The Keyser High School Athletic Hall of Fame is conducting its 14th Induction on September 15 and 16. At the varsity football game against Weir on Friday evening, the inductees will be introduced prior to the game at approximately 6:20 p.m. The Induction Banquet will be held on Saturday at the Keyser Moose Lodge 662, South Mineral Street, Keyser, with Coach Jim Broome as master of ceremonies.

The Keyser High School Athletic Hall of Fame is conducting its 14th Induction on September 15 and 16.  At the varsity football game against Weir on Friday evening, the inductees will be introduced prior to the game at approximately 6:20 p.m.  The Induction Banquet will be held on Saturday at the Keyser Moose Lodge 662, South Mineral Street, Keyser, with Coach Jim Broome as master of ceremonies.
    This year’s induction class includes 3 individual athlete inductees and three teams, as well as a contributor and an honored coach of the year.
    The individual inductees are:  Jason Redman, Class of 1993; Jarran Shockley, Class of 2005; and Phillip “MJ” Twyman, Class of 2005.  The three teams are:  1989 cheerleading squad; 1999-2000 football team; and the 2000-2001 football team.  Being honored as a contributor is Delores “Dee” Self.  Coach of the Year honors are being extended to Coach Scott Furey.
Individuals:
Jason Redman
Class of 1993, Football, Track, Wrestling
    Jason was a 3-sport performer and a 4-time varsity letterman for the Golden Tornado.  After enduring some of the leanest years in KHS football history in grades 9-11, Jason helped turn around the KHS football program for good as he anchored both sides of the line in leading KHS to a 6-4 season his senior year, culminating in a 34-14 thrashing of Frankfort in the Mineral Bowl.  That led to a unanimous All-Area selection and an invitation to play in the prestigious North-South Football Class.  He then made his way to Frostburg State University where he started at defensive tackle for two years and help to lead them to their only NCAA playoff win in football to this day.  While he only wrestled during his senior year, Jason was dominant on the mat.  His triple-OT AAA Regional victory against former Washington Redskins offensive tackle, Derek Smith, of Jefferson remains to some, one of the best heavyweight matches they’ve ever seen.  This was the longest match in tournament history at the time.  The match propelled Redman to the State Tournament where he earned AAA All-State honor.  In track and field, Jason used his amazing strength to earn AAA All-State honors in both his junior and senior years in both the shot put and discus.  In additional to his on-the-field prowess, Jason truly excelled in the weight room.  He is still the United State Powerlifting Federation (USPF) West Virginia State record-holder in the squat with a lift of 650 pounds and the combined lift (bench, squat, deadlift) with a total of 1488 pounds.  Thanks to those accomplishments, he was named to the BFS Football 3rd Team All-American Team as a junior and 2nd team All-American his senior year.
Jarran Shockley
Class of 2005, Track, Cheer
    Jarran may be one of the most dynamic athletes in Keyser High School’s illustrious history.  He was a 6’1” 220-pound gymnast built like an NFL linebacker.  But, he could do any flip you like, run on a spring relay team, and be the best hurdler in the state…..twice.  As the centerpiece of the KHS cheer squad from 2002-2005, Jarran’s aerial acrobatics and toe-touches alone captivated crowds who thought they came to watch a basketball game, but left talking about that amazing athlete that performed during time outs!  But, more than that, his competition squads dominated their opponents for four straight years, as they were crowned PVS champions all four years of his career, Regional champions for three years, and Regional runner-up once, allowing them to make a trip to the state tournament in Charleston for three straight year.  While he was helping bring positive vibes to the masses on the cheer squad, Shockley transformed in a machine on the track.  A natural-born hurdler with flawless form, he was the back-to-back state champion in the 110m high hurdle event his junior and senior years.  He also qualified for the state meet in that same event as a sophomore and just missed making the finals.  In addition to his state championships, Jarran helped the 4x100m relay teams to All-State performances as a junior and a senior, and he qualified for the finals of the 100m dash his senior year as well.
Phillip “MJ” Twyman
Class of 2005, Football, Track
    “MJ” Twman was a 2-sport juggernaut at Keyser High School.  His mixture of “grown man” strength, uncanny instincts, and deceptive speed made him one of the most dominant football players in KHS football history.  He was named WV 1st team AA All-State in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.  He was named Area Offensive Player of the Year as a senior as he ran for 1,234 yards on 169 carries (7.3 years per carry) and scored 19 touchdowns.  A third of those touchdowns came in a record-breaking performance against Beall, as he ran over, around, and through the Mountaineers to the tune of 263 yards, and a (then) school-record 6 touchdowns.  As unstoppable as he was on offense, his true value to the Golden Tornado was as a defensive end.  He forced opponents to simply run away from him and thus, singlehandedly cut the field in half.  This caused his defensive stats to be a lot lower than you would expect, but, trust us, EVERYONE on the opposing offense was aware of where MJ was, and they made a point to go the other way.  After leading KHS deep into the playoffs for three years, including a trip to the semi-finals, MJ took his talents to Fairmont State University, where he played linebacker and defensive end for five years.  As a member of the KHS track and field teams, Twyman was just as dominant in the throws, as he qualified for the state meet in the shot put as a sophomore and in the discus in both his junior and senior years.  MJ was state runner-up in the shot put as a senior and was crowned state champion in the event during his magical senior year with a heave of 50’11”.
Teams:
1989 Cheerleaders
This group of ladies was the first Keyser High cheerleading squad to win the regionals and qualify for the state tournament.  They were coached by Connie (Whitmore) Kesecker and Shirley “Catty” Coleman.  The ladies on this cheer squad were Laura (Whitmore) Holland, Shanette Crenell, Debbie (Fazenbaker) Nalini, Bridgette Bosley, Missi (House) Bess, Kelly (Thomas) Stanislawczyk, Gina (Newhouse) McCann, Melanie (Miller) Williams, Lisa Sidley, Tonya Twigg, Paula (Fazenbaker) Raese, and Tisha (Cosner) Coffin.
1999 Football Team
    This Keyser High team was the first football team in school history to earn a playoff berth in the AAA category.   Their regular season record was 8-2.  They lost a close one to Martinsburg by a score of just 13-6 and lost two weeks later to Musselman 29-14.  In that first historical AAA playoff game, they lost to a tough R. C. Byrd team in Clarksburg by a score of 20-10, ending their season at 8-3.  This Tornado team outscored opponents 295-131, and was undoubtedly one of the toughest Keyser gridiron teams to date, especially playing at the AAA level and being one of the smallest schools in that category.


