Photos by Jintida Chanthavong

This year’s New Haven High School Hall of Fame:

Kay Yoder, long-time New Haven teacher and pioneer of women’s athletics at New Haven High School.  In the early years of IHSAA competition, Yoder successfully coached women’s volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis and gymnastics for the Lady Bulldogs, In addition, Yoder enjoyed a 20 year career as a licensed IHSAA official,  that included numerous awards, working the state finals and being named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as an official.

Ed Steger, class of 1982. Individual record holder of most New Haven rushing and scoring records until eclipsed by Cory Jacquay twenty years later, Steger helped to lead the Bulldogs to an undefeated regular season, two NEIAC football championships. Steger was also chosen to play in the North-South All-Star game went on to play two years at Ball State before injuries curtailed his career.

Zach Dommer, class of 2003. No athlete in New Haven history has come close to the 16 varsity letters earned by Dommer who successfully competed and lettered four years each in football, track and the rare combination of wrestling and basketball. Dommer was recognized by the state of Indiana as the only student on record to have lettered four consecutive years in both wrestling and basketball and gained All-Conference honors in both sports. In addition, Dommer would also gain All-State honors in football, wrestling and track in his storied career at New Haven.




POSTED: 01/31/15 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools