Class of 1986
Marvin graduated from North College Hill in 1938 after playing four sports. He earned three varsity awards for football as the Trojans center and became the first Trojan center to score a touchdown. He also earned three varsity awards each in basketball, baseball and track. His senior year he received the senior athletic award. Marvin attended Miami University and played football for Miami before the start of World War II. After the War, Marvin attended the Harvard Business School and then went to work for Proctor and Gamble. He is listed in "Who's Who" in the South and Southwest. Marvin retired to Longwood, Florida.
Bruce Baarendse, a three-sport star at North College Hill High School (football, basketball, and baseball), graduated in 1978. He then attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship and was a member of the UC Football Program for four years, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education in 1982. Baarendse returned to NCH in 1983 to teach Health & Physical Education and was inducted into the North College Hill High School Hall of Fame in 1986. He was named the NCH Head Football Coach in 1986 and held that position for 29 years (1986-2014), with a career record of 170-119. He won nine League Championships as head coach (00, 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11) and in 2001, he became the first NCH Football Coach to lead his team into the OHSAA Playoffs. He coached six NCH football teams into the OHSAA Playoffs and was the 2001 Division 5 Regional Runner-Up. Baarendse won more football games (170) than any coach in the history of NCH Football.
During his entire 32-year teaching career, Baarendse was with North College Hill City School District. He was known as “Coach B” because of his commitment to the NCH Athletic Program and coached football, basketball, baseball, track, and softball at NCH. He also served as NCH Athletic Director. Baarendse was a part of the NCH School District for over 50 years as a student-athlete, teacher, and coach. On December 3, 2015, Bruce Baarendse “Coach B” passed away.
On the evening of September 9, 2016, the current football stadium was named after Football Coach Bruce Baarendse. Now named “Bruce ‘Coach B’ Baarendse Memorial Stadium” in his memory and dedication to the North College Hill Schools and Athletic Programs. Before this, it was just simply called “North College Hill High School Stadium.” This took place on a Friday night game against Northwest High School, the Trojans lost the game 38-19. Family, friends, NCH alumni, and community members were in attendance. The Baarendse Family members included his wife, Nancy, daughter, Christine, and son, Steven.
Bruce Baarendse, also known as "Coach B," was a standout athlete during his high school years at North College Hill. He earned four varsity letters in football and four in basketball, including All-State Honorable Mention and a spot in the East-West All-Star Game during his senior year of football. In basketball, he earned All-City honors as a senior and led the city in rebounding during the 1977-78 season. He finished his basketball career at NCH with 1,014 rebounds, which is second all-time. He also earned three varsity letters in baseball.
Ross played basketball, football, soccer and track while in high school before graduating in 1937. In football, Ross was the Trojans leading scorer two straight years and earned the nickname "Triple Threat Man" because of his ability to score running, passing or kicking. Ross retired from the Gibson Greeting Card Company after working there 50 years. His moto that he lives by is "It's better to wear out than rust Out".
1969 graduate of North College Hill, Greg played football, basketball and baseball for North College Hill. Greg was selected All League in all three sports and was the Trojans MVP in baseball. Greg played on two league championship football teams his junior and senior years at NCH. He attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship. Greg returned to North College Hill as a coach and coached in the football and basketball programs which he considers a very rewarding experience.
Patricia Ann Turner Covode
Trish graduated form North College Hill in 1961. At NCH, Trish played the following GAA sports; field hockey, volleyball, basketball and track. Trish attended the University of Cincinnati where she played field hockey, basketball, softball and participated on the synchronised swim team. During the summer, she coached swimming in North College Hill. Trish graduated from the University of Cincinnati and taught first at Colerain then Greenhills. At both schools she coached several different sports. Married, she had three children.
Sam graduated form North College Hill in 1949 after playing football and basketball for four years. Sam was not only a good athlete but a very strong student. He received the Bausch and Lomb Award for physics his senior year. After graduation, Sam attended Fisk University and earned a degree in Chemistry. Sam retired from the Food and Drug Administration after a 30 year career with the FDA.
