Reno, Nev. -- The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, the (501c3) non-profit governing body of high school athletics in the Silver State, will be inducting 14 Northern Nevadans to its Hall of Fame this year.
The individuals set to be inducted as the NIAA’s 22nd class – Mr. John Prida (Yerington High School and Rite of Passage), the late Mr. Ron Eller (Bishop Manogue High School), Mr. John Gamble (Carson High School), Ms. Angela Munger (Mineral County High School), Mr. Jake Sellers (Wooster High School), Ms. Lynette Davis (Carlin and Elko high schools), Mr. Paul Kautz (Reed High School), Mr. Pete Padgett (Carson and Reno high schools), Mr. Mike Rippee (Douglas High School), Mr. Bob Shaffer (Truckee High School), Mr. Jerry Gribble (NNOA football, basketball & baseball), Mr. Dave Nevin (NNOA wrestling), Ms. Terrie McNutt (Spirit) and Mr. Randy Melendez (Pyramid Lake High School) – have all received accolades.
"The 14 individuals we are inducting have contributed greatly to high school athletics in Nevada as an administrator, athlete, coach, contributor and/or official,” said Mr. Eddie Bonine, Executive Director of the NIAA. “They have made a positive impact on the young men and women of our state in some very important ways and have helped to make many of their dreams come true."
The 22nd annual NIAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony is slated for Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Peppermill in Reno.
The Class of 2014 features, generally, one administrator, four athletes, five coaches, two officials and two contributors. Chris Healy, a long-time Commissioner of Officials in baseball for the Northern Nevada Officials Association, will again serve as the Master of Ceremonies.