Courtesy of Mike Clark, director of athletic public relations at Eastern Kentucky University …
The Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame enshrined its fifth induction class, featuring 13 individuals, during a Friday evening ceremony in EKU’s Keen Johnson Building.
The 2010 induction class includes: John Allen (men’s basketball); Steve Bird (football); Angela Boykins (volleyball); Don Feltner (baseball); Ken Glover (men’s track & field); Jaree Goodin (women’s basketball); Fred Harvey (football); Larry Joe Inman (women’s basketball coach); Roosevelt Kelly (football); Deanne Madden-Scanlon (volleyball); Jamie Parker (Welt) (softball); Ron Pinsenschaum (baseball); Tuck Woolum (football).
The group will also be recognized just prior to the Colonels’ football game against Eastern Illinois Saturday at 7 p.m.
John Allen (Class of 1994) – Men’s Basketball
John Allen (1990-94), a member of the University’s All-Century Basketball Team, was a four-year starter for the Colonels and finished his career as the fourth all-time leading scorer in Colonel history with 1,635 points. He led the team in scoring his last three seasons and was chosen as the Ohio Valley Conference inaugural Freshman of the Year in 1990-91. A first-team All-OVC selection as a senior when he led the team in scoring (15.6 ppg) and was second in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and field goal percentage (.492), he concluded his Eastern career as the 12th all-time leading rebounder with 684 rebounds. Allen played in 116 games as a Colonel and had career averages of 14.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg, and a 48.5 field goal percentage. He played in Finland for Provoo Tarmo for one season and played for the Sports Reach Christian Outreach team for five years. He currently resides in Metcalfe County where he lives with his wife Tammy and his two children, Jax and Jozie. He teaches at Metcalfe County High School where he has been involved in coaching basketball for the past 10 years.
Steve Bird (Class of 1983) – Football
Steve Bird was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at wide receiver for coach Roy Kidd’s football Colonels, playing in four consecutive national championship games (1979-82). He enjoyed a breakout season in 1982 in helping lead Eastern to an undefeated 13-0 season which culminated in the school’s second national championship. Bird was a first-team All-OVC choice in 1982 when he was also selected to the I-AA All-American team by Kodak, The Sporting News and Associated Press. He was also chosen as the OVC’s Male Athlete of the Year for 1982-83. Bird won the Chevrolet Most Valuable Player of the Game three times his senior season when he led Eastern and the OVC with 63 receptions for 1,056 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 1983 National Football League draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and played two seasons of professional football which concluded in the 1984 season with the San Diego Chargers. Since 1987, he has served as assistant coach for 10 NCAA Division I schools and is currently on the coaching staff at the University of South Florida.
Angela Boykins (Class of 1987) — Volleyball
Angela Boykins lettered four seasons (1983-86) for Coach Geri Polvino’s women’s volleyball team and was a driving force on all four Colonel squads as a middle hitter. She was a three-time All-OVC first-team selection and she also was a three-time OVC All-Tournament team choice. Boykins was the 1985 and the 1986 OVC Co-Player of the Year and was named to the 1986 American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region team. She helped lead Eastern to the OVC Tournament championship each of her four seasons with the Colonels and OVC regular season titles in 1984, 1985 and 1986. She is ranked fourth in the Eastern record book for career kills (1,497), career block assists (457) and career block solos (162).
Don Feltner (Class of 1956) – Baseball
Don Feltner, a four-year letterman for Coach Turkey Hughes’ Maroons baseball team, compiled a 21-3 career record from 1952-55, including a complete-game, nine-inning victory over Xavier University and Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning. On May 13, 1954, he pitched one of only six no-hitters in school history in defeating Morehead State 10-0 as the Maroons won their third Ohio Valley Conference championship. His career record included four shutouts and an ERA of 1.92. Scouted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in his hometown of Hazard, he chose to pursue a college degree, putting a professional baseball career on hold, turning down signing with the National League club on three occasions. As a student-athlete, he also served as sports information director and is credited with establishing the school’s sports publicity program. Following his four-year playing career, in 1956, he served as graduate assistant pitching coach for Turkey Hughes in 1956 before entering military service as a commissioned officer. On his return to Eastern in 1959, he resumed his career as an administrator and Assistant Head Baseball Coach in 1959 and 1960, guiding Eastern to back-to-back OVC championships. After the 1960 season, under new president Robert Martin, his administrative career that spanned 42 years broadened as he established and nurtured programs in all areas of university relations as director, dean, and from 1970-99 as Vice President for University Advancement. In this role, he designed and directed a number of capital campaigns for campus buildings and improvements, was instrumental in the acquisition of the Arlington estate, and began Eastern’s major giving programs and constituency support programs including the Colonel Club and, with Coach Jim Ward, the baseball team’s Diamond Boosters. Since his retirement in 1999, he has served the community on a number of charitable boards and commissions including chairman of the Madison County United Way campaign, the American Cancer Society, campaigns to build the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Hospice Compassionate Care center, among others.
