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Oakwood To Induct 5 Individuals, 1 Team to Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019

The Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame will honor five deserving individuals and recognize one team at the 12th annual banquet Thursday, Sept. 5.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Ed Wysocki, Ann Wilson Turner, John Hochwalt, Geri Woessner, Mark Hughes and the 2005 State Championship Girls' Tennis Team.

Ed Wysocki, Varsity Football Coach, 1950–1964
The 1953 team finished with a 9-0 record and Ed had an overall record of 75-53-6 at Oakwood, which is 4th all time in wins.  After his stint as the varsity football coach, he began an intramural program for 7-12 grade students and continued to teach Physical Education until his retirement in 1977.

Ann Wilson Turner, Class of 1973
Ann excelled in field hockey, volleyball, basketball and tennis, earning 10 varsity letters in 3 years.  She was named the Most Valuable Player in basketball and tennis her senior year.  In tennis, she played #1 singles all 3 years.  In basketball her senior year, Ann was the team leader in total points, field goal percentage, rebounds, and assists.  After graduation from Oakwood, Ann attended The Ohio State University where she played field hockey and #1 singles for the Buckeyes all four years.  She then became the Head Women's Tennis Coach at Purdue University for several years.                       

John Hochwalt, Class of 1999
John participated in soccer and wrestling at Oakwood.  In soccer, John played 4 years and was a 2-time letter winner.  John excelled in wrestling earning 4 letters, serving as captain his senior year, and establishing many school records.  He is the career leader in wins, 142-35, and most wins in a season 45-2, senior year.  John was a 3-time state qualifier, finishing 5th as a junior and senior.  John was the Most Valuable Wrestler for Oakwood as a Junior and Senior and was named the Southwest Ohio Division III Wrestler of the year during his senior year.         

Geri Woessner, Class of 2000
Geri participated in soccer, basketball and track and field, earning 11 varsity letters.  In soccer, she was a 4-year letter winner, earning all SWBL honors her junior and senior year.  In basketball, she earned 3 letters.  Geri still holds the school record in field goal percentage, 54.4%.  She was named 1st team SWBL and District as a senior.  In track and field, Geri was the anchor on the 4x400m relay, setting the school record at the time at the State Meet.  As a senior, she was selected the MVP, finished 1st in the SWBL in the 400 meter run, 4x400 meter relay, and 2nd in the shot put.  She qualified for the State meet in the 400 meter run, finishing 3rd and setting the school record at the time of 58.09 and the 4x400 meter relay. After graduation from Oakwood, Geri continued her participation in soccer, basketball, and track and field earning 12 varsity letters at Wittenberg University.  

Mark Hughes, Director of Athletics 1995–2013
Mark became a Nationally Certified Athletic Administrator in 1993. He was elected and served on the Southwest District Athletic Board from 2007–2013 and served as President in 2008-2009.  Mark also served on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors from 2011–2013.  In 2012, Mark was Selected Ohio Athletic Director of the Year by the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 2012 and inducted into the OIAAA Hall of Fame in 2014.  Mark was instrumental in the organization of the Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame, serving as the Chairman from 2004 – Present.  Mark managed the SWBL Girls and Boys Tennis tournaments for 18 and the Girls/Boys Swimming meet for 12 years.  During Mark’s tenure, there were many individual and team championships, which Mark attributes to outstanding coaches and student/athletes.  Mark retired as Athletic Director in 2013, and currently resides in Oakwood.              

2005 State Championship Girls' Tennis Team
The team won the SWBL Championship and was ranked #1 in the State the entire year.  Members of the team include:

  • Erin Scharrer McAfee – Class of 2006
  • Cara Wald Dalton – Class of 2007
  • Kristin Cobb Neal – Class of 2007
  • Brittany White Ballen – Class of 2007
  • Lauren Tramontano – Class of 2007
  • Kaylah Dempsey Thompson – Class of 2007Kelsey Haviland – Class of 2008

More information regarding tickets for the Sept. 5 event will be coming at a later date. 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 For more information, contact the Athletic Office at (937) 297-5342.

2018 Inductees
Marianna “Kim” Kimmel Oliver
Craig “Skip” Loucks
Tom Jervis
Rob Pine
Leah Henninger Graves
1998 Softball Team

2017 Inductees
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

2016 Inductees
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

2015 Inductees
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

2014 Inductees
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

2013 Inductees
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

2012 Inductees
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

2011 Inductees
*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

2010 Inductees
*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

2009 Inductees
*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

2008 Inductees
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

2018 Hall of Fame Committee

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
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


Contact Information

Nomination Form

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