Mary Lou Daniel 
Inducted: 1995

Mary Lou became the first woman to attend the University of Kentucky on a men’s athletic scholarship, earning her varsity letters while playing golf on the men’s team. In 1962 The Courier-Journal named her its Amateur Athlete of the Year. In 1965 she won the Women’s Kentucky State Championship. She joined the LPGA in 1966 where she competed full time until 1981. She finished in the top 50 on the money list 10 times.

Ray Danner 
Inducted: 1996

Ray Danner is the CEO of The Danner Company, a firm with many diversified investments including real estate, automobile dealerships, golf courses, environmental projects and manufacturing concerns. The company employs 5000 people worldwide, including seven states and four foreign countries. Danner is also the major stockholder of Shoney’s Inc., but has not been involved in the day-to-day operations since March 1989.

F.J. Davis
Inducted: 2000
As the well-liked and agreeable fifth principal of Manual, Frank James Davis' tenure covered the war years. Not only did he contend with deaths of Manual students overseas, but he also dealt with the change to co-ed education that was so opposed by the alumni. After teaching at Millersburg Military Academy, West Texas Military Academy and Louisville Boys High School, he came to Manual in November os 1919, and was a well-respected English teacher before he was named principal. He was knwon for his tolerance and sensibility, and "he set the standards of education and discipline which have carried our generation through the years", as quoted by Charles Stephan, class of '49. He was also considered "Firm but fair", and sadly Mr. Davis passed away in 1948 at the age of 60. His two grandchildren will accept the induction plaque in his honor.

Fred Davis 
Inducted: 1995

Fred lettered in football all three years at his alma mater and was All-State tackle in 1935 and 1936. His senior year he captained the football team to an undefeated record and a 27-0 pounding of Male on Thanksgiving Day. He earned a scholarship to the University of Alabama and twice earned the honor of all Southeastern Conference tackle. He was named to several All-America teams and co-captained the Crimson Tide his senior year. He also earned letters in track. In 1941 he entered the Air Force and served as a physical training officer. He returned to the Washington Redskins in the NFL in 1945. He retired in 1951 from football. In 1957 he was presented with the first ever Kiwanis award for the Kentuckian making the biggest contribution to pro football.

John Voltaire Doll
Inducted: 1996

John Voltaire Doll, Class of 1925 ½, modestly described himself as "an average student and a pretty good athlete" when he attended duPont Manual Training High School. Doll served his class as vice president in 1923, president in 1924, and was a halfback on the 1925 football team that claimed a national championship after beating Male 36-0 on Thanksgiving. He was a reserve on the 1923 state champion basketball team that made it through the third round of a national tourney at the Unversity of Chicago. He also lettered in track and baseball.


Pete Dudgeon
Inducted: 2000
As the center line-backer of 1959 Manual Football Team, he was the inspirational leader that led the Crimsons to the State Championship. He was called "the heart and soul of the team", as quoted by a fellow player. Dudgeon was invited to The Courier Journal's All-State Team and an All-American squad his senior year. He was given a scholarship and played for Purdue's Boilermakers. His junior year he was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten, and was recruited professionally, but his son quotes that Dudgeon "never had an overpowering ambition to play in the National Football League". He graduated from Purdue in 1964 and entered a Management Trainging Program, where he became a stockbroker. He opened two brokerage firms in Kentucky- Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter and A.G. Edwards. His five children were athletic, and his oldest daughter thinks that what he did best was "fathering us. Dad gave ervery spare moment to us". Sadly enough, Pete Dudgeon died of a heart attack at the early age of 53.

