Chase & O’Brien Headed To WBCA Hall Of Fame

Beaver Dam High School Girls Basketball Coach Tim Chase has been selected for induction into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in the class of 2022.  Chase led Beaver Dam to three straight WIAA Division Two State Championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019.    Former Columbus star Molly O’Brien is also in the class of 2022.

Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th at the Glacier Canyon Lodge of the
Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. More information on tickets for the banquet can be found by
contacting inductees or the WBCA.

2022 WBCA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Friends of the Game
Nicholas Kartos, Founder of WisSports.net
Keith Noll, Team Wisconsin/Viking Club AAU

Referees
Bernie Barribeau, Oshkosh
Dean Oscar, Reedsburg

Players-Girls
Mistie Bass, Janesville Parker
Nicki (Taggart) Collen, Platteville
Kris Hey, Wauwatosa East
Stephanie (Schmitz) Janke, Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Molly O’Brien, Columbus
Arneda Yarbrough, Racine Horlick

Players-Boys
James Kimble, Milwaukee North
Tom Mitchell, Monroe
Troy Rudoll, Sheboygan North
Shannon Smith, Dominican
Bob Steif, Wausau East
Mike Wilkinson, Wisconsin Heights
Assistant Coaches
Steve Kaiser, Cuba City
Tom Nuenschwander, Milton

College Coaches
Lisa Stone, St. Louis University/Wisconsin/Drake
Ted Van Dellen, UW-Oshkosh
High School Coaches
Jim Benesh, Sturgeon Bay
Tim Chase, Beaver Dam
Steve Collins, Madison Memorial
Phil Jones, Milwaukee Bay View
Gary Kuehl, North Fond du Lac
Tim Matthies, Lakeside Lutheran
John Miron, Freedom/Kimberly
Brian Senn, Birchwood
Lora Staveness, Edgewood
Dan Witter, Wisconsin Rapids

ABOUT THE WBCA
The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) is comprised of over 4,000 members who
coach at the high school or collegiate level. Included in the WBCA activities are the running of the
boys’ and girls’ high school all-star games, with proceeds going to charities throughout the state. The
WBCA has given more than $2.8 million to Wisconsin-based charities to date

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