Tempe All-City Hall of Fame

In baseball, Anthony played second base for the Chargers during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Anthony had a .406 batting average at McClintock, and he also had a .952 fielding percentage. Anthony’s baseball honors include: All-Arizona, All-State, All-League, and All-City.

In addition, provided there was not a conflict with baseball, Anthony also competed in track during his senior year. Anthony won both the 100 and 200 meters at the City meet, and he also qualified for the State meet in the 100 meters and 4x100 meter relay.

Following graduation from McClintock, Anthony starred at Arizona State University as a cornerback from 1984 through 1987. During his career at ASU, Anthony played opposite to fellow ASU teammate, Eric Allen, and Anthony and Eric Allen are still considered one of the best cornerback-tandems ever to play for the Sun Devils.

Anthony also excelled as a punt returner for ASU. Prior to suffering a knee-injury during his senior season, Anthony was leading the nation with an average of more than 21 yards per punt return.

Anthony played on the Sun Devils’ 1987 Rose Bowl championship team. He was also selected to ASU’s All-Decade Team for the 1980’s.

Anthony went on to play professional football, including one season in the World Football League, and nine seasons in the NFL. Anthony had 15 career interceptions during his NFL career, including seven interception-returns for touchdowns. Anthony still holds a NFL record of being the only player to score a defensive touchdown in three, consecutive games.

Following his professional football career, Anthony operated a local athletic-training business. He also coached the defensive backs at Hamilton High School in Chandler for 11 years, where his two sons, Colin Parker and Cedric Parker, starred. During Anthony’s tenure at Hamilton, the Huskies won five State championships, and they were State runner-up twice.

Coach Dave Vibber graduated from Alma High School in Michigan in 1972. He attended Grand Rapids Junior College before graduating from Alma College. While still in Michigan, Coach Vibber started his career as an educator and coach, working there for three years before moving to Arizona.

In 1979, Coach Vibber took a job at Corona del Sol High School, where he taught physical education and coached wrestling, track and field and football until he retired in 2009. Coach Vibber then taught physical education and served as the athletic director at Madison Meadows Middle School until 2014.

During Coach Vibber’s career at Corona, he led the Aztecs to three State wrestling championships and his teams also finished as State runners-up twice. His teams won a total of 419 dual wrestling meets and he coached six high school National champion wrestlers, eight high school All-Americans, 25 individual State champions, 22 State runners-up and over 50 All-State, All-Region and All-City wrestlers. In 1991, Coach Vibber’s team also received the AIA Team Scholar Athlete Award.

Coach Vibber’s track and field teams also enjoyed success as his Aztecs won a State championship and were twice State runners-up.

Coach Vibber has been recognized for his coaching ability and success. He was named the Cox 7/AIA Everyday Heroes “Coach of the Year” (2009). In 2009, he was also named the National Wrestling Coaches Association Arizona Coach of the Year, as well as the Arizona Republic/Tribune Newspapers Wrestling Coach of the Year. In 2010, Coach Vibber was inducted into the Arizona High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Dave Vibber

Ron Davini graduated from Arizona State University 1967. That year, he played on the National Championship team as a catcher, earning MVP of the College World Series. Coach Davini is in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s college section in Cooperstown.

Coach Davini served for 34 years in the Tempe Union High School District as an educator and coach. He was the head baseball coach at Corona Del Sol from 1977-2005, earning the Aztecs a State Championship in 1993. He was an assistant baseball coach at McClintock for six years, an assistant at Chaparral for six years and head coach at Tempe Prep Academy for two years. While at Corona, he was selected Teacher of the Year in 1991-92, won the Tempe Diablo Award in PE in 1995 and was selected NHSCA Baseball Coach of the Year in 2005. Coach Davini is Executive Director of the National High Schools Baseball Coaches Association.

In 1995, Coach Davini was selected as one of the Top 60 Teachers in America by Walt Disney Productions and his video profile was shown on the Disney Channel.

Since 1992, Coach Davini has been a part of USA Baseball. As a coach with USA Baseball, Coach Davini participated in three gold-medal games, including the Youth National Baseball team’s World Championship victory in 2003. In 1997, he was selected as the USA National Amateur Baseball Coach of the Year.

