At the 2011 Kansas FCA Spring Conference, the second class of KS FCA Coaches Hall of Fame inductees was introduced.
They joined Coach Deb Patterson (KSU), Coach Ted Schmitz (Cloud CC), Coach Garrett Wheaton (Lyons HS) and Coach Jerald Hadley (Larned HS) in the Hall of Fame. Since its launch by Kansas FCA in 2009, the award has honored a stellar lineup of individuals who have made an impact within their sport, campus and community. More than 700 coaches and athletes were present to watch the recognition.
Coach Greg Wade (deceased) ~ Abilene, Kansas
Coach Wade coached at Abilene HS for 29 years until his death in 2002. For 19 years he also sponsored the FCA club on campus, took numerous athletes to national and state camps and conferences. He also started an FCA Football Camp at Southwestern College in Winfield, Ks. Coach was a committed family man, married to Vicki and they had two children Katy and Kevin (now the FCA East Kansas Representative). The club Coach started at Abilene HS is still going strong after 23 years.
Coach Garry Sigle ~ Riley County High School
Coach Sigle of Riley County High School has coached cross country and track for 32 years, producing many individual and team honors. For 29 of those years he has faithfully served as the FCA sponsor on campus, as well as serving at state & national FCA camps and conferences. Coach Sigle has faithfully invested time and energy into his athletes and the entire track and cross country community across the state.
Ralph Stewart, Kansas FCA Director said, “Coach Sigle has been a “lighthouse in the often dark world of sports. He has always cared more about the heart of his athletes than just banners in the gym. He has reached out and truly changed lives, developed future leaders and stressed the value of an education during their competitive years.”
Coach Sigle was himself an NAIA All-American in cross country and track at Ft. Hays State University. He blossomed as a runner at Osborne, Ks High School. He is married to Linda and together have raised three fine boys.