HALL OF FAME
2013 Oak Hills Athletics - Hall of Fame Inductees
January 3, 2013Oak Hills High School
From Jan Wilking, Athletic Director
Oak Hills High School is proud to announce the
2013 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
The Oak Hills Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes:
Kim Fritsch Morstadt –Kim is a 1990 Oak Hills graduate who was a standout swimmer for the Highlanders. She is a three time state qualifier finishing 2nd in the butterfly and the free relay and was crowned a state champion in the medley relay. Kim was a captain of the 1990 team that finished as Ohio State Runner Up.
After her career at Oak Hills, Kim was awarded a swimming scholarship to Purdue University. While at Purdue she was a 3 time All American, 2 time Big Ten Champion and finished in 3rd place at the 1994 NCAA finals – the highest finish for any female swimmer in Purdue history. When she graduated from Purdue, Kim held 8 school records.
Kim married fellow Purdue swimmer, Dave. They have three children- Madeleine (11), Will (9), and Benjamin (5). Kim worked for several years as an Occupational Therapist, but now stays at home to raise her children. She has continued to stay involved in the sport of swimming, recently coaching the youngest Cincinnati Marlin swimmers for the past three years. She is also the Chair for the Ohio Swimming Outreach Program. The program provides competitive swimming opportunities to the underrepresented and economically disadvantaged youth in the state.
Shellie Haffey Hageman – Shellie is a 1994 Oak Hills graduate who was a standout cross country and track student athlete. In Cross Country she was a 2 time state qualifier and in track and field she was a 2 time regional qualifier. As a student athlete at Oak Hills she was first team all city in 1990 and 1991 and second team all city in 1992 in cross country.
Shellie was awarded a running scholarship to the University of Cincinnati where she was a top 7 runner for 3 years. In 1998 she finished 3rd in the Conference USA finals.
After college, Shellie has continued running in several events locally and qualified and ran the Boston Marathon.
Shellie currently serves Oak Hills as the varsity cross country coach. She is a 2 time GMC Coach of the Year and has coached a state champion and guided the Highlanders to a Regional Championship, 2 GMC Championships and a 6th place finished in the State Finals.
Shellie is an intervention specialist at Springmyer Elementary. She lives in Green Township with her husband Ben and their 3 daughters – Julia, Annabelle and Josie.
Joe Leytze – Joe is 1979 graduate of Oak Hills High School. Joe is one of the best tennis players to ever compete at Oak Hills and the greater Cincinnati area. During his senior season his record was an amazing 30-1, including 12 straight post season victories. He was advanced to the state semi finals. For his efforts, Joe was named Oak Hills MVP and Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year in 1979.
Joe attended the University of Kentucky where he went on to have an outstanding collegiate career. He was ranked as high as #22 in the nation and was twice named All SEC. During his senior season in 1983, he qualified for the Men’s NCAA Division I tournament. In 1990 Joe was inducted into the University of Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame.
Following his college career, Joe played on the professional tennis tour for three years. In 1985 he played in a qualifying round for a spot at Wimbledon. He has also won the Cincinnati MET title twice. Recently, Joe was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame.
Joe currently coaches tennis at Anderson High School. He and his wife Kelly live in Anderson with their daughters, Lydia and Sophie.
Richard Loewenstine – Dick is a 1969 graduate of Oak Hills High School. During his career at Oak Hills he was a standout wrestler, including becoming Oak Hills first wrestling state qualifier in 1968. His overall high school record was an impressive 50-3 and included 2 league championships and a district championship.
After his career at Oak Hills he was awarded a wrestling scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University where we was a four year team captain, NCAA Division I qualifier and earned the EKU Athlete of the Year Award.
Dick went on to teach and coach at Deer Park High School for 2 years before returning to Oak Hills to teach and coach. He has been a wrestling official for more than 30 years, including earning a spot as the state championship match official. Dick has served the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s wrestling community is many aspects and leadership positions.
Dick lives in Cincinnati with his wife Julie. They have 4 grown children – Jeremy, Chad, Joe and Jon.
Robert Yung – Bob Yung was the leader and face of Oak Hills running for more than 30 years. He has spent an amazing 60 seasons coaching varsity cross country and track. During his time at Oak Hills he led the Highlanders to 28 league championships, 10 district championships and 17 team state appearances. He was awarded “Coach of the Year” seven times.
Bob was truly a pioneer of girls’ cross country in Hamilton County. Three years prior to the Ohio High School Athletic Association adopting girls’ cross country Bob had girls’ on his squad competing across the State.
Bob has been a track and cross country official for the Ohio High School Athletic Association for 44 years.
Bob currently lives in Green Township with his wife, Carol. They have two grown children, Julie and Steve.
Bill Fisher – The Oak Hills Athletic Achievement Award is a special recognition given to an outstanding supporter and volunteer within the Oak Hills Athletic program. This year’s recipient is Bill Fisher. Bill’s love for Oak Hills and involvement with the athletic department started in 1976 when Donn Coates ask him to film the football games for the coaches to review on Saturday mornings. Since 1976, he has been involved as a volunteer, parent and grandparent within Oak Hills Athletics. Bill has been the boys’ basketball official scorekeeper for Oak Hills coaches Steve Moore, Hep Cronin and Mike Price.
Bill has had the honor to serve as Booster President in 1978-1979. He chaired the Football Turf Committee that raised $1 million dollars in 2007 and was a member of the committee to build the new fitness center in 2009.
Bill and his wife, Melinda had 2 sons who attended Oak Hills – Tim and Jon and have had 2 grandsons attend Oak Hills – Jon and Alec.
Congratulations to all of the inductees!