Some of the most successful players and coaches will be honored on Saturday at Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame ceremony at Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
Here is the list.
High school coaches: Dan Burreson, Mineral Point; Andrew Cerroni, Sussex Hamilton; Greg Dull, Tomah-Sparta-Brookwood; John Gaier, Neillsville; Judy Harms, whitewater; Marquis Hines, Milwaukee Vincent; Mike Hopkins, Darlington; Mark Meerstein, Green Bay NEW Lutheran; Sally Miller, Milwaukee Hamilton; Arnie Oelke, Fall River; Bill Scasny, DHSA-Homestead-Sussex Hamilton
College coaches: Eddie Andrist, Mount Senario-UW Stout; Terri Mitchell, Marquette University
Assistant high school coaches: Bill Kinziger, Clintonville; Mike McGivern, Baptist of Dominican Calvary-Martin Luther.
Boys players: Travis Diener, Fond du Lac-Marquette University; Percy Eddie, Milwaukee Tech; Devin Harris, Wauwatosa East-University of Wisconsin; Paul Johnson, Orfordville-Parkview; Harvey Knuckles, Racine Sainte-Catherine; John Stone, Whitefish Bay; Marshall Williams, Milwaukee Vincent
Girls players: Sabrina Brooks, Bay View-University of Nebraska; Christine (Gutierrez) Keller, Milwaukee Pie XI; Jean Joppe, Green Bay West-Purdue; Nicole (Luchsinger) Anders, Janesville Parker-UW Milwaukee; Janel McCarville, Stevens Point-University of Minnesota; Cheryl (Orcholski) Mohr, Milwaukee Hamilton
Basketball friend: Damon (Ryan) Cattani, Manitowoc; Ritchie Davis, Kaukauna
Officials: Robin Last, Green Bay; Wesley Porter II, Milwaukee
Here’s a look at the inductees with connections to the Milwaukee area.
Sabrina Brooks, Milwaukee Bay View
A four-year-old rookie who won the All-City award three times, Brooks went on to become a collegiate and Division I star. She averaged 24 points to help Moberly (Missouri) Community College win a national title in 1987, then played for Nebraska for two seasons. As a junior, she averaged 12.2 points per game to help the Cornhuskers win their first Big Eight Conference Championship and make their first appearance in the NCAA tournament. She continued to coach and teach in Milwaukee public schools and was an assistant coach in Milwaukee Washington when she won state titles in 1990 and 1993.
Andy Cerroni, Arrowhead and Sussex Hamilton
The coming season will be Cerroni’s 34th as head coach. He has the distinction of leading two schools at the state tournament, taking Arrowhead in 1992 and Hamilton in 2017. He also has the distinction of coaching a regional player of the year at each school: Jim Secretarski at Arrowhead in 1994 and Patrick Baldwin Jr. in 2020. Overall, his teams have won three conference titles and reached the section final six times.
Richie Davis, Wisconsin Playground Club
Davis attended elementary school at Bloomer and middle school at UW-Superior, but he made an impact on many local players through grassroots basketball. He spent 27 years with the club before his death in January at the age of 48 and became a nationally respected voice while helping 235 players earn either Division I or Division II scholarships.
Travis Diener, Fond du Lac, Marquette
The former Golden Eagles star joins his uncles, Dick, the former coach of Fond du Lac, and Tom, who has had successful runs at Milwaukee Vincent, Milwaukee Hamilton and Cedarburg, in the Hall of Fame. Travis did so on the basis of his resume as a player, which included an All-American Parade honor as a high school student, a college career worthy of being inducted into the Marquette University Hall of Fame, and a five-year career in the NBA.
Percy Eddie, Milwaukee Tech
When the Trojans last won a state championship in 1983, the 6-foot-6 Eddie was the starting center for the team. He went on to become a two-time All-Conference Player at Colby (Kansas) Community College, where he was the school’s MVP as a senior and one of its 15 all-time top scorers. From there, he played two seasons at Kansas State and then professionally in Japan.
Devin Harris, East Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Senior High School Player of the Year in 2001, Harris went on to play at the University of Wisconsin, where he started every game in his three seasons and won Big Player of the Year honors. Ten and the second All-American team. in 2004. He spent 16 years in the NBA, helping Dallas reach the NBA Finals in 2006 and being selected for the All-Star Game in 2009.
Marquis Hines, Milwaukee Vincent
Hines ‘journey as a girls’ coach at Vincent has been one of the greatest in the history of the state. The Vikings won Division 1 state titles from 2007 to 2009 and reached the state semifinals in 2010. He also served as the boys’ head coach at Messmer, Homestead and Vincent and this season was assistant coach to Martin Luther. He was also an outstanding player at Dominican and went on to play for Dick Bennett at UW-Green Bay.
