Athletic Hall of Fame
2023 Inductees Named
Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame is announcing its next class of honorees, to be inducted into Hall of Fame in August.
John “Jack” Storms is a 1936 OHS graduate who participated in football, basketball, baseball and golf, earning 11 varsity letters. Storms was the starting quarterback and also started on defense on the undefeated and unscored upon 1935 OHS football team. Storms went on to play both quarterback and fullback at Miami University. In baseball at OHS, he was the starting catcher, team captain and the team’s top hitter. As a senior, faculty and students voted him best all-around athlete.
Charlie Roberts, a 1984 OHS graduate, earned 11 varsity letters at OHS, four in both soccer and baseball. In soccer, he was team captain his senior year, 1st Team All-Area and participated in the North/South All Star Game. He was also the leading scorer during his four-year career with 47 goals. In baseball, he was team captain his senior year, Team MVP, 1st Team SWBL, 1st Team KO Times, 2nd Team All-Area, and played in the MVBCA All Star game. In football, Charlie earned three varsity letters as the starting kicker and was 1st Team SWBL and Honorable Mention Journal Herald Team his sophomore season.
A 1988 OHS graduate, Laura Gregory earned 12 varsity letters, participating in soccer, basketball and softball. In soccer, Laura Gregory earned 1st Team SWBL honors in her sophomore and junior years, was named 2nd Team All-South her sophomore season, 1st Team All-Area, and 1st Team All-South her junior year as her team was state ranked. Her senior year she was 2nd Team SWBL and 1st Team All-South. In basketball, she was Honorable Mention her sophomore year and 2nd Team SWBL her junior year. Her senior year she was 2nd Team SWBL, won the Coaches Award and played on the 21-2 Championship Team. In softball, she was 2nd Team SWBL in both her sophomore and junior year. In her senior season, she was 1st Team SWBL, won the school a league championship, and got the team ranked as high as 7th in the state.
Janie Gregory, a 1998 OHS graduate, earned 12 varsity letters while participating in soccer, basketball and softball. In soccer, Janie Gregory earned 2nd Team SWBL honors her sophomore and junior year. She was also 2nd Team All-South her junior year. Her senior year she was 1st Team SWBL, Division II All-Area, 1st Team All-South, and Honorable Mention All-State. In basketball, she was Honorable Mention SWBL her sophomore year and 2nd Team SWBL her junior year. Her senior year she was 1st Team SWBL, Coaches Award winner, and became the second all-time leading rebounder in school history. In softball, she was Honorable Mention SWBL her sophomore and junior year. Her senior year she earned 1st Team SWBL.
Both Laura and Janie Gregory played on three league championship teams their senior year and won the 1st SWBL All-Sports Trophy in OHS’ long athletic history.
Peter Hix is a 2010 OHS graduate who was a standout in both cross country and track. In cross country, he was a three time SWBL Champion, team captain and finished 4th in the State meet his senior year. In track, he was team captain, four time league champion, three time district champion, two time regional champion, and a State Champion in the 1600 his senior year. He was also named to the Ohio All-State Team and the Academic All Ohio Team.
Also being recognized, the 1974 and 1975 field hockey teams. Both teams were 8-0 during the regular seasons. The 1974 team scored 41 goals and only allowed 1 goal. The 1975 team was unscored upon in all 8 games. Both teams soundly beat their rivals, Fairmont East and Fairmont West. There has not been another undefeated varsity field hockey team at OHS since 1975. Coach Kathy Koogler led both teams.
The honorees will be recognized at a banquet at the Dayton Country Club Thursday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for that event go on sale June 1. Ticket information and updates can be found on the Athletic Hall of Fame web page on the Oakwood Schools website, oakwoodschools.org.
A special halftime program at the OHS Aug. 25 varsity football game will also recognize the honorees.
Congratulations to the 2022 Honorees
The 2022 Class includes: Robert "Wid" Worthington, Barbara Nichols O'Hara, Mary Hochwalt Buershen, Ken May, Jr., Kelsey Thornton Caferella and the 2009 State Champion Boys' Golf Team.
The 2021 Class includes: Jim Reston, Tom “Blitz” Creager, Bob Brundige, Wendy MacIlwaine Bendersky, Jen Lohmeyer and the 1972 wrestling team.
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.
You may nominate an individual by submitting a Nomination Form.
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.
Hall of Fame Committee
Christy Whalen Heppner, Class of 2001, Co-Chair
Rob Stephens, Class of 1986, Co-Chair
Ted Coyle, Class of 1979
John Jervis, Class of 1982
Anne Jones, Class of 1989, Booster Rep.
Jeff Kunst, Class of 1962
Nicole Motto, Class of 2000
Tyler Rhodus, OHS Athletic Director
Jim Whalen, Class of 1975
Adam Woessner, Class of 1997
Robert "Wid" Worthington - Class of 1938*
Barbara Nichols O'Hara - Class of 1959
Mary Hochwalt Buershen - Class of 1977
Ken May, Jr. - Class of 1993
Kelsey Thornton Caferella - Class of 2002
2009 Boys' Golf Team
Jim Reston - Class of 1927
Tom "Blitz" Creager - Class of 1949
Bob Brundige - Class of 1962
Wendy MacIlwaine Bendersky - Class of 1985
Jen Lohmeyer - Coach
1972 Wrestling Team
Jerry Wenzke - Class of 1959
Mark Stiver - Track and Field Coach - 1995 - Present
Rob Corrado - Class of 1999
Chris Hardy - Class of 2008
Kelsey Haviland - Class of 2008
1979 Football Team
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
2005 Girls' Tennis Team
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