A continuation of the first annual Eastern Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. During the 2021-2022 School Year, school administrators and the Eastern Athletic Department started an Eastern Athletic Hall of Fame. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor Eastern coaches, athletes, or contributors to athletic programming. The Hall of Fame Committee and Eastern High School is honored to announce the second and final 2022 inductee into the Hall of Fame: Coach Howie Caldwell 

Along with Coach Caldwell the Athletic Department honored our 2001 State Qualifying Men's Basketball Team.  Members of this team have gone on to make major contributions to this community and many others both on the court and off.   We were proud to honor and show our appreciation for the members of this outstanding team, who gave us so many great memories.

 Players and coaches from this great team include:

Players: Joe Brown, Josh Kehl, Chad Nelson, Matt Simpson, Brad Brannon, Garrett Karr, Alex Simpson, Chris Lyons, Brent Buckley, Jason Kimes, Jeremy Shanks (his family may be here in his memory), Brandon Werry, Nathan Grubb, Alex Simpson, Derek Baum, and Robbie Cross

Assistant Coaches: Billy Sheppard and Tim Simpson

Head Coach, Howie Caldwell.

Howie Caldwell was an employee of Eastern Local School District from 2000 to 2012. In that time, he taught high school English and coached volleyball and boys basketball. 

During his time as Volleyball Coach from 2002 until 2012, Howie was Tri-Valley Coach of the Year for eight years. In those 11 seasons, he led his team to nine TVC Championships, 11 Sectional Championships, eight District Championships, one Regional Championship, and one appearance in the State Final Four. Howie was the Boys Basketball Head Coach for 12 seasons from 2000 to 2011. In that time, he was five time TVC Coach of the Year and secured five TVC Championships, 10 Sectional Championships, four District Championships, one Regional Championship, and one appearance in the State Final Four. In addition to the team accolades, Howie was Division 4 Coach of the Year for basketball in 2004 and 2010.