Athletic Hall of Fame
The Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame will honor five deserving individuals and recognize one team at its annual banquet Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Dayton Country Club.
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Marianna “Kim” Kimmel Oliver, Craig “Skip” Loucks, Tom Jervis, Rob Pine and Leah Henninger Graves. The Hall of Fame will also recognize the 1998 Softball Team.
Marianna “Kim” Kimmel Oliver is a 1940 OHSl graduate who excelled in field hockey, basketball, tennis, softball and badminton. She served as captain of the field hockey and basketball teams. “Kim” was also a member of the Girls League and was an officer of the Girls Reserves of the YWCA. After high school, Oliver went on to become a competitive amateur golfer. She will receive the award posthumously.
Craig “Skip” Loucks is a 1968 OHS graduate who played golf, basketball and baseball while at OHS. He lettered twice in baseball and golf, but basketball was the sport in which he excelled. Loucks set school records in career rebounds-798, (stood until 1993), season rebounds-278 (stood until 1971), and career points-821 (stood until 1979). As a senior captain, he was selected All Southwest Ohio, All Area, Journal Herald All Star and SWBL 1st team. Loucks went on to play college basketball at West Point (Army) under Coach Bobby Knight. He will receive the award posthumously.
Tom Jervis is a 1974 OHS graduate. While at OHS, Jervis played football, basketball and baseball. Jervis was the quarterback as a sophomore, junior and senior. He set the school record for 17 career interceptions as a defensive player. He was selected 1st team SWBL, Dayton Daily News 1st team defensive back, Journal Herald “AA” All Area 1st Team, 1st Team All Southwest Ohio and Honorable Mention All State. In baseball, he led the team in batting averages as a sophomore, junior and senior, and in pitching victories as a junior and senior. This three-sport athlete earned three letters in football, two letters in basketball and four letters in baseball. He was selected 1st Team All area his senior year. Jervis was the John White Scholarship recipient given to the Senior Outstanding Athlete. Jervis resides in Franklin, Tenn. with his wife, Lynne.
Rob Pine is a 1986 OHS graduate who excelled at both cross country and track, earning four varsity letters in each sport. In cross country, he set (and still holds) the school record in the 5K run with a time of 15.38. He was the SWBL champ his senior year and District Champion his junior and senior years. Pine also qualified for State his sophomore, junior and senior years. In track, he was the 1600-meter SWBL champ in both his junior and senior years. As a senior, he finished 13th at the State Meet in the 1600 meter run. Pine attended Carleton College and lettered four times in cross country and four in indoor/outdoor track. He was named cross country captain his senior year. He now lives in Littleton, Colo. with his wife, Susan and son, Dobbin.
Leah Henninger Graves is a 2006 OHS graduate who excelled in swimming. Graves was a four-time state finalist in the 100 freestyle, finishing 6th as a sophomore, State Champion as a junior and 3rd place as a senior. She was also a four-time state finalist in the 100 backstroke finishing in the top 10 each year. Graves held the Sectional and District records in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke upon graduation. She lettered four times in swimming, was a four-year scholar athlete and was a Rae Burick Women in Sports nominee. She attended Purdue University and swam four years; setting school records in the 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay, and serving as team captain as a junior and senior. Graves was an Academic All American and a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Recipient. She now resides in Indianapolis, Ind. with her husband Wes.
The Hall of Fame will also recognize the 1998 Softball Team. Leading the team was Head Coach Denny Priser and Assistant Coach Jeff Niswonger. The team finished with a record of 20-3 and remains Oakwood’s only SWBL, Sectional and District Champion Softball team. The team was ranked #2 in the State – Division II and had 9 shutouts during the season. Team members include:
Class of 1998 – Emily Badger, Angelina Ferraro Walther, Janie Gregory Sammons, Laura Gregory Leland, Kate Lohmeyer, Nicole Miller Martin.
Class of 1999 – Jennifer Burkardt, Sarah Kissell Schulte, Brooke Launius Rogers.
Class of 2000 – Courtney Coomer, Cate DaPrato Berger, Colleen Ervin.
Class of 2001 – Erica Heppner Prather, Kelly McDonald Harms.
More information regarding tickets for the Aug. 23 event will be coming at a later date. The 2018 Hall of Fame Class will also be recognized at halftime of the home football game Aug. 24. The Athletic Hall of Fame is displayed on the southeast wall of the portico facing Schantz Avenue.
OHS 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 and having lettered in at least one sport for two years or two or more sports for one year, or the Girls Athletic Association equivalent. The athlete cannot be considered for induction until 10 years after graduation. The Committee will also consider coaches and administrators who served OHS. You may nominate an individual by submitting a Nomination Form, which may be found at www.oakwoodschools.org. For more information, contact the Athletic Office at (937) 297-5342.
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
Ted Coyle - Class of 1979
Lissa Priest Fickert, Class of 1971
David Greer, Class of 1955
Steve Hayes, Class of 1964
Christy Whalen Heppner,
Class of 2001
John Jervis, Class of 1982
Mike Jones, Class of 1987-Booster Rep
Cory Martin, 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