2012 WSHF inductee
as a 1977 graduate of Riverdale High School, was a leader of the high school
basketball team that had a three-year record of 56-14, won three district
titles and was a regional runner-up.
He had 653 rebounds for his high
school varsity career and 875 points. As a starter for the freshman team, he
led the Falcons to a 12-0 North Central Conference record. He became a
varsity starter the next year for a team that went 18-6 and reached the
regional finals. During his junior year, Riverdale went 20-3 and reached the
regional semifinals, while in his senior season, the Falcons went 18-5, again
reaching the regional semifinals.
career basketball accolades included first-team All-NCC, first-team
all-county, honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio, honorable mention All-Ohio
and high school All-American as a senior, first-team all-county and
second-team All-NCC as a junior and honorable mention all-county as a senior.
Kotterman also played on a North
Central Conference champion golf team and was the NCC discus champion in
1977. He earned varsity letters in baseball as a sophomore and in track as a
junior and senior. He was named the track team MVP as a senior.
He went on to become a four-year
varsity starter for the Findlay College basketball team under coach Dr. James
Houdeshell, graduating in 1981. He ranks 25th in Oilers’ history with 1,303
career points and won first-team Hoosier Buckeye Conference and NAIA District
22 honors three times each. Kotterman went on to play professional basketball
in Iceland from 1982-83 and has served as a basketball coach at Riverdale.
Kotterman now resides in rural