ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

 

Winton Woods High School Honors 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The athletic staff and boosters of Winton Woods High School inducted the newest members into the district’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, January 13, in a ceremony at Winton Woods High School. The inductees were also honored at Saturday’s basketball game. Inducted this year were:

 

  • Mickey Dunn, a 1977 Forest Park High School graduate, who played four years of soccer for the Chargers. During the 1976 season, Dunn led Forest Park to the first league title in school history. His post season awards included being named All City and All State, as well as being selected Most Valuable Player. Dunn went on to play for the University of Cincinnati and was a four-year letterman. In 1981 he was selected as team captain and was named to the All-Ohio Collegiate Team. 
  • Gregory Franklin has been a dedicated volunteer for Winton Woods City Schools for over 30 years and for three athletic directors. From grilling at the annual athletic picnic to working state soccer and wrestling tournaments, Franklin never turned down a request for help. He began a second career working as a security monitor for Winton Woods High School and became a favorite among students throughout the district. After retiring a second time, Franklin has continued volunteering throughout the district.  
  • Mike Maynard, a 1978 graduate of Greenhills High School, was a three-sport athlete who earned nine varsity letters while participating in cross country, basketball and track for the Pioneers. Maynard is a two-time OHSAA AA state champion in the mile run and a two-time champion in cross country. In 1977 and 1978, he earned the Cincinnati Enquirer Track Athlete of the Year and Cross Country Runner of the Year. His efforts led Greenhills to a seventh place team finish in the 1978 State Track & Field Meet. 
  • Vince Pecoraro was the Forest Park High School boys’ soccer coach from 1981-1985. His teams won several league and district championships, while advancing to the OHSAA regional finals. Pecoraro was selected Coach of The Year in 1982, 1984 and 1985, and was selected Ohio High School Coach of the Year in 1984. After completing a very successful high school career, he went on to coach men’s soccer at Xavier University from 1986-1990. 
  • Matt Pressler, a 1979 graduate of Greenhills High School, earned four varsity letters as a wrestler during his Pioneer days. Pressler completed his high school wrestling career with three league championships and two sectional championships, while being a four-time district qualifier and a two-time state qualifier. His record was 81 wins and only 21 loses. Pressler attended Eastern Kentucky University on a Division I scholarship. For 27 years he has taught school and coached wrestling, football and track.
  • Jasmine Shaw, a 2009 graduate of Winton Woods High School, earned four varsity letters in basketball as a four-year starter. She helped lead her team to four league championships, three sectional championships, two district championships, and two regional semi-finals. Her individual accomplishments include being selected by her peers, opposing coaches and the news media for: All FAVC (four years), FAVC Player of the Year (3 years), 1st Team ALL District 16 All Star (three years), and 1st Team All Southwestern Ohio (two years). Shaw graduated as Winton Woods High School Girls Basketball All Time Leading Scorer, earned a nomination for McDonald’s All-American, and led her team to 23 consecutive wins. She earned a Division I Scholarship to Marshall University and is currently an assistant coach at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. 
  • Monica Tinsley-Civils, a 2002 graduate of Winton Woods High School, earned eight varsity letters while playing volleyball and basketball for the Warriors. She was selected three-time 1st Team All Fort Ancient Valley Conference, was the 2001 FAVC statistical leader in blocks (105) and kills (225), and was eighth in digs with 130. She was named to the Cincinnati Enquirer All Star team, and was chosen for the Southwestern Ohio Senior Showcase. Tinsley-Civils earned a Division I scholarship for volleyball to Duquesne University, majoring in Pre-Med. 

Created in 2002, the purpose of the Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame is to acknowledge and celebrate the long tradition of athletic excellence at Forest Park, Greenhills and Winton Woods High Schools.

PHOTO CAPTION: The 2016-2017 Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are (l-r) Richard Tinsley representing his daughter, Monica Tinsley-Civils, Jasmine Shaw, Matt Pressler, Vince Pecoraro, Greg Franklin and Mickey Dunn. Photo by Linda Schlitz.

2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The athletic staff and boosters of Winton Woods High School inducted the newest members into the district’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 11, in a ceremony at Charlie Fredrick Stadium. Honored this year were:

