Windsor High School announces 2018 Hall of Fame class
February 14, 2018
Windsor High School will welcome its six newest members of the school's hall of fame, the school announced in a news release earlier this week.
Its seventh class includes five former Windsor athletes and one educator.
The group includes Gene Ehrlich and Erich, Nicholas, Natalyn and Sandi Cumings and Murray Kula.
Gene is a 1965 Windsor graduate and his son, Erich, is a 1992 graduate. They will both be recognized as Legacy Award recipients.
Nicholas Cumings is a 1997 graduate. His sister Natalyn, a 2002 graduate, and Nicholas' wife Sandi is a former Wizards softball coach and current high school Spanish teacher. Nicholas and Natalyn will go into the hall as athletes, while Sandi will go in as a coach.
Kula is longtime Windsor educator, coach. He's a Greeley native who died May 7 after battling a rapidly progressive brain disease.
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Kula will be recognized as the first recipient of the "Spirit of the Wizard Award," which symbolizes excellence and commitment in athletics and in the community. The honor will from now on be referred to as the Murray Kula Award.
The induction ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. April 25 at the Pelican Lakes Banquet Room, 1600 Pelican Lakes Point, in Windsor. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Hall of Fame organizer Jenelle Duvall at (970) 686-8100 ext. 3635 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gene Ehrlich coached football for 14 years at Windsor and was a coach on the 1993 state championship team.
Erich excelled in football, basketball and track. In football, he was an all-conference linebacker and tight end his junior and senior seasons and was named the Class 4A Tri-Valley Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.
Nicholas Cumings excelled in track and cross country. He won 4A individual titles in 1995 and '96 and helped his team win team titles those same years. He was named the Weld County Athlete of the Year three years and was named to the all-conference and all-state teams all four years,
Natalyn Cumings excelled in softball, basketball, soccer and track. She was all-conference in soccer all four years, three years in softball, and two in track and basketball. During her senior basketball season, she was named to the 4A all-state team.
Sandi Cumings is Windsor's most successful softball coach. During her 12-year career as the varsity head coach, she earned a record of 182-84-2, claiming the 2006 4A championship.
Her team was the 2011 4A state runner-up. Her teams qualified for state six straight years, and she was named the Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2011.
Kula taught physical education, lifetime activities, social issues and weight-training classes at Windsor from 1985-2005. After his retirement, he helped as a substitute teacher and was hired to teach a PE class in March 2017 before he became sick.
Kula coached everything from football to track to basketball to golf.