The PUHSD Hall of Fame will be inducting new members on Tuesday, December 19 at the Talking Stick Resort. Four of the inductees are former coaches and athletes from Maryvale. Those who wish to attend can purchase tickets here.
5:00-6:00 pm – A light Dinner & Drinks (cash bar)
6:00 pm Ceremony begins
Attire: Semi-formal (no jeans)
$50 each Individual ticket
$500 for a Table (10 seats)
Inductees and one guest of their choice are admitted at no charge (including dinner). REQUIRED to register in advance.
Requests to sit with certain people (not on the same registration form) can be made and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.
Deadline for registration is December 12th
NO registrations or payments will be accepted at the door. You must register in advance.
Jack Housley, class of 1977
Football and Wrestling athlete
High School: Four year varsity letterman; 2-time All-State Football and Arizona Co-Football player of the year 1976; State 4A Runner-up 193lb wrestling 1976; State 4A Undefeated Heavyweight Wrestling Champion 1977.
Jack graduated from Maryvale HS in 1977. He attended the University of Arizona, where he lettered all four years in football and graduated in 1981. Jack earned a Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Financial Management in 1986. He entered the US Navy after college, serving on the USS Bonefish (SS582) and John A Moore (FFG19) until 1990. In 1991 Jack began his ongoing 26+ year career with the Kroger Co. as a manufacturing engineer, facility manager and engineering group leader.
Jack resides in Hebron, KY with his wife of 33 years, Kathy. Jack and Kthy have three children: Kyle (attending Duke Law); Ryan (working at UPS); and Caitlin (a music teacher).
Kenny Hansen, class of 1967
High School: Three year varsity letterman, First team All-State 1967. Kenny was thought to be the best pitcher in Maryvale HS history in the 1960’s and also lettered in basketball two years, graduating in 1967.
Lettered four years in baseball at Arizona State University, one of the first freshmen to play in a varsity game in NCAA history under a new rule in 1968. 1969 National Champions under Coach Bobby Winkles. Threw second no-hitter in school history in 1970 vs. Oklahoma. Signed by Cincinnati Reds in 1971, played minor league baseball for fours years.
Kenny resides in Chandler, Z with his wife of 40 years, Barbara. They have one daughter – Jeanne, a supervisor with Oakwood Worldwide in Phoenix and two sons – Grady and Kenny II. Grady owns a State Farm agency in Chandler and Kenny II is a bartender at Bourbon Steak in Scottsdale. Kenny and Barbara have three granddaughters.
Coach: Girls Basketball, 1979-2003
Coach Osborn “Shack” Shackleford began coaching at Maryvale High School in 1973 until the present. Shack coached freshmen baseball, freshmen girls volleyball, jv/freshmen football, basketball, and varsity girls basketball from 1979-2003.
Coach Shackleford led the Lady Panthers to two state basketball titles in 1989 and 1990. Shack has coached in the Arizona Coaches Association All-Star games as a head coach and an assistant.
Coach Shackleford was the chair of the women’s basketball committee before retiring in 2003. He is currently serving on the executive board of the Arizona Coaches Hall of Fame.
Coach Wayne Kindall
Coach Wayne Kindall began his career as a teacher and coach for the District in 1964 at Maryvale High School. He started as a frosh basketball coach and in 1968 he became the Head Basketball Coach, a position he held for 16 years. During his tenure Coach Kindall built a very successful program. In 1972 Coach led the Panthers to the State Championship game where they defeated Mesa Westwood for the title. The Panthers returned to the title game the following year and lost to East High School for the runner-up title. Maryvale had beaten East that year 4 straight times before losing in the title game.
In 1980 Coach Kindall moved to Deer Valley High School as the English Chair and became that school’s first Head Basketball Coach. The school started with a JV program and by the time they had four classes, Coach led the Skyhawks to the Quarterfinals of the State tournament, in 1988 before losing to Tempe.
In 1988 Coach Kindall moved to Goldwater High School where he served as an Assistant Principal in charge of Athletics. Coach retired in 1992 but came back as a part time administrator for the next 7 years.
Upon retiring, Coach Kindall fulfilled his lifelong passion as an actor/singer and appeared in over 25 musicals in theatres across the Valley.
Coach is married to his wife, Kay and they have two children, Brad and DeeAnn and 6 grandchildren.
Rob Babcock, class of 1970
High School: Lettered in Basketball, 2 year starter on a team that featured every starter going on to play college basketball, and team ranked as high as #4 in the state, Rob was the only junior starter. Rob was named 1st team All-state in Basketball as a senior by the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette, as well as Phoenix Metro player of the year by Barry Sollenberger Basketball Magazine, named Honorable mention All-American by Scholastic Coach Magazine. Rob played on the North All-Star Team for previous inductee Royce Youree. Rob was coached by Jerry Waugh and fellow inductee Wayne Kindall in high school. Rob was inspired by his parents, who supported him in everything he did, as well as his two brothers, Pete Babcock and Dave Babcock, who both also worked in the NBA as coaches.
College: 4 year letterman at Grand Canyon College, played in National tournament in 1973 and 74. Rob graduated from Grand Canyon in 1974 and later earned a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from ASU in 1977. Rob began his teaching/coaching career at Paradise Valley high school in 1974, American School (Mexico City) in 1977, Greenway High School in 1979, and was the head basketball coach at Maryvale from 1980-83 (Southwest Coach of the year, 1982). From 1980-87, Rob was a part time scout with numerous NBA teams and also became the head basketball coach at Phoenix College in 1983. From 1987-92, Rob was the Director of Scouting for the Denver Nuggets, moving to the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1992-2004, working up to the position of Vice President of Player Personnel. In 2004, Rob became the General Manager of the Toronto Raptors for 2 years, then moved back to the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2006-2016, and eventually became the Vice President of Basketball Operations. Since 2016, Rob has been doing basketball consulting privately.
Rob has been married for 34 years to Laura, whom he credits as his biggest inspiration. Rob and Laura have two sons: Chris, a Player Development Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, and Nate, the Head Video Coordinator for the Brooklyn Nets. While they are younger than Rob, he is inspired by the drive and dedication that his sons display. Rob and Laura live in Portsmouth, RI.