NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame inducts five members

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2016 NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductees pose after the awards ceremony, Friday, Sept. 2. From left are Pat Berry; Dan Bradley; Chris Carson; Joanne Johnson, representing the late Ron Greenwell; and Kristen Zutterman. See other photos below story.

The Nelson County High School Athletics Hall of Fame inducted five new members Friday, Sept. 2, at Cardinal Stadium before the kick-off of the Nelson County – Thomas Nelson football game.

The new inductees were Ron Greenwell, Kristen Zutterman, Chris Carson, Pat Berry and Dan Bradley. A reception for the honorees and their friends and families occurred in the NCHS cafeteria prior to the induction ceremony on the football field.

Patricia Reed Berry (Class of 1971) was a cheerleading coach at NCHS for 20-plus years, leading teams to appearances at both state and national competitions for the first time in school history. In 1999, her cheerleaders won their first national title. The teams also won National Cheerleading Association Top Team accolades twice in four years.

Daniel Bradley has been a cross-country and track and field coach since the early ’90s. His athletes currently hold 33 girls’ school records and 27 boys’ school records while 27 have gone on to compete in college on athletic scholarships, including six at NCAA Division I schools. Both his girls’ and boys’ teams have achieved top 20 and 25 state rankings multiple times while winning 80 percent of their contests overall, including a 70-6 record in 2012 during the girls’ regular season.

Soccer player Chris Carson (Class of 1999) holds the record for most goals in a game (6), was a member of the Kentucky Olympic Development Team and was a 4-year starter in college. His NCHS teams earned a 52-7-3 record during his first three seasons and earned all-district and all-region honors twice. A team captain, he went on to serve NCHS as an assistant coach. 

Joseph Ronald Greenwell spent his nearly 36-year career at The Kentucky Standard working as a photographer, writer and sports editor. A graduate of St. Joseph Preparatory School and St. Catherine College, he was truly devoted to coaches and players and covered sports from Little League through high school earning numerous awards along the way.

Kristen Zutterman (Class of 2007) accumulated 14 varsity letters in soccer, basketball and softball. She played on 13 district championship teams and a region championship team. She earned two state awards and was a captain in all three sports and named to the East/West all-star game and Kentucky/Tennessee all-star game in softball.

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NCHS Principal Shelly Hendricks presents NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame award to Joanne Johnson on behalf of her brother, awardee Ron Greenwell. She is pictured receiving the award along with her son, Matt Johnson.

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Kristen Zutterman, together with fiancée David Larson, receives the NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame award from Principal Shelly Hendricks.

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Chris Carson, together with wife Jenni Carson, receives NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame award from NCHS Principal Shelly Hendricks.

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Dan Bradley, together with wife Lucretia Bradley receives NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame award from Principal Shelly Hendricks.

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Pat Berry receives NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame award from Principal Shelly Hendricks.