New Inductees to Enter SC Athletic Hall of Fame

The Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct eight new members Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Roy L. Smith Student Center at 10 a.m. Inductees will also be introduced at halftime of the Southwestern-Friends Homecoming football game. The new members are Amy (King) Moon ’05, Nathaniel Wheatley ’03, Brad Long ’85, Bill Stinson ’79, Kim Tennal, ’76, Kimbrook Tennal ’76, Mel Schaesteen ’70, and Phil Dudley ’68.

Amy (King) Moon had a decorated career in track and field. She was a two-time NAIA All-American, three-time KCAC Most Valuable Female Athlete, and a 12-time individual event KCAC champion. Moon was undefeated in four years of competing in the 100-meter dash and the triple jump. She remains as a Southwestern College record holder in the 55-meter and 60-meter dash. Moon lives in Winfield with her family.

Nathaniel Wheatley participated in cross country and track and field for all four years at Southwestern College. From 1999 to 2002, Wheatley earned NAIA All-American status three times in cross country and twice in track and field. He was the KCAC individual champion all four years. He was the 2001 NAIA Region IV individual champion and second in 2002. He was the number one runner for SC in 33 of 36 cross country meets; and the individual winner in 12 of those meets. Wheatley was a member of four KCAC championship cross country teams as well as four KCAC championship outdoor track and field teams. He was named All-KCAC four times in cross country and 11 times in track and field. He holds the second-fastest time for Southwestern College in the indoor 5,000 meters and third in the outdoor 5,000 meters. Wheatley resides in Overland Park and works as an electrical engineer.

Brad Long played basketball and golf during his years at Southwestern. Long was class valedictorian with a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA). He was a four-year letterman in both basketball and golf, and a member of the 1983 KCAC championship golf team and the 1985 KCAC men’s basketball championship team. He earned numerous awards while at Southwestern including the Centennial Scholarship, Wall Street Journal Award (annual award to an outstanding senior business student), McNeish Award (athlete with the highest GPA), Masterbuilder, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and First Team Academic All-American. Long may be best known for playing the part of Buddy in the movie “Hoosiers,” which starred Gene Hackman. Long currently works as a sales representative for Jostens.  He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Whiteland, Indiana. 

Bill Stinson was a four-year starter for the Moundbuilder football team and named team captain his senior season. He was an All-KCAC First Team member; led SC in interceptions for two seasons, and was named Most Inspirational Player twice. Stinson, a former assistant football coach at Southwestern, also showed his athletic versatility by playing and lettering in track and field and basketball for one year.  Stinson currently lives in Arkansas City.

Kim Tennal became a high school volleyball coach after graduating from Southwestern College in 1976. Her career coaching record is 788-145 while at Centralia High School, Elmwood-Murdock High School, and Dawson-Verdon High School, and includes nine Kansas State Volleyball titles (eight consecutive from 1997-2004), seven runner-up finishes, and three undefeated seasons. She is a four-time Kansas 1-A Coach of the Year, 1999 Kansas Volleyball Coach of the Year, 2000 Women’s Sports Foundation National Coach of the Year, and in 2014, Tennal was inducted into the Kansas Volleyball Association Hall of Fame. 

Kimbrook Tennal participated in football and track and field while at Southwestern College. He played fullback and defensive end and became a letter winner. He also threw javelin in track and field and was the KCAC champion in that event during his junior year. Since graduating from SC, Tennal has enjoyed much success in his 40 years of teaching and coaching. While at Centralia High School, he has coached volleyball, basketball, and track and field. His volleyball teams have claimed 11 state titles while racking up an unprecedented 137-match winning streak, a Kansas State Volleyball record. His basketball teams have three state titles, two state basketball runner-up finishes, and qualified for State eight times over a 14-year period. His career record as a volleyball coach is 791-49 (.942%) and 307-48 (.865%) for basketball. Between him and his wife, Kim, they have a combined coaching record of 1.886-242 (.886%) and have claimed 20 State Volleyball titles. Kim and Kimbrook Tennal now reside in Urbandale, Iowa.

Mel Schaesteen participated in football and track and field at Southwestern. While playing quarterback for the Moundbuilders, Schaestten set records at the time for most career touchdown passes (27), most career pass completions (227), most passes thrown without an interception (104, and NAIA record at the time), most passing yards in a season (997 yards), most career passing yards (3,027), and most total career yards (3,258). As the starting quarterback for Southwestern, Schaesteen compiled a record of 27-5-2.  Schaesteen currently lives in Gardner.

Phil Dudley Played football at Southwestern for four seasons. He was a four-year letter winner and named All-KCAC in 1967. Dudley taught economics at Hastings College (Neb.) since 1973, served as vice president from 1978-2000, then president from 2000-2011. He was president of the Hastings public schools board of education and earned the Outstanding Advisor Award at Hastings College in 1993. Dudley is President Emeritus and works for the foundation at Hasting College.

“It is an honor to recognize the 2019 class of inductees; in the nominations submitted for each, it is evident that these are people of boundless talent and character. They are great competitors, teammates, coaches, friends – they are excellent Moundbuilders,” said Mike McCoy, athletic director at Southwestern College.

McCoy adds that nominations for the 2020 Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame will be accepted until Dec. 31. To submit a nomination, email

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and there is no admission charge. For more information about the SC Athletic Hall of Fame or the induction ceremony, call (620) 229-6218.

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