After Manual, Joe earned a B.A. in business and economics from the University of Kentucky, an M.S. in telecommunications from George Washington University and an M.P.A. (Public Administration) from Harvard. He also obtained his Kentucky State Embalmer and Funeral Director licenses after graduating from the Kentucky School of Embalming.  As Deputy Chief Information Officer, Foreign Affairs System Integration and Chief Knowledge Officer with the Foreign Service from 2000-2001, Joe had lead responsibility for the establishment of an estimated $300 million foreign affairs IT platform. His previous responsibilities with the Department of State included director of a Regional Information Management Center, Director of an Internet Project Team, Operations Officer, State Department Liaison to the National Communication System and the National Coordination Center and Executive Secretary of the Diplomatic Telecommunications System Policy Board.  He served as Head of the U.S. Delegation to NATO’s Civil Communications Planning Committee whose focus was planning, preparation and recovery in the event of an attack on critical infrastructure by the former Soviet Union. He was later elected by NATO allies to chair this committee.  As Director of the State Department’s Historical Documents Review, he redesigned the declassification review process resulting in the release to the public of many thousands of previously classified documents covering the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.  His career recognitions include Secretary’s Career Achievement Award (2001) from Colin Powell, Meritorious Honor Award (2001 and 1976) Superior Honor Award (1999 and 1991), and a letter of commendation from Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

 


E.P. Chapin 
Inducted: 1994

Ernest Pitney Chapin was the principal at du Pont Manual Training High School for 32 years. When he took the job as principal of Manual, the school was the youngest in Louisville with a student body numbering 300. Under his guidance and tutelage, the school grew into one of national prominence in the field of both academic and technical work. By the time he died, he had seen Manual grow to an enrollment of approximately 1,500.

 

 



Butch Charmoli 
Inducted: 1994

Although he came to Manual in 1938 and helped coach a championship football team, it wasn’t until the early sixties that Louis Joseph "Butch" Charmoli became known as "Mr. Manual." It was Butch who invented Red and White Day. The new Manual gym was named after him, and at the time he was the fist living person in the city to have a building named after him. Part of his legacy is also a scholarship fund in his name administered by Manual.

Jerry Church:
Inducted:  2009

Jerry has been a tireless worker for Manual and the Alumni Association since coming on board in 1999. He has developed a helpful database for tracking all our grads, and revamped and redesigned the quarterly newsletter to its present attractive and informative format. His software and photo skills also made him a valued photo editor for Stand Up and Cheer, Mike McDaniel’s history book of the school. Jerry is proud to say he graduated in the first co-ed class (1953) to attend all three years at the Second & Lee site. He also enjoyed participating in Robert Griffith’s band camps and earned three letters in band and orchestra as well as one in track. After graduation he attended U of K, then served in the Marine Corps Reserves and the Navy from 1954 to 1960.

Dr. Kit Hansen Clarke
Inducted:  2014

     Kit has devoted 40 years to a distinguished medical specialty practice with Pasadena Radiology Associates in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is president of the Pasadena Radiology Associates and is Chairperson of the Department of Radiology at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, having held both positions since 1992.
     Outside of her medical practice she has been actively involved for many years in fund raising and “hands on” activities for many local and national charities such as The Pinellas Association for Retarded Children, American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Foundation, the American Cancer Society and in activities associated with providing supplies for physicians going on medical missions to Africa. Her charitable contributions also include involvement in several organizations that provide food and care for homeless women and children fleeing from abusive husbands and helping those women find jobs.
     Kit graduated with honors from Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in June of 1969 and then continued her academic journey by completing internships and residency requirements including Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology at various medical schools.
     While at Manual she was a member of the National Honor Society, served on the student council, participated in Manual’s top notch variety shows and was one of the few girls to tackle two years of accelerated math courses. A classmate, Mike Gossett, says of Kit, “All of her energy and talents did not just get directed into professional and academic achievement. She managed to find time to be a loving and devoted wife to an accomplished surgical physician [Jack] and mother of three outstanding and accomplished sons.” In modest fashion Kit considers her devotion to family her greatest achievement in a life well-lived.
     Her beloved mother, Katie Bird Hansen, was also once part of the Manual family, serving as associate librarian from 1962 to 1978.