Ken Glover (Class of 1982) – Men’s Track and Field
Ken Glover lettered four seasons for coach Rick Erdmann’s Eastern men’s track and field team in the high jump event. He was a four-time high jump champion in the Ohio Valley Conference and was a member of the OVC’s prestigious 40th anniversary track and field team in 1988. He won the OVC indoor high jump title in 1981 with a leap of 7-2 and the conference indoor championship in 1982 with his 7-2.25 mark. Glover followed those efforts up with OVC outdoor high jump titles in 1981 (7-2.5) and 1982 (7.3), the latter of which still stands as the conference record. He was listed in 1980 with the 10th best high jump in the United States. Glover also owns the school record for best indoor high jump with his mark of 7-4.25 in 1981 and has the school outdoor mark for best high jump with his leap of 7-5 in 1982. He is currently serving as a computer systems analyst for the city of Lynchburg, Va.
Jaree Goodin (Class of 1993) – Women’s Basketball
Jaree Goodin was a four-year starter for Coach Larry Joe Inman’s Lady Colonel basketball team. She finished her Eastern career as the No. 3 all-time leading scorer with 1,679 points and as the No. 3 career-leading rebounder with 914 rebounds. She also closed her Eastern career with the third-best field goal percentage (.492) in school history. Goodin was an OVC All-Freshman Team choice in 1989-90, an honorable mention All-OVC pick as a sophomore and a second-team All-OVC selection her junior and senior years. Goodin was a two-time All-OVC Tournament choice and was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the OVC Tournament in 1992. She is the school record holder for most field goals in a single game when she made 18 on her way to a 41-point scoring night as a freshman against Marshall. A three-time Fast Break magazine All-American choice, she was the EKU Female Athlete of the Year in 1992-93 and a fourth-team Division I All-American that season. She was chosen as a member of the Corbin High School Hall of Fame in 1999 and has served as Vice President of International Biological Resources.
Fred Harvey (Class of 1987) – Football
Fred Harvey was a four-year starter and letterman for Coach Roy Kidd’s football Colonels at linebacker. He was a first-team All-American his senior season by Kodak, Associated Press, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Harvey was also a second-team AP All-American and the 1986 The Football News I-AA Defensive Player of the Year. EKU’s all-time leading tackler with 503 tackles, Harvey was a two-time OVC Defensive Player of the Year in 1984 and 1986 and was chosen as the 1986-87 OVC Male Athlete of the Year. He was also selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team in 1984 and 1986. Harvey was picked last fall as one of Eastern’s all-time best linebackers on Eastern’s All-Century Football team.
Larry Joe Inman (Coach) – Women’s Basketball
Larry Joe Inman, who was inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame last year, served as head coach of the Eastern women’s basketball team from 1988-2008, compiling a 319-244 record and leading the Lady Colonels to two OVC Tournament championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances (1996-97, 2004-05). In being named OVC Coach of the Year eight times, he also directed Eastern to five OVC regular season championships. He also led the Lady Colonels to the 2002 WNIT Sweet Sixteen. He is the all-time winningest coach in Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball history with his record of 480-317, which places him as the 46th all-time winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history. Prior to coming to Eastern, he served as a high school coach at Mt. Juliet (Tenn.) High School, recording an impressive 126-24 mark in five seasons. He then moved to Middle Tennessee State University for eight seasons as head coach where he went 161-73 and won five OVC regular season titles and made four NCAA tourney appearances from his four OVC Tournament championships. He is currently serving as head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Lebanon (Tenn.) High School. A 1970 graduate of Austin Peay State University, he is married to the former Bobbie Gene Follis and they have three children.
Roosevelt Kelly (Class of 1977) – Football
Roosevelt Kelly played center four seasons (1973-76) for Coach Roy Kidd’s Eastern football team. He was a first team All-OVC pick in 1976 and was named to the first-team Kodak, Associated Press and The Sporting News All-American teams. He was also selected last fall as the center on Eastern’s All-Century Team as the University’s athletics department celebrated 100 Years of Eastern football. Upon conclusion of his senior season, Kelly was drafted in the ninth round of the NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his four seasons with the EKU football program, the Colonels compiled a 31-11-1 record, won two OVC titles and participated in the 1976 NCAA Division II playoffs. He was instrumental in opening holes for four seasons for All-American and EKU Hall of Fame member Everett “Poo-Loo” Talbert who twice ran for more than 1,000 yards behind Kelly. He also protected quarterback Ernie House who was OVC Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 1976 and who threw for 1,486 yards and 11 TDs. He is married to Tara Kelly, who is the founder and CEO of the TYL Foundation of Cincinnati, Ohio which helps young women learn life’s skills.
