Lists

Basketball Players
 Hickory Huskers
 Oolitic Owls
 Cedar Knob Knights
 Holland
 Birdseye
 Terhune Tigers
 Linton Wildcats
 South Bend Central Bears
 Norman’s 1939 Team Photo
 Unknown Teams
Cheerleaders
 Hickory Huskers
 Opposing Teams
Coaches
Referees
Stand-ins
New Richmond Residents Who Were Involved with Hoosiers
Knightstown Residents Who Were Involved with Hoosiers
In Memoriam

Basketball Players

Hickory Huskers

Actor Character Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Brad Boyle Whit 43 Decatur Bellmont Ball State
Steve Hollar Rade 25 Warsaw Warsaw DePauw
Brad Long Buddy 14 Greenwood Center Grove Southwestern College (Winfield, KS)
David Neidorf Everett 21 Los Angeles, CA Harvard Westlake (Los Angeles) University of California–Berkeley
Kent Poole Merle 12 Advance Western Boone
Wade Schenck Ollie 13 Lyons L&M
Scott Summers Strap 53 Brownsburg Bethesda Christian School IUPUI, Taylor University
Maris Valainis Jimmy 15 Indianapolis Bishop Chatard Purdue, IUPUI
Character Description Quote
Whit  Walks out of the first practice with Buddy but returns and apologizes the next day “Sorry, Coach, about walkin’ out. I’d be obliged if I got myself another chance.”
Rade  The outspoken player who needs to learn self-control “Got him a good one, didn’t I, Coach?”
Buddy  Is thrown out of the first practice but later rejoins the team “You’re kickin’ me out?”
Everett  Shooter’s son “Coach, what you’re doin’ with my dad—I’m not seein’ it.”
Merle  The beneficent player who encourages Ollie before his game-deciding free throws “Let’s win this one for all the small schools that never had a chance to get here.”
Ollie  The short team manager who becomes a reluctant substitute player “Progress. Progress is electricity, school consolidation, church remodeling…”
Strap  The religious player who prays before every game—and sometimes during games “It’s our bus. After sectionals are over, we paint it white for the summer tent shows. Every fall, back to red.”
Jimmy  The talented and reticent player who has decided not to be on the team this year “I’ll make it.”

Oolitic Owls

Actor Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Bill Chestnut 15 Cloverdale Cloverdale DePauw
Steve Foster 3 L&M Spartan School of Aeronautics (Tulsa, OK)
David Voss Milan Milan Butler

Cedar Knob Knights

Actor Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Todd Baxter Elmhurst, IL York Community IU
Greg Eckstein 54 Anderson Highland Rollins College (FL)
Dennis Farkas 11 Ellettsville Edgewood Judson College (IL)
Craig Hartman 34 Fort Wayne IUPUFW, IU
Mark Kimmerling Lapel
Griff Mills 42 Terre Haute Terre Haute South DePauw

Holland

Actor Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Kevin Riley 32 Nappanee NorthWood IU
Tim Williams 41 Lafayette Central Catholic

Birdseye

Actor Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Ken Petruska Decatur Bellmont Ball State
Rob Petruska Decatur Bellmont Ball State

Terhune Tigers

Actor Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Clay Callender 2 IU
Sean Fitzgerald Lafayette Central Catholic ISU
Eric Gilliom 41 Maui, HI Baldwin (Maui, HI) DePaul (IL)
James D. “Jimbo” Rayl 5 Kokomo Kokomo IPFW

Linton Wildcats

Actor Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Jeff Bates 41 Anderson Highland Anderson College
Bob Gulde 23 Rushville Rushville Consolidated IU
Jeff Moster 52 Lebanon Lebanon IU
Chris Stine 5 Warsaw Warsaw IU
Todd Unland Indianapolis

South Bend Central Bears

Actor Uniform Number Hometown High School College
Robby Conatser Muncie Muncie Southside
Mike Ricks Lafayette McCutcheon Wabash College
Richard Robinson 45 Indianapolis John Marshall IUPUI
Avery Sims 15 Indianapolis Arsenal Technical
Kevin Tracy 10 Indianapolis Broad Ripple