Gary graduated from North College Hill in 1968 after playing basketball and track for four years. Gary also played football for one year while at NCH. Gary was selected All League and All City all four years he played basketball. His senior year he also was selected to the Post Times and the WCPO All Star teams.
Ollie graduated in 1938. He played football (1935, 1936, 1937) and baseball (1936, 1937, 1938) for the Trojans. Baseball at North College Hill was started while Ollie was in school and he got to be one of the Trojans first pitchers. He starred on the football team and helped the Trojans win the 1936 Class B Champions of Hamilton County.
"Big Bert" graduated with the class of 1955. While at North College Hill, Bert played both basketball and baseball. He was an All-City baseball player and attended Miami University on a baseball scholarship. Bert was a pitching ace from Miami and after his college career, he signed with the Washington Senators. After a four year baseball career, he took his bonus money he earned and completed his college dreams earing a Doctorate in Zoology. After college, his career choice led him to work for the Atomic Energy Commission.
Ron graduated in 1956 and while at NCH, Ron played football, basketball , baseball and ran track. Ron was an All City basketball selection. After high school, Ron was instrumental in starting the NCH Track Club, the Public Recreation Basketball League, NCH S.A.Y Soccer Program; and as a member of the North College Hill Board of Education, Ron got soccer established as a North College Hill interscholastic sport. Ron has served OHSAA athletics as a soccer and basketball official and has worked state soccer contests. Ron's five sons all graduated from North College Hill.
Charlie graduated from North College Hill in the early 1940's. Charlie participated in football, baseball and track while at North College Hill. He is considered an outstanding track and field participant, possibly NCH's best up to that date and for a long time to come. At the time of the induction, Charlie was living at the Soldier's Home in Marysville, Ohio.
Van graduated from North College Hill in 1953 after playing football, basketball, baseball and participating in track. He was All League in basketball and football plus recognized as an all star by the Post-Times. As a high hurdler in track, Van qualified to the State Track Meet. He also participated on the Glendale Ball Club where he participated in the Perennial City and State and National Championships. At the time of his induction, he was working as a plumber, a career choice that he has had for 25 years. Van and his wife have four children and at the time of the induction, one grand child.
Jim served North College Hill City Schools from 1960 to 1983 as the Band Director. During his tenure, Jim's marching bands preformed at 207 high school football games, away and home. His pep band played at 207 home boy's basketball games and contributed to a very lively atmosphere at the NCH home games. His Pep Band led all NCH per assemblies and performed in the yearly Pow Wow and Homecoming parades. For a small school, his bands were first class.
Janeen JohnsonJaneen graduated from North College Hill in 1983, after earning 11 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, tennis, and softball. She continued her academic and athletic career at The College of Mount St. Joseph before returning to NCH to coach volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Janeen Johnson had an outstanding athletic career in high school, earning several awards in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was the captain of the volleyball and basketball teams, and was named Most Valuable Performer in both sports during her senior year. In volleyball, she also received All-League honors in her junior and senior years. Similarly, in basketball, she received All-League honors in her junior and senior years. Additionally, she was named Most Valuable Performer in softball during her senior year, and received All-League honors in both her junior and senior years.
Ralph Kemphaus was a multi-sport varsity head coach at North College Hill. He served as the varsity head coach for boys basketball, baseball and softball. He is the all-time leader of varsity boys basketball wins at North College Hill with 268 wins. Ralph was instrumental in displaying banners in the gym to recognize team accomplishments.
As the varsity head coach for boys basketball for 17 seasons, from 1975 to 1984 and 1994 to 2002, he had an overall record of 268-120. He led the Trojans to ten league championships (in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002), eight sectional championships (in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1995, 1996), and three district championships (in 1977, 1980, 1995). Ralph was also named the League Coach of the Year four times, the Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year twice, and the Cincinnati Post Coach of the Year and Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year once each.
