Superior Hall of Fame to add 10 new members

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Superior Athletic and Academic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will correspond with the SHS homecoming and is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Superior Middle School.

2014 Superior Hall of Fame
The 2014 Superior Athletic/Academic Hall of Fame inductees are: George Lehman (top left), Orv Clark, Mark Fitzgerald, Pat Paquette, Rick Kennelly, Dan Morgan (right) and the 1970 Superior Senior High School baseball team. The banquet is Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Superior Middle School.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Superior Athletic and Academic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will correspond with the SHS homecoming and is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Superior Middle School.

The 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees include the 1970 SSHS baseball team, George Lehman, Richard “Stan” Kennelly, Orvin Clarke, Mark Fitzgerald, Dan Morgan and Pat Paquette

The Superior Academic Hall of Fame will also add three members - Bert Richard, Advisor Achievement Award; and Kim Moncel and Yvonne Cloutier, Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Doors open at 4:15 p.m. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and the induction ceremony starts at approximately 5:45 p.m.

The SHS Chamber Orchestra will provide dinner music and this year’s emcee of the event is Tom Hansen.


Tickets are $40 and may be purchased from any SHS head athletic or academic coach, the School District of Superior Board office, Superior High School in room B-1 (enter SHS through door 11) or any HOF committee member.

After the induction a reception is scheduled at Aces on 29th. All money raised from this event goes to help support SHS athletic and academic teams.

For more information contact Ray Kosey at .

Following are bios on each inductee.


Orvin Clark

Clark is a 1959 graduate of Superior Cathedral High School. During his boxing career he had an overall record of 55-6 as a lightweight (132-135 pounds).

In 1956 he was a Marshfield regional finalist and received the Outstanding Runner-Up award. In 1957 he was a Marshfield regional champion and Wisconsin state finalist. In 1958 and 1959 he was the Hibbing regional champion and Upper Midwest finalist, and in 1960 he was awarded a University of Wisconsin boxing scholarship while winning the Tournament of Contenders Championship, Best Contender’s Award and Outstanding Freshman award. In 1961 he won the Hibbing Regional, the Upper Midwest Champion and was a national finalist.


After his boxing career Clark worked in the education field in several districts and capacities and currently is an associate professor at UW-Superior.


Mark Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald was a 1965 graduate of Superior East High School earning three varsity letters in each sport he played - football, hockey and baseball. He was the team MVP in hockey his junior and senior years and all-conference and all-city in football his junior and senior years.

Prior to high school, he was a pitcher and shortstop for the Little League state championship team in 1959 and then in 1961 he was a center for Superior’s bantam state hockey championship team.

Fitzgerald went on to play hockey at Wisconsin where as a Badger he lettered three times. He was a captain his senior year and still holds two Badger scoring records - most goals in a period (4) and most assists in a game (6).

After college Fitzgerald continued to stay involved with hockey and for five years was involved with sales and promotion for the Minnesota Fighting Saints in the World Hockey Association. In 1980 he was sales director for the U.S. Olympic Gold medal hockey team and was the event and promotion director for the first Hobey Baker Award.



Dan Morgan

Morgan is a 1974 graduate of Superior Senior High School and a standout baseball and basketball player.

As a baseball player he led the SSHS and American Legion teams from 1972-74 with a combined record of 48-8, striking out 552 batters in 374 innings. His sophomore year he was the starting pitcher in the state quarterfinals against Madison West. With the score tied 2-2 through 10 innings, Morgan was removed from the game because of state pitching inning limits. Superior lost 7-4 in 12 innings.

He had a 12-1 record during his junior year, including three no-hitters. He was also the winning pitcher in the state tournament quarterfinals. He was 6-2 his senior year and was the losing pitcher in a 4-0 loss to Hudson in the section finals. All four of Hudson’s runs were unearned. Hudson got seven hits off of Morgan, who only allowed nine hits all season prior to the game.

Morgan was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 14th round of the 1974 Major League Baseball amateur draft but decided to play college baseball for Minnesota. He also had scholarship offers from Arkansas and Wisconsin. For the Gophers Morgan was a two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection and first-team All-American in 1977. He still ranks second in school history in career ERA (1.97), tied for sixth in wins (21) and is ninth in career strikeouts (198). He is also tied for fourth in school history in wins in a season (10 in 1976 and 77) and sixth in strikeouts (93 in 1977). Morgan also posted Minnesota’s only win in the 1977 College World Series.

Morgan left Minnesota after his junior year and was drafted in 1977 by Montreal. He had a record of 10-11 in two seasons with the Expos in the minor leagues.

Morgan, who was inducted into the University of Minnesota “M Club” Hall of Fame in 2012, passed away in 1996. There is now a memorial scholarship awarded each year to a SHS senior athlete in his name.



Pat Paquette

Paquette is a 1976 graduate of SSHS, earning nine varsity letters as a Spartan, including three each in football, basketball and track.

