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22 athletes, coaches to be inducted into Covington Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame on April 2

The Tom Ellis Athletic Memorial Foundation will host the fourth Covington Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront hotel in Covington.

Former Major League Baseball umpire Randy Marsh and former coaches Ken Spurlock and Tom Haney will be among the 22 inductees in the 2016 class.

Randy Marsh

Randy Marsh

The event will include dinner, music, a video about this year’s inductees, a silent auction, a souvenir program, and more. This year’s inductees are:

Ken Spurlock, Holmes Coach 1971-1988
Tom Haney, Holmes Class of 1965, Coach 1969-1982
Randy Marsh, Holmes Class of 1967, MLB Umpire 1982-2010
Aaron Ballard, William Grant High School Class of 1958
Katie Collins Barber, Holmes Class of 1999
Denny Bowman, Holmes Class of 1967
Carol Brown, Holmes Class of 1951
Tommy Butler, William Grant High School Class of 1958
Nils Dawson, Holmes Class of 1962
Wayne Ferguson, Holmes Class of 1965
Ken Goodhew, Holmes Class of 1959
Tom Herron, Holmes Class of 1958
Yvonne Housley, Holmes Class of 1985
Mike Hughes, Holmes Class of 1993
Bob Logsdon, Holmes Class of 1961
Jerry McCullough, William Grant High School Class of 1957
Ralph Murphy, Holmes Class of 1965
Gus Roberts, William Grant High School Class of 1957
Charlie Schomaker, Holmes Class of 1962
Doug Speaks, Holmes Class of 1971
Christina Weaver, Holmes Class of 2008
Frank Wolnitzek, Holmes Class of 1993

The emcee for this year’s event will be Melvin Webster, Holmes Class of 1971 and president of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors’ Association.

Tickets for the dinner and awards ceremony are $50 and can be purchased until March 25. The ticket order form can be downloaded here.

“Covington Public Schools – including both Holmes High School and William Grant High School – have a rich heritage of producing outstanding athletes and the TEAM Foundation is happy to recognize 22 student-athletes and coaches in the 2016 Hall of Fame induction class,” said TEAM Foundation president Gary Huhn.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Gary Huhn at 859-292-3965. Anyone wishing to advertise or sponsor a table should call Diana Siffel at 859-816-9077.

To see a video trailer about this year’s event, visit https://youtu.be/tm3GdrFGwwE.

About The Tom Ellis Athletic Memorial Foundation

The Tom Ellis Athletic Memorial Foundation assists Covington Independent Public Schools by supporting the school district’s athletic activities, providing scholarships and promoting excellence in education, discipline and sportsmanship.

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  1. Charlie Schomaker says:

    Just a polite up date.
    I also coached at Holmes.
    8th grade basketball and JV baseball.
    Thank you for the excellent article.
    Charlie Schomaker
    HHS 1962

  2. Bob Schaeffler says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the 1963 state champions baseball team was nominated for induction. I believe this to be the last state championship won by a Holmes sports team.

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