Sylvania Northview High School
Sylvania Northview High School Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame 2011
Larry L. Morrison
Administrator and Coach from 1962-1990
In 1958 Larry Morrison graduated from Bowling Green State University and he knew then that sports and teaching would be his life’s passion. From 1967 to 1990, Larry served as the Principal of Burnham Junior High School, Sylvania High School, Arbor Hills Junior High and Sylvania Northview High Schools. During this time, he also coached Freshman Football, JV Basketball and Varsity Baseball where his teams in 1966 and 67 were named GLL Champions. Mr. Morrison served on the Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association from 1981-1988 and in 1988 was the President. Since 2001, he has served as the League Commissioner for the Northern Lakes League, where both Northview and Southview compete with other area schools. He has received numerous awards including the Northwest Ohio Distinguished Service Award for Athletic Achievement and the District 7 Coaches Award for contributions made to high school athletics.
According to Larry, “my experience as a player has followed me all of my life. I cherish the time with teammates, the students who I coached and now the parents I meet with children who participate in sports.” It was the teamwork, camaraderie and friendships that made him an extraordinary man.
A lifetime Sylvania resident, a member of the Burnham Class of 1946 ; Basketball, Golf and Track; Voice of the Northview Wildcats
When you meet Clark, the stories of community, schools and traditions are fresh on his mind. As a student at Burnham High School he lettered in Basketball, Golf and Track. In 1945 & 1946 he was undefeated in dual match play and lettered both years which led to the opportunity to serve as a member of the Bowling Green State University Golf team his freshman year. After serving in the military, he returned to Sylvania and became active in the Sylvania Athletic Boosters, Northview Band and Orchestra Boosters and served as a coach for both girls and boys sports teams. Not content to stop there, he began assisting the football program at Northview tracking statistics and was later asked to use his “radio voice” to become the Voice of the Wildcats, a position he held until 2002. He is a popular figure still today at various Northview sports programs and considers it an honor to serve the school district. His volunteerism and sports efforts make him the first athlete, coach, parent and commentator inducted into the Hall of Fame!
According to Clark Collins, “sports have been part of my life forever. If I could start all over again I would hope to be a little bigger, a little faster and have a little more understanding of all the official calls. Sylvania is a great place to live and raise a family and I am proud to accept this honor.”
Sue Frain Crandall
Northview Class of 1985 for Diving, Cheerleader & Diving Coach
Sue Frain Crandall is listed as one of the most outstanding divers in Sylvania School’s history. For years she held school records for diving, and ironically it was a student who she later coached who beat her lifelong records. While in high school, Sue qualified for the State Diving Championships in 82, 83, 84 and 85. In 1982 she was recognized as a league champion and placed third at the State tournament; 1983 placed second at districts and 7th at the State championship meet; in 1984 placed 1st at districts and 3rd at the state tournament and repeated this record in 1985 while also serving as the team captain. In addition to her stellar diving record, she also served as a Varsity Football Cheerleader in 1982 and 1983.
The diving records then led to a collegiate career at Miami University where she placed in the top six at the Mid American Conference Championships and assisted her team in winning the Mid American Conference three out of four of her college years. In 1989 she was also named an all academic scholar-athlete. After graduation she returned to Sylvania where she assisted as a diving coach from 1989 to 1994 and is currently an elementary teacher at Highland Elementary School.
According to Sue, “I loved being in sports. It gave me the opportunity to work with my teammates and coaches while growing as a woman and teacher. The skills I learned allowed me to choose a career that I have loved—teaching. It was my coaches who taught me how to be a role model and learn the skills of respect, love of children and hard work. As a student, I experienced many things and we had loads of fun!”
Northview Class of 1987
As an athlete, it is very difficult to earn All State honors—this swimmer and athlete did it 4 years in a row and remains one of the most outstanding swimmers in Sylvania School history. Keri is a 4 time District Champion in the 100 backstroke & District record holder; 2 time 200 medley relay high school All American; 4 time All American 100 Backstroke; 5 time state qualifier and winner! (1984, 85, 86 placed third in the State at 100 backstroke and in 87 placed second; 1985 State Champion in the 200 medley relay) Her high school records gave her the opportunity to participate in swimming for a Big Ten School – Michigan State University where she continued to set records and became a NCAA qualifier and Division I All American in the 200 Medley Relay; and a record she holds still today in the 100 backstroke.
After college Keri and her family returned to Sylvania where she is a physical education teacher at Sylvania’s Highland Elementary School.