J.W. Duke
Inducted: 2000
Jesse W. Duke, Jr. wasthe captain of Manual's football team in 1945, and was a versatile performer, playing linebacker, defensive end, and tackle. When he was 17 he was hired as a lifeguard at Lakeside Swim Club, where he met his wife, Betty Evans. After serving the U.S. Coast Guard, he returned to the game he loved and became a three-year letterman at U of L, where he graduated in 1950. He was named to the All-Ohio Valley football team in 1947. After his playing days ended, his love for the game never waned. He coached Little League football for 8 years, and refereed high school games around town. He was later elected President of the Metro Football Officials Association. Duke was a community leader, and active in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Commanding Officers Club, Harmony Landing Country Club and a devout member of the Southeast Christian Chruch. Regrettably, Duke died in 1998 after a long illness.

A.V. du Pont 
Inducted: 1994

A.V. du Pont was the founder of Manual High school. At the time of his death, he was a vice president and director of the First National Bank in Louisville. He was also a major stockholder in the Central City Coal and Iron Company, in street railway systems in cities from Brooklyn to Chicago, including Louisville, and a couple of steel companies. A lifelong bachelor, he nevertheless served as guardian for two families of orphaned children, those of two older brothers.

Bremer Ehrler 
Inducted: 1997 

Being appointed Judge/Executive of Jefferson county, President of the National Association of Postmasters Bremer Ehrler bagan a 56 year career in 1936 when he joined the U.S. Post Office Department. As Kentuckiana’s District Manager/Postmaster, he was responsible for 1300 post offices and a $100 million annual budget statewide. Not only that but following his retirment in 1973 he was elected to three terms as Jefferson County Clerk. A leader in civic affairs, he was active in rotary; the Federal Executive association; KY Region, National Conference of Christians and Jews; Louisville Urban League; ands many more.

Herbert Falkenburg
Inducted: 2000
On December 13, 1930, a Manual-Male game was in progress, raising profits strictly for charity. In the third quarter, with Manual down 6-0 and five minutes before the end of the game, Falkenburg scored on a third play. Lyl Judy held the place kick and flipped the ball to Falkenburg once again who made it across the goal line to give Manual the 7-6 decision. Falkenburg also ran trac for Manual and his team won second place in the National Meet in Chicago. After graduating in 1932, he enrolled in the Coyne Electrical School, which led him to a successful business in radio and television technolog. Among many other things, Falkenburg designed radar bombing systems and logged some 4,000 hours flying time. He witnessed 8 atomic bomb test detonations, and says that "It all began with the electricity course at Du Pont Manual Training High School."

Clarence Frank 
Inducted: 1995

Clarence attended every Male-Manual football game from 1921 to 1990. Mr. Frank is said to be the most loyal supporter of Manual ever, but ironically, he never graduated. He was forced to quit when an illness forced him to get a job. And support his home. He belonged to the Manual Alumni Association and Football Boosters where he served as vice-president and was a life long member. He was visible at almost every football practice as well as game. At Mr. Frank’s funeral the Manual chorus sang and the football players served as pallbearers.

.Bill Freeman 
Inducted: 1996

In the late 1940’s the legendary Ray Bear called Bill Freeman the best halfback in the school’s long history. High praise indeed. Freeman first tasted fame in the 1937 Male-Manual game when, coming off the bench as a sophomore, he set up Manual’s first two touchdowns. The Reds lost 25-20 that day, but he went on to dominate the next two Turkey Day games the way no Manual player has ever done.

Phillip Ernest "Cookie" Grawemeyer 
Inducted: 1996

Manual was in need of a unifying force in the early 1950’s. Co-education and a new school locate had alienated loyal supporters and alums. The faculty was divided into gender camps. Parents were angry; students were confused. Cookie was the first "big man" to play basketball for Manual. Standing 6-7, he led Crimson teams to the State Tournament in both 1951 and 1952. Though the Reds could not bring home the championship trophy either year, going to the "Sweet Sixteen" gave the school a transfusion of school spirit.

