Former Kansas State announcer Mitch Holthus, who has ties to McPherson, will be among 10 individuals to be inducted into the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame on Friday.
Johnson is married to the former Tami Johnson of McPherson and is the son-in-law of Evie and Willie Johnson.
Holthus was the Wildcats’ play-by-play announcer before becoming the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 2016 Hall of Fame class also includes former student-athletes Steve Anson (baseball), Michael Bishop (football), Dawn Cady (volleyball), Martin Gramatica (football), Max Moss (men’s basketball), Nicole Ohlde (women’s basketball), Sean Snyder (football), Connie Teaberry (track and field) and Kendra Wecker (women’s basketball).
“Following our re-launching of the Hall of Fame in 2013, we are excited to announce this year’s diverse group of 10 individuals and welcome them into the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Kenny Lannou, Assistant Athletics Director for Communications and K-State Athletics Hall of Fame Chairperson. “Each of these inductees has made a lasting impact on K-State Athletics and Kansas State University, and we look forward to welcome them back to Manhattan this winter for a special induction weekend.”
The class is the 11th in the history of the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame, including the charter class of 1990. Official induction ceremonies will take place on Friday before the inductees are recognized at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Ole Miss on the following day.