In 2001, he was inducted into the Arizona Coaches Association and the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. In 2008, Coach Davini was inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Ed attended Tempe High School from 1973 to 1977, where he starred in football, basketball and track.  In Football he helped Tempe gain a state playoff birth his senior season and received All State honors as a defensive end.  On the basketball team he lead the team to a playoff birth and was selected to play in the Arizona State All Star Basketball Game. Ed placed in the shot put at the State Meet in his senior season.

Receiving a scholarship to Northern Arizona University, Ed became a 1st Team All-American linebacker, honored by ABC-TV as defensive player of the game vs Reno-Nevada.  Ed was Big Sky player of the week in 1977, 78 and 79 and led the team in quarterback sacks in 1979.  Northern Arizona was ranked 5th nationally and won the Big Sky Championship during Ed’s senior year.

Ed was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and played both inside and outside linebacker.  As a member of the 1981 Championship team, Ed won a Super Bowl ring.  He also played with the Miami Dolphins and finished his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After his career as a professional football player Ed moved back to the valley, coaching youth football and little league baseball for three years in the Mesa area as a volunteer. He also worked local football camps and clinics for youth football.

Ed's daughter Tasha was a track star at Dobson and ASU in shot put and discus and his son Ed Jr. played baseball at Scottsdale Community College. He and his wife Judy also raised Adrienne, Cassandra, and Logan. He and his entire family have been a positive force in our community for many years.

Jim Warne attended Tempe High School from 1978 to 1982 and was a five-sport athlete, participating in football, wrestling, track & field, baseball, and power lifting. His accomplishments include…

Jim earned a scholarship to Arizona State University and was a member of an All-Arizona line known as one of the best in collegiate history. All five members played professional football and Jim was an All-PAC 10 tackle on the 1987 Rose Bowl team that defeated Michigan.

He completed his BS at ASU and earned a MS from San Diego State University. Born in the Oglala Lakota Nation, Jim currently is the Community Engagement Director at the University of South Dakota, Stanford School of Medicine. From 1993-2015 he administered continuing Education programs for San Diego State University. He has written $40 million in grants for several universities and Tribal Nations.

As president of his company, Warrior Society Development, Jim is an experienced motivational speaker. With experience in professional football, acting, film production, tribal advocacy, continuing education, organizational and grant development, thousands of kids have participated in his Youth Athletic & Life Skills Camps. He produced and wrote ‘7th Generation’, an award-winning documentary currently available on Amazon Prime and Xfinity.

Ashley Hansen attended Corona del Sol High School from 2004-2008 and was a two-sport athlete, competing in Volleyball and Softball. Ashley’s accomplishments include:

Ashley also served as Student Body President and Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook during her senior year at Corona.

Ashley earned a softball scholarship to Stanford University where she led her team to two Super Regional appearances (2009, 2011).

After graduating from Stanford with a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering, Ashley pursued a career in the Silicon Valley tech industry. Currently, she works as the Head of Business Operations at Google Fiber and resides in Salt Lake City with her husband, Nolan Church, and son, Kevin.

Scooter attended Corona del Sol from 1981 - 1985, where he starred in football, basketball, and baseball. His accomplishments include…

As quarterback at Phoenix Community College in 1985 and 1986, he let them to a National ranking of #2 in 1985 and #3 in 1986. In 1986 he was named to 1st Team All-Arizona Community College and Honorable Mention All-American teams. He was named to the Phoenix College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Phoenix College Hall of Fame in 2013.

In 1987 and 1988 he played quarterback for Colorado State University, where he threw for 5400 yards and 27 touchdowns. During his junior year he led the nation in passing yards for all underclassmen. Scooter held the CSU record of most single-game passing yards - 449 against Hawaii in 1987 - for 31 years.

After graduation Scooter played in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Giants. He also played in several other leagues until retirement.

In 2001 he began his coaching career in Arizona as an assistant coach at Brophy Prep and was named their head coach in 2005, staying through the 2017 season. During his tenure, the Broncos went to the state finals three times and won the State Championship in 2005 and 2007, the state semi-finals five times, and the state quarter-finals 12 out of 13 years. Over 40 of his players played at Division 1 football programs and 15 played for Ivy League schools.

His coaching honors include:

Coach Molander was also honored with the “Frank Kush” Lifetime Achievement Award” from the National Football Foundation, Phoenix Chapter in 2018.

Currently head coach at Eastmark High School in Queen Creek, Arizona, coach Molander and his wife live with their three children (Hanna, Miles, and Mack) in the East Valley.