  • Bruce Bagley, boys baseball and soccer coach for Greenhills High School from 1972 to 1990. As a baseball coach for the Pioneers, Bagley compiled a record of 327 wins and 156 losses. He coached his teams to seven league championships, while being selected by his peers for 10 League Coach of the Year awards, coaching 10 All Star Games and receiving the highest honor of coaching the Ohio North/South All Star Game. Bagley retired from baseball with 555 wins and 245 losses, ranking him 16th all-time among Ohio coaches. Bagley also coached boys soccer for the Pioneers, with 306 wins and 194 losses. He coached 10 East/West All Star Games, and his success throughout the Greater Cincinnati area earned him 15 Coach of the Year awards. Bagley continues to give back to the community by coaching Special Olympics Camps
  • Dayeesha Hollins, a 2009 Winton Woods High School graduate, earned multiple letters participating in girls basketball and track, as well as several FAVC and Greater Cincinnati awards. Hollins helped lead the girls basketball team to three FAVC Conference Championships, two District Championships, and two Regional Semi-Finals, while compiling a record of 68 wins and seven losses. She was selected First Team All FAVC for two years, First Team All-Southwestern Ohio for two years, First Team Cincinnati Enquirer for two years, and First Team All-State. As a senior she earned Cincinnati High School Basketball Hall of Fame Co-Division I Player of the Year. Hollins also excelled on the track and is the city-wide record holder in the 400 meter. She qualified for three years for the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships in the 400 meter and 4x400 meter. Her three year performance on the court and track earned her Winton Woods High School’s Female Career Athlete Award. Her work ethic earned her a basketball scholarship to the University of Michigan, where she excelled as a freshman. She became the first Michigan player to record 100 rebounds and 100 assists as a freshman, before being named to the Big Ten All Freshman Team. After her first season, Hollins transferred to the University of Cincinnati, concluding her collegiate basketball career there before playing professionally in Finland and Germany.   
  • Calvin Johnson, a 1985 Forest Park High school graduate, earned several athletic letters participating in football, basketball and baseball, as well as Hamilton County League All-Star honors in football and baseball. Johnson was a four-year letter winner in football and served as team captain for three years. During his senior season, he led the city with 193 tackles, recovered nine fumbles, had 11 quarterback sacks, caused another five fumbles and blocked three kicks. His performance on the football field earned him the 1984 Defensive Lineman of the Year award, Helmet Sticker award and All League Honors. After graduation Johnson continued his football career by earning a scholarship to Austin Peay State University where he led in several statistical categories: fumbles recovered, fumbles forced, tackles for losses, and quarterback sacks. Johnson returned to Cincinnati and worked as a Cincinnati police officer, while giving back to Winton Woods High School, where he coached football and basketball for many years. In the fall of 2008, Johnson became the girls basketball head coach, and led the Lady Warriors to three FAVC Championships, one Sectional Championship and one District Runner Up.
  • Gina Vannoy, a 1988 Forest Park graduate, earned varsity letters in three sports for the Lady Chargers, participating in girls soccer, basketball and track. A four-year varsity starter in soccer, Vannoy led the Lady Chargers to a District Championship. Her performance on the field led the Associated Press to select her to the All-City and All-State Soccer Teams. She was Team Captain, MVP, Best Defensive Player, Best Offensive Player, and MVP of the All City Soccer Game. Vannoy also helped lead the girls basketball team to a District Championship with her defensive stopper mentality. After high school she went on to play soccer at Thomas More College, where she was four-year starter, recording most goals scored by a defensive player. She was selected as an All Regional Player for two consecutive years. Vannoy went on to coach high school soccer at Bethel Tate High School, where she became the first female coach in the Tri-State area to lead a varsity boys’ soccer team to two league championships.

 

Created in 2002, the purpose of the Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame is to acknowledge and celebrate the long tradition of athletic excellence at Forest Park, Greenhills and Winton Woods High Schools.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Shown at Winton Woods High School’s 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony are (l-r) Alicia Johnson, representing Calvin Johnson; Bruce Bagley; Keeno Hollins, representing Dayeesha Hollins; and Gina Vannoy. Photo by Elise Speeg.

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The athletic staff and Boosters of Winton Woods High School inducted the newest members into the district’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 19, in a ceremony at Charlie Fredrick Stadium. Honored this year were:

 

  • Guy Dilz, a three-sport athlete from Forest Park High School, Class of 1984. Dilz played soccer, basketball, and baseball and earned nine varsity letters in his career. He received the “Career Athlete” and “Athlete of the Year” awards during his senior year. Dilz was a member of the boys’ soccer team that placed third in the state. He received 1st team All-State honors for soccer and baseball. In baseball, he received All-City honors twice and finished his career as the leader in career batting average, career hits, and career stolen bases, as well as having the highest single season batting average (.514). Guy was also All-League in baseball and soccer during his junior and senior years.
  • Gary Prater, football and basketball player from Forest Park High School, Class of 1985. Prater earned six varsity letters during his high school career and was regarded by many as one of the top tight ends in the country during his senior year. He was one of the most heavily recruited football players in Forest Park history and received a full scholarship to the University of South Carolina. During his senior year, Prater was named 1st team All-League and 1st team All-City in both football and basketball. He was also 1st team All-State in football. In addition to being an excellent athlete, Gary was also an honor roll student.
  • Bobby Shanklin, wrestler from Greenhills High School, class of 1976. Shanklin wrestled from 1972 to 1976. During his sophomore year, wrestling in the 98 pound weight class, he recorded 20 wins and only 5 losses. During his junior year he recorded 22 straight pins, losing only one match. Shanklin went on to earn league, sectional and district titles, becoming the first wrestler in Greenhills history to place at the state tournament, finishing fifth in the state at 98 pounds. In his senior year, he was undefeated, winning the league, sectional, and district championships. Shanklin finished third in the state in the 105 pound weight class. He was a three-time All-League, two-time All-City, and two-time All-State wrestler. He finished his high school career with a record of 61 wins, 9 losses.  
  • Don and Elise Speeg, volunteers for Winton Woods City Schools from 1991 to the present. Many in the Winton Woods family are thankful for the memories captured and donated by the Speegs, who are known as the “official athletic department photographers.” Over the years, they have attended hundreds of school athletic events, both home and away, and have taken thousands of student-athlete pictures in all types of weather. The Speegs have personally funded photo developing, picture frames, and other related photography items. In the past they have been honored as: Lakeside Elementary School Volunteer of the Year 1991; Athletic Booster of the Year 2004; Friends of the Arts 2006; Extra Mile Parents 2006; Athletic Booster of the Year 2008; and recipients of the Community Spirit Award 2012. Elise assisted as a girl’s tennis coach in 2005. Even after their two children graduated in 2004 and 2006, the Speegs have continued to serve the district.  

