We welcome Mr. Steve Sterne into the 2016 Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Steve Sterne has spent his entire professional career as a part of the Shawnee School District in many capacities, as a teacher, a coach, Co-Athletic Director, and Athletic Assistant. Mr. Sterne started his teaching career at Shawnee in 1969 in the area of Health and Physical Education as well as an assistant baseball and swimming coach, before moving into the Head Baseball Coaching position in 1979. Prior to his time as the school head coach, Mr. Sterne served as the ACME head coach for 12 seasons, where he had an overall record during that time of 253-122, with 6 District championships and 8 state appearances, where his team won the only ACME state championship in school history in 1972. During his time as head coach he compiled a record of 76-40-3 with 3 sectional championships, 2 District Runner-up finishes, coached 3 All-State Players, 1 All-American Player with one league championship and league coach of the year honor. Once he finished his coaching career he moved into a Co-Athletic Directors position until his retirement, where he then took a position as the Athletic Assistant, continuing many of the same roles as Co-Athletic Director. Of his many accomplishments in the Athletic Office the two greatest may be the updates to the Hall of Fame plaques and the creation of the Hall of Champions.