Class of 2008

Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2008

Rich Childs

Born and raised in Central Florida, Rich excelled in both academics and sports during his years at Winter Park, playing both baseball and volleyball.  As a member of Winter Park’s first boys’ volleyball team, Rich was a two-year letterman. During his senior year, he led the team in blocks and won the Burger King Sportsmanship Award.

A three-year varsity letterman and two-time team MVP in baseball, Rich’s pitching record was 23-9 with a career ERA of 3... Read More

Boone Fleming

A lifelong Winter Parker, Boone Fleming was an impressive three sport letter man at WPHS while maintaining academic excellence.

On the athletic field Boone exhibited a wide range of talents.  He was the quarterback of the Wildcat football team and was selected as MVP of the 1993 season.  In addition, he played shooting guard and point guard on the basketball team, while his pitching and outfield prowess contributed to the baseball team’s winning District honors in both his junior and senior years... Read More

Charles “Chuck” Holmes

Chuck Holmes was an all ‘round scholar-athlete during his years at WPHS. In addition to his outstanding performances in baseball and football, Chuck was also President of Thespians, Key Club, National Honor Society, AND the student body.  It’s no wonder his classmates named him “Most Popular Boy”. He was salutatorian of his graduating class and won awards for excellence in science.

Chuck excelled on the playing fields as well. He and his 1948 team were Conference Co-Champions. Playing left halfback and safety, he was the leading scorer on the 1949 team and named outstanding player of the year and alternate captain... Read More

Lee Hudson

Much of Lee Hudson’s life has been spent in the water, which led him to an impressive record as a swimmer at Winter Park and beyond.

In 1979 Lee was the JR National Champiom in the 100 meter backstroke.  In both ’79 and ’80 he was a member of the State Championship Team, was a High School All-American, and won the State Championship in the 100 yard backstroke.  He topped off his high school record in 1980 by being named Best Class 4A Swimmer of all high school in the State of Florida.  The team won the Regional Invitational Meet at Emory University both years and never lost a duall meet... Read More

Jon and Betsy Hughes

Although most in Winter Park know of the support Jon and Betsy Hughes have given to runners of all ages through Track Shack and its Foundation, many may not be aware that their love for each other began with running at WPHS.

After lettering in both cross country and track and earning awards as All Metro and District (’74), Cross Country District Champion and state qualifier (’74), Track All Metro, District, Regional, and state qualifier (’75), second best all time 2 miler, and holder of the school’s 4 X 1 record at WPHS, Jon set the 6 mile record at Seminole Community College and lettered in cross country at Appalacian State... Read More

Dewey Ramsby

Dewey Ramsby is described by his teammate Jack Billingham as “a leader amongst his peers”, and his record at WPHS certainly bears that out.

As an athlete, Dewey played the quarterback position on the  football team, was a guard in basketball, and excelled as shortstop and pitcher  on the baseball team.  His senior year, he was co-captain of both the baseball and basketball teams and was the only athlete to letter in three sports.  Dewey’s baseball prowess won him the most acclaim at WPHS... Read More

Mike Shewchuk

At York High in Elmhurst, Illinois, Mike Shewchuk ran for legendary track and cross country coach Joe Newton, and his love of the sport continues today.  After graduating from Elmhurst College, Mike spent the next 18 years in Illinois, coaching softball, basketball, and track, starting a cross country program, and producing 14 conference championships, a state runner-up, and a state championship.

During Mike’s 24 years at Winter Park, he coached girls cross country, boys and girls track, and girls weightlifting while teaching geometry and Algebra II.  Mike was nominated for the Disney American Teacher Award in 1992 & 2001 and selected as Winter Park’s Teacher of the Year in 1992 & 1996 and as Math Teacher of  the Year in 2007... Read More

Susan Tyler

Susan Tyler’s love of swimming began long before she arrived on the Winter Park campus with her first ribbon in AAU swimming as an eight and under.  By the age of 12 she was ranked #1 in her age group in the 50 meter (long course) butterfly.

After swimming for Glenridge Jr. High and winning medals in both the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly at the State Championships, Susan moved on to WPHS.  As a Wildcat, Susan was the County and Conference champion all three years in the 100 yard butterfly, County and Conference Champion in the 200 yard individual medley in 10th and 11th, and County and Conference Champion in the 50 yard freestyle as a senior... Read More

Bryan Williams

A Winter Park native, Bryan Williams excelled on the baseball diamond during his four years as a starter at Winter Park.  As a senior in ’98, his 4-2 pitching, 2.80 ERA, .482 batting record, 47 RBI, 9 home runs, and 10 stolen bases added up to his being named All Metro, All County, Orange County Player of the Year, FACA All Star, and All State and the team making a State Final appearance.  Bryan’s high school career averages include a .385 batting average, a 16-4 pitching record with 5 saves, and a 2... Read More