Athletic Hall of Fame
The 2020 Hall of Fame banquet will take place August 27, 2020 at the Dayton Country Club as originally scheduled. A registration form will be posted soon.
2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
The Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 Class of the Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame. The following individuals will be inducted at a banquet at Dayton Country Club Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Jerry Wenzke is a 1959 OHS graduate who excelled in football, basketball, and track and field. In his senior year in football, he set a single season scoring record of 96 points, as well as led the team in rushing and pass receiving, with a 7-2 record. In track and field, Wenzke broke the school record in the shot put twice, breaking a 30-year-old record with a 49’5” throw and then broke his own record with a throw of 50’4”. Wenzke resides in Kettering with his wife, Nancy.
Mark Stiver has been the OHS Varsity Track and Field coach since 1995. His teams have won 13 Southwestern Buckeye League Championships, the boys in 2018 and girls in 1997, 2003, 2005, and 9 in a row from 2011 – 2019. Stiver's girls' teams won District in 2014 and 2015 and have been runners-up 11 times. During Stiver's tenure as head coach, the following athletes have been State Champs: Peter Hix 2010, the girls' 3200 meter relay team of Emily Wooton, Mary Kate Vaughn, Carder Gilbert, and Mackie Keller, Mary Kate Vaughn 2013, and Grace Hartman 2019. Stiver taught Industrial Arts at OHS and Oakwood Junior High from 1998-2010. Stiver resides in Oakwood with his wife, Peggy.
Rob Corrado is a 1999 OHS graduate who participated in basketball and baseball. In basketball, he was the Most Valuable Player in 1999 and selected 1st team all SWBL. In baseball, Corrado earned four letters, was the MVP and 1st team All SWBL three years. He was the SWBL Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999 and selected 2nd team All Ohio his senior year. Corrado pitched six of seven games in the 1997 State Championship Tournament run. Corrado had a career batting average of .457, 30 career home runs, 100 RBI’s, 21 pitching victories, 366 strikeouts in 214 innings, and a 1.99 Earned Run Average. Corrado was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school, but chose to attend the University of Kentucky. He played baseball for three years at UK and was then drafted by the Texas Rangers. Corrado resides in Oakwood with his wife, Molly.
Chris Hardy graduated OHS in 2008 and earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. In football, Hardy was the team MVP his junior and senior seasons. He is second in rushing yards and scoring in school history. Hardy was 1st team all SWBL his junior and senior year, and was selected to the 2nd team All Ohio as a senior. In basketball, Hardy was the team MVP as a junior and senior and was 1st team SWBL both years. He was selected Special Mention All Ohio as a junior. In baseball, Hardy was the MVP as a senior, 1st team all SWBL as a junior and senior, and 2nd team All Ohio as a junior and 1st team All Ohio as a senior. Hardy resides in Chicago, Ill.
Kelsey Haviland is a 2008 OHS graduate and excelled in tennis. She won the State Championship in 2004 as a freshman. As a sophomore, she advanced to the State quarterfinals and was a member of OHS' State Championship team. As a senior, Haviland was the State Runner-up. Haviland was nominated three times for the Rae Burick Women in Sports Award and was an honor student. After graduation, Haviland played tennis at The Ohio State University. Haviland resides in Miami, Fla.
The Hall of Fame Committee will also recognize the 1979 SWBL Championship Football Team. The team finished 9-1 and was the first OHS football team to win the SWBL. Howard Sales, a 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee, was the head coach.
More information on tickets will be coming after June 1. The 2020 Class will also be recognized at halftime of the home football game Aug. 28. The Athletic Hall of Fame is displayed on the southeast wall of the portico facing Schantz Avenue.
Oakwood High Schools has a long tradition of excellence in athletics and there are many worthy individuals who deserve consideration for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Eligibility requirements for the Hall of Fame for an athlete include:
- Being a graduate of Oakwood High School
- Having lettered in at least one sport for two years or two or more sports for one year, or the Girls Athletic Association equivalent.
- Having graduated at least 10 years prior to consideration for induction
The Committee will also consider coaches and administrators who served OHS.
For more information, contact the Athletic Office at (937) 297-5342.
The Athletic Hall of Fame is displayed on the southeast wall of the portico facing Schantz Avenue.