“Swimming has been an important part of my life,” said Keri. “The discipline, dedication and desire needed to succeed have shaped me into the person I have become. My coaches always expected 100% and taught me that goals are important. As a teacher and coach, I try to stress the importance of trying your best no matter what goal you are pursuing.”
Northview Class of 2002; Soccer
An All-league, all district and all state soccer player, Peter Dzubay excelled on the soccer field. Peter was a two time First team All State Goalie—other teams knew that if Peter was in goal, they better take the best shot possible because he used his body as a human shield to prevent the ball from going into goal! In fact, Peter ended up with 22 shut-outs in his career.
This same athleticism afforded him the opportunity to be the goalie at the University of Michigan where he started as the goalie. At Michigan, Peter and his teammates worked diligently and his sophomore year he and his teammates made it to the Elite 8 in NCAA Soccer tournament play. Peter was named as the defensive MVP and received 1st team All Big Team. He continues to hold numerous records at University of Michigan and is listed in the top 10 of all time athletes at the college.
According to Peter, “soccer gave me the opportunity to make lifelong friendships and memories. It is the spirit of teamwork, and blanking an opponent (shut-out) that makes celebrating your success on the field so much fun! These are memories that I will carry with me forever!”
Sylvania Northview Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame 2010
Northview High School Class of 1982; Hockey, Golf and Baseball
Napierala excelled on the ice for the Wildcats and was honored with 4 varsity letters, Rookies of the year honors his freshman year, MVP his senior year and First-team all-region awards his sophomore, junior and senior years. Bob stills ranks in 2nd place for career goals and assists and 3rd place for overall points; His hockey teams lost in the State-Semi finals game in double overtime his junior year and in single overtime in the State Finals his senior year. In addition to hockey, Napierala lettered in golf and baseball where he earned three additional varsity letters!
Following his stellar high school career, Bob went on to play hockey at The Ohio State University where he was a 4 year varsity letter winner and scholar athlete. In 1986 he was named the Agonis Club’s Sportsman of the Year and a scholar athlete. Napierala’s desire to “pay forward” has coached youth hockey for over 15 years at numerous levels with his coaching career culminating with a Bantam AA Hockey State Championship in 2006.
According to Napierala, “the life’s lessons I learned while participating in team sports were invaluable to me. Although the technical side of the game is important, the skills I learned in leadership and teamwordkare what drive me as a father, coach and business owner. I am blessed beyond words for having so many opportunities.”
Northview High School Class of 1997; Diving
Erin participated in diving for 4 years for the Northview Wildcats; she lettered all four years while participating in 1-meter diving. Erin is a two-time State Champion in diving and is still listed in the top 16 of all divers in the State of Ohio. She received all district and all state awards in 1995 and 1996, the same years she won her state diving competitions and competed in the Speedo National Junior Diving Championships where she placed 9th in the USA.
She went on to dive for Indiana State University where she was an All Big 10 diver in 1998 when she placed 2nd on all three boards then in 2004 Quinn-Lloyd placed 4th in the 3-meter NCAA Division 1 Championship, her best NCAA finish of her career. In addition to her college diving she also competed internationally and in 2002 placed 3rd in the World Cups and China Open; in 2004 placed first in the 3-meter world cup trials. Her USA Diving Athletic Biography is several more pages of accomplishments.
According to Quinn-Lloyd, “athletics have played a huge role in the person I am today. From kindergarten to post college, I have been participating in diving or gymnastics. Sports taught me time management skills, confidence, kept me living a healthy lifestyle and most importantly game me lifelong friendships and memories.”
Northview High School Class of 1998 ; Swimming
Pat was a backstroke and medley swimmer representing Northview at the State meets in 1997 & 1998 and serving as team captain both years; He was chosen for All American honors in 1997 for the 200 yard medley relay by the Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association and in 1998 was awarded All Ohio Honorable mention for water polo. In 1998 Pat was chosen Co-Captain, Most Valuable Male Swimmer on the team for setting a record in the 500 freestyle and received recognition as The Toledo Blade Swimmer of the season!
Following his outstanding work in high school, he went on to swim for Ohio University and Texas A & M. While at Texas A &M, Pat received NCAA Division I All American Honorable mention award recipient in 2001 & 2002, qualifying for the Olympic Trials these same years. In 2003 & 2004 he finished the year with honors naming him a 4 time All American Swimmer!
According to Kennedy, “athletics was not all about learning; I also had a great time doing it. Two a day practices make me learn how to manage my time. Successes and failures taught me how to deal with life’s ups and downs and how to interact with a group. I made best friends, great memories and spent countless hours starring down at a black line at the bottom of a pool!”