Ralph was also the varsity head coach for baseball for three seasons, from 1976 to 1978, and the varsity head coach for softball for three seasons, from 1979 to 1981.
Paul graduated from North College Hill In 1971. While in high school, Paul participated in football, basketball and baseball and was selected All League in all three sports. The 1970 baseball team became North College Hill's first baseball League Champion. As a football player, Paul set the school record for pass receptions at 41. After graduation, Paul attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated in 1976 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He became a Cincinnati Police officer, and he continued his education earning a degree in law from Chase College of Law in 1983.
Carl attended North College Hill schools in the 1930's and then returned to work at NCH Schools as a Physical Education and Health teacher plus a coach. Carl did not graduate from North College Hill due to the fact that his father died during his junior year. Carl went to work to support his family and attended night school at Western Hills to get his high school diploma. Carl attended Ohio University, graduating in 1948. His college education was extended by World War II. Carl was in the army. Carl began teaching and coaching at North College Hill in 1950. As a coach, he coached football, junior high basketball, golf and girls basketball.
Toni Behrle Lymangrover
Toni graduated from North College Hill High School in 1963. As a student, Toni participated in the GAA sports of volleyball, basketball and bowling during all of her years at North College Hill. As a Girl's Athletic Association member, she served as Vice President of the organization.
Tony was a four sports athlete while at North College Hill. He participated in football, basketball and baseball all four of his high school years. His junior and senior years, Tony was also a member of the North College Hill track team. Athletics were such a part of Tony's life, that away from school he was involved in swimming and diving and also boxing. He was fortunate during his high school career to have three NCH Hall of Fame coaches, Coach Thinnes, Coach Kunkel and Coach Yerkes as coaches.
Tom graduated from North College Hill in 1948. As an athlete, Tom participated four years in both football and basketball. Tom added track to his sports resume during his junior and senior years. Tom was very involved in school and served on North College Hill's student council all four years in high school and his senior year, Tom was President of Student Council. After graduation, Tom open up his own business in North College Hill and he ran the business until he retired.
Robert "Moose" graduated from North College Hill in 1956. He participated in football, baseball and basketball all four years in high school and was All League in football and basketball 2 years. Robert also was All City two years in basketball. Robert participated in track for three years. His senior year, Robert was selected to play in the All City All Star game for basketball. Robert participated on the North College Hill basketball team that advanced to the SW Ohio District finals where the Trojans were defeated by Lockland Wayne High School.
A 1968 North College Hill graduate, Ken played football, basketball and baseball all four years, starting his junior and senior years in all three sports. Ken was selected All League his senior year in football, basketball and baseball. and was named Honorary Captain of the All League football team. North College Hill presented Ken with the Sports Pennant his senior year after Ken accumulated the most ever sports points for North College Hill. Ken attended Eastern Kentucky University upon graduation from high school and letter two years in football while at Eastern Kentucky. Ken returned to Ohio after college and lives in Lebanon.
Leon is considered the greatest all around athlete to ever wear a Trojan athletic uniform. Leon lettered all four years in football and basketball and also earned letters in track and baseball. Leon was named one of the top 50 high school athletes to play in the Cincinnati area by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Leon was selected All League and All City in football, basketball and baseball. He was on the All District teams for both football and basketball. Leon led the city in scoring his senior year in both football and basketball. Leon established numerous school records during his NCH career. Upon graduation in 1974, Leon accepted a football scholarship to the University of Kentucky while turning down an offer from the Kansas City Royals to play professional baseball.
