Hall of Fame
The North College Hill Hall of Fame was established in 1986 with the following selection criteria. The prospective inductee should be five years removed from participating in or with North College Hill Athletics. The prospective inductee must have been involved with or participated in North College Hill athletics and contributed in a positive manner to North College Hill athletics.
A selection committee will establish a list of 20 possible nominations from which the Athletic Boosters, members of the selection committee and members of the NCH coaching staff that have at least five years experience at North College Hill High School will vote on. A maximum of 10 may be selected, but the person selected must have 60% of the votes. The selection committee may also nominate for special recognition someone that may not necessarily qualify based on the above criteria.
The first three members of he Hall of Fame are from the North College Hill High School's first graduating class, the Class of 1935. All Hall of Fame members have the year of their induction into the North College Hill Hall Fame listed with their name.
Daniel Garvin: 1986 Dan earned nine varsity awards while participating in track, basketball and soccer. Dan was probably the top track athlete at North College Hill during his four high school years. Even though Dan appeared to be built more for athletics than anything else, he did participate in drama and was involved in the senior play. The school newspaper, the Monitor, was important to North College Hill and Dan was a reporter and the business manager .
Milivoy "Milt" Garvin: 1986 Milt participated on the track, basketball and soccer teams at North College Hill. He earned nine varsity awards from the three sports. For those that consider soccer a new sport for the state of Ohio, soccer was big in the 1930's and Milt was on the NCH soccer team as a varsity player for three years. He also was the President of the Class of 1935. After graduation, Milt founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Garvin Industries here in Cincinnati. Milt was involved in many civic minded endeavors.
Louis Melvin Groen: 1986 Louis was a key to the basketball teams success. At 6'5", Louis was a center of great stature. Besides the three varsity awards for basketball, Louis also earned varsity awards in both track and soccer. Louis served as the sports editor for the school newspaper, the Monitor, and his senior year was the Class of 1935 Vice President. After graduation, college and World War II, Louis got involved in McDonald's Restaurants. He eventually rose to head of McDonald's Restaurants in the Cincinnati area. It was Louis Groen that introduced the McDonald's fish sandwich to the patrons of McDonald's Restaurants. Louis was very active in both local and national charitable and civic organizations.
The other Hall of Fame members:
Marvin Ault: 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: 1986 He graduated from North College Hill in 1978 after receiving four varsity letters in football, four varsity letters in basketball and three varsity letters in baseball. As a senior, Bruce was All State Honorable Mention in football and played in the East-West All Star Game. Bruce was All City his senior year in basketball after leading the city in rebounding and still is listed as one of the top rebounders in North College Hill basketball. Bruce attended the University of Cincinnati and played football for four years for the Bearcats. After graduation, Bruce returned to North College Hill where he began his coaching career. His coaching career has including coaching football, basketball, baseball and softball for the Trojans. He became head football coach at North College Hill in 1986 and became the first NCH football coach to get his team into the Ohio High School Football Playoffs.
Roger and Linda Braunwart: 1996 They were inducted into the Hall of Fame because of their long term commitment to NCH interscholastic athletics. Together, they have served on many booster committees and worked many booster activities both at school and far away from school. They were both very active in the creation of the original North College Hill Hall of Fame. Roger also has been part of the crew that runs the downs markers at football games. Linda and Roger are both North College Hill alumni.
Chuck Broadnax: 1996 Chuck graduated in 1986 after playing basketball for four years. He was selected All City and All League for three years and his senior year, he was selected First team All State, Player of the Year in the Southwest District and Western Metro Conference. Chuck had over 1000 points scored and 1000 rebounds in his basketball career. After graduation, Chuck attended George Mason University and played in the NCAA Tournament in 1989.
Ross Burton: 1986 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".
Greg Butler: 1986 A 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.
Gayle Slaughter Clyburn: 1996 Gayle participated in girls athletics prior to the girls sports being recognized as interscholastic sports by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. When Gayle participated, she played field hockey, volleyball, basketball and softball as part of the Girl's Athletic Association (GAA). GAA awards were given based on a point system and Gayle was the top GAA point earner her junior and senior years at NCH. She also was selected Field Hockey MVP her senior year and Rookie of the Year her 9th grade year. She served as President and Vice President of the GAA organization. Besides this, Gayle was also a member of the North College Hill Honor Society. After college Gayle returned to North College Hill as a Health and Physical Education teacher and has coached several sports for the Trojans.
Ulysses Coleman Jr.: 1996 Ulysses played football for the Trojans in the early 1960's and as a Trojan running back, he set the single season record for rushing yards at 1740. At the time of his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1996, this record still stood. Ulysses also average a school record 11.75 yards per carry. Ulysses also set the scoring record for the Trojans at 136 points. During his senior year, Ulysses led the the city in rushing and was second in scoring. Ulysses was selected All League and All City. After high school, Ulysses worked for General Motors and as an NCH alumni, he made sure his children attended North College Hill.
Steve Collier: 1996 Steve was the basketball coach of the 1989 OHSAA State Runners-up Division III boy's basketball team. The team had a record 25-2 which is the best in the history of North College Hill at the time of Steve's induction. Steve was selected the Southern Buckeye Conference Coach of the Year and the Southwest District Coach of the Year. During Steve's five years as basketball coach, NCH won three League titles and two District titles. Steve's overall NCH record was 89-31. At the time of Steve's induction, he was a principal in the Norwood school system.
