2007 Inductees

2007 Hall of Fame Inductees

From left to right: James Wilson, Donnie Brady, Bob Trover, Kassie Ross, receiving the award for Mattie Ross, and John Kreuter, receiving the award for Bynum Burris.

 

James T. Wilson

James T. Wilson was the Vienna High School Coach and Athletic Director from 1971 through 1979 and won two Regional Championships during his five years at VHS.  He also coached an undefeated regular season team in 1973.  His overall basketball record was 146-59 and his win percentage was 71.2%.  Wilson was Athletic Director for eight years and baseball coach for two years.  His team won the Baseball District Championship in 1973.

 

Donnie Brady

Donnie Brady graduated in 1958 and scored 697 points his Senior year at VHS, which was the school record at that time.  He still holds the season record for free throws made.  Brady placed third in all-time scoring with 1,294, and he led the team to 23-5 record in 1956-57.  Brady was also an outstanding baseball pitcher who led the team to 32-11 combined record in 1957-58.  He was also the Senior class president at VHS. 

Bob Trover

Bob Trover graduated in 1974 and scored second for the all-time career points with 1,424.  Trover was the career leader in steals for the season (94) and career (249).  He won the Free Throw Award three times in a row, was the Most Valuable Athlete in 1972 and 1974, and holds Stolen Base record for season (40) and career (85).  He was also a baseball coach from 1982 – 1992, winning 252 games against 114 losses, a 67% winning record.  The baseball team won 3 Regional and 4 SEC Championships in his ten years as a coach.  He then coached basketball for two years.

Mattie Ross

Mattie Ross graduated in 1995 and pitched the softball team to four Regional Championships and two Sectional Championships during her high school career.  Her team won third place in State in 1995 and fourth place in 1994. She had an 84-15 pitching record and she struck out 852 batters.  Ross had 1,087 career points in basketball, held three point records for game (9), season (79), and career (152). Her basketball team was 92-15 and they won four Regional and one Sectional Championships.  She also pitched four years at the University of Evansville.

Bynum Burris

Bynum Burris graduated in 1943 and was a starting forward on the 1943 Regional Championship Team.  In the 60’s and 70’s he served as a youth league coach, developing the nucleus of the high school programs in both baseball and softball.  Burris also played 3rd base for the high school team, shortstop for the SIU Salukis, and was an outstanding 880 runner in Track. Later he served on the Vienna High School Board of Education.

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