A 1947 North College Hill graduate that played on the Trojans golf team that advanced to the OHSAA State tournament. The Trojans placed 2nd in 1947 after winning the MVIL League Championship and the District Championship. As he concluded his high school career, he participated in the National Caddy Tournament and finished second. After high school, he attended The Ohio State University and helped OSU win the NCAA Golf championship in 1951. Tom continued his golf career after college and was on the PGA tour for several years. Tom is the only North College Hill grad to play in the Masters and in 1967 he won the Bob Hope Desert Classic. Eventually, he ended up as the Club Pro at Winged Foot Country Club in New York. During his tenure there, Winged Foot hosted one PGA Championship and five Open championships.
Carolee Faison Ochsner
Carolee participated in the Girl's Athletic Association sports program during her high school career at North College Hill. She was on the GAA Basketball and Volleyball teams. Carolee was voted the most Athletic Senior member of GAA during her senior year. She graduated in 1964 from North College Hill.
Clete is a 1948 Trojan graduate. His top sport was baseball and he was on the North College Hill baseball team for four years while maintaining a .600 batting average for all four years. Clete was on the football, basketball and track teams as well as participating on the golf team that advanced to the OHSAA State Championships. Like many of the athletes in the 1940's, Clete got to play for NCH Hall of Fame coach Nelson Thinnes.
Wesley is a 1953 North College Hill graduate. During his high school career, Wesley was on the Trojan football, basketball and track teams. He was a four year participant in each sport. During his senior year, Wesley was a member of both the 4 x 220 yard relay and 4 x 440 yard relay teams that were Class B State Champions. The 4 x 440 relay team set a state record at 3:35. After high school, Wesley attended Miami University and graduated in 1957 with a degree Microbiology. While at Miami he played football for one year and track for two years. After, college he was hired as a Microbiologist by Procter and Gamble,
Roger was an outstanding football and track participant at North College Hill. He was an outstanding tackle and received a football scholarship from The Ohio State University. A 1952 North College Hill graduate, he was All City in both football and track. His strength led to Roger competing in the OHSAA State Track Meet in the shot. During football and track seasons, when Roger had time he would help coach the junior high teams, While in high school, he also participated in basketball.
Robert was the Trojans first football coach, starting the football program in 1934. He was also the first basketball coach during the 1934-35 season and served in that capacity for eight seasons (1934-1942). Robert was the Trojans Athletic Director from 1934 to 1941. He also coached girl's basketball. Eventually, Robert left NCH to work at Walnut Hills, but as a community member he became mayor of North College Hill and served 12 years (1948-1960). He remained very active in North College Hill activities.
A 1971 North College Hill graduate, Donna played field hockey, volleyball, basketball and softball all four years in high school. Donna was president of GAA, a National Merit Scholarship Honorable Mention and Valedictorian of the Class of 1971. After high school, she attended Ohio University and played basketball and softball for OU. She played on two undefeated OU softball teams. Donna graduated Summa Cum Laude form Ohio University in 1975 with a degree in Journalism. She received the President's Honor Award for her academic excellence. After college, she continued her softball career playing amateur softball and was on two National Championship teams. In 1981, Cincinnati Softball News named her the best Offensive Player and Co-Most Valuable Player in the Cincinnati area.
"Smitty" graduated from North College Hill in 1969 after an outstanding football career at North College Hill. The Trojan football team his junior year was League Champions and his senior year they were League Co-champions. Craig was selected to the All League and All City teams his junior and senior years. Craig was also a member of the track team. After high school, he attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship and started three years for the Bearcat's offensive line. After graduating from UC in 1973, "Smitty" eventual returned to North College Hill as a teacher and head football coach, wrestling coach and junior high basketball coach.
Randy was a running back on the 1968 football League Championship team. His 345 points was second best in the city and resulted in Randy being selected All League and All City his senior year. Randy played football all four years in high school. Besides football, Randy also played basketball and baseball all four years in high school. Randy graduated in 1968 and then attended the United States Naval Academy where he played football for three years and ran track one year. He is a 1972 Naval Academy graduate with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.
