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
|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
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
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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|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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|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
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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|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
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 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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|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
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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|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
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
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