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Kaskaskia College Athletics Hall of Fame

1991 Chuck Mundell
1991 Dorothy Eagen
1991 Russell Coleman
1992 Chuck Hawley
1992 Gary Boles
1992 Tammy Moore
1993 George Marcum
1993 Tom Gray
1993 Wayne Harre
1994 Bryan Eversgerd
1994 Doug Rommelman
1994 Mary Lampe Schildroth
1994 Nate Clay
1994 Shirley Gilter
1995 Bill Hawley
1995 Chris Haake Langford
1995 Jeff Rogers
1996 Larry Smith
2001 Dottie Smith
2001 Marg Beckmann
2008 1963– 1964 Men’s Basketball Team
2008 Bill Niepoetter
2008 Craig Freels
2008 Dr. Shelvy Haywood Keglar
2008 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2008 Mary Ann Bohbrink
2009 1954-55 Men’s Basketball Team
2009 Jim McKee
2009 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2009 Ken Abrams
2009 Monica Konkel O’Rear
2009 Robert J. Logullo
2009 Robert S. Welch, Sr.
2010 1990-91 Men's Baseball Team
2010 Becky Isaacs Hannaford
2010 Jeff Morris
2010 Joe Stark
2010 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2010 Mike Pittman
2010 Ray Johnson
2010 Stew Kirkland
2011 1990 Women's Volleyball Team
2011 Cathy Karrick
2011 Harvey Welch
2011 Jason Rakers
2011 Kristy Jones Barton
2011 Pam Jones Evischi
2011 Scott Jones
2012 1966-67 Men's Basketball Team
2012 1988-89 MEN’S BASEBALL TEAM
2012 Al Coers
2012 Becky Richert Wessel
2012 Hal Hempen
2012 Leslie Dumstorff
2012 Liea Toedte
2013 1981-82 Men's Baseball Team
2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony
2013 Cheryl Harre
2013 Joe Petrea
2013 Jon Behrens
2013 Keli Lunn
2013 Robert Hight
2013 Wayne Astrauskas

Nate Clay

 

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Nate Clay was a 1958 graduate of Central High School, Clay was a three sport standout playing basketball, football and running track.  He turned down a football scholarship to SIU-C because he wanted to play basketball. He went to Centralia Junior College (now Kaskaskia) and played basketball for Coach Chuck Mundell and received All-Conference Honors. Nate also played baseball and even played tennis when a player was needed. From Kaskaskia he went to McKendree College (now McKendree University) and played basketball under Coach James Oldfield a former Centralian.

He left after that first season to go to work for Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis, IN. A few years later, Clay returned to McKendree and captained the basketball team for first-year coach, Harry Statham, and graduated in 1967.   In the 1970’s and early 80’s, he had a sports talk show and did sports reports for the local radio station WILY/WRXX.  He coached girl’s softball for four years and a co-ed team for another four years; never having a losing season.

He wrote his life story in a book titled “THE NATE CLAY STORY” published in 1977 and he wrote poetry with his poem “THIS MOMENT, ” published in “Today’s Greatest Poems”.  The Blue Devil Basketball Team named their defensive award for Clay. In 1979 McKendree College established the “Nate Clay Award” which is presented annually  to a basketball player showing courage, determination and inspiration.

NateClay passed away on July 3, 2001, and was inducted posthumously into the McKendree Sports Hall Fame in 2004.

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