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The Buddy LaRosa high school Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1975 to recognize outstanding athletes from area high schools. Each year, nominees are considered based solely upon high school accomplishments. Collegiate, professional, or other amateur achievements have no bearing on the selection process. The nominee must have graduated high school 10 years before eligibility may begin.

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5 former Cincinnati-area high school athletes and 2 coaches will be inducted into the Buddy LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame in June, 2007. The Hall of Fame athlete inductees for 2006 are:
Scott Draud Scott Draud
Highlands High School

Class of 1986
Possibly the best male basketball player in Northern Kentucky history, Scott Draud is regarded by his former coach and fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Ken Shields, as “the very best basketball player I ever coached during my 39-year coaching career.”

The Cincinnati Post named Draud as “The Northern Kentucky High School Basketball Player of the Century.” And with good reason.

In addition to being the Ninth Region’s all-time leading male scorer with 2,865 points during his four-year varsity career, Draud still holds 11 other records – all coming before the era of the 3-point field goal.  Included in those records: Most Single-Season Points (1,086); Most Single Games Points scored (69 vs. Holmes); Highest Season Scoring Average (35.3), and Most Consecutive Games Over 20 Points (67).

Draud is the only player in Kentucky High School history to lead the state in scoring in back-to-back years (30.5 in 1985, 35.3 in 1986). He was the nation’s seventh-leading scorer as a senior. He was a USA Today and Street & Smith honorable mention All-American; two-time Player of the Year by the Kentucky Post and Kentucky Enquirer, First Team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald Leader, Associated Press and United Press International.

An outstanding tennis player as well, Draud was a National High School All-American (1986), twice state semifinalist (1985 and 1986) and three-time Ninth Region champion.

Draud went on to star at Vanderbilt University where he scored 1,466 points as the Commodores’ leading scorer in two seasons (1990 & 1991). He led Vanderbilt to the 1990 NIT championship, where he was named tournament MVP. He was Third Team All-American by UPI in 1990 and Third Team All-American by AP in 1991. He has been named one of Vandy’s Top 100 Athletes of the Century.

Currently, Draud is the principal of Newport High School.

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Mike Healey Mike Healey
St. Xavier High School

Class of 1988
A three-sport star at St. Xavier, Mike Healey earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, starting each as a sophomore. He was team captain in all three sports, the only athlete to earn such distinction at St. Xavier in the last 25 years.

He went on to become the second LaRosa’s Male Athlete of the Year Award winner.

Switching from receiver to quarterback his junior year, Healey proceeded to become an All-State quarterback. In two years, he compiled 3,260 yards passing with 29 TDs, completing 221 of 422 attempts (52.4%) and led the Bombers to the 1987 state tournament.  He was named Cincinnati Post Player of the Year, Greater Cincinnati League Player of the Year, Second Team All-Ohio, National Football Foundation Scholar and winner of the prestigious “That’s My Boy” Award.

A starter in basketball the last two seasons, Healey was the floor general, averaging 10 points per game and leading St. X to a 17-6 record in 1987-88. As a shortstop in baseball, he led the team in hitting (.320) and the GCL title with a 23-7 record in 1988.

Healey went on to star in football at Vanderbilt University where he was the top-rated passer in the Southeastern Conference in 1990.  He holds the Commodores’ all-time record for lowest interception percentage, two of the top 10 all-time longest pass plays in school history, and was third all-time in yards passing for a sophomore.

He currently lives in Lexington, S.C. where he is studying dentistry at Medical University of South Carolina.

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Tim Koegel Tim Koegel
Moeller High School

Class of 1977
The Moeller High School football dynasty really came into its fruition in the mid-1970s and the quarterback who took the program to that next level was Tim Koegel.

Koegel was not just regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in Ohio, but was acknowledged as one of the best in the nation. He was accorded the prestigious Parade Magazine All-America honors, as well as being named Street & Smith All-American and Catholic Review All-American. As a senior, he was the Ohio Player of the Year and was The Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post Player of the Year. He was the winner of the distinguished “That’s My Boy” Award.

An outstanding overall athlete, Koegel earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, starting as a sophomore in all three sports.

In football, he led Moeller to a 34-1 career record during his three seasons. His junior and senior teams – which went 24-0 – won back-to-back Ohio Class AAA state championships. The 1976 team was named “Mythical National Champions” – the first Moeller team to earn that distinction. Koegel’s 3,737 career yards passing stood as a Moeller school record until 2004, but he still remains the school’s All-Time career leader in touchdowns with 46.

In basketball, Koegel scored 629 career points, which ranks 19th all-time in Moeller history, along with 266 career field goals (15th all-time), 287 career rebounds (23rd all-time).

In baseball, he was the Crusaders’ shortstop for two seasons, batting .385 as a senior and earning First Team All-City honors.

Koegel went on to play football at the University of Notre Dame under coach Dan Devine.

Currently, he is the owner of a media consulting firm – The Koegel Group – in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Tammy McCallum Tammy McCallum
Milford High School

Class of 1992
The finest female athlete in Milford High School history, state track champion Tammy McCallum earned 11 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track during her high school career. She was a four-year starter in basketball and track, and starred three years in volleyball.

McCallum joins her brother Napoleon (Class of 1999) as only the second brother-sister combination in the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame, and along with Mike Healey, becomes the 12th-13th former LaRosa’s Athlete of the Year to be inducted. She was such a dominating force in the Greater Miami Conference that she was named all-GMC nine times in three different sports.

McCallum set and still holds seven Milford records in basketball, including career points (1,380), career rebounds (1,093), free throws made (403) and field goals made (492). The Eagles were also a combined 75-17 during her four varsity seasons – which is also a school record.