Northview High School class of 2000 ; Basketball and Volleyball
Megan excelled at basketball and volleyball for the Wildcats, earning 4 All Ohio awards including, 1st team basketball awards and 2nd team volleyball awards her senior year; She was Player of the Year in District 7, 3 times-twice for basketball and once for volleyball, Throughout her high school career, her teams won 5 NLL Championships and a District 7 Volleyball Championship; Baier was chosen as USA Today honorable mention and preseason high school girls basketball “player to watch” her senior year. She was selected as the US Navy Scholastic 1st Team All American by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association and received numerous other local, Northern Lake League honors;
In 2010, when Megan was inducted, she still held Northview High Schools most points scored in a game with 47, most points scored in a season and most points scored in a career with 1414 points!
Megan received a full tuition athletic scholarship and played basketball for the College of William and Mary while earning a double major in Business and English. There are pages of additional awards and accolades for Megan which makes her an outstanding inductee.
“My life has been profoundly impacted by athletics,” said Baier. “I have learned many important life lessons as an athlete and those lessons have continued to carry through into my career as an attorney. I feel honored to have learned the value of teamwork, loyalty, work ethic and perseverance from my teammates and coaches over the years.”
Member of the Burnham Class of 1942 ; Basketball & Tennis, Roy also served at Burnham High School as the Basketball Coach from 1950 -1964 and later at Sylvania & Northview High School were he was Principal from 1967-1984
As a student, Roy was a three time letter winner in Basketball where he played center and forward. He was a tennis doubles competitor and lettered all 4 years in the sport, winning a state championship in 1942 with his tennis doubles-partner Glenn Crego. However, it was his ability to play basketball that earned him a spot on the basketball at Ohio Northern University.
Mr. Becker passed away in September of 2009. For those who knew Roy, it was his time as a mentor to young people that he loved the most. As a coach and later principal, he always wanted kids to work hard and apply their abilities in the classroom and well as the playing field.
According to his sons, “our Dad always said that athletics allowed him to stay in touch with many of his childhood friends throughout his life. It was the teamwork, camaraderie and friendships that he shared with others that made him the man he was at home, and at work.
Served at McCord Junior High School and Southview High School in various Coaching positions from 1966-1982; He secured his dream position as Athletic Director for Northview High School from 1983 to 2005.
As the saying goes, some athletes, coaches and administrators “bleed their school colors”. That is the case of Larry Jones who spent most of his career in yellow and black, celebrating athletics at Northview High School as a Wildcat! For over 39 years he worked in high schools both academically and athletically building a rapport with students, parents and fans; Jones’ dedication and hard work ensured a balance between the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Northern Lakes League and the NCAA ensuring that standards were met and student-athletes succeeded; In 2001 he was named Athletic Administrator of the Year and in 2005 Larry was inducted into the OIAAA Hall of Fame; Jones retired from his position in 2005. In 2010, Larry became the Commissioner of the newly formed Northern Buckeye Conference.
Jones said, “My high school desire was to play football. I was able to attend Defiance College, play four years of football and earn a degree in Education. This lead to a 39 year career as a high school biology teacher, coach and athletic director that was so rewarding—it was a dream come true.”
Class of 1972 at Sylvania High School; Cross Country and Track Coach at Southview High School from 1983 to 1997 and Northview High School from 1998 to 2009
Ross Deye the student, excelled in Cross Country and track while earning varsity team honors. He took that same determination on to The Ohio University where he participated in Varsity Cross Country and Track in 1973 and 1974.
Returning to Sylvania in 1983 Deye is credited with 20 total Boys Cross Country Northern Lakes League Titles (12 at SV and 8 at NV), 12 total Girls Cross Country NLL Titles (10 at SV and 4 at NV), 9 regional Titles and 4 State Titles; 23 of his teams were recognized by placing in the top 15 in the State.
In track, Ross Deye’s teams won 6 NLL titles between the schools. In 1994 Deye was voted State Coach of the Year in Boys Cross Country and in 2010 was nominated Career Coach of the Year by the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. Coach Deye retired from coaching for our district in the spring of 2009.
Sylvania Northview Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame 2009
Northview High School Class of 1980; Volleyball, Basketball & Track
Her athletic career accomplishments include:
Volleyball: Varsity Letter 1978 & 1979
Track & Field: Varsity letter 1977, ’78, ’79 & 1980; qualified for State tournaments in ‘77, ‘78 and ’80—’78 finished 3rd in both shot put and discus while in 1980 she finished 2nd in shot put, and the team finished 10th! Julie still holds the school record for shot and discus today.
