Ottumwa Bulldogs Add Two to Hall of Fame

The 2023 Ottumwa Athletics Hall of Fame class has been announced, and includes Coach Frank Huston and Zack Thomas.

Coach Huston was a head softball coach for 53 years, including 46 years as the head coach of the Ottumwa Bulldogs. He was inducted into the Iowa Girls Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1993, and was the 1990 National High School Softball Coach of the Year, and holds a career record of 1853-508, second most nationally. Coach Huston led the Ottumwa Bulldogs to State Championships in 1976 and 1995.

Zack Thomas is a 2004 graduate of OHS, and was an outstanding athlete. Zack holds the school record for passing yards, touchdown throws, as well as the record for pass attempts and completions. Zack passed away in 2007.