2000 Football Team
    The KHS 2000 football team had the heart, desire, and work ethic to carry on the success that began the previous year.   With the 1999 team setting the tone, both on and off the field, the 2000 team continued the journey of bringing back the winning tradition of the Golden Tornado.  Despite being the smallest WV AAA school, they earned an overall record of 9-2, were PVC Champions, and, once again, earned a WV AAA playoff berth.  This team was the first Keyser High football team since the 1969 AA State Champs to win at least 9 regular season games.  They were the first and only KHS AAA football team to win 9 regular season games.  Their only regular season loss was to Martinsburg at a 21-7 score.  Once again, they encountered the R. C. Byrd team in the first round of the playoffs, losing 14-0.    This Tornado team outscored its opponents 274-122.  
Contributor:
Delores “Dee” Self
Coach “Dee” Self is being recognized for her contributions to the bowling program, which she has coached for almost 18 years.  Although bowling is not a recognized sport with the WSSAC, “Dee” sees it as a great opportunity for many students who, in her words, “aren’t big enough to play football or tall enough to play basketball.”  Being a bowler herself for 30 years, she believes it builds good relationships and skills.    At KHS, she has had 12 season champions.  In 2001-2002, Keyser High was the first WV school to ever have an actual and adjusted showcase winner (through the girls team).   Coach Self resides in Keyser with her husband, Jay.  They are the parents of two daughters and four grandsons.

Coach of the Year Award:
Scott Furey
The Coach of the Year Award is given to a current Keyser High School coach who in the previous year guided his or her team to excellence.  Coach Scott Furey has coached boys track and field since 1999, and has been the head coach since 2005.  His overall record is 1,234-163-2, for a .882 pct.  He has guided his team to state championships in 2009 and 2016.  They were state runners-up in 2010; placed 3rd in 2011; and placed 4th in 2014 and 2015.    In just 13 seasons, his teams have won the regional championship seven times, the PVC championship eleven times (consecutively since 2008), and have won the team AMAC championship six times.  Additionally, Coach Furey has had 25 state championships in individual and relay events since 2005 and 18 state runners-up.  Thirty-two of his athletes have won state championships since 2005, with 70 athletes named All-State since 2005.  In 2015, he was named WVSSAC State Track and Field Coach of the Year.  Coach Furey resides in Keyser with his wife and three sons.