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Jerry Nikkel to be Enshrined in IHSAA Officials’ Hall of Fame

Former Pella Christian boys Head Basketball Coach and current Central College women’s Head Coach Jerry Nikkel will be inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame later this week – as an official. Nikkel already has a place in the Hall of Fame as a coach and will join a pair of wrestling greats on a very short list of those who have been selected to the Hall as both a coach and official.

He started as a football official in 1969, and has worked as a postseason official every year since 1983, including four championship contests. Nikkel will be recognized alongside six other officials during halftime of the Class 2-A boys championship game of the state tournament in Des Moines on Friday.