A 1939 North College Hill graduate, Nelson lettered in football, basketball and baseball for the Trojans. He also became the first NCH athlete to accumulate over 2000 athletic points. After high school, Nelson attended Miami University and then got his masters from the University of Cincinnati. He returned to North College Hill as a coach, coaching football, golf, baseball and basketball. He eventually became Athletic director at Taft, Aiken and Mt Healthy High Schools. As an Athletic Director, he was a president of the Southwest Athletic Directors Association and a board member of the Ohio High School Athletic Administrators Association (now the OIAAA). He was involved in the development of the National Athletic Administrators Association. The OIAAA now offers a yearly scholarship, the Nelson Thinnes Scholarship, as a tribute to the work that Nelson did for high school athletics in the state of Ohio.
Jesse graduated from North College hill in 1974 and received a full football scholarship to Purdue University. While at North College Hill, Jesse earned three letters for the Trojan football team. As a receiver, he set all the major school receiving records. Jesse was selected All League and All City in football his junior and senior years. Besides football, Jesse letter for the Trojans in basketball and in track. In 1973, Jesse was on the school record setting 4 x 100 relay team.
Alfred C. Tucker
Mr. Tucker, as he was referred to by the North College Hill student body, was the Trojan's principal from 1946 to 1957. Mr. Tucker received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lebanon University, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilmington College. After this, he attended The Ohio State University to earn his masters. Before coming to North College Hill, he taught at Harrison, Hamilton and Lebanon and was principal at Mason, Kings and Franklin High Schools. Mr. Tucker, as principal of North College Hill High School, was a tremendous supporter and promoter of high school athletics.
Mr. Art Weimer is in a special class by himself. He is the Trojans "super fan". The Athletic Boosters requested that Art be inducted into the Hall of Fame as tribute to the hours and hours of support he has given the Trojans over the years and will continue in the future. A North College Hill resident that because of his great loyalty to the Trojans is known by the coaches and student athletes. He also helped on many of the North College Hill Athletic Boosters fund raisers.
Bob is a 1963 North College Hill graduate. He lettered on the Trojans golf, basketball and baseball teams, earning three letters from each sport. His senior year, Bob played on one of the better NCH baseball teams and was selected All League and All City. After college, he went to work for The Kroger Company where he was Operations Specialist in the Management Information Systems.
A 1967 Trojan graduate, Larry played football and track for North College Hill. He earned three letters in football and in track. As a member of the Trojan track team, he set the record for the 400 yard dash which was never surpassed. He also participated for North College Hill in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Track Meet. After high school, Larry attended the University of Cincinnati and ran track for the University of Cincinnati. After high school in went into education and eventually became an administrator in the Mt. Healthy School District.
A 1963 North College Hill graduate, Rick was a multi sport athlete for the Trojans. He played football, basketball and baseball, earning letters in each sport. He was selected to the All League and All City Teams.
Len played on the Trojans two State Runner-up golf teams back in the late 1940's. Besides golf, Lennie was on the Trojans football, basketball and baseball teams. Lennie broke Nelson Thinnes record for the Trojans Athletic Points. He was selected All League in basketball and football. He attended Miami University after high school and while in college became involved in high school officiating. He eventually became a college basketball official and officiated several NCAA final four tournament games plus he worked for the Atlantic Coast Conference as an official. He did serve several years as the Director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Clinton "Pete" Yerkes
Starting coaching at North College Hill in 1949 and coached through 1962. He coached basketball and track for North College Hill and was inducted into the Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame. Twice, Pete was selected as basketball coach of the year while at North College Hill. Pete was instrumental in forming that first Trojan Booster organization. During the summer, he ran the North College Hill pool for the community.
First Booster Organization
NCH's First Booster Organization which consisted of Vic Cable, Joe Casagrande, George McLean, Larry Baker, Robert Kiefel, Nelson Thinnes and Charlie Ashing. They constructed the football press box, wired the field lights and in essence build the first NCH football field. On many Saturday's and Sunday's, they would be at the stadium climbing light poles, hammering, and nailing to get the stadium ready.