Class of 2009

Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2009

Charles Friedley

Coach Charles Friedley graduated from Western Kentucky, “the Harvard of the South,” where he played linebacker.  His first coaching experiences were in  Kentucky, coaching JV basketball in Auburn and starting the football program in Butler County.  He came to Orlando in 1968 and coached swimming and football at Evans High School, having the first winning swim team at the school and the first winning football team as defensive coordinator.

When he came to Winter Park in 1971, Coach Friedley became head coach of JV football for three years during which time the team was JV Metro Champion every year with a record of 22-2-0... Read More

Robbie Gergley

Robbie Gergley literally grew up on the Winter Park High School football field. His football career began when he was 8 years old and served as ball boy for dad Larry Gergley’s team. At Glenridge Jr. High, he became part of the team himself, playing both football and baseball in 7th and 8th grades.

Robbie’s years at Winter Park were filled with athletics. In football he played wide receiver his junior year before becoming a star quarterback and team captain as a senior and leading his team to the State Playoffs where he was voted MVP... Read More

Tim Hancock

Tim Hancock’s love for sports was described by the Orlando Sentinel as “playing with reckless abandon.” As defender in soccer, he was team captain, MVP of the Metro Conference Champions, selected 1st Team All-State, and voted the state’s Most Valuable Defender. Tim was also selected to the Metro Conference All-Decade Team. In baseball, Tim played outfield for the Metro Conference Champions and was selected to the All-Conference Team.

While earning a degree in Marketing at UCF, Tim played 4 years of soccer, earning Most Valuable Returning Player and being selected 1st Team All Conference Player... Read More

Scott Hillman

Scott Hillman is the ultimate team player.  Whether as a player on the gridiron for the 1975 Wildcat District Champs or as a committed community leader, he personifies the meaning of, “FOR THE TEAM”.  He has a true passion for all things Winter Park.

After graduating from WPHS, Scott went to FSU, earning a degree in Finance.  Returning to Winter Park, he took over the family business as President/Owner of Fannie Hillman + Associates. He has been honored with many awards including the 2002 Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year and 2008 Community Leader Award – Winter Park Leadership Council... Read More

Harry Livengood

Coach Harry Livengood joined the Winter Park High School coaching staff in 1971 and continued to be a force in Wildcat athletics for the next twenty-nine years.  After completing his undergraduate work at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Coach Livengood received his Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida.  Between degrees Coach Livengood served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1952 to 1953 during the Korean War.

During his long career at Winter Park, Coach Livengood taught Marketing (DECA) while coaching both football and baseball... Read More

Tony Manzonelli

Coach Tony Manzonelli graduated from South Hill Catholic High School in Pittsburgh in 1962.  While there, he lettered in football, track, and wrestling and was undefeated in wrestling in both his junior and senior years.  His years at WPHS weren’t Coach Manzonelli’s first taste of being a Wildcat.  In 1962 he became a University of Kentucky Wildcat, graduating in 1966.  While there, he played both offensive and defensive tackle, starting every game in his junior and senior years.

After college Coach Manzonelli first played in the Canadian Football League with the Alouettes then came to Florida in 1966 to play for the Orlando Panthers... Read More

Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore lists himself as a “proud father, son, brother, friend, and mentor”, and those who know him would add community leader.

Ronnie’s stellar career as a WPHS athlete began as a  sophomore. That year he started on both the offense and defense for the undefeated Junior Varsity Metro Conference Champion Wildcats.  At the conclusion of the junior varsity season, he was moved to varsity for the rest of the season.

Junior year Ronnie started at defensive end for the Metro and District Championship Team... Read More

Callie Rivers

Callie Rivers’ career as a high school volleyball player would make her a Hall of Famer in anyone’s book.  During her four years at WPHS, she earned award after award, leading her team to State Championships in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Callie holds three WPHS records, two 2nd’s and one 3rd... Read More

Craig Russell

When Craig Russell graduated from WPHS in 1998, his association with the school was far from over.  He returned to WPHS as a faculty member in 2004 and has served as a teacher, coach, and dean.

During his high school years at Winter Park, Craig was very active.  He was a nine-time letterman with letters for three years in both football and track. In 1996 Craig played on the District Football Championship team, and in his senior year, he was team captain and voted MVP. He also participated in soccer, weightlifting, and wrestling... Read More

Scott Schutzmeister

As a proud alum of the most dominant swim teams in Central Florida history, Scott’s hard work and dedication is a true reflection of the superb coaching by Hall of Famers, Skip Foster and Don Prokes, as well as the competitiveness of his award- winning teammates.  As a scholar athlete and leader, the devotion that surrounds the swimming community and the loving support of his parents laid the foundation for a career of military service.

Entering WPHS as an Orange County record holder while at Glenridge Junior High, Scott was a consistent performer in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle during the dual meet seasons... Read More