Triad announces inaugural Hall of Fame class


NORTH LEWISBURG – Triad Local School District has announced its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class.

The inductees in the class of 2023 include the following:

Team: 1992 softball

Sporting a 22-1 record, the 1992 Lady Cardinals topped off their season by bringing Triad High School its first-ever state championship in any sport. The team members included Brooke Bostick, Stephanie Bostick, Angie Burton, Terra Byrd, Tifani Case, Brandi Castle, Ranae Donohoe, Amanda Doty, Mindy Herndon, Carrie Herron, Faith Hilterbrand, Christy Knotts, Dawn Maxam, Christy Moore, Wendy Nance, Kari Nott, Lizia Nott, Melanie Stevens, Leslie Wilkins, Assistant Coach Shari Dixon and Head Coach Bob Davidson.

Athlete: Kristal Parker

Parker was a talented multi-sport athlete who graduated from Triad in 1983.

She was dominant on the golf course and was first team all league during three years of high school. In 1981, Parker finished in 4th place at the southwest regional for the boys tournament and easily was the top female golfer in the region. She received a golf scholarship to play for the UCLA Bruins and was a three-time NCAA All-American.

During her junior career, Parker captured more than 30 titles, including the 1982 Junior World Championship.

Parker turned pro in 1987 and carded a successful career on the LPGA Tour.

Athlete: Levi Wyant

Wyant was a gifted wrestler who graduated from Triad in 2004. He was a two-time state champion in 2002 and 2003 in the 103-pound weight class. He also took third in the state in the 112-pound weight class in 2004. Wyant is the only individual state champion in Triad history.

Coach: Clarence Hunter

Hunter served in the Army before becoming a teacher and coach at Triad. He taught at Triad for 30 years. He was a football and basketball coach for 25 of those years. He co-chaired the construction of the first fieldhouse at Triad. Hunter inspired many students throughout Triad with his philanthropy efforts, as well as his desire to better others around him. Additionally, the football team gives an award to a deserving student each year that embodies the characteristics of Coach Hunter.

Community Members: Robert & Janice Millice

Robert and Janice Millice met and fell in love while both were students at Triad High School. Janice was a cheerleader and Robert played football on the very first Triad High School football team after the three schools joined. He also played basketball, baseball and track and was a member of the Varsity T Club for all four sports that he participated in.

Athletics played a role in their lives from the beginning and that continued after they married and had their family. Janice was a Library Aide at Triad Elementary for 26 years and was a cheerleading advisor. Robert participated on the Alumni Board.

Together they were members of the Triad PTO and served many years in the Triad Booster Club, receiving the Triad Honored Booster Award in 1992. Robert and Janice had four sons who they supported in all of the sports they played, with each being named Outstanding Athlete their senior year at Triad. They have attended countless Triad sporting events over the years. They supported the next generation of Triad Cardinals, devotedly following their six Triad grandchildren as well as four who attended Riverside Schools.

Janice passed away in 2008. Robert continues to follow Triad athletics with his remaining high school granddaughter and now proudly follows his Triad Cardinal great-grandchildren as his love and legacy of Triad sports continues.

Legacy: Bill McDaniel

McDaniel devoted his career to Triad, as well as to the student athletes at Triad. A long-time employee as teacher, coach and athletic director, McDaniel embodied class and devotion to the district throughout his tenure at the school. He supported the school by coaching a myriad of sports, as well as leading the district towards athletic improvements that impacted generations and the school district still to this day.

His legacy at Triad is indelible and his leadership continues to guide the district.

The induction of the inaugural 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame will take place during the Red, White & Cards event on June 10, 2023 at noon in the Triad athletic complex. The Red, White & Cards event will be an all-day community celebration including a 5K, car show, kids games, a bell-ringing, a Triad alumni gathering as well as fireworks at dusk.

The Athletic Hall of Fame will take part in the bell ringing celebration at noon. Throughout the event the Athletic Hall of Fame Room will be open for visitors highlighting the inaugural class.

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