Christine (Gutierrez) Keller, Pius XI
Keller is the fifth Pius XI player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. His tenure with the popes spanned school time in the Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association and his beginnings in the WIAA. She helped Pius win the last two WISAA Division 1 championships. Her final year, Pius’ first in the WIAA, was cut short with a shoulder injury. She continued to play at UW-Milwaukee and had a handful of coaching experiences at the high school and college levels.
Harvey Knuckles, Racine Sainte-Catherine
After a remarkable career with the Angels, the 6-6 forward embarked on a career at Toledo that included Mid-American Conference titles in 1979, 1980 and 81. He was the Conference Player of the Year as a senior and was inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. He was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nicole (Luchsinger) Anders, Janesville Parker, UW-Milwaukee
As a high school star, she led Parker in a state tournament in 1996 that ended in a loss to Milwaukee Washington in the final. At UW-Milwaukee, she was a Midwestern Collegiate Conference defensive selection who helped the team reach the NCAA tournament in 2001.
Mike McGivern, Dominican, Martin Luther
McGivern, known to many for his work as a radio host on WSSP, is inducted for his work as an assistant coach. He helped Paul Wollersheim win Dominican State titles in 2004 and 2006 and Martin Luther in 2019 and helped Menomonee Falls Calvary Baptist win three Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools titles (2007-09).
Sally Miller, Milwaukee Hamilton
The first female basketball coach in Wildcats history, Miller’s run actually started two years before the district embraced women’s sport in 1974. During those seasons, she coached the girls at the Bell Middle School, which fed Hamilton. When Hamilton was looking for his first coach, Miller, having previously worked with the girls, applied. She coached for 30 seasons before retiring in 2004. She led Hamilton to the state tournament in 1977 and 1980, 10 regional titles and five conference championships.
Terri Mitchell, Marquette
In his 18 years as head coach of the Golden Eagles, they went 348-215 (.618) and played 15 times in the playoffs. Seven of those trips were to the NCAA tournament. She was named Conference USA Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2000 and Big East Coach of the Year in 2007. She is currently an Associate Head Coach in Pittsburgh.
Cheryl (Orcholski) Mohr, Milwaukee Hamilton
The 1980 graduate was one of the first stars in the Wildcats program, helping her reach the state tournament in 1977 and 1980. She continued to play in Arkansas. The Razorbacks have won 78 games in their four seasons, including a 67-27 record in their past three years. Her 1,239 points rank her 19th in school history. She started the higher level camps at Fond du Lac in 1995, a program she still runs.
Wesley Porter II, official
The official veteran has competed in 12 WIAA State Tournaments and served for three years on the WIAA Advisory Board. He has also umpired three Division III conferences and one Division II league.
Bill Scasny, DSHA, Homestead, Sussex Hamilton
Winning 67% of her games in 26 seasons as a women’s head coach, Scasny compiled a record of 407-201. He debuted at Divine Savior Holy Angels in 1990. He went 226-103 in 14 seasons, winning five conference titles, finishing second in the WISAA State Tournament in 1995 and 97, and winning a championship in 96. He has also led the Dashers to WIAA State tournaments in 2002 and 2003. He coached at Homestead from 2004 to 2009 and, after spending a few seasons as a boys’ assistant at New Berlin West, returned to the game. girls in 2013 as head coach in Hamilton. The Chargers have gone 119-50 (.704) in his seven seasons with conference titles in 2013, ’17 and ’18.
John Stone, Whitefish Bay
Stone, a 1959 Bay graduate, scored 1,433 points in three seasons, an academic record he held until last season. He averaged 32.8 points as a senior when he led Bay to an unbeaten regular season record. He studied at Marquette University as a junior and senior and was team captain his senior season (1964). He then coached the Bay women’s team for three seasons, helping them reach the state tournament in 1997.
Marshall Williams, Milwaukee Vincent
The 6-5 forward was on the ground floor of the Viking dynasty, scoring 1,459 points from 1995 to 1999. Vincent won the Division 1 state titles in ’96, ’97 and ’98 and has reached the state semi-finals in ’99. His last-second basket in the 1998 final earned him a two-point victory over Middleton in the first state tournament played at the Kohl Center in Madison. He was an all-state selection his last three seasons, receiving Mr. Basketball’s honor from the WBCA as the state’s best player as a senior. He signed with the State of North Carolina and ended his career at Georgetown College in Kentucky, where he was an NAIA All-American as a senior.