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Class of 2007

Dwayne Crutchfield
Dwayne is a 1978 graduate of North College Hill. He was one of the most explosive running backs in southwest Ohio his junior and senior year. His 299 yards rushing against Amelia in 1977 is still the school record. Besides football, Dwayne played on the North College Hill basketball team and was a member of the 1977 District Championship team. Dwayne went to Iowa State, and in 1980 he was tenth in the nation in rushing. Dwayne was drafted by the New York Jets and is the only Trojan athlete to play in the NFL. Dwayne is currently involved in the restaurant business.
Bill Emeigh
Bill served as an assistant football coach for North College Hill either as a paid assistant or a volunteer assistant since 1970. At his induction, that gave Bill 36 years of coaching football for the Trojans. Bill also served as Assitant Athletic Director at North College Hill since 1989. He has been very active in both the football coaches' association and the athletic directors' associations. His involvement with the SW Football Coaches Associaiton helped numerous NCH players to be selected to the East-West All Star game. Bill has been a coach in the East-West All Star game three times. Bill also served on the SW Athletic Director's Association and the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators' hospitality committees.
Leslie Graves
Leslie is a 1997 North College Hill graduate who as a student athlete earned 14 varsity letters in four different sports. The sports were volleyball, basketball, softball and track. Leslie earned several honors as a Trojan athlete. She was First Team Miami Valley Conference in both basketball and softball. She was Division III All City in softball her senior year, a year that she maintained a 603 batting average and stole 56 bases. At the same time she was a District track qualifier in the 100 meter dash. The Cincinnati Enquirer selected her as one of the 100 Top Athletes in the area.
Tom Harmon
Tom graduated from North College Hill in 1985 and during his high school career, Tom participated in soccer, basketball and baseball. Tom played on three straight HCL National Division Basketball Championship teams and was selected All League his junior and senior years. Tom's senior year in basketball, he was selected to the Second Team SW District Team and played in the Coaches' All star game. As a baseball player, Tom was selected First Team All League his junior and senior years. Tom did play two years on the newly formed North College Hill soccer team.
Joe Nickel
Joe was appointed the North College Hill Athletic Director in 1979 and retired from this position in 2010. During the 31 years Joe served as Athletic Director, soccer and bowling were added, several stadium and gymnasium improvements were made, the NCH Hall of Fame was started in 1986 and North College Hill instituted a drug testing program. Joe served the OHSAA as a District tournament manager in volleyball and as a District, Regional and State tournament manager in Soccer. He served the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association twice as President and for nine years represented the SW Athletic Directors on the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrator's Association Executive Committee. This led to Joe being the OIAAA's representative to the OHSAA's Track and Field Rules Committee in 2000. Joe received the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Award of Merit in 2002 and was inducted into the OIAAA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Stan Thompson
Stan, a 1968 North College Hill graduate, quarterbacked the Trojan's 1967 League Championship football team. Stan was the teams MVP as a junior and as a senior , he was named to the First Team All League Team and the First Team Post All City Team. Besides football, Stan was a member of the Trojan baseball team and named MVP his senior year. After high school, Stan attended Xavier University on a football scholarship where he graduated with a degree in accounting. Stan entered the business world and has received the Black Achievers Award both in Cincinnati and Louisville.
Football Chain Crew
115 years of total service to the athletic department.  The Trojan Football Chain Crew consisted of Denny Ehrhardt (30 years of service), Mark Klusmeier (23 years of service) and Darwin Yung (30 years of service) were recognized for their service to the school and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.  Roger Braunwart (32 years of service) is also a member of the "chain crew" but already is a member of the NCH Hall of Fame.  They volunteered to run the downs markers during varsity football games.  This expert and professionally acting crew is well received by football officials that visit NCH on Friday nights.