2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Pat DaughteryPat Daugherty, Baseball (1965–82)

Pat Daugherty served as the Falcons Head Coach from 1965–1982. He led the Falcons to their first ever trip to the Junior College World Series in 1973 and took them back to the series again in 1981. During his final years at Indian Hills, Pat also managed for the Montreal Expos in their minor league organization.  He was also an assistant football coach during his time on the Centerville campus.  After leaving Indian Hills Pat continued to work for the Expos before taking a job with the Colorado Rockies. He is still a member of the Rockies organization, currently serving as a special assistant to the general manger. During his coaching tenure in Centerville he compiled a record of 640–245. Pat has been inducted into four Hall of Fames.

Tara McClure IsableTara McClure Isable, Softball (1997–99)

Tara McClure Isable led the Warriors both in the pitcher's circle and at the plate during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. While at Indian Hills, she was named first–team all–region, second–team All–American and was named team Co–MVP in both her freshman and sophomore seasons, and holds a community college record for most strikeouts in one game with 20. Tara compiled a career record of 43–6, a 0.73 ERA, struck out 490 batters, and hit 33 homeruns. She still holds the Indian Hills record for strikeouts in a season and a career. Following her two years at Indian Hills, she pitched for the University of Louisville where she compiled numerous other honors and records. Tara also represented the United States in the Canada Cup and was honored by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union for amassing more than 100 Career wins in her high school career.

Phillister Jebet Sang KiturPhillister Jebet Sang Kitur, Volleyball (2003–04)

Philister Jebet Sang was a member of the first Indian Hills volleyball team to compete in the National Tournament and the Warriors finished third during her sophomore year. While at Indian Hills, she was named first team all–region during her freshman and sophomore seasons, led the national tournament in kills, was named to the all-tournament team at the national tourney and was a first-team All–American as a sophomore. At the end of her tenure at Indian Hills, she was the season and career leader in kills and kill percentage. She continued her career at Texas Tech University where she was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after her junior season. Philister also represented her country in international competition when she competed in the 2004 Olympics as a member of Kenya's national team.

Duane KuiperDuane Kuiper, Baseball (1968–70)

Duane Kuiper was a starting infielder for the Falcons during the 1969 and 1970 seasons. While playing for Centerville Community College, Duane was named first–team all–region, first–team all–district and honorable mention All–American. After graduating from Centerville Community College, he continued his baseball career at Southern Illinois University and signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1972. Kuiper played 11 seasons in the major leagues with the Indians and later with the San Francisco Giants. He is still in the Giants organization as a broadcaster and has won seven local Emmys throughout his career. He was voted by Cleveland Indian fans as one of the 100 best players in Indians' history.

Ron OswaltRon Oswalt, Football (1964–2007)

Ron Oswalt has served Indian Hills as an athlete, coach, athletic director, dean, and instructor for more than forty years. Ron was a member of the Falcons football team during the 1964 and 1965 seasons and was named first–team all–conference both seasons. After graduating from Centerville Junior College, Ron attended Drake University where he led the team in rushing during both his junior and senior seasons. Following his career at Drake, Ron played in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings and the Cleveland Browns. In 1971 he returned to Centerville as an assistant football coach. Ron also served Indian Hills as athletic director, dean of students and as an instructor in the arts and sciences division.

Pete MickaelPete Mickeal, Basketball (1996–98)

Pete Mickeal played a key role in the Warriors back–to–back national championships in 1997 and 1998. While donning the Indian Hills uniform he was named all–region as a freshman and sophomore and named National Player of the Year and National Tournament MVP as a sophomore. Following his career at Indian Hills, Pete competed at the University of Cincinnati and was named first–team all–league during both his junior and senior years and an honorable mention All–American his senior season. He was drafted in 2000 by the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and played with Kansas City and Tampa in the ABA. Pete has played internationally with teams in the Philippines, Greece, Russia, South Korea, and Spain. He is still the second leading scorer in Indian Hills history and was the first Warriors basketball player to have his jersey retired.

Rick UpchurchRick Upchurch, Football (1970–72)

Rick Upchurch was a standout performer for the Falcons football team during the 1970 and 1971 seasons. He was named first–team all–conference during both his freshman and sophomore seasons and was the first athlete in school history to be named a first–team All–American in football. After graduating from Centerville Community College, Rick attended the University of Minnesota where he was named second–team all–conference in the Big Ten. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1974 and played nine seasons with the Broncos and still holds several team and league records. He was a five–time All–Pro selection and played in four Pro Bowls. Rick was selected to the NFL's All–Decade team in the 1970s and 1980s.