SSHS football accomplishments include numerous All-Tri State and All-State AP and UPI awards, All-State AP Defensive Player of the Year and runner up for Back of the Year.

Paquette was the first SSHS running back to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season and did it in only seven games. He was also a parade All-American first-team member and was recruited by a number of major colleges. In basketball he also received many all-tri state and all-state awards and was the sixth man on the 1974 SSHS state championship team. When he finished his basketball career, he was the school’s third leading scorer of all-time. In track and field Paquette was the sectional winner his senior year and placed sixth at state.

After high school Paquette went on to play college football for the University of Minnesota where he started or played five different positions for the Gophers. After college he went on to sign with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League and the Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints of the NFL.


1970 SHS Baseball Team

The 1970 SSHS baseball team is the recipient of the 2014 Team Accomplishment Award.  Led by coach Ron Orlandi, the Spartans compiled a 19-1 record with their only loss coming in the state tournament semifinals to eventual state champions Wilmot, 4-3.


Team members included Len Campbell, Terry During, Tim Hendry, Gene Moselle, Ed Newman, Mark O’Brien, Jim Peck, John Peterson, Scott Peterson, Greg Rajanen, Joel Roesch, Glen Solin, Greg Tinker, Dean Wellman and Rick Wickell. Managers were Harry Kubarek and Randy Molner, the bat boy was Dan Orlandi and the assistant coach was John Rickstrom.


George Lehman

Lehman began his coaching career in 1979 coaching young water skiers. Since 1980 he has coached swimming and diving and track and field, including stays in Kingsford, Mich., Racine and Superior. Lehman was also the head track coach and assistant swim coach at SSHS from 1999-2002.

From 2003 to the present Lehman has been the head boys and girls swim and dive coach and an assistant track coach, working mainly with the pole vault event.

As a SHS swim coach, the Spartans have won seven LSC girls titles, were sectional team runner-up twice, and had three individual sectional champions. He has helped produce 24 individual and 10 relays that have advanced to state. As the pole vault coach he has coached eight girls and seven boys LSC pole vault champions.


Rick “Stan” Kennelly


Kennelly has coached three sports since 1982 in the Superior community, football, hockey and baseball. In football he has coached at the sophomore, junior varsity and varsity levels and is currently still coaching football for SHS.

Kennelly was on the coaching staff of the 1998 SSHS state runner-up team and the 1990 SSHS state championship team. He also coached hockey from 1992 to 2001 at the Squirt D and B, PeeWee A and Bantam A levels. Hockey coaching accomplishments include 1999 and 2001 State Bantam A Champions and 2000 State Bantam A runner-ups. He was a member of the Superior Hockey Association from 1996-2003 and served on the board from 1996-2003 including being the president from 1998-2000.

Kennelly has also coached the Superior Reds American Legion team from 2004-09 as an assistant coach.


Yvonne Cloutier

Cloutier, who will receive the Lifetime Contribution Award, is a 1951 graduate of Superior East High School. She was a teacher in the Superior Public Schools for 16 years, school administer/community education director for a combined 8 ½ years, co-founder and developer of the Lake Superior Ragtime Society which is still functioning.

Cloutier also has written a book on Scott Joplin, King of Ragtime, that is geared to fourth-grade reading level. She believes this book is presently the only one geared to a children’s reading level about him. She wrote a curriculum to teach students to independently study music that was tested by the Superior Public Schools in the 1970s. She also developed the first curriculum for teaching music in public schools in the Title 1 program in the 1970s.

For more information on Yvonne visit her website


Kim Moncel

Moncel, also a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, is a 1986 graduate of SSHS. Since 1999 she has been the head athletic trainer at the College of St. Scholastica. She has many degrees and certifications and belongs to many professional organizations related to the athletic training and sports medicine field.

Moncel also has extensive international experience, which includes athletic trainer for the 2013 Paralympic Track and Field World Championships (Lyon, France); 2012 United States Olympic Committee where she was a trainer for the Summer Olympics (London); trainer for the USA Women’s National Baseball from 2006-present; and she coordinates all athletic training coverage for the USA men’s, women’s and junior handball teams.


Bert Richard

Richard, the Advisor Achievement Award recipient, was the Distributive Education and Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) advisor for SSHS from 1970-77. He was instrumental in initiating a full-fledge Marketing Education Program in January of 1970, which included a co-op internship program, DECA, school store and SSHS concessions operations.

Richard was instrumental in placing SSHS students in business and marketing jobs and in 1972 hosted the first Northern DECA Leadership Conference at Mt. Telemark in Cable. In 1974, along with SSHS winning both the Wisconsin state boys basketball and hockey championships, Superior DECA won first place at the Wisconsin DECA Competitive Events Conference. Under Richard’s leadership the SSHS DECA program received many individual and team awards and also included state officers.

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