Thursday, January 14, 2010


Tri-Village will host its 6th annual Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Those being inducted between the junior varsity and varsity games will be: Dave Drew, Gary Deeter, Kelly Hunt and Coach Matt Renfro. A reception will be held in the commons area following the varsity game.

Drew competed in cross country, basketball and baseball at Tri-Village and was a 1979 graduate. He was a three time letter winner in cross country with his best time being 11:18 in the then two mile race. On the basketball court he held four varsity letters was three time steal leader, and lead in assists twice. Drew averaged 14.8 ppg in his senior year and was a member of the East/West All Star team as well as being a member of the All County team. In baseball Drew was a four year letter winner, holding the batting average title for three consecutive years. His four year career average was .403. He also held the honor of being the Stolen Base leader for three years. Dave was the RBI leader for two years, a two time MVP and was named All County in 1977, 1978 and 1979.

Gary was a four year varsity letter winner in wrestling and graduated in 1980. He maintained a winning record all four years of high school and was the first Tri-Village wrestler to compete at the state level. In his sophomore year he held a record of 18-4-1. Gary had 11 pins with the fastest being 32 seconds. In the 1979 season he had 10 pins with the fastest being only 8 seconds. This was a school record. Deeter completed his senior year of high school wrestling with an impressive 15 pins. The fastest being at 30 seconds and earned the honor of being the District Champion.

Hunt participated during the cross country and track seasons at Tri-Village and graduated in 1986. In cross country Hunt was a three year letter winner. He was an individual District Qualifier in 1984 and a key member of the state qualifying teams in 1983 and 1985 and was also a member of the CCC, District and Regional Championship teams in 1985. Kelly was awarded the honor of being selected to the All-Darke County Cross Country Team in 1985. During his track career, Kelly was a three varsity letter winner. He was a member of the CCC Championship Team in 1986 and a State Qualifier in the Long Jump for the years 1985 and 1986. He won the honor of being State Runner-Up in the Long Jump in 1986. Hunt was a member of the Junior Olympics International Sports Exchange Team that competed in China in 1986. Upon graduation Kelly held records in the 200m with a time of 23 seconds, the 400m at 51.4 seconds, and the long jump with a length of 21’ 9.5”. He also held the record in the 400m relay with teammates Robert Winston, Brian Bolander and his brother Kent Hunt.

Coach Renfro holds the honor of being the first coach inducted into the Tri-Village Athletic Hall of Fame. He has coached basketball at Tri-Village for thirty three seasons and has an amazing record of 453 wins and only 187 losses. Matt has coached 7th and 8th grade boy’s basketball, 7th grade girl’s basketball, junior varsity boy’s basketball, junior high track and was an assistant boy’s varsity coach. Papa’s teams have won four junior high CCC tourney titles. He was the assistant varsity boy’s basketball coach for the 1991 State Runner Up team and has coached well over 600 players. Matt is highly respected in the Tri-Village Community. We thank him for his dedication to our school and the athletic teams. A man who was once our teacher and coach is now a much loved friend.


  1. I was excited to see all the exceptional people inducted into the hall of fame from our school, to bad all of them had relatives working for the school. Would be nice to see real people that earned that position not the usual buddy system or my parents work for the school thing!

  2. Who is Deeter's relative that works at the school??? what in the world does that comment that to do with individuals accomplishments that are documented school records.

  3. Monyca George SchlechtyJanuary 16, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    I am a proud member of the Athletic Hall of Fame and feel that my credentials speak for themselves. All of those whom have been inducted have had and/or still hold records in their respective sports. As for many of the inductees having relatives working within the school, who from our small communities doesn't? I'm on the selection committee this year. If there are questions as to how the inductees are selected I would be happy to take your call.

  4. Thanks Monyca.

    Pretty lame comment above (and another one, even worse, that was rejected). Is it any surprise that former students now work in the district?

    Commenter #1 probably averaged 2.7 points for the basketball team and is bummed he'll never make the HOF.

  5. I have a great friend that played basketball for tri village who can i get ahold of to find out his basketball records? If anyone can help me let me know on here ok thanks

  6. Monyca George Schlechty, Hall of Fame CommitteeJanuary 18, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    If you would like to nominate someone for the Tri-Village Athletic Hall of Fame a nomination form may be printed from the Tri-Village School website., click "enter the website", on the next page click the "Athletics" link, then you will see the Hall of Fame Nomination Form link on the center of the following page.
    At this time we haven't compiled all the athletic records as most of them went with the coachs and were not kept at the school. You should contact the athlete and ask if they would supply documentation on their achievements. We do have access to some basketball stats and can confirm from the yearbooks if necessary.
    If you need help pulling the application please email me at and I'll be happy to email or mail one to you.
    Thank you for your interest in Tri-Village Hall of Fame.


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