Carolle Jones Clay
Inducted:  2007
 

     Carolle graduated from Manual in 1974 and from Western Kentucky University in 1978. Now VP and Managing Director of Community Relations for Republic Bank and Trust Company, she also serves or has served on 17 different boards. She has been on the Derby Festival Board of Directors since 1998. She has been a director on the boards of Presentation Academy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA, the Bell of Louisville/Spirit of Jefferson, the Kentuckiana Girl Scouts Advisory, the American Red Cross, the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation and the Junior League of Louisville. Currently she serves on the boards of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, Actors Theater of Louisville, the Landmarks Commission, the Better Business Bureau, AAA Kentucky, Women 4 Women, the Greater Louisville Sports Commission, the Main Street Association and the Advisory Sustainer of the Junior League of Louisville.
     Carolle has been part of 12 committees worthy of mention, including Leadership Kentucky, the Center for Women and Families, Gallopalooza, the Presbyterian Community Center Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts Bourbon Ball, the American Heart Association's Crystal Heart Gala, the Kentucky Center for the Arts, "Go Red for Women," and was honorary chair of the Louisville Urban League's 2006 Diversity Soiree. Her church involvement centers on the Cathedral of the Assumption where she was team leader of the renovation project in 1993 and co-captain of the Cathedral Heritage Foundation Fundraisers.
      Carolle has received many awards for her involvement but is proudest of winning the African American Catholic Leadership Award in 2003, the Junior League Volunteer of the Year in 1995, the Chestnut St. YMCA Black Achiever Award in 1993 and 2004, and "Most Admired Woman" in 2005 by Today's Woman magazine.

James S. Coleman
Inducted:  2012
 

     Jim Coleman was a giant in the field of sociology whose early research on schools and schooling helped shape government policy on racial integration. The best-known product of that research was "Equality of Educational Opportunity," (1966) commonly known as the Coleman Report. One of its most prominent conclusions was that lower-class black children benefitted academically from being in integrated schools. His subsequent study on "white flight" motivated him to consider in greater depth the foundations of social behavior, culminating in his classic 1990 book Foundations of Social Theory.
 

     Coleman graduated from Manual in 1944, where he played football and was a strong proponent of extracurricular activities. He received his B.A. from Purdue in 1949 and his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1955. He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1956 and taught there until 1959, when he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University to found its department of social relations. He served there until 1973 when he returned to the U. of Chicago faculty. He was the author of nearly 30 books and over 300 articles. Among his numerous awards were the Paul Lazarfeld Award for Research in 1983, the Educational Freedom Award in 1989 and the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Publication Award in 1992. Dr. Coleman died in 1995 at the age of 68.

 

Jim Cooksey
Inducted: 2003
 

Jim was a three-year starter for the football Crimsons and the only junior to start for the fabled 1959 state championship team, he was chosen on The Courier-Journal's All-Academic Team the same three years. He was team captain in 1960 when he was All-City, All-State and All-Southern. He also captained the City team in the old City-County All-Star game. Recruited by Duke, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Michigan, he chose instead to attend the University of Louisville. He chose U of L-and social work-as a way of giving back something to the community that had sustained him. He served at Cabbage Patch for more than 18 years. Jim earned a B.A. in 1964, an M.A. in 1967 and a Ph.D. in 1974, All from U of L and all in clinical psychology. After 12 years of clinical experience, he was appointed chief of psychology at Kentucky's only psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents-Children's Treatment Service. In 1983 he was appointed chief of psychology to the Clinical Services Branch within the State Department for Social Services. In 1989 he was invited to teach an advanced family therapy course in the Doctor of Psychology program at Spalding University. He has been there ever since, and is now an associate professor. Over the years he has developed a national reputation in the area of family therapy. For the past 15 years he has also maintained a private practice. He and his wife, the former Anne Majors, have three children: Philip, who graduated from Manual and is now a senior at U of L currently completing two degrees; Lily, also a Manual grad and a Dean's List junior and member of The Kentucky Kernel staff at UK, and Richard, a senior at Manual who was a place kicker on the football team.

Tom Crawford
Inducted:  2000
 

As a skinny student with a 2.0 average, Tom Crawford was concerned only with football during his days at Manual. Although he never attended a single chemistry class, he's written 2 chemistry texts that are still in use. He worked two years as a draftsman and then served two years in the Navy during the Korean War. Fellow engineers convinced him to attend college, and four years later he graduated from the University of Louisville with honors, and was offered a fellowship. He began teaching at the University, while earning his doctorate in Physical Chemistry on the Belknap Campus. Crawford was also a visiting lecturer at Columbia University and an associate professor at Cal Tech. He's now a spokesman for the American Chemical Society and has provided a traveling chemistry show for the past 15 years. He published a lab book that is still used and co-authored a Freshman Chemistry text. Since 1995 he has served as Director of the Louisville Region Science Fair, and brags good-naturedly on Manual's entries. Among his many other achievements, Tom Crawford received the Kentucky Association Environmental Award and the U of L Alumni Association Order of Merit Award.