I spent an enormous amount of time looking through microfiche to come up with all of the basketball records and stats when I was at Jewett-Scio. I know that it was much appreciated by the past players and fans.
When I was at Mechanicsburg I took it one step further, after finalizing every possible stat we used those numbers and made a top 20 for every stat; I used those stats as motivating tools for all of our players, all of the players had those stats and they strived to get up the charts in certain categories (most rebounds career/season/game, etc.) It made it very easy to motivate players, "How can the 4th leading scorer in the history of the school only score 3 points in the first half, you've got to pick it up." The players became those stats, it gave them a special identity. They compared themselves to players of the past and trust me i brought up those old players daily, and brought them into practices to talk to the current players. I wanted the current players to know that they were a living, breathing, part of history and that the things they worked for everyday in practice would be things that would be remembered forever and things that other future 'Burg players would strive for and try to emulate themselves after the accomplishments of the current players. Living legacy.
At Bradford, I have completely not only found every possible track and field record but I also converted them to todays current metric standards for the high school and junior high school. Over the past 3 years, we have broken and re-broken 47 school records. Our kids have several goals to start the season; win conference title, win district titles, make the finals at regionals, qualify for the state track meet, and break as many school records as humanly possible.
Schools that forget past athletic achievements are really dropping the ball. We were told that if we played sports that we would get lifetime fulfillment and always be a part of the athletic family. Once a Bobcat always a Bobcat. Well thats obviously bull, isn't it? Keeping track of stats isn't that hard to do, especially once the initial legwork is done, then it's just a matter of plugging current numbers in. Should fall under a head coaches job if you ask me.