HOMER RENSHAW, JR
Class of 1997
Inducted in 2014
Homer was inducted into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2014.
Homer F. Renshaw, Jr. lettered in baseball his sophomore, junior and senior years, and in tennis his senior year. In baseball he was selected second team All-State and selected to play in the All-Star game. He was a career .340 hitter at SHS. He played Legion baseball for Post 331 from 1994 to 1997 and was the team captain from 1995 through 1997.
He attended Coffeyville College in Kansas and was selected second team in the Jayhawk All-Conference in 1999. After receiving his associate degree in 2000, he played baseball three years for Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Marshall was in the Mid-America Conference, and Homer was selected second team All-Conference.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he joined the Air Force in 2003 and was stationed at Ramstein AFB, Germany. He was deployed to Kuwait from 2004 to 2005 and again in 2006. During this time, he was awarded AF Commendation, Achievement and Outstanding Unit medals, the Global War on Terrorism and the National Defense Service medals. In 2007 he was assigned to Andrews AFB in Maryland to provide security to the president and vice president of the United States, foreign leaders and distinguished visitors.
He organized and raised money for the Combined Federal Campaign to promote and support philanthropy by providing federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. From 2003 to 2013 he has helped raise more than $25,000 in donations to organizations that serve children and youth. In February 2013, as a member of the Andrews Air Force base softball team, he has helped raised $3,000 for the Toys for Tots program.