Russell Garth
Inducted: 2000
Although this future Hall of Famer did not attend Manual as a student, he played a very important role in lives of many. He attended Trenton High School, and graduated from Georgetown College. He was immediately hired at Mason High School and tuaght math, while coaching boys and girls basketball teams. He stayed at Mason until January of 1936, when he loved to Louisville to teach algebra at Hallack Hall Junior High. In November of '41, Garth moved to Manual and became Dean of Boys. In 1945 he replaced Morton Walker as the Business Manager for Athletics, and job he kept until 1953. In the fall of '55, he took the principal's job at Atherton High School, where he stayed until his reitrment in 1970. He is now 87 years old, and remains active in Manual activities. He quotes, "I had 13 wonderful years at manual. I don;t want to forget them or the fine students with whom I worked." His two sons bave become usccessful in their own fields, one in Washington D.C, and the other in Boston.

Preston Gray
Inducted: 1999

Preston Gray was the best at gliding over high hurdles, at least that what the veteran observers thought. He set records that still stand after more than 17 years. He was an All-Stater, on the football team, scoring touchdown after touchdown. He was also an All-American, chosen by Parade Magazine, Street and Smith's, Adidas, and the National Coaches Association. Preston Gray was a state champion hurdler and a 1982 All-American in track. He was called the best high school athlete by his former coach, Buddy Pfaadt. He also earned himself a scholarship to Michigan State. But, things weren't going so well for Preston at Michigan State, so he transferred to the University of Louisville. He scored touchdowns along with Ernest Givens of Oilers fame. But a tragic car crash in August of 1985, ended his glorious football career at U of L. Although Preston still graduated in 1990 with a degree in education. He coached four years with Buddy Pfaadt at Pleasure Ridge Park, at Western High and New Albany High. He is now a youth counselor and head track coach at Jeffersonville High.
One other thing that Preston is very proud of, is that while being an outstanding athlete, is managed to be a Prep Academic All-American. He says that was all because of his mother. His football jersey is also retired at Manual, and is hanging on the wall of the 1st floor still today.

Robert Griffith 
Inducted: 1997

Robert Griffith earned a Bachelor of Science Music Degree in 1937 and a Master’s in 1954 from UK He spent five years in the army, rising to the rank of major. He saw combat in the South Pacific during World War II, earning the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, thje Phillippine Liberation Medal and the Asiatic Theater Ribbon with four Battle Stars.  In his lifetime he composed over 75 marches. He composed The March of the Century. Adopted by the the 100th Division, Army Reserve, as its official march; the Red "M" March, later retitled The Courier-Journal March; and Fight U of L, to this day the school’s fight song.

Bill Gruner
Inducted: 2000
Bill Gruner, Number 27,  was the first of the five Gruner brothers to play football for Manual, and he now joins his brother, "Bunky", as the second brother combination in the Hall of Fame. During his football career at Manual, Bill Gruner gainged many aliases from the Courier Jounral, such as "Lightning on Legs", "Hurricane", and "Mercury Bill". He agined an ahtletic letter for football both junior and senior year, and lettered three years for Track. He captained the 1943 squad, and finished second in both the 100 ad 220 yard dashes. At STate Competition, he finished runnerup in the 100, and a muscle pull in the regional meet his senior year kept him from wualifing. After graduation he joined the Navy, and following that, he worked for kellogg's, Louisville Grocery Company and Sysco Louisville Food Services where he received numerous Salesman of the Year Awards and became an area manager. In 1992 he received Mayor Jerry Abramson's Good Neighbor Award. Beofre his death in 1999, he attended almost every Male-Manual game since 1946. His grandons now wear Number 27 in their sports endeavors to honor the fame and ability of the grandfather.

Harold Gruner 
Inducted: 1996

A 1949 ½ graduate, Harold "Bunky" Gruner is arguably the greatest all-around athlete in Manual’s long history. He lettered three years each in football, basketball and baseball; he earned All-American honors in football, leading the Crimsons to the 1948 State Championship, and was elected captain of the All-State team in both ’48 and ’49.