2001 Inductees: Glenn R. Ennis, Donald R. Miller, Gerry D. Veis
Since its inception in 1994, thirty-four outstanding coaches and athletes have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. This year Glenn R. Ennis, of Fernie British Columbia, Canada, Donald R. Miller of Gildford, Montana, and Gerry D. Veis of Havre, Montana, will join that group of outstanding Northern athletes and coaches.
Glenn R. Ennis
A dual sport athlete, Glenn R. Ennis earned honors in both basketball and tennis. In an accelerated academic program, he graduated in 1964 earning honor roll status every quarter. He was the Montana Collegiate Conference singles champion all three years at Northern and teamed with Doug Terry and Tom Llewellyn to win three straight doubles championships as well.
A long range shooter, he is the 10th place all-time leading scorer in men's basketball at Northern with 1009 points in a career that took place before the three point line was established. Ennis was a 2nd team All-Conference selection in his last year and was second in scoring to Don Miller his second year. As a student leader, he served as Vice-President of the student governing Central Board. After earning his masters degree from Montana State he taught in the Medicine Hat schools for two years before accepting a job with Medicine Hat College as an instructor and senior men's basketball coach. He later became Dean of the College Preparation-Language Arts department until 1996 when he traveled to Moscow in the Russian Republic as an instructor at the Russian Canadian Fuel & Energy Training Center. Retiring in 1997, he spends his time between Fernie, British Columbia and Yuma, Arizona.
Donald R. Miller
Gildford native, Donald R. Miller, came to Northern as an Eastern Montana College Yellowjacket where he was second in scoring with 11.6 points per game and rebounding with 10.7 rebounds per game. He led his high school team, the Broncs, to a 3rd place finish at state his junior year and the 1960 State Class C Championship his senior year. He was selected to the first team All State team for the second year and was among the top 20 players in the state to play in the North-South game. A full tuition scholarship to Northern was offered and accepted and he went onto earn first team All Conference honors in 1962-63 and 1963-64, leading the team in scoring with 15.1 points per game and a total of 410 points, rebounding at a 13.3 average, and assists with 4.8 per game. Miller graduated in 1965 with a Farm and Ranch Management degree. He is active as a member of the Lutheran Church, is a volunteer fireman, has served on the local school board and farm co-op boards as well as the Montana Grain Gower's Association. He was a past recipient of the Farmer of the Year award.
Gerry D. Veis
>Gerry D. Veis led his hometown, Scobey Spartans to the State Class C Championship in 1979 earning MVP honors and a first team All State Selection. He was one of the top Montana recruits that year and decided to play at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas for two years where he was the MVP his second year. With Northern, he was chosen second team All Conference in his junior year, and first team All Conference and first team NAIA All District 12 in his senior year when he led the conference in scoring with 21 points per game. A 1983 Northern graduate, Veis is second in the Northern record book for total points in a season at 590 and scored 920 points in two years. He actively supports and coaches girl's softball, grade school boys and girls basketball, and Little League Baseball and served on the boards of United Way, East End Rehabilitation, Havre Day Activity Center, the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees, and was President of the Northern Alumni Association Board.