Athletic Hall of Fame
Inaugural Class has 16 Members
Riverwood inducted 16
members in its Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class on Friday,
October 11, 2013
The Riverwood Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to honor those men and women who have made outstanding contributions to Riverwood Athletics.
The purpose of the Hall of Fame is:
to recognize and honor past students, coaches and contributors who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to Riverwood’s athletic program
- to maintain connection between alumni and the Riverwood community, and
- to establish school pride in athletics through recognizing past contributors to the program
The 2013 class was honored during Homecoming 2013 weekend at a reception, followed by the Induction Ceremony prior to the Friday, October 11, 2013 football game against Sprayberry High School.
The 2013 Riverwood Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:
LaTisha Bryant (Class of
2002) – Volleyball and Track & Field
A standout in Volleyball and Track & Field, LaTisha Bryant holds the school record in the 800 Meter and the Triple Jump. LaTisha was on the 2001 Volleyball State Champion team and the 2002 Volleyball State Runner Up team. In 2002, LaTisha was the 800 Meter State Champion and the Triple Jump State Runner-Up. LaTisha ran collegiately at Vanderbilt University.
Lindsay Brecher (Class of 1987) –
A pioneer of Riverwood Girls Soccer, Lindsay Brecher played collegiately for North Carolina State as Keeper. At NC State, Lindsay was a three-time All-ACC 1st Team, played in two Final Fours and was on the 1989 All-Final Four Team. In 1989, Lindsay was the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Nick Cassini (Class of 1986)
Nick is the most decorated golfer in Riverwood history. Nick was the 1995 State Champion and 1996 State Runner-Up. He played collegiately for the University of Georgia. At UGA, Nick was the 2001 SEC Player of the Year. He was named 1st Team All SEC in 2000 and 2001, and 1st Team All American in 2001.
Jackie Hasty (Class of 1983) - Gymnastics
Jackie Hasty ranks as one of the most successful gymnasts in school history. Hasty was the 1982 Balance Beam State Champion and the 1983 Uneven Bars and Vault State Champion. Hasty was a collegiate gymnast at the University of Georgia.
Doug Henderson (Class of 1976) –
A four-year standout in the Raider wrestling program, Henderson was a three time State Wrestling Champion (1975, 1976 and 1977).
Laura Lee Huttenbach (Class of 2001) – Cross
Country, Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball
Laura Lee Huttenbach was a four-sport standout for the Raiders excelling in Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball. Laura Lee was a member of the State Runner-Up teams for Cross Country and Volleyball and a member of the State Qualifying teams for Soccer and Basketball. Laura Lee was also a member of the All State Volleyball Team, was the 5AAA Volleyball Player of the Year, and the Georgia WIN Female Athlete of the Year.
Jelani Jordan (Class of 2002) - Football
Jelani Jordan earned eight Varsity Letters at Riverwood and was a member of first football and basketball teams to qualify for State. Jelani was a member of the Football All-State Team, the All Fulton County Team and the All North Metro Team. Jelani played collegiately at Bowling Green State University.
Zach McKeone (Class of 2006) – Wrestling, Cross
Country and Track & Field
Zach McKeone was a three-sport athlete for the Raiders earning ten varsity letters excelling in Wrestling, Cross Country and Track & Field. McKeone was a 2006 Wrestling State Champion and a 2006 Track & Field 4 x 400 Relay State Champion. McKeone holds school records in wrestling for career wins, falls, near falls and winning percentage.
Tara Myler (Class of 1979) – Cross Country and
Track & Field
A two-sport athlete in Cross Country and Track & Field, Tara Myler was the 1977 Cross Country State Champion and the 1978 Track 2-mile State Champion. In 1977, Myler was the Track 2-mile State Runner-Up.
Fallon Stokes (Class of 2000) – Basketball and
Track & Field
Fallon Stokes was a standout on the Lady Raiders Girls Basketball and Track teams. Stokes was a 1998 Track 4 x 100 Relay State Champion and the 1999 200-Meter Track State Runner-Up. Stokes is the all time leading Riverwood women’s basketball scorer and played collegiately for Georgia Tech where she was a two-time All-ACC selection. At Georgia Tech, Stokes scored 1,363 points and made 542 field goals finishing her career at Georgia Tech averaging double digits in both points and rebounds.
Chris Shuman (Class of 1978) - Tennis
Chris Shuman ranks as one of the most successful players in Riverwood men’s tennis history. Shuman was the 1976 and 1977 State Singles Tennis Champion and the 1978 State Doubles Champion with partner Steve Hanke. Shuman led the Raiders to the men’s 1978 State Tennis Championship.
Shaun Traub (Class of 1995) – Cross Country and
Track & Field
Shaun Traub made his mark as a two-sport athlete in Cross Country and Track & Field. A Cross Country State Champion, Traub holds the Cross Country and Track & Field 1600 Meter school records. Traub ran collegiately for the University of Georgia and Maryland.
Eric Wunderlich (Class of 1988) - Swimming
One of the most decorated swimmers in Riverwood history, Eric Wunderlich was the 1986 State Swimming Champion in the 500 Freestyle. He swam collegiately for the University of Michigan. At the 1996 Olympics, Wunderlich placed 7th in the 200 Meter Breaststroke. Wunderlich held the National Record in the 200 Breaststroke and was a member of the 1993 World Record 400 Medley Relay team
Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Bill Hoskyn was a Community Leader and Mentor at Riverwood. Riverwood’s Hoskyn Stadium is named for him. Coach Hoskyn’s influence on Riverwood extends far beyond the football field. Coach was a leader of students, a mentor to teachers and coaches, and a pillar of the community. His dedication, leadership and passion for working with young men and women set the standard for what it means to be a Raider.
Head Girls Basketball and Head Volleyball Coach, Leigh Hudson was the Head Coach of the Lady Raiders 2001 Volleyball State Championship team and the 2000 and 2002 State Runner-Up teams. In 1999 and 2000, Coach Hudson led the Basketball Lady Raiders to State Playoffs. Hudson was named the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2001. Coach Hudson continues to make her mark on Riverwood’s athletic programs as a coach for the Lady Raiders Volleyball program.
Riverwood Athletic Director, Head Volleyball and Gymnastics Coach, Karen Lynch is credited with building Riverwood’s athletic programs and mentoring dozens of Riverwood coaches. Karen has coached, taught, and mentored many of the members of the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees. Her professionalism, attention to detail and unwavering desire to provide the best possible experience for students helped to create a climate and culture built around winning the “right” way.