Born on April 25, 1959
Inducted On
September 22, 2023
Location Inducted
Jasper, Indiana
Region Number
Jasper High School
Jasper High School
2-year letterman for Jasper High School football team, participated in 1977 & 1978 state finals football games. 2-year letterman for Jasper High School track, participated in state track finals in 1977 & 1978 in the 100m and 200m dash.
Garden City Kansas, Indiana University
B.S., M.S.
1983, 1988
Member of Indiana University football team that went to the Holiday Bowl in 1980.
Assistant coach of South All-Stars for three years, Region 9 Director for two years, Leaders in Sportsmanship Award 2011
Tony and Christy (Waddell) Ahrens have been married for 33 years and have three children. Austin (Olivia), Mackenzie and Nolan.
Graduate Assistant for Lee Corso – 1982, Graduate Assistant for Sam Wyche 1983, Graduate Assistant for Bill Mallory 1984 18 years as Jasper assistant varsity football coach and 15 years as Jasper head football coach Jasper assistant and head track coach, Jasper assistant wrestling coach. Received over 30 Positive Achiever Awards from various Jasper High School students at the annual Academic Banquet Retired from football coaching in 2018. Retired from teaching in 2021. Class 4A Assistant coach State Runner-Up 1987 at Jasper, Class 4A Assistant coach State Champion 2001 at Jasper, Head coach record at Jasper High School 144-44- eight Big Eight titles, three Sectional titles and a regional title. Colts/Anthem Coach of the Week for 2009