Norman’s 1939 Ithaca State Team in Photograph

Actor Hometown College
Mick Lewis Fort Wayne DePauw
Curt Hermann New Haven

Unknown Teams

Actor Hometown High School College
Eric Baker Bethesda Christian School
Brad Cofield Bloomington Bloomington North DePauw
Jamie Davis Anderson
Jeff Malott Marion Eastbrook
Todd Padgett IU
Tom Ringenberg Richmond IU
Doug Wilkerson Brownsburg

Cheerleaders

Hickory Huskers

Actor Character Hometown High School College
Nancy Harris Wanamaker Franklin Central Indiana Central University
Laura Robling Loetta Indianapolis Manual Indiana Central University
Libbey Schenck Lyons L&M

Opposing Teams

Actor Team Hometown High School College
Lisa Smith Oolitic Northfield Purdue
Marcia Wright Oolitic Mooresville IUPUI
Beth Hensler Cedar Knob Anderson
Renee Franklin Terhune Greenwood Center Grove Butler
Teresa Trout Linton Franklin Whiteland Community IUPUI
Robin Manley South Bend Mooresville

Coaches

Actor Team Hometown
Jack Schult Oolitic Lafayette
Tom McConnell Cedar Knob
Skip Welker Terhune
Gary Long Linton Greenwood
C.W. Mundy Linton Indianapolis
Ray Crowe South Bend Central Indianapolis
Bailey Robertson South Bend Central Indianapolis
Gene Haynes

Referees

Actor Game Hometown
Bob Boyle Oolitic Decatur
Jerry D. Petro Oolitic Franklin
David Eckstein Cedar Knob Anderson
Sam Smiley Cedar Knob Bloomington
Tim Fogarty Verdi West Lafayette
Roger McGriff Verdi? Edinburgh
Spyridon Stratigos Lyons Solsberry
Ken Strunk Dugger
Jerry D. Larrison Terhune Noblesville
Thomas W. Marshall Terhune Martinsville
Ken Gorrell Linton Franklin
Roger Holder

Stand-ins

Stand-in Name Actor Name
Rich Komenich Gene Hackman
Tom Beeler Dennis Hopper
Diane Charles Barbara Hershey
Pat Stringer Barbara Hershey

New Richmond Residents Who Were Involved with Hoosiers

Name Job Role in Film
Byron Alexander Furniture store owner
Dave Barker
Helen Oppy Binns Post office owner
Albert Boone Museum owner Extra in street scene
Phyllis Boone
Brandon Brady Kid extra in street scene
Dale Brady Barbershop extra; extra in street scene; permanent extra
Jerilene Brady Extra in street scene
Justin Brady Kid extra in street scene
Janet Brown Street-crossing extra
O.C. Buck Extra in street scene
Jonathan Burns Kid extra in street scene
Mark Clapp Town marshal
John Cowan Barbershop extra
Eric Dean City attorney
James Fenters Permanent extra
Sheila Fenters Permanent extra
Carolyn Fiddler Grocery store owner
Jack Fifer Barbershop extra
Christine Fruits Student extra
Louise Grantham Retired teacher Extra at Nineveh
Jeannie Grote Extra
Margaret Horn Extra
Ronald L. Horn Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Ruth Kelp Street-crossing extra
Janice Kunkel
Michelle Kunkel Student extra in caravan scene
Ralph Kunkel Barbershop extra; extra at basketball practice; drove Coach Dale’s car when filmed from a distance
Roger Kunkel Plumbing and heating business owner
Bill “Beck” Lane Co-owner of empty store that became feed-and-grain; the crew used this building for storage Barbershop extra
Elsie Lane Co-owner of feed-and-grain Extra
Linda Layton Restaurant owner
Christopher Lewellyn Husker stand-in; student extra
Wilma Lewellyn Postmaster Permanent extra
Jason Linton Kid extra with truck and dog
Dick Martin Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Mildred Martin Extra in street scene; permanent extra
Sarah Martin Kid extra in street scene
Vicki Martin Extra in street scene
Mike McCormick Insurance agent
Morris McCulloch Extra
Mary Ellen Meharry Permanent extra
Roy Meharry Extra at basketball practice; timekeeper at home games; restored old scoreboards for game scenes
Doris Mennen Extra in street scene; permanent extra
Glen Mennen Barbershop extra; extra at basketball practice; permanent extra
Don Miles
Ben Miller Phone company executive; owner of buildings used for barbershop and volunteer fire department Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Maxine Miller Permanent extra
Dorothy Newnum
Ora Newnum
Roger Newnum
Daryl Olin Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Matt Olin Extra
Wilberta “Batie” Olin Permanent extra
David Oppy Provided pigs for Cletus’s farm; barbershop extra
Joan Oppy Provided pigs for Cletus’s farm; extra
Pat Oppy
Sue Oppy
Joan Puckett
Laura Puckett Student extra
Dennis Rice Sheriff
Alma Rogers Retired teacher Extra at Nineveh
Onia Shoaf Town marshal
Maynard “Stub” Spencer Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Vivian Spencer Permanent extra
Bob Stephens Barbershop extra
Clarence Stephens Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Doris Stephens Permanent extra
Fannie Stephens
Jim Stephens Barbershop extra
Bill Swick Supplied old farm equipment; barbershop extra; extra at basketball practice; permanent extra
Bud Swick Barbershop extra; extra at basketball practice; permanent extra
Doris Swick Permanent extra
Martha Swick Permanent extra: Mrs. Purl
Bob Thayer
Hilary Thayer Extra in street scene
Rick Vaughn Adult extra with truck and dog
Richard Verhey
Bob Waldron Extra in street scene
Bob “Sparky” Watts Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Joan Watts Permanent extra
Virginia Waye Extra
Stan Whitehead Permanent extra
Harold Widmer Barbershop extra; permanent extra
Helen Widmer Extra in street scene; permanent extra
Howard Widmer
Mildred Young Leaf-raking extra
Permanent extras from New Richmond. Row 1: Bill Swick, Vivian Spencer, Mildred Martin, Doris Swick. Row 2: Martha Swick, Maxine Miller, Joan Watts, ?, Doris Mennen, Glen Mennen. Row 3: Maynard “Stub” Spencer, Robert “Sparky” Watts, Wilma Lewellyn, Mary Ellen Meharry, Doris Stephens, Clarence Stephens. Row 4: Dick Martin, Daryl Olin, Batie Olin.

