Glenwood Hall of Fame Inductees and Ceremony Announced
The Glenwood High School Hall of Fame, which includes students who have graduated from the former Ball and Chatham Township High Schools, was created to honor those individuals or groups whose actions or achievements in their chosen fields bring honor and distinction to the heritage of Glenwood High School.
This year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the high school, Friday, October 1. The inductees will also be introduced before the Homecoming game, at approximately 6:40 p.m. on October 1st, on Titan Field. Read more about this year's inductees below!
Dr. Vincent Peters, PhD (Class of 2000) has been selected for induction in the Glenwood Hall of Fame, Achievement category. After graduation from Glenwood, where he was a standout running back and played football all four years in high school. His coach, Dan Rourke, remembers him as a consummate team player, who did whatever it took to help the team. “I also remember him as being one of the most unique and gifted individuals I had the honor of coaching,” says Dan. “He just saw things in a different way, and I always knew he would be successful.” Vince was accepted into and graduated from West Point. He has also earned graduate certificates in Artificial Intelligence from Oxford University, and Blockchain Innovation and Business Application from MIT.
Vincent is a technologist focused on the indefinite extension of the human experience via automation and artificial intelligence. Prior to founding inheritance AI, Vincent worked for Elon Musk's SpaceX and Starlink companies.
Ms. Sue Zartler has been selected for induction in the Glenwood Hall of Fame, Service category. Sue grew up on the south side of the city of Chicago. Her educational accomplishments include a Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University, a Master’s degree from Illinois State University, and an Administrative degree from UIS (formerly Sangamon State University). She first came to Chatham in 1976 while completing her student teaching at Glenwood Junior High School and Chatham Elementary. Her first teaching assignment was in Virginia, Illinois, teaching K-12 physical education and coaching softball, volleyball, and track. In 1982 she returned to Chatham as a JH/HS teacher at Glenwood. In 1983 she moved to the junior high full time, teaching physical education and health. She eventually became the first junior high athletic director. She added the title of Assistant Athletic Director in 2001 as she also assisted with select high school sports. She returned to full-time teaching in 2005. While at Glenwood she coached cheerleading, volleyball, track, and cross country. She also served as a huddle leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Sue retired from teaching in the spring of 2010. She continued coaching cross country after her retirement with her last season being the fall of 2016. After retirement she remained active with the FCA, assisting with the GHS huddle and enjoying her interaction with the student-athletes. She continues to help at Glenwood wrestling tournaments and track and cross country meets. Sue served as the head finish line judge for the IESA Class A and AA state track meets for many years. She served on the IESA Cross Country Advisory Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee and judged the IESA Scholar Attitude Contest. She received the ITCCCA Junior High Lifetime Achievement Award for cross country. Many former students and teachers remember her Golden Retriever, Jake, hanging out in the fieldhouse. Upon her retirement, the GMS faculty and staff gifted her with a Golden Retriever puppy she named Augie. Her love of animals prompted her to begin working at West Lake Animal Hospital in Springfield in 2010. She continues to work at the clinic.
Mr. Pat Moomey has been selected for induction in the Glenwood Hall of Fame, Lifetime Recognition category. Pat graduated from Glenwood High School in 1975. He continued his education at Lincoln Land Community College before earning his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 1979. Pat taught in the Ball-Chatham School District for 34 years including four years as a history teacher at Glenwood Junior High and 30 years at Glenwood High School as a physical education teacher. Pat retired from teaching in 2013. Pat's coaching career ran for 42 years including 35 years as the varsity baseball coach before retiring after the 2020 season that never happened. His coaching career included 25 years in the junior high baseball program and 38 years coaching junior high and high school basketball with the last 14 years as the varsity assistant under Head Coach Todd Blakeman who set the Glenwood record for most wins during his 16-year career. Pat won two baseball state championships in 1996 and 2010, brought home three more state tournament trophies — including runner-ups in both 1995 and 2009 — and would’ve won 900 games had the coronavirus not stopped school and all sports competitions in 2020. Pat has been married to Penny Moomey for 43 years. They have three children Stephanie Baird, Kyle Moomey, and Keith Moomey. Pat and Penny have six grandchildren.
Athletics / Team
2010 GHS Baseball Team - State Champions have been selected for induction in the Glenwood Hall of Fame, Athletics / Team category. The coach, Pat Moomey, has fond memories of the team and games leading up to the championship. “Our games at State included a 17-5 win over Joliet Catholic in the semi-final game that was called by the 10 run rule after 4 1/2 innings,” says Pat. “In the championship game, we defeated DeKalb 11-1 in a game that went only six innings because of the 10 run rule. Our closest game in the postseason came at Sauget in the super-sectional game. We defeated Troy Triad, 5-4 in eight innings after trailing 4-1.”
Pitching in the championship matchup was senior Phil Maton, who is now playing in the majors. He pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks. Glenwood's bats exploded after a slow start, to record the victory over DeKalb in six innings for the 3A championship at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. Glenwood, which lost 3-2 to Joliet Catholic in the 2009 final, invoked the 10-run mercy rule in both of its state-tournament victories.
A day after producing 17 runs in four innings against Joliet Catholic in a semifinal, Glenwood (32-4) was scoreless through 3 2/3 innings before Michael Fiaush, Chris Sekardi and Jake Fulks delivered three straight RBI hits. Fulks' two-run double made it 4-0. Jake Lance joined the party with an RBI single in the two-run fifth and a two-run homer in the five-run sixth.
All 11 Glenwood runs came with two outs. Lance, a junior outfielder, went 4-for-7 with five RBIs and Reese, Jake Ingold, and Dallas Henderson had five hits apiece in the two-day tournament.
Players on the 2010 Glenwood Baseball Team were: Connor Bryant, Zack Cormier, Michael Fiaush, Jake Fulks, Josh Giganti, Matthew Green, Aaron Hearn, Dallas Henderson, Josh Hobson, David Hudson, Jake Ingold, Sam Ladd, Jake Lance, Phil Maton, Jake Mick, Nathan Prindle, Jake Reese, Max Rhodes, Ian Richardson, Bryce Sablotny, Chris Sekardi, Kollin Taylor, Jared Turner, Patrick Woerner, and Max Xanders. Assistant coaches were John Hyde, Kyle Moomey, and Adam Feld. Scorekeeper was Marilyn O’Brien.