The Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame has announced its Class for 2022 on Tuesday.
Seven new members will be inducted, including coaches Sally Moos (Cherry Creek), Tim Ottmann (Ponderosa), Rene Aafedt (Valley), George Rykovich (Manitou Springs) and James Hartman, Jr. (Mitchell), as well as student leadership adviser Dale Garland of Durango and Highlands Ranch basketball star Ann Strother Abromaitis.
Moos coached volleyball for 35 seasons at Creek and finished her career with 734 wins, 13 Centennial League titles and five state championships.
Ottmann led Ponderosa’s wrestling program for 18 years with a record of 147-19 (200-26 overall). Ottmann collected 16 consecutive Continental League titles and coached 10 5A state champions. He was also named NFHS National Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2009.
Aafedt coached girls volleyball at Valley for 20 years. She has a career record of 393-96 with her teams appearing in nine Class 3A state championship games, with state titles in 2010 and ’12.
Rykovich spent 36 years leading the Manitou Springs football program. Utilizing a single-wing offense that was rarely stopped, he led the Mustangs to two Class 2A football state titles.
Hartman spent 18 seasons as Mitchell’s head football coach, winning 211 games, 10 conference titles and three 3A state championships.
Garland set a standard for young leaders as an adviser with 25 years of experience. He was recognized as CHSAA Adviser of the Year and served as Student Leadership Advisory Committee member on more than one occasion.
Strother Abromaitis won two 5A girls basketball state titles while starring for Highlands Ranch, and was named the Naismith National Player of the Year and Gatorade National Player of the Year. The Class of 2002 graduate went on to play for the Connecticut Huskies, winning two national titles.