Tim McBurney attended Tempe High School, where he lettered in Track & Cross Country and still holds the school record for the 800, set as a senior in 1966.

Tim has 47 years experience - most at Tempe High School - teaching Physical Education and coaching wrestling, track, and football. He started as an assistant coach for football, wrestling, and track in 1971.

He was the Head Football Coach from 1990-2001, winning the state championship in 1996. He was the Head Coach for Track & Field from 1980-2001.

Tim served as Head Football Coach at Basha High School from 2002-2010 and also Head Track & Field Coach between 2002-2007.

His coaching honors include:

Coach McBurney, along with his wife of 34 years - Joyce, have raised three sons, Shawn Shane, and Ryan. His family continues to grow with the addition of two daughters-in-law - Karly and Kaitlin -  and his grandson Cole.

Nicole attended Mountain Pointe from 1996-2000, where she starred in basketball, badminton, tennis, and track.

She was selected All-City, All-Conference, and All-State in all four years she played basketball at Mountain Pointe. She was twice named as Arizona Player of the Year and was the Arizona Republic’s Player of the Century. In 2000 Nicole was selected to and played in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School All-American Team. She was also included in Parade Magazine’s First Team All-American High School team.

She earned PAC-10 All-Conference honors all four years she played for the Stanford University basketball team, was twice named PAC-10 Conference Player of the Year, and named PAC-10 Conference Tournament MVP three times. She was a three-time finalist for College Player of the Year.

In 2004 Nicole was the #3 pick in the 2004 WNBA draft and played for 11 years. She won a WNBA Championship with the Sacramento Monarchs in 2005 and a WNBA All-Star in 2009.

Following her professional basketball career, Nicole became an assistant coach at Gonzaga University, then at University of Oregon. In 2017 she bacame the head coach of the Grand Canyon University women’s basketball team and is now Head Coach at University of California at Riverside.

Sara Slattery (Gorton) was a 10-time Arizona State Champion in Cross Country and Track and Field and was the US Junior Champion in the 3K and the Junior Pan American Champion in 1999. Sara also made the Jr. World Cross-Country Championships that same year. She went on to compete at the University of Colorado.

At Colorado, she was a 10-time All-American and a two-time NCAA champion, winning the 2003 Indoor 5,000-meter run and the 2005 Outdoor 10,000-meter run. Sara was the CU record holder in the indoor mile (4:40.35), the indoor 3,000 (9:07.16) and the outdoor 5,000 (15:24.97). She helped CU to its first national championship in women’s cross country in 2000 (as a freshman) and led CU to its second crown as a senior in 2004. She was inducted to the CU Athlete Hall of Fame in 2016.

Sara went on to have a successful professional career. In 2006 she won the Bolder Boulder and is the last American Woman to win the race. In 2007, she was the Pan American Games Champion in the 10k and was the alternate for the Olympic team in the 5k in 2008. She has personal records of 4:32 for the mile, 8:57 for 3K, 15:08 for 5K and 31:57 for 10K. She is also the 2013 World Eliptigo Champion.

In 2015, she became the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country team for Grand Canyon University and is one of the few women in the NCAA coaching both men’s and women’s teams. She and her husband Steve Slattery (former professional runner) live in Paradise Valley, Arizona with their two children Steven and Cali.

After high school graduation, Dr. Battle received basketball and track & field scholarships to ASU. She was an NCAA All-American and competed in the 1984 Track & Field Olympic Trials. Completing her B.A., M.Ed., And Ed. D at ASU, she then published ‘Trust in Leadership’ and co-authored ‘The Principal as Student Advocate’ in September 2011.

Dr. Battle served the Tempe Union High School District for 33 years. While a high school teacher for twelve years, she coached volleyball, basketball, softball, track & field, and cross-country. She also sponsored many student clubs.

She was Tempe High School’s principle from 2002 to 2006 and from 2006 to 2014 she was principle of Desert Vista High School.

After this time she became the Assistant Superintendent of Operations and supervised the Alternative to Discipline program, student affairs, athletics/activities, safety, transportation, maintenance, and the sustainability department.

Following her service to the Tempe Union High School District, Dr. Battle served as Head of Schools (Superintendent) at ASU Preparatory Academy. Currently she serves as the Superintendent of Casa Grande Union High School District.

She has a strong track record of developing school leadership and establishing a culture of ‘Excellence through Performance’ in pursuit of post-secondary opportunities for every student.