Basketball: 1976 to 1980 where she received her varsity letter all four years! In 1977 and ’78 the team qualified for the state tournament. Julie was named all state selection player of the year runner up in 1980.
In addition to this recognition, she was the 1980 district player of the year and an all Great Lakes League player of the year. These awards allowed her the opportunity to earn a four year-“full-ride” scholarship to play basketball for the University of Colorado, where she is still recognized for being a 1000-point member and an all Big 8 Conference honorable mention recipient.
While at the University of Colorado, Julie earned a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and later a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Julie states, “participating in athletics kept me interested in school and college! I learned the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices as an athlete and am rewarded every day in my personal life and profession, helping others with their health!”
Deanna Kreidel Bath
Northview High School Class of 1992 Basketball, Softball & Soccer
Her three sport athletic career includes:
Basketball 1989 to 1992; earned 3 years of varsity letter, 3 years of All GLL, 3 years of All Metro, 3 years of All District 7;
- 1989 Junior Varsity perfect Season 19-0; varsity district qualifier.
- 1990 High School Girl’s Basketball Player of the Week
- 1991 District Champions
- 1992 Player of the Year District 7 Coaches, 1st Team Northwest Ohio AP; 3rd Team All Ohio AP, North-South All Star Team, Channel 24 player of the week, Blade Neighbors Player of the Week, District Champions and Team’s Most Valuable Player and leading scorer with 1253 points.
Soccer 1988 to 1991; 4 year Varsity award winner, 4 years of 1st team all GLL;
- 1988 Honorable mention NWOSSL
- 1989 1st Team NWOSSL
- 1990 Co-captain; Team’s Most Valuable Player, 2nd team All Ohio
- 1991 GLL Player of the Year, 2nd Team All Ohio
Softball 1989 to 1992; 4 year varsity award recipient; 3 time 1st team all GLL, 3 time 1st team All NW Ohio and 3 time All Star Team NW Ohio.
- 1989 2nd Team All GLL as a utility player
- 1990 All Star Team NW Ohio
- 1991 1st Team all GLL Third Base and 2nd Team All Ohio Pitcher
- 1992 Pitcher 25-3 record; ERA .73 and Walks per game 1.21; lead team with .500 batting average and earned All GLL and All Ohio Pitcher while being named player of the year.
Deanna went on to Duke University where she pursued academics and excelled in soccer. She earned her varsity letters in 1993 and 1995. Her team played for the National Championship in 1992, Finished in the Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen during her time at Duke, in addition to being ACC Championship Contenders.
As far as life choices, Deanna states, “that athletics has made me the person I am today. Thru my own injuries, I decided that the medical field was where my real interests were and professionals I met along the way provided me with the direction to pursue my career path. One cannot be successful or enjoy life without the help of family, friends, and teammates. Most importantly, competition—not just winning—taught me the importance of determination and how to deal with losing. The “will to win” helps you to succeed, but learning from losing a game teaches you to succeed.”
James Cooper, “Coach Coop”
Northview Hockey Coach 1975 to 2008
Jim was the Sylvania Northview Boys Hockey Coach from 1975 to 2008, for a span of 33 years. Coop enjoyed a record of 585-354-34 while winning 6 Northwest Hockey Conference Titles, making 7 final appearances and leading the way for 3 runner-up State final tournaments.
It is very difficult to separate yourself from Coach and father-figure and according to his players, Coach Coop was both! His coaching style was very kid-centric and personable. His philosophy was always “I coach kids, not hockey.” Coaching was his passion.
For the past 31 years in addition to his time as a coach he has built a very successful company, Cooper-Smith Advertising where he serves in the capacity of Partner. In addition, he was general manager of Sylvania Tam O’Shanter and a Trackman for the Chesapeake Ohio Railroad.
For Jim and his wife Kim Sylvania is home. He graduated from Whitmer High Schools in 1970. He pursued his college degree by attending the University of Toledo. He chose not to play sports during college and really got his passion for hockey while sitting on the bench as a high school player.
According to Coach Cooper, “I have a love and desire for the game. I was clearly not a good player in high school and since I spent a lot of time on the bench watching other kids, I got a good idea of what it looked like to be behind the bench, standing as a coach. My heart is always in the game, coaching hockey at Northview was a labor of love, in which Kim and I received more from others that we could ever re-pay.”
