Athletics Hall of Fame

Western Boone Athletics Hall of Fame


Class of 2014

class 2014

John Kelley


-Class of 2014-

Western Boone’s biggest fan and supporter, John Kelley, is a member of the inaugural Western Boone Athletics Hall of Fame class for his longtime devoted and loyal support of Western Boone Athletics. A long time social studies teacher and wearer of many hats, Kelley has served as historian, statistician and record keeper for Webo Athletics since Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School opened in 1974. Mr. Kelley will always be regarded as the Stars biggest fan. He has been a regular at most athletic events for over 40 years. Since Western Boone Junior-Senior High School’s inception, John Kelley has been cheering on the Stars.  “ ’tis truly a beautiful day…”

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Richard “Dan” McClain


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Mr. McClain was principal from 1978 to 1991. He was the founding visionary leader for Western Boone Athletics and a powerful advocate for all student-athletes. “Dan” was an inspiring mentor and tireless supporter for all Webo coaches. He was responsible for starting Webo’s youth football program. Principal McClain was a man with the drive and the heart to empower all to be champions for life.

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 Jeff Pearson

Coach- Football

-Class of 2014-

Coach Pearson is Webo Football. For 25 years he graced the sidelines and gave his all to Western Boone Football. He led the Stars to five Sagamore Athletic Conference Championships in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1997 and 1998. His teams won seven sectional championships- 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and four regional championships- 1988, 1989, 1997, 1998. In 1988 and 1998 his teams won the semi-state and in 1988 won the school’s only state championship. In 25 years he amassed a record 141 games.


Cathy Beesley Acton

Athlete- Girl’s Basketball 

-Class of 2014-

A Western Boone Class of 1980 graduate she was All-Sectional four years, All-Regional two years and AP All-State junior year. Webo’s all-time leading scorer with 1,395 career points and a 1980 Indiana All Star. She was a member of the 2005 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team. She continued her athletic and academic career at Illinois State University where she was a two time captain, an all-conference performer twice and two time team MVP. She was inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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