 

Created in 2002, the purpose of the Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame is to acknowledge and celebrate the long tradition of athletic excellence at Forest Park, Greenhills and Winton Woods High Schools.

PHOTO CAPTION: Shown at Winton Woods High School’s 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony are (l-r) Patricia and Robert Shanklin--parents of Bobby Shanklin, Elise and Don Speeg, Gary Prater and Guy Dilz. Photo by Candy Hein.

 

 

2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees


 
The athletic staff and boosters of Winton Woods High School induced the newest members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 13. Honored this year were:
  • Chuck Fredrick, varsity basketball player for Greenhills High School, 1977-1980
  • Derrick Jenkins, football and basketball player for Winton Woods High School, 1993-1995
  • Troy Everhart, coach of the 2009 OHSAA state football champions, the first in Winton Woods history
  • Adrienne Smith, basketball, soccer, softball and track star for Forest Park High School, 1983-1987.
Created in 2002, the purpose of the Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame is to acknowledge and celebrate the long tradition of athletic excellence at Forest Park, Greenhills and Winton Woods High Schools.
 
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PHOTO CAPTION: Shown at Winton Woods High School’s 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony are (l-r) inductee Chuck Fredrick; past inductee Herb Woeste; Jaden Everhart, daughter, and Maureen Everhart, wife, for inductee Troy Everhart; Derrick Jenkins and his parents, Veola and Clifford Jenkins; Adrienne Smith and her father, Robert Smith, and son, Nicholas Smith. Photo by Elise Speeg.
 

2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
 


Six new members were inducted into the Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 7, during the Winton Woods Warriors football game against Middletown. This is the Hall of Fame’s eleventh year. It was created in 2002 to acknowledge and celebrate the long tradition of athletic excellence at Forest Park, Greenhills and Winton Woods High Schools. The newest inductees are:
 
John Curtis, a varsity basketball player from the Greenhills High School class of 1987, who helped lead his team to a league championship in 1987 and was the league, district, and AA Ohio “Player of the Year’ that year. Curtis was the team MVP, leading scorer, rebounder, and leader in field goal percentage.
 
Nisey Gordon, a 1984 graduate of Forest Park High School, who lettered in three varsity sports: basketball, track, and volleyball. Gordon was a member of the 1983 state championship 800-meter relay team and was state runner-up as part of the 400-meter relay. In 1983 Gordon was named 1st Team All-League, 1st Team All-City, and 1st Team All-State in track. She was also a member of the Forest Park girls’ basketball team that went undefeated and won the state championship in 1984.
 
Bob Greenawalt, who taught and keptthe basketball scorebook at Greenhills High School from 1959-1968 and then began both jobs at Forest Park High School from 1968-1989. Greenawalt has continued keeping the basketball scorebook at Winton Woods High School from 1990 to the present. His three children all graduated from Forest Park High School.
 
Myia McCurdy, a 2006 graduate of Winton Woods High School, who lettered in three varsity sports: basketball, track, and volleyball. McCurdy helped the Lady Warriors basketball team to an undefeated league season in 2006 and graduated as the all-time leading scorer at Winton Woods. McCurdy was All-League, All-City, 2nd Team All-State, and a Parade Magazine All-American. She earned a full scholarship for basketball to Rutgers University.
 
M. Dirk Wiers, a 1979 graduate of Forest Park High School, who lettered in three varsity sports: basketball, baseball and football. Wiers was an All-League selection in baseball and an All-City selection in football. He received a full scholarship from the University of Tennessee for football.
 
Bryan Young, a 1987 graduate of Greenhills High School, who earned varsity letters in five sports: soccer, wrestling, baseball, cross country and track. Young was a three-time All-League and three-time All-City wrestler and was a member of the 1986 state champions cross country team. Young graduated from the University of Oklahoma, where he received a wrestling scholarship.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Some of the members of the Winton Woods High School 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame are shown with Warrior football players before the induction ceremonies on September 7. Pictured are (l-r) Daniel Cage, Shemar Hooks, Myia McCurdy, Tyler Gist, Bob Greenawalt, Craig McCorkle, Bryan Young, Sean Jetter, John Curtis and Karon Poole. Not pictured are inductees Nisey Gordon and Dirk Wiers. Photo by Elise Speeg.