Sylvania Northview Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame 2008
Anne Armstrong Amick
Northview High School, Class of 1979 Basketball
Anne Armstrong Amick was an outstanding student athlete and is recognized as the first Sylvania player to score 1000 career points in Basketball while a student at Northview High School. In addition to this feat, Anne earned 1st Team GLL in 1977, 78 and 79; Most Valuable Player at Northview, 1977, 78 and 79; Honorable Mention All-Ohio AP Poll and 2nd Team All-Ohio UPI Poll, 1978; All Tournament Team, State Finals, 1978; 1st Team All Ohio AP Poll and UPI Poll, 1979 and Class AAA UPI All-Ohio Player of the Year runner up, 1979
Her stellar high school career took her to College at Notre Dame/St. Mary’s were she was the lead in scoring, assists and steals for three years. She was ranked #6 female athlete in Moose Krause Top Notre Dame/St. Mary’s Athletes in 1982; All-Tournament Team member, Hanover College and St. Norbert’s College; 2002 Inductee to St. Mary’s College Athletic Hall of Fame and a member of St. Mary’s Softball Team, Named 2nd Team All-State in Softball, 1983
Anne states, “Athletics is so much more than just playing a game. It teaches us how to set goals, work hard, exercise discipline, compete fairly and work as a team. I’ve used these tools in all aspects of my life.”
Sarah Weis Gholston
Northview High School, Class of 1988 Swimming
Sarah Weis Gholston enjoyed an amazing career at Northview High School as a swimmer. She lettered all 4 years in swimming, 1984-88 and was a State Champion in the 100 Medley Relay in 1985; State Finalist in 500 yd Freestyle and 100 yd Medley Relay; State Runner-up in 100 yd Butterfly in 1986; State Champion in 200 yd Freestyle and 100 yd Butterfly and set state record in 1988; 8-Time High School All-American and an Olympic Trials participant, 1988 where she placed 12th in 200 yd Butterfly.
Following a wonderful high school career, Sarah went on to swim for the University of Tennessee where she was a 4-year letter winner in swimming and a Repeat Finalist at SEC Championships; repeat Finalist at NCAA Championships, 1989-1992; 8-Time NCAA All American and a 1992 Olympic Trials participant.
Sarah states, “I am not sure that I always saw the potential in myself but I was fortunate that coaches like Butch Graves recognized my talent and cultivated it. Taking that competitiveness and appetite for excellence is exactly what I do everyday, but now it is in an office, not a pool. To me it is just like training with Butch; the work is hard but the victory is sweet.”
Dennis “Butch” Graves
Northview High School, Swim Coach 1976-1998
Dennis “Butch” graves was an outstanding coach and mentor at Northview High School in swimming and dive. Coach Graves was instrumental in getting the natatorium at Northview High School opened in 1976 and continued to motivate swimmers and divers to new lengths and heights until his retirement in 1998.
He enjoyed an amazing career in coaching, being named the Ohio High School Coach of the Year three times, 1974, 1984 and 1997. Additionally he was the first Ohio coach to reach 500 dual meet victories and enjoyed Northwest District Championships 14 times.
He was the recipient of many professional honors including President of the Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association, 1986
- Published and authored the book, Earn It, for swim coaches, 1988
- Speaker at the American Swim Coaches World Clinic, 1990
- Awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, 1996
- Presented the Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholarship, Ethics & Integrity Award, 1998
- Received the Larry Lyons Service Award from the Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association, 1998
- Inducted into the Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame, 2000
James W. Glase
Burnham High School, Class of 1942Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Burnham, Sylvania, Northview High Schools
Teacher, Coach, and Athletic director, Jim Glase was an all around athletic alumni having graduated from Burnham High School in 1942 where he played football, basketball and ran track.
Because of his accomplishments in high school he went on to participate in collegiate sports where he lettered in Football, Baseball and track at Ohio Northern; Captain of College Football Team; President of Men’s Association and received Honorable Mention All State in Football in 1948
Jim came back to Sylvania Schools in the early ‘50’s to continue his athletic career but this time on the sidelines as a coach and teacher lending his expertise and knowledge to aspiring athletes. It is here that Jim’s expertise shaped the field of sports in Sylvania.
- Coached GLL Football Team Champions, 1954, 1956
- Inducted into Ohio Northern Athletic Hall of Fame
- Northwest Ohio Athletic Director of the Year
- Sylvania Schools’ Academic Excellence Hall of Fame
- Started the school-sponsored summer Ball Program for elementary students, which is now known as the Sylvania Recreation Program.
- Initiated girl’s basketball, volleyball, boys wrestling, ice hockey, swimming and girl’s gymnastics as the Athletic Director in Sylvania.
His efforts and dedication led to the successful athletic programs our Sylvania schools have come to know. Jim was integral in setting the tradition and building memories that alumni and fans enjoy today.