Permanent extras from New Richmond. Row 1: Bill Swick, Vivian Spencer, Mildred Martin, Doris Swick. Row 2: Martha Swick, Maxine Miller, Joan Watts, ?, Doris Mennen, Glen Mennen. Row 3: Maynard “Stub” Spencer, Robert “Sparky” Watts, Wilma Lewellyn, Mary Ellen Meharry, Doris Stephens, Clarence Stephens. Row 4: Dick Martin, Daryl Olin, Batie Olin.

Knightstown Residents Who Were Involved with Hoosiers

Name Role in Film
Josephine Carter Permanent extra
Ed Dunsmore Reporter in Hickory gym
Eddie Hager Husker stand-in
Jeff Hamilton Pep band: director
Roger Hamilton Boy in Hickory gym in final scene
Kyle Hope Pep band: trombone
Brian Hulse Pep band: trumpet
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
Mark Jones Pep band: snare drum
Erikk Knapp Pep band: tuba
Chad Leakey Husker stand-in
Dick Leakey Reporter in Hickory gym
Sheri Lee
Alan Manche Hickory student
Jeff Maxwell Pep band: trumpet
Peg Mayhill Permanent extra
Scott Peyton Pep band: bass drum
Eric Rogers Hickory student
Rachel Rose Pep band: clarinet
Ron Smith Pep band: alto sax
Sheri Tinkle
Mike Wade Student extra
Ross Wells Pep band: baritone; Hickory student

In Memoriam

Name Role in Film Year of Death
John Robert Thompson Sheriff Finley 2016
Mike Dalzell Mayor Carl 2015
Robert Boyle Oolitic referee 2014
Tom Countryman Crane operator 2012
Fern Persons Opal Fleener 2012
Tom Carnegie P.A. announcer at state finals 2011
Dennis Hopper Shooter 2010
Ralph “Whitey” Shively Doc Buggins 2009
John Daly Executive producer 2008
C. Timothy O’Meara Film editor 2007
Jerry Goldsmith Soundtrack composer 2004
Ray Crowe South Bend coach (state finals) 2003
Sheb Wooley Principal Cletus Summers 2003
Kent Poole Hickory Husker Merle Webb 2003
Wil Dewitt Reverend Doty 2003
Hilliard Gates Radio announcer at state finals 1996
Bailey Robertson South Bend assistant coach (state finals) 1994