TriCounty Community Guide 50 Greatest Sports Figures in the Tri-County - Page 11

Teel Bruner Bruner After starring at Laurel County High School, Jack Casteel “Teel” Bruner was a three-time All-CAC honoree and an All-American selection in 1984 (AFCA ad Associated Press) and 1985 (AFCA) while at Centre College. He tied an NCAA Division III single-game record with fi ve interceptions in a 1984 game against Rose-Hulman. He had a single-season league record 11 interceptions in 1985 and fi nished his career with 20 interceptions (tied for second in conference history). He was elected to the Division III College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. He is a former head coach for Prairie High School’s varsity basketball team and currently the defensive coordinator for Prairie High’s football team. Coach Bruner has won two state titles in the 1A Division 1 classifi cation during his basketball coaching tenure. Bruner’s defensive abilities helped lead Prairie to a 2-2 record in the Idaho 1A State Championship Game. In the 2014-15 seasons, Bruner alongside Head Coach Ryan Hasselstrom and assistant coaches Ron Sigler and Matt Elven lead the Prairie Pirates football team to 23 straight wins, tying a school record previously set in 2008-09 (Both times their loss ended up being in the State Championship game). Jim Campbell Campbell Campbell graduated from Williamsburg in 1985 after turning in an impressive career as the Yellow Jackets’ place kicker. He then played for Eastern Kentucky University and graduated in 1990. He converted 41 of 60 fi eld goal attempts as a Colonel and fi nished with 229 career points for EKU. He signed with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings 1990 and in the spring of 1991 he was drafted by the Birmingham Fire. 50 GREATEST SPORTS FIGURES | 11