A two-time All-City selection, and a Third-Team All-Ohio pick in 1992, McCallum was named The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Player of the Year in basketball (1991) and the Track Athlete of the Year (1992) as well.  She was also named to the Cincinnati East-West and the Ohio North-South All-Star games.

In track, McCallum still holds school records in the shot put (45-feet-10.5-inches) and the discus (121-feet-3-inches). She won the Ohio Division I state title in the shot put in 1991 as a junior (43-1.5), finished second as a senior, and third as a sophomore.

An academic standout as well, McCallum went on to play on a full athletic scholarship in basketball at Rice University, where she was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1995-96. She is a member of the Rice University 1,000-Point Club, ranks seventh all-time in rebounds (670) and fifth all-time in steals (190).

McCallum is currently living in Houston, Texas where she teaches and is involved in real estate.

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Pat Murray (Shibinski) Pat Murray (Shibinski)
Seton High School

Class of 1949
Pat Murray Shibinski starred in an era when high schools sports – and female sports in particular – were rarely covered. Her influence on female athletics in Greater Cincinnati has been significant. She earned nine letters in three sports –volleyball, basketball and softball.

The 1947 basketball team, while finishing 6-6 that season was especially memorable for Murray. The team lost a one-point heart-breaker to St. Mary’s of Memphis, TN that season in which an official remarked it was the best amateur game in the city in more than five years. That same season, Seton defeated a previously unbeaten Our Lady of Angels team, 30-21.

As a senior, she was regarded as Seton’s best overall athlete – receiving a 6-inch tall trophy, which she still has today!

At the University of Cincinnati she starred in four sports – field hockey, volleyball, basketball and softball. She was captain of both the basketball and field hockey teams. Among the many honors and officer positions she held, Murray was named Outstanding Senior Student at the Teacher’s College in 1953 and was President of the U.C. Women’s Athletic Association, and was one of 11 women elected to Mortar Board, a National Honor Society for women, based on scholarship, leadership and service. She was inducted into the UC Hall of Fame in 1990.

For the next 42 years, Murray coached and taught at the College of Mount St. Joseph (field hockey, basketball and volleyball), where she had a major influence on many of the current female and male coaches in Greater Cincinnati. In recognition of her impact on students and teaching excellence, Murray received the Faculty Appreciation Award from MSJ in 1992. In 2006, Pat received the Lifetime Service Award from the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association.

Currently retired, she lives in Sayler Park.

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Coach Bill Goller Coach Bill Goller
Holy Cross High School

One of the pioneers of coaching during the modern era of female sports, Bill Goller, in 25 seasons of coaching basketball compiled a staggering 530-205 overall record (.721) with two Ninth Region championships, eight district titles and three All Class A Regional championships. Holy Cross, consistently ranking among the smallest schools in Kentucky, never backed down from any level of competition, and Goller’s overall record demonstrated his and the school’s success.

He is the first girls’ basketball coach in Kentucky high school history to surpass 500 career victories. Even now, 12 years after retiring from coaching varsity girls’ basketball, Goller still ranks No. 2 all-time in the state. He is the winningest coach – boys or girls – in Ninth Region basketball history.

A clear sign of his consistency and ability to maximize his players’ talents – Goller enjoyed 20-win seasons in 24 of his 25 years of coaching!

His coaching excellence has been duly recognized – being inducted in the Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Court of Honor for Legendary Basketball Coaches, the Northern Kentucky Athletic Director Hall of Fame, the Holy Cross Hall of Fame and was honored among the Top 50 coaches of all time in Northern Kentucky history at the Behringer-Crawford Museum.

In addition to his coaching, Goller also served as Holy Cross’ athletic director and was the school principal for 15 years from 1987-2003.

While being recognized for his sports coaching accomplishments, certainly one of the finest awards Goller has ever received gives tribute to him as a teacher when he was named the National Secondary School Educator of the Year in 2005 by the NCEA.

A St. Xavier High School and Xavier University graduate, Goller and his wife, Nicki, live in Bridgetown.

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Coach Ken Shields Coach Ken Shields
St. Thomas/Highlands High Schools

Perhaps one of the most well-loved and well-respected basketball coaches in Greater Cincinnati over the last 50 years, Ken Shields may be regarded as best ever.

He has produced a staggering legacy of 39 years of coaching between the high school (23 years) and collegiate level (16 years) to compile 766 victories.  The career total is believed to be the best in Greater Cincinnati amateur basketball history. His 460 career victories in high school rank No. 4 all-time in Greater Cincinnati history, while his 306 collegiate victories at Northern Kentucky University rank No. 2 all-time behind Bob Huggins (399).

Shields’ high school career began in Fort Thomas at St. Thomas High School where he coached for 10 seasons (199-113 record). The Tomcats won three 36th District championships. When the school closed, Shields moved to Highlands where he coached for another 13 years (261-144 record). The Bluebirds won five Ninth Region championships and nine 36th District titles.  Overall, he had 16 seasons with 20-plus victories.

In 1988, Shields left Highlands to become the third coach in NKU history. In 16 seasons, he finished with a 306-170 career mark. His teams made the NCAA Division II national tournament seven times, including finishing as national runners-up in both 1995-96 and in 1996-97. Shields was named NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in 1994-95.

Shields was an outstanding athlete as well during his high school career at Covington Catholic. A four-year starter in baseball, and a varsity starter in basketball his last two seasons, Shields was an All-Ninth Regional basketball star and was the CovCath Athlete of the Year in 1959-60.

Shields still teaches three days a week at NKU during the first semester.

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