ST. JOSEPH, MO. – The Central High Athletic Department is excited to announce the 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Class. This year’s class includes Mr. Nick Hegarty – Tennis, Mr. Mike Hill – Football, Mrs. Carly Lee -Moss – Basketball, the 1993 Men’s Golf Team and the 1994 Men’s Golf Team. The Induction ceremony is scheduled at halftime of the Varsity Basketball game vs. Staley on Friday, February 15, 2019, in the Coliseum at Central High School.
Mr. Nick Hegarty – Class of 2003
While at Central, Mr. Hegarty became one of the greatest tennis players in school history. Nick anchored the Central tennis team for four years. He earned All-City, All-District and All-State honors all four years. He won multiple district championships, finishing 2nd in the state as a sophomore and winning the state championship his senior season. Hegarty finished a combined perfect, 32-0 as a senior, setting two MSHSAA tennis records; winning percentage in a season (100%) and wins in a season (25). Those records still stand today. Nick also competed on the national level during his high school career, earning the #1 ranked player in the five state Missouri Valley region and career best ranking, #27 in the country.
After graduation, Mr. Hegarty went on to play college tennis at Arizona State University. While at ASU, Nick was part of the Sun Devils’ 2004 NCAA Sweet 16 team and was named to the Pac 10 All-Academic Team. Currently, Mr. Hegarty is Director of High Performance at the Elite Squad Tennis Club in Overland Park, Kansas.
Nick and his wife, Caroline, live in Prairie Village, Kansas, and are expecting their first child in June.
Mr. Mike Hill – Class of 2008
While at Central, Mike Hill solidified himself as one of the most dominant running backs to ever step on Noyes Field for the Indians. Mr. Hill earned All-City honors (2-years), All-Conference (2-years) and was named to the MSHSAA All-State First Team as a senior. He also received honors on the defensive side of the ball where he was an All-City and All-Conference Linebacker. Mike earned the respect of his teammates and coaches being named a team captain for his junior and senior seasons. Mr. Hill also
excelled in track and field for three years, earning All-City one year.
After graduation, Mike attended Missouri Western where he became one of, if not the greatest, running backs in Missouri Western history. In 2012, Hill finished the year as the single season rushing leader at all NCAA levels (Division 1, 2 and 3), rushing for 2168 yards, and leading the Griffons to the MIAA Championship and NCAA Quarterfinals. For his accomplishments, Mike was named the Division 2 Offensive Player of the Year and Harlon Hill runner up. The Harlon Hill is Division 2’s Heisman
Trophy. Following the season, Hill was invited to the senior bowl where he rushed for 148 yards on 12 carriers, scored two touchdowns, and was named the Senior Bowl MVP.
Hill went on to play for 6 different NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. His Indianapolis Colts team won the Division, and advanced to the AFC Championship game where they lost to the New England Patriots.
Mike and his wife Kaleigh reside in St. Joseph with their son Kaden.
Mrs. Carly Lee-Moss – Class of 2000
While at Central, Mrs. Lee-Moss was a two-sport super star athlete in basketball and track. Heralded as one of the best basketball players to wear a Central uniform, Carly earned All-City honors all 4 years, AllDistrict – 3 years, All-Conference – 3 years, All-Area 3-years, and was named to the All-State team in 1999 and 2000. During her 4 years, she scored 1,308 points (currently ranks 3rd all-time) and pulled down 837 rebounds (currently ranks 2nd all-time). Her 1998-99 Central team won the District and Sectional Championships. Following her senior season, Carly was selected to the NW Missouri All-Star team and the State of Missouri All Star Game.
As a member of the Central track team, Carly participated in the Shot and Disc. She lettered all 4 years, earning All-City (3-years), All-District (3-years), All-Conference (3-years) and All-Sectional (2-years). Carly still holds the Central record in the Discus at 114 ft 6 inches.
After graduation, Carly played for the Griffons at Missouri Western. A three-year starter, she was part of four 20+ win seasons where her teams won two MIAA Championships and went to four consecutive NCAA Regional tournaments. Carly still holds the single game record for 3-pointers made with seven. Following her playing career, she served as an Assistant Coach at Missouri Western for 5 years under Josh Keister and Lynn Plett.
Carly married Ty Moss, and has two children, daughter Tatum and son Talin.
Class of 1993 Men’s Golf Team
The Class of 1993 men’s golf team, following in the footsteps of the ’92 Hall of Fame team, made it “Back to Back” State Championships for the Indians. Central defeated runner-up Rockhurst, 615-616, to secure the state championship and avenge the only loss on the season. Central won every team event entered, including the District 8 title. The Indians suffered their only defeat at the Kansas City Country Club to runner-up Rockhurst. At the State Championship in Columbia, Missouri, the Indians were led by Kyle Sinclair (4th Individually), Rob Verbeck (8th Individually), Patrick Brock (35th Individually), Chris McCan and Craig Sinclair.
Class of 1994 Men’s Golf Team
The Class of 1994 men’s golf team, following in the footsteps of the ’92 and ‘93 Hall of Fame teams, made it a “Three Peat” for Central golf. The Indians three straight state championships ties the MSHSAA record of three consecutive state titles set by Columbia Hickman. The Indians finished the regular season with 9-1 record and took first place in three of six tournaments. Central also earned its third straight District Championship. At the State Championship in Columbia, Missouri, the Indians were led by Rob Verbeck, Craig Sinclair, Adam McClure, David Haasis and Baker Haasis.
— Central High School Press Release —-