Gregg Plank, a 1981 Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, will be inducted into the GEHS Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend. He is the sole 2010 inductee into the prestigious hall.
While a student at GEHS, Plank competed in three sports. He earned All-League and All-State honors in football; All-League and Kansas City Metro honros in bastketball; and also lettered in track and field.
According to a press release, Plank was known as a fierce competitor in both football and basketball racking up a number of school records in both. As a linebacker and offensive linebacker for the Trailblazers, Plank helped GEHS capture two league titles.
Plank continued his football career as a starting offensive guard for Kansas State University and competed in the Wildcats first bowl game.
Plank will be honored Friday night during halftime of the GEHS Homecoming game against Blue Valley Southwest. The school will host an induction ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the GEHS Commons. A plaque commemorating Plank’s achievements will be permanently displayed in the GEHS gym foyer.
The induction ceremony is open to the public. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
GEHS Hall of Fame members
The GEHS Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to pay tribute to outstanding individuals and teams who through their accomplishments brought honor the school and the community. With Plank’s induction, the hall will include 17 members.
Duane McIntire, Athlete, Class of 1955
Jeff Buckingham, Athlete, Class of 1978
Mark Welch, Athlete, Class of 1979
1995-1996 Boys Basketball Team
Leorange Watson, Jr, Athlete, Class of 1968
Kermit Welch, Coach, 1972-1994
Suzy Stevenson, Athlete, Class of 1980
Ralph Snavely, Coach/Athletic Director, 1957-1995
George Buckingham, Athlete, Class of 1979
Joe McNulty, Special Award, Jr. High/Middle School Coach, 1957-1986
Eric Thompson, Athlete, Class of 1997
Gayla Rothers Ward, Athlete, Class of 1980
Danielle McNaney, Athete, Class of 2001
Kelly (Hancock) Gretencord, Athlete, Class of 1990
Don Bechard, Coach, 1992-2008
2003-2004 Boys Cross Country Team
Ted Probst, Athlete, Class of 1981