Class of 2005

Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2005

Larry J. Cowart

A two-letter man, Larry Cowart excelled in both basketball and baseball, lettering in both all three years at Winter Park.  As a guard on the basketball team, During Larry’s senior year he was named to the All Orange Belt Conference and his Winter park team went to the state tournament... Read More

John Edwards

Coaches at Winter Park said that John was one of the hardest working basketball players during his years with the Wildcats.  His sophomore year he couldn’t jump over a basketball, but by the time he was a senior, John was one of the best rebounding “big men” ever to play for Winter Park, once getting 26 rebounds in a Metro Conference game... Read More

Michael G. Kelly

A protégée of Coach Bob Mosher, Michael Kelly excelled in track and field during his three years at WPHS, competing in the hurdles and high jump.  As captain of the team in both his junior and senior years, he was State High Jump Champion in 1964 and Winter Park’s Most Valuable Athlete in 1965... Read More

Tom Munsey

West Virginia’s loss was Winter Park’s gain when Tom Munsey made the move to Central Florida and joined the WPHS coaching staff.  Along with teaching drivers’ education, Tom served for 28 years as the defensive back coach for the Wildcats, an important part of the team coaching the Cats to 200 plus wins... Read More

Gary Parsons

The early seventies were dynamic for Winter Park basketball. Gary Parsons, who played on both the JV and varsity teams, played bigger than he was, due to his exceptional wingspan, which enabled him to score over taller players and hold his own on the boards.

As a senior, Gary helped lead the team to District and Regional Championships and a 26 – 4 record, averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds per game.  The last 12 games of the season, his average per game was 20 + points and 12 + rebounds, helping the Wildcats reach the semi-finals of the State tournament... Read More

Erik Schwetje

A four-letter man, Erik contributed to Winter Park’s athletic program in football, weightlifting, track, and lacrosse.  As a football linebacker, Erik was on the 1988, ‘89, and ‘90 teams and was chosen by his teammates as their captain in 1990... Read More

Michael James Steward

“Frog” Steward never left the field when the Cats played in 1970 and 1971, playing as receiver and defensive end.  He was Honorable Mention All-Metro Conference end in 1972 and the Cats Most Valuable Player... Read More