2006 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Coach: Coached LHS's only state championship football team with an 8-0 record. Three-year football record of 24-1. Spent 32 years at Kalamazoo College, served as K-College Athletic Director and coached Tennis, Golf, Cross Country and Football. In 1962 was named the Michigan College Football Coach of the Year with an 8-0 record winning the MIAA Championship. K-College's athletic facility is named in his honor. Is in the K-College, WMU and Western Tennis Association Hall of Fames. Served as United States Tennis Association director for 38 years. Was President and on the Executive Committee of the Western Tennis Association. Won the USTA Merit Award and Hardy Award. Served on the NCAA Tennis Committee. Was a NCAA and MAC tennis referee.
Coach: Served 27 years in the Lakeview School District - 13 years as varsity swim coach. Also coached varsity Football and Track. Swimming record was 130/38 with a 16-0 record in 1975. Teams won six conference titles, being state runners-up in 1981 and 1982. He coached six state champions and five All-Americans. Served as President of the National Swim Coaches Association and was Chairman of the national All-American Selection Program for 18 years. Member of the National Swim Coaches Hall of Fame and received the NISCA Outstanding Service Award and the Collegiate Scholastic Award. Bill is one of only three to ever receive the Matt Mann and Bruce Harlan national coaching awards. He was deeply respected by his athletes and their families.
Mike Campbell, Class of 1967
Swimming: Conference Champion, State Champion and All-American freestyle swimmer on LHS's 1967 State Championship team. He set school and conference records. Named first-team All-State by the Detroit News. Set eight school records at Oakland University in the freestyle events. Was a six-time NCAA All-American at Oakland in the 100 yard and 200 yard Freestyle pus the 400 yard Freestyle Relay.
"Chick" Harbert, Class of 1933
Golf: Won two consecutive individual golf state championships. Played golf at Michigan State. Was the youngest to ever compete in the US Open, and won the 1937 Michigan Open. He played in the 1939 Masters Tournament. Beat Ben Hogan in the Texas Open. He won the 1954 PGA Championship and twice was the runner-up in that same event. He was on the 1949 Rider Cup Team and was the captain of the 1955 Rider Cup. He is in the PGA Hall of Fame for winning eleven PGA titles, and in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame for winning four Michigan Opens and six Michigan PGA events.
Shannon Smith, Class of 1996
Volleyball: All-City, All-Conference and All-State mention in Basketball. Twice was Basketball MVP. All-City, All-Conference, All-Region and All-State in Volleyball. Twice MVP and All-Time statistical leader in most LHS Volleyball categories. Was a 4-year letter winner in Volleyball at North Carolina. Voted "Most Improved" as a freshman and named to the All-ACC 1st team as a senior. Named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-District Team. Named four-times to the ACC Honor Roll. Is a statistical leader in North Carolina Volleyball.
Jenny Skarp, Class of 1990
Volleyball: All-City, All-Conference, All-Region and All-State in Volleyball. Also Academic All-State. LHS Athlete of the Year. Four-year starter, team captain, and statistical leader for DePaul University Volleyball. All-GMC conference academic team. GTE Academic All-American.
Bill Ryan, Class of 1966
Swimming: Earned seven varsity letters in swimming and tennis. MVP in both sports. LHS Athlete of the Year. Served as swim team captain and set records in the Butterfly, IM and Medley Relay events. Named All-State. Four-year swimmer and letter winner at Dartmouth University. Served as Assistant Swim Coach at Western Michigan, and Indiana University. Served as the National Coach of Venezula. Named the first swim coach at Marshall High School. Served as Head Swim Coach at Western Illinois University where he coached 36 All-Americans in five seasons. Was the Battle Creek City Champion in both singles and doubles Tennis.