Deanne Madden-Scanlon (Class of 1983) – Volleyball
Deanne Madden-Scanlon played four seasons and was a two-year starter for Coach Geri Polvino’s Eastern women’s volleyball team from 1979-82. Chosen the EKU Female Athlete of the Year in 1982-83 in the women’s athletics department and picked on the 1982 All-OVC Tournament Team, she was a member of Eastern’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship teams in 1981 and 1982 when the Colonels finished those years with overall records of 36-11 and 34-15, respectively. She is listed in the EKU record book with the sixth (.306, 1981) and seventh (.306, 1982) all-time best hitting percentages in a single season. She also has the top two seasons for single season block solos with 77 in 1982 and 73 in 1981 and she is listed with the third best single season total for block assists with 186 in 1981. She is also among the career leaders for Eastern in hitting percentage (.306, second all-time), block solos (150, fifth) and block assists (307, eighth). Following graduation from Eastern in 1983, Madden-Scanlon, a native of Zanesville, Ohio played on the U.S. Women’s National Team and later spent a full decade as a player in the United States Volleyball Association, twice earning All-American honors. She also played on a Women’s Senior Division team that was national runner-up in 1993. She has spent the last 16 years as head coach of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., where she has compiled an impressive overall mark of 403-115. She has led the Lakers to 10 straight appearances in the NCAA Division II post-season tournament, highlighted by the 2005 team that went 32-6 and won the national championship. Madden-Scanlon was chosen AVCA National Coach of the Year following that season. She is married to Jim Scanlon who played baseball at Eastern and they have two children and reside in Jenison, Mich.
Jamie Parker Welt (Class of 1997) – Softball
Jamie Parker was a pitcher, designated hitter and infielder for three seasons for Coach Jane Worthington’s EKU softball team. She was a three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference choice for the Colonels in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and still holds single season records for most hits (84) and most at bats (205). She also holds career records at Eastern for best batting average (.392) and on-base percentage (.450). As a sophomore in 1994, Parker led the team in batting with her .363 average which included four home runs and 27 RBI. She also pitched in 37 games that season, recording 12 wins with an ERA of 2.50. In 1995, as a junior, she again led the team in batting with her .410 average, four homers and 40 RBIs. As a senior in 1996, Parker was Eastern’s top slugger, hitting .399 with three home runs and 14 RBIs. She also appeared in 27 games in ’96 for the Colonels as a pitcher, collecting 10 victories, recording a miniscule 1.67 ERA.
Ron Pinsenschaum (Class of 1967) – Baseball
Ron Pinsenschaum was a four-year starter in the outfield for Coach Turkey Hughes’ Eastern baseball team and was named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference in 1965, 1966 and 1967. He was selected as EKU’s Most Valuable Player in 1967 when the Colonels won the OVC championship. He also was a driving force in Eastern winning four OVC division crowns and the 1966 OVC title. His senior season, he was elected as Homecoming King and was also chosen as Mr. Popularity on campus. Following graduation with a double major in biology and chemistry, he volunteered to serve for the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War where he was awarded four purple hearts, the Silver Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Republic of South Vietnam Training Service Medal. Upon his discharge from the Army, he moved to Dayton, Ohio where he received his Master’s of Divinity degree and began teaching at Dayton Christian High School. He began his coaching career at Dayton Christian serving as an assistant baseball coach while teaching anatomy and physiology. He introduced soccer to the school system and began a very successful career coaching soccer in 1978. In what became his final year of coaching, Pinsenschaum was named the Ohio Soccer Class AAA Coach of the Year in 1986. Following his untimely death in 1987, the Dayton Christian School’s Soccer Camp was named in his honor and shortly thereafter, the track and soccer field at Dayton Christian was named the Ronald G. Pinsenschaum Memorial Stadium. Also, the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association annually awards the Ron Pinsenschaum Award to a coach of a boys’ soccer team. A graduate of Western Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio he is survived by his widow, Janet Carlson of Dayton, Ohio; two children, Ryan and Julie; and four grandchildren, Todd, Lydia, Lisa and Ronald.
Tuck Woolum (Class of 1983) – Football
Tuck Woolum was a three-year letterwinner at quarterback for Coach Roy Kidd’s EKU football squad and was a member of four consecutive Colonel teams that played in the I-AA national championship game. In 1982 as a senior, Woolum was a first-team All-OVC quarterback selection as he led the Colonels to a perfect 13-0 season which culminated in the school’s second national championship and a final ranking of No. 1 in the I-AA poll. While serving as captain that 1982 season and receiving honorable mention All-American honors, he set five single season school passing records. The Colonels were an amazing 46-7 during his four years on the football team. Woolum served EKU as a student assistant in 1983 and 1984 and also had assistant football coaching stints at The Citadel, EKU (1986-90), Western Carolina and Pineville High School. He later served as head coach at Union College where he was Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year in 1995 and served a four-year term as a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame committee. He was a member of the American Football Coaches Association for 20 years and has served the city of Pineville in many civic endeavors.