Thirteen to enter OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS — Thirteen individuals have been selected for induction into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame. The OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame induction banquet is scheduled for June 10 in Columbus and will welcome these 13 individuals selected by the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame Committee.

Each of the 13 inductees is being honored for outstanding officiating careers and significant contributions to interscholastic officiating in Ohio. More information on the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame is posted at:

“It is an honor to have an Officials Hall of Fame where the best in Ohio are recognized for their outstanding careers and their dedication to officiating,” said Beau Rugg, OHSAA Assistant Commissioner and a member of the Hall of Fame. “Officiating is a service and it is a joy to recognize these highly respected individuals with induction into the Hall of Fame. We thank all officials for their service to student-athletes, coaches, schools and other officials.”

2017 OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame Induction Class

Fred Beekman, deceased (BK, FB)

James Berry, Lancaster (BK, FB)

Lee G. Barlow, Kettering (BK, BB, FB, SB)

John J. Crispino, Springfield (FB)

John Derrow, Wellston (BK, FB)

Mark A. Diller, Defiance (FB, SB)

Joyce Garn, Smithville (TF, VB, BK)

Robert A. Graf, Mentor (FB)

Van Parks, Reynoldsburg (BK, FB, SB, VB, BB)

Russell D. Pitts, Mansfield (BK, VB, FB)

Tom Toohig, Bedford (BK)

Bob Von Kaenel, Dover (FB)

Jack Winters, Findlay (FB, BK)
Banquet on June 10 to enshrine new class of inductees

Staff Report

Reach the Ohio High School Athletic Association at (614) 267-2502.