Ann Pierson (formerly Ann Rowan) attended McClintock High School from 1984 - 1987 and excelled in several sports. She was All-City and All-Region in softball and All-City, All-Region, and All-State in both volleyball and basketball.

After graduation, Ann was a four-year starter at shortstop on the ASU softball team, where she received All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors. In 2006 she was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame and in 2018 into the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame.

Ann went on to star on the U.S.A. Softball team, earning gold medals in the 1991 and 1995 Pan American Games. In 1993 she led the U.S.A. to a gold medal in the World Cup. At the Olympic Festivals she earned a gold metal in 1991, and silver medals in 1992, 1994, and 1995. She was a four-time ASA All-American.

Serving as an assistant softball coach at Arizona State from 1994 - 2001, Ann became head coach at Grand Canyon University in 2002 and remained there until her retirement following the 2021 season. During her tenure, GCU won over 500 games and she coached seven Academic National Championship teams.

In 2022 Ann Pierson resides in Chandler, Arizona with her husband and their daughter. At Queen Creek High School, she serves an assistant softball coach and college/career counselor.

Nathan Nutter attended Corona del Sol from 1990-1994, competing in track & field, cross country, and basketball. He graduated in the top 3% of his class and won a team state cross country championship, along with three individual state cross country and track titles. Nathan was the 1994 Gatorade State Track Athlete of the Year, along with winning our Excellence Award  that year. He also qualified for the Jr. World Cross-Country Championships in 1994.

Nathan competed in cross-country and track at Stanford, graduating in 1999 in Mechanical Engineering. While there he was a 7-time All-American, 3-time Academic All-American, and won the NCAA Championship 10,000-meter run in 1999. He helped Stanford win two men’s cross-country titles and competed professionally for two years after graduating.

Since that time he has used his Mechanical Engineering degree to consult with many municipalities - including Tempe - around the world, on water resources management and wastewater systems.

Nathan remains active in distance sports - 2016 AZ Ironman finisher and 2021 Leadville 100 pacer. He does as much weekend adventuring as possible with his daughters - Rachel, and Abigail - and has made a 9-day, 100 mile hike along the John Muir Trail.

His current service work includes active involvement with his church and serving on the board of Mountain Meadow Ranch - a kids camp in Christopher Creek, AZ.

Jason  attended McClintock from 1987-1990 and starred in football and track and field. Playing linebacker and tight end, he helped lead the Chargers to a State Championship and received All-City, All-Conference, and All-State recognition. In track and field, he competed in the shot put and discus and placed second in the discus at the State track meet his senior year.

A walk-on football player at Arizona State, he earned a scholarship while playing inside linebacker for the Sun Devils. During his senior year he led the Pac-10 in tackles and was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl, and the Blue/Grey game. Academically, he received the Sun Angel Chairman’s Award, the Maroon and Gold Scholar Athlete award, and was First-team Academic All-PAC-10 member.

Jason was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1995 NFL Draft and ultimately played 16 seasons in the NFL as a linebacker and long snapper. During his career he played in two Super Bowls - for the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints - and also played for the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.

Since his NFL career, Jason has concentrated on his business - Press Coffee, an Arizona-based coffee enterprise - and the Press On Charities.

Jason and his wife Kaile, with their children Khloe and Quinn, reside in the Phoenix area.

Art Greathouse attended McClintock High School from 1982-1986, where he starred in football and track. He lettered in track for three years, running the 100 and 200 meters, plus anchored the 4x100 relay team during the 1984-85 seasons.

In football Art played defensive back and tailback and is still the all-time leading rusher at McClintock High. He received numerous honors at running back, including All-Conference, All-City, All-State, and All-American - helping to lead the Chargers to the #6 ranking in the country. He had 338 all-purpose yards in one half against #2 ranked Marcos de Niza and is one of only two Chargers to score six touchdowns in a game.

Art went on to star for the University of Arizona Wildcats, receiving Freshman All-American recognition, then All-PAC 10 honors in 1988. He scored 17 touchdowns and ran for 2912 yards with the Wildcats. He played professional ball with the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Rattlers, completing his athletic career in 1993.

Since leaving football he has owned the Native Grill & Wings and worked as a real estate agent and investor. Throughout his life he continues to give back through his philanthropic affiliation with Pop Warner and Omega Psi Phi.

Art currently resides in Phoenix along with his wife Cynthia and two children (AJ III and Jasmine).