Ted Coyle - Class of 1979
Lissa Priest Fickert, Class of 1971
David Greer, Class of 1955
Jeff Kunst, Class of 1962
Christy Whalen Heppner, Class of 2001
John Jervis, Class of 1982
Jennifer Makkas, Class of 1990, Booster Rep
Cory Martin Robbins, Class of 1996
Rob Stephens, Class of 1986
Jim Whalen, Class of 1975
Adam Woessner, Class of 1997
Laura Connor, Athletic Director
Mark Hughes, Chairman, Retired AD
Ed Wysocki – Football Coach, 1950 – 1964
Ann Wilson Turner – Class of 1973
John Hochwalt – Class of 1999
Geri Woessner – Class of 2000
Mark Hughes – Director of Athletics, 1995 -2013
Marianna “Kim” Kimmel Oliver
Craig “Skip” Loucks
Leah Henninger Graves
1998 Softball Team
D.R. “Turk” Hughes, Jr, Class of 1944
Gene Folkerth, Class of 1950
Steve Chappell, Class of 1962
Tom Walters, Class of 1979
Lisa Parrish, Class of 1990
1978 Baseball Team
Betty Lee Boren Wood*, Class of 1941
Mary Maher Lawson, Class of 1970
Joey Magill, Class of 1978
Nick Lewis, Class of 2005
Emma Jandel, Class of 2006
1953 Football Team
Dick Johnson, Class of 1949 Football/Basketball/Baseball
Howard Carr*, Coach/Teacher 1956-1979
Jamie Wise, Class of 1972 Golf/Basketball/Field Hockey/Volleyball/Softball
Betsy Schauer, Class of 1994 Cross Country/Basketball /Track
Rich Bair, Class of 1980 Football/Baseball
1985 Football Team
Jane Shaffer, Class of 1969 Basketball/Tennis/Volleyball/Softball
Leo Flotron, Class of 1979 Basketball
Jon Easton, Class of 1986 Track/Soccer
Lesley Whalen, Class of 1999 Tennis/Track
Christy Whalen, Class of 2001 Tennis/Track
1935 Football Team
Chris Stefan*, Class of 1941 Basketball/Baseball/Track
Betty Epstein, Class of 1953 Basketball/Tennis/Field Hockey
Mark Wells, Class of 1972 Football/Baseball
Mark Nagel, Class of 1980 Football/Baseball
Charlie McElligott, Class of 1996 Football/Track
1971 Boys Basketball Team
Virginia Hollinger McCloud*, Class of 1936 Tennis
Nick Warring, Class of 1957 Tennis/Football/Track/Basketball
Lissa Priest Fickert, Class of 1971 Coach/Field Hockey/Basketball/Volleyball/Softball/Track
Dan Hines, Class of 1986 Football/Basketball/Baseball
Paul Seim, Class of 1992 Football/Track/Wrestling
1997 Baseball Team - Division III State Champs
*Dwight “Dusty” Mills, Class of 1935 Football/Basketball/Track/Baseball/Golf
Bonnie MacKay Barnes, Class of 1951 Tennis/Field Hockey/Basketball
Chip Seidl, Coach Football/Wrestling/Softball
Russell Boose, Class of 1989 Soccer
Steve Lohmeyer, Class of 2001 Golf
1940-46 Field Hockey Teams
*Bob Servis, Class of 1933 Golf/Basketball/Baseball
Dan Rasor, Athletic Trainer Coach/Athletic Trainer
*Mike Creager, Class of 1961 Football/Track
Carrie Roedersheimer Doerr, Class of 1987 Cross Country/Track
Nicole Motto, Class of 2000 Basketball/Tennis
1985 Golf Team
*George Neal, Class of 1931 Football/Basketball/Track
*Howard Blose, Class of 1940 Football/Basketball/Track
Howard Sales, Coach Football/Athletic Director
Tim Coughlin, Class of 1964 Football/Basketball/Track
Katy Deddens Dalrymple, Class of 1993 Field Hockey/Swimming/Track
1942 Football Team
Dr. Roger Beardmore, Class of 1969 Football/Track
Kate Burton Nessinger, Class of 1981 Track/Field Hockey/Basketball
*Edward Cook, Coach, 1926-1943 Football/Track/Athletic Director
*Bess Hayner, Coach, 1934-1956 Field Hockey/Basketball/Field Hockey
*Dan Howell, Class of 1973 Wrestling
*J. Mack Hummon, Coach, 1925-1965 Football/Basketball/Baseball/Tennis
Barry MacKay, Class of 1953 Tennis/Basketball
*Joe (Buzzy) Pierce, Class of 1964 Tennis/Basketball
*John Sauer, Class of 1943 Football/ Basketball/Track.
Marisa Tuzzi Maher, Class of 1995Track/Swimming
1929, 1930 & 1931 State Champion Track Teams
*deceased at time of induction