Patricia Ann Turner Covode: 1986 Trish graduated form North College Hill in 1961. At NCH, Trich 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 sychronised 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 Cox: 1986 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.
Dwayne Crutchfield: 2007 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 involed in the restaurant business.
Paul "Rick" Doxsey: 1996 Rick graduated from North College Hill in 1973. He played football, basketball and baseball four years for the Trojans. Rick's senior year, he was team captain of the football team and was selected All League and All City as a linebacker. Rick played in the Football East-West All Star Game. Rick set two defensive school records for the Trojans. He had 292 solo tackles in his career and a season high 141 tackles his senior year. At the time of his induction, Rick was a pipe fitter working in Cincinnati.
Bill Emeigh: 2007 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.
Gary Franklin: 1986 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 Franklin: 1986 Ollie played football and baseball for the Trojans in the late 30's. Baseball at North College Hill was started while Ollie was in school and he got to be one of the Trojans first pitchers. He stared on the Trojan football team for four years and helped the Trojans win the Southwest Class "B" Championship in 1938.
Leslie Graves: 2007 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.
Bert Guenther: 1986 "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.
Greg Hall: 1996 Gregg played football, basketball and baseball for four years earning a total of ten varsity awards. Greg quarterbacked the 1976 & 1977 teams that went 8-2 both years. Gregg's total passing yards are 2045 on 135 completions. This made Gregg one of the top five all time offensive leaders in Trojan football history. Gregg received a football scholarship to Moorehead University and graduated in 1983 with a degree in Enviromental Science. At the time of his induction, Greg was an Enviromental Specialist with the Florida Power and Light Company.
Dave Harmon: 1996 Dave played soccer, basketball and baseball during his high school career. As a soccer player, Dave was an All League Goalie his junior and senior years. Dave's senior year, the basketball team was the OHSAA Division III State Runner Ups. He was selected to the Division III All Tournament Team. Also, his junior and senior years, Dave was All SBC and All City in basketball. Dave played in the East-West All Star game his senior year. During his basketball career he scored over 1200 points.
Ron Harmon: 1986 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.
Tom Harmon: 2007 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.
Charlie Hayes: 1986 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 Hill: 1986 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 Hissom: 1986 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 Johnson: 1986 Janeen earned 11 varsity letters in the following sports; volleyball, basketball, tennis and softball. Janeen was captain of both the volleyball and basketball teams. Janeen was the Most Valuable Performer her senior year in volleyball, basketball and softbal. She was also selected All League her junior and senior year in all three sports. After high school, Janeen attended Mt. St. Joe and continued her athletic career at the Mount. Once out of college, Janeen returned to NCH to coach volleyball, basketball and softball for the Trojans.
Ralph Kemphaus: 1986 The long time boy's basketball coach led the Trojans to a 138-66 record while winning 5 League Championships, 2 District Titles, and 7 Sectional Titles. Ralph was 4 times the HCNL Coach of the Year, twice SW District Coach of the Year and once the Cincinnati Post Coach of the Year. This was all done prior to his induction. Ralph also organizede the academic competition in the Western Metro Conference, a program that many other conferences eventually copied. Ralph coached baseball and volleyball for NCH. He also established himself as one of the formost advance mathmatics teachers in southwest Ohio. After Ralph's induction, he would return to coach the Trojans basketball team for several years during the 1990's and would add to the list of championships that his teams have earned.
Paul Klusmeier: 1986 Paul graduated from Nrth 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 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 Kunkel: 1986 Carl attended North College Hill schools in the 1030'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: 1986 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 Mastrullo: 1986 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 Matson: 1986 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 Maybury: 1986 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.
Denise McCarthy: 1996
Ken Meier: 1986 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 Penant 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 Murray: 1986 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 footballl 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 Kentucky turning down an offer from the Kansas City Royals to play professional baseball.
Joe Nickel: 2007 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 NCH 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.
Tom Nieporte: 1986 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: 1986 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 Peters: 1986 Clete is a 1948 Trojan graduate. His top sport was baseball, and Clete was on the North College Hill baseball team for four years and maintained a 600 batting average for all four years. He also was on the footbgall, basketball and track teams and participated 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 Price: 1986 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 Puccine: 1986 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 Ruess: 1986 Robert was the Trojans first football coach, starting the football program in 1934. Robert also served as the Trojans Athletic Director from 1934 to 1941. During this time, besides coaching football, 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 several terms. He remained very active in North College Hill activities.
Marchelle Ruff: 1996
Donna Schmadel: 1986 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.
Craig Smith: 1986 "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 Smith: 1986 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.
Nelson Thinnes: 1986 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 attrended 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 Atheltic Directors Association and a board member of the Ohio High School Athletic Administrators Association (now thw 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.
Stan Thompson: 2007 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.
Jesse Townsend: 1986 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: 1986 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.
Arthur Weimer: 1986 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 Wells: 1986 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.
Larry Westerfeld: 1986 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 OHSAA State Track Meet. After high school, Larry attended the University of Cincinnati and ran track for the Bearcats. After high school in went into education and eventually became an administrator in the Mt. Healthy School District.
Rick Winkler: 1986 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.
Lennie Wirtz: 1986 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 ACC as an official. He did serve several years as the Director of the LPG, Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Clinton "Pete" Yerkes: 1986 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.
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 getting the stadium ready.
The NCH Football Chain Crew which consists of Dennie Ehrhardt, Mark Klusmeier and Darwin Yung were recognized for their service to the school and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. Roger Braunwart is also a member of the "chain crew" but already is a member of the NCH Hall of Fame.