Hall of Fame Inductees
Cheatham, Class of 1967, was a three-sport athlete at
Georgetown, participating in basketball, volleyball and
softball. After graduating with a Biology degree, Cheatham
took to the coaching ranks where her career has placed her
among the all-time best in the state of Indiana women's
basketball. Cheatham coached at Scottsburg High School for
22 years racking up a 379-80 (82.6%) record, the best
winning percentage in the state of Indiana for girls'
Cheatham has served as coach of three All-Star teams and led
her team to a 1989 high school state championship title. Her
1989 squad was ranked 13th nationwide by USA Today, and her
1990 team was ranked 10th in the country by Street & Smith.
She has received 29 Coach of the Year honors during her
tenure, including three that boasted national Coach of the
She served on countless camps and
clinics as a guest speaker and coach
while at SHS. Cheatham also coached
softball at Scottsburg for eight years,
recording a 41-7 record. She was named
Scott County (Ind.) Woman of the Year in
1986 for her service, and was a member
of the Scottsburg Women's Athletic
Council for 22 years.
Collier, Class of 1927, was born July 2, 1906. Collier was
said to be "a man for one season…. football." He coached
football at all levels in a span of over 40 years. After
graduating from GC, Collier spent 16 years at Paris High
School. He enlisted in the Navy in World War II and was
placed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
During his time there, he began an association with Paul
Brown who later brought him to the coaching staff of the
Cleveland Browns. From 1954-1962, Collier served as head
coach at the University of Kentucky. In 1962, he rejoined
the Cleveland Browns staff and was promoted to head coach in
Collier is admired and respected by the
coaching profession and was referred to
as a "soft-spoken gentleman" by fellow
coaches and media. He received his
degree from Georgetown in 1927 and was
honored with a Doctor of Law, honoris
causa, in 1970. Collier has three
Elmore, Class of 1942, was a three-sport athlete during his
time at Georgetown College. Elmore participated on the Tiger
football, basketball and track and field teams. He was named
to the All-KIAC First Team as both a junior and senior.
Elmore was honored as an AP Little All-American his senior
season, the first in GC history.
The Elizabethtown, Ky., native was drafted by the
Philadelphia Eagles after graduation, but chose to put his
football career on hold, opting to volunteer for the Navy
Air Force for the summer. He played football for the Iowa
City Navy Pre-Flight School team in 1942, and was named to
the All-Cadet Team.
Elmore received the U.S. President
Citation and four battle stars for his
military service. He later served as
Associate Professor of Education and
Physical Education at Eastern Illinois
University before retiring in 1982. In
addition to teaching, Elmore was an IHSA
certified official in football,
basketball and track and field. He
officiated football for 35 years,
basketball for 25 and track and field
for 44. Elmore is already a member of
the Hardin County and Eastern Illinois
Athletic Halls of Fame.
Lee, Class of 1967, is a native of Frankfort, Ky. He was a
two-sport athlete at Georgetown College, lettering four
years in baseball and basketball. Lee served as co-captain
of the basketball team in 1965 and 1966. The 1966 team,
coached by Bob Davis, finished with a stellar record of
25-2. Lee was named All-KIAC and selected to the '66
Kentucky All-Star Team.
After graduation, he coached high school
basketball from 1967-1980. During his
tenure, Lee was crowned as the Kentucky
High School Athletic Association and
Lexington Herald-Leader Coach of the
Year. Coach Lee also served as head
coach of the Kentucky All-Stars in the
Kentucky-Indiana series. After 13 years
of coaching, Lee joined the family
business, Lee Masonry Products, Inc., in
Williams, Class of 1959, was a four-year starter on the
basketball team and spent two seasons on the track team
while at Georgetown College. A quick point guard hailing
from Paintsville, Ky., Williams was the second player in
school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau in a career.
Williams ended with a total of 1,347 points and currently
stands 25th on the all-time scoring lists.
He earned all-conference honors three times and led the team
in both assists and field goal percentage three times as
well. Georgetown dominated the KIAC during Williams' four
years, winning four regular season and three tournament KIAC
titles. In 1958, the Tigers advanced to the NAIA Final Four.
As a member of the track team, he was undefeated in the
220-yard dash. Williams was voted most athletic student as a
senior by the student body. After graduation, Williams
served in the Marine Corps where he broke the Marine Corps
100-yard dash record.
1958 Tiger Men's Basketball Team
The Georgetown men's basketball program has grown into one
of national prominence and storied success. the 1958
squad was the first Tiger team to advance to the NAIA Fab
Four, downing powerhouses along the way. At the time,
Georgetown had an enrollment of 800 and found itself facing
programs with populations in the 5,000-10,000 student mark.
While the larger schools flew or rode in buses to the site,
the Tiger team took three cars - without the advantages of
interstates - to Kansas CIty and proceeded to make their
mark in the "big dance."
"That team was very special," said then head coach Bob
Davis. "We weren't as big as the teams we faced, but
those guys made up for it by playing with heart. They
all really played together and were a close-knit bunch.
We had an outstanding season and made a great showing in the
The 1958 team finished 24-7 on the year, advancing to the
Fab Four. Georgetown eventually fell in the semi-final
game to Texas Southern 121-109. They set four
tournament records that year, including most points by a
winning team, most points be a losing team, most field goals
in a single game and most points combined.