Stephanie (Roth) Smith:
Stephanie Smith was a 1989 graduate who participated in cross country, basketball, and track. The first three years of her cross country career were spent competing with the boys as she was the school’s first and only female runner on a sectional championship-caliber team. She was a perennial All-Conference selection runner throughout her career and helped lead to the formation of a full 5 member girls cross country team. In basketball, Stephanie Smith was known as a defensive-minded point guard. One of her most outstanding moments came when she held a 26 point averaging future Miss Basketball to only four points. She currently holds the record for single game steals, and has once held the record for season and career steals as well. Her impact to the program is also demonstrated through her MVP and captain honors during her junior and senior seasons. As a freshman track and field athlete, Stephanie went undefeated in the 1600 meter run. As a sophomore, she advanced to semi state, and has held records in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter runs. Overall, she has been a part of 5 sectional championships. Her favorite memories consist of times with her teammates and three amazing coaches: Jerry Jones, Jim Swaney, and Clark Miller. She says that these influential people impacted the person, teacher, and coach she is today. Currently, she lives in Monterey, Indiana with her husband Rory. She has 3 children (Taylor, Jeb & Maggie) and 3-step children (Rhiannon, Jacob & Alex) Steph teaches 3rd grade at EPES and she also coaches softball and girls basketball where she brings her hard work and dedication back to what she loves.
David Minix was a two sport athlete at Winamac Community High School. David graduated from Winamac in 2009. He participated in wrestling and football for four years. In wrestling, David was a four time sectional champion, two time regional champion, four time semi-state qualifier, two time state qualifier, and three time Midwest Conference champion. David still holds 2 wrestling records at Winamac, most career and most single-season takedowns. He also ranks 3rd in career falls and 2nd in career wins with 143. He was also selected to the 1st Team All-Midwest Conference. David’s fondest memory from high school athletics was the excitement when competing and playing as well as making friends along the way. He appreciates being taught the importance of hardwork, dedication, and loyalty and how it has made him the man he is today. David still resides in Winamac and is employed as a crane operator. David is married to Merrissa Minix, he has two children, Micheal and Bryden.
Everett Potts is being inducted into the Winamac Athletic Hall of Fame as a contributor. Everett graduated from French Lick high school where he played basketball for four years. He has been a contributor to the Winamac Community for over 30 years. In football he worked for the chain gang for over 10 years, assisted running the scoreboard for 20 years and assisted with traffic control. In basketball he was a ticket taker, assisted with supervision for 20 years and has been the officials’ and visiting teams host. He also worked several basketball and football sectional games. Everett was married to Marie Richter Potts until her passing in 2007. Everett and Marie had three children, Suzanne, Kevin, and Lisa. Everett has been retired from Galbreath Inc. since 2003. Everett’s fondest memories from Winamac were being the treasurer of the Winamac Athletic Boosters while watching and getting to know all of the players. Everett always showed up early and stayed late to help out at events and was always in the stands cheering on the Warriors.
Rick Schultz participated in football and baseball during his career at Winamac High School, where he had many accomplishments. In football, he was the leading team scorer in 1973-74, a member of the Northwest Hoosier All-Conference team in 1972-74, fifth all time for rushing yards in a game, ninth all time for points scored in a season, and tenth all time for rushing yards in a season. He was also a member of the South Bend Tribune All-Area team in 1972 and 1973. In baseball, he was a member of the Northwest Hoosier Conference All-star team in 1973 and still holds the stolen base record at Winamac High School. Rick received a lot of interest and scholarship opportunities from prestigious colleges to continue his athletic career, but unfortunately was unable to do so because of an injury. Some of his favorite memories from high school include playing with some amazing friends and athletes and having Jack Hendryx as a coach. He is married to his wife Cheryl and they have three children, Ashley Olson, Brooke Browning, and Chelsea Maxwell. He currently resides in Star City with his wife where he proudly works as a farmer.