LHS Announces 2nd Athletic Hall Of Fame Class

The five inductees will be honored on Saturday, April 25.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Lawrenceburg High School has announced its second Athletic Hall of Fame Class.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will feature five inductees: Matt Albright, Jim Faehr, Ray Furney, Ron Kennett and Jim Pugh.

The inductees will be honored at a public ceremony on Saturday, April 25 in the LHS gym at 7:30 p.m.

Lawrenceburg High School’s first Athletic Hall of Fame Class was announced in January of 2019. The school will annually induct individuals into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

Community members are invited to submit nominees for LHS Athletic Hall of Fame consideration for 2020-21.

Nomination forms can be picked up in the Lawrenceburg High School Athletic Office or at www.lburg.k12.in.us/o/high-school-athletics.  

Inductee bio’s are listed below.

Matt Albright – Matt graduated from LHS in 1975, playing football and baseball for the Tigers. At one time, Matt held the football record for most interceptions in a season. Matt is most known in Lawrenceburg as “the voice of the Tigers” announcing Tiger football and basketball games for 33 years.

Jim Faehr – As an LHS graduate of 2009, Jim was a standout multi-sport athlete earning 12 varsity letters (in football, basketball and baseball). Jim was All-EIAC (Football – 2007 and 2008, Basketball – 2008 and 2009, Baseball – 2007, 2008, and 2009), was 2A Football All-State in 2008, and was 2A Baseball All-State in 2009. Jim went on to play basketball at Hanover College.

Ray Furney – Ray was a longtime teacher, coach and athletic trainer for the Tigers for 36 years. He passed away in 2017.

Ron Kennett – As an LHS graduate in 1961, Kennett excelled in basketball, baseball, and track. Ron was All-EIAC (Basketball – 1960 and 1961, and Baseball – 1960 and 1961). He was All-State (Basketball – 1961 and Baseball 1961). Ron went on to play basketball and baseball at the University of Kentucky.

Jim Pugh – Coach Pugh was a long-time teacher and coach for the Tigers from 1975-1995 (Head Varsity Boys Basketball (1980-1993), Assistant Girls Basketball Coach (93-95), Assistant Varsity Football Coach (1975-1979, 81-94), Boys and Girls Varsity Golf Coach (75-83). As the varsity boys basketball coach, he led the Tigers to four sectional championships (81, 82, 91 and 92) and one regional championship (92). Coach Pugh was an assistant coach on the Tigers football state championship team in 1975 and 1978. He was also an assistant coach on the state football runner-up team in 1976 and 1985.

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