Ken Cook and Jack Guggenmos have been selected for the National Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Both men won more than 200 games as football coaches, and Cook had a combined record in girls and boys basketball of 732-234.
They will be inducted during the national coaches convention in June at Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Nebraska's finalists for NHSACA Coach of the Year awards:
Rocky Ruhl, Wayne, athletic director; Doug Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart, boys basketball; Shane Fruit, Ogallala, boys cross country; Vince Zavala, Grand Island, girls cross country; Mimi Ramsbottom, Elkhorn South, golf; Jeff Hoham, Lincoln East, soccer; Steve Kerkman, Millard South, softball; Doug Krecklow, Omaha Westside, swimming; Kim Gradoville, Westside, tennis; Roger Mathiesen, Kearney, boys track; Janet Tooley, Columbus Scotus, girls track; Jake Moore, Lincoln Pius X, volleyball; Brad Hildebrandt, Omaha Skutt, wrestling.
Gering volleyball coach retires
Gering's Craig Schadwinkel is retiring from volleyball coaching.
During his 28-year career at Gering, his teams won 545 matches. They qualified for the state volleyball tournament 18 times, and 16 won conference titles.
In 1985, Schadwinkel's team won the Class B state championship with a 22-1 record. In 2002, his team set a Gering record with 31 wins. More recently, Gering became the first Western Conference school to win four straight league titles in volleyball.
Viking duo wins in Colorado
Four Nebraskans — including a pair of Omaha North teammates — won individual titles last weekend at the Top of the Rockies wrestling tournament in Colorado.
Viking seniors JaCobi Jones and JaVaughn Perkins won the 170- and 182-pound weight classes, respectively. Class A No. 2 North was seventh, the best showing by a Nebraska school in the team race.
Perkins, a two-time TOR champion and three-time finalist, was voted one of the tournament's two outstanding wrestlers.
Colton Adams of Scottsbluff also took home his second TOR crown with his win at 145. The Bearcats, ranked second in Class B, finished ninth in the team race, one spot ahead of Class A No. 1 Grand Island.
The Islanders, team champions two of the previous three years at the tournament, had a champion in 220-pounder Chase Reis.
Around the state
» Class B No. 1 wrestling team Omaha Skutt hosts its annual Jesse Greise Invitational Saturday. The SkyHawks, winners of 15 of the past 16 Class B team titles, have never lost their tournament, including the last nine after it was named for the late Skutt state champion. Also in the eight-team field are Class A No. 8 Omaha Burke and Plattsmouth, Class B's eighth-ranked team.
» Omaha Creighton Prep and Kearney had the third-best 3-point performance in boys basketball, with the teams combining for 25 in Saturday's 74-72 Prep win. Prep made 13, the Bearcats 12.
» Bellevue West will induct athletes Doug Hassel (1981) and Tim Wakeland (1983) and former volleyball coach Joanne Kappas into its athletic hall of fame on Feb. 21. The Thunderbirds' basketball games that night with Omaha Central will start at 5 p.m.
» Friends of Grand Island sports broadcaster Brad Fossberg, who continues to work through chemotherapy treatments for cancer, are staging a “High Five” fundraiser for him. The idea is to ask everyone to give him a “High Five” in February, including a $5 donation. Contributions will be taken at Five Points Bank in Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney and at participating schools.
» Lincoln coach Chris Johnson recently received the Jeff Truman Memorial Summit-Ship award at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev.
The World-Herald News Service also contributed to this report.