January 4, was Loveland Athletic Hall of Fame Night at Loveland High School. This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is the awards ceremony held at the half time of the boys varsity game vs. Turpin, and includes some brief remarks of the inductees to reporter, Ricky Mulvey.
The new members for the Class of 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame are:
Dan graduated from Loveland in 1993 where he played Varsity Basketball for 4 years. He was All League CHL his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was Loveland Most Valuable Player his junior and senior year. Dan was Cincinnati Post Division II 1st Team his junior and senior year, Cincinnati Post All Metro Player of the Year his senior year, All Southwest Division II 1st Team his junior and senior years. Dan was Southwest Ohio Coaches Player of the Year Division II his senior year and Associated Press Division II All Ohio Special Mention his senior year. Dan’s averages his senior year were 18.5 pts., 5 assists and 4 rebounds/game. Dan attended College at Clermont College and Trevecca University. At present Dan is employed by David Joseph Company in Denver, Colorado where he lives with his wife Annie and son Reid.
Kip graduated from Loveland in 1984. Kip played Varsity Football all 4 years of high school where he was Honorable Mention All Eastern Hills League his sophomore year and 1st Team All EHL his junior and senior year. Kip was Honorable Mention All City during his junior and senior year. He was Loveland’s Best Offensive Back his senior year. Kip also played Basketball for 4 years. He was Honorable Mention All EHL his junior and senior year and led the team in assists both junior and senior years. Kip was also the Captain of the Team his senior year. Kip was also a member of the Baseball team for 4 years where he was team Captain his senior year, 1st Team All EHL his junior and senior years. He was Cincinnati 1st Team All City his senior year. He was selected to the Coaches Classic All-Star Team and to the Southwest District All-Star Team his senior year. Kip was selected as the teams Best Defensive Player his sophomore , junior and senior years. Kip went on to play baseball after high school at Xavier University. Kip is self- employed in the roofing business and resides in Loveland with his wife Melissa and sons Austen and Brady.
Coach Jeff Berkoff
Coach Berkoff coached at Loveland from 1973 to 2009. He was the Varsity Wrestling Coach from 1973 to 1982 where he won Eastern Hills League Championships in 1975, ’78, and ’79. His team was Sectional Champs in 1978 and ’79, District Champs in 1978. Coach Berkoff had Three top Ten State Tournament Finishes in 1977, ’78, ’79,, 18 State Qualifiers, 9 State Placers, and 2 State Champions. Coach Berkoff was named Cincinnati AA Coach of the Year in 1978 and ’79. He was elected to the Cincinnati Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005. Coach Berkoff also coached Boys Tennis from 1991 to 2009 where his teams were Southern Buckeye League Champs in 1996 and ’97 with an over all record of 30-0. His Team also won the Fort Ancient Valley League Championship in 2008 and 2009. Coach Berkoff also coached Girls Tennis in 1991-1992 and 1999 – 2002 where they were FAVC Champs in 2001 and 2002 with a regular season undefeated record of 33-0. Coach Berkoff retired from Loveland in 2009 and still lives in Loveland with his wife JoAnn and daughters Laura and Amy.
Kathy (Wilson) Peyton (Could not attend the Ceremony)
Kathy graduated from Loveland in 1965 where she was a member of the Girls Athletic Association from 1961 -1965. Kathy served on the Girls Athletic Association Board from 1961-1965 and as Association President in 1965. Kathy was a Girls Athletic All-Star from 1961 -1965 and won awards of Numerals, Letters and Honor Girl Trophy from1961-1965. Kathy played on Loveland’s Girls Basketball team from 1961-1965, served as Captain and scored a high of 46 points in on game her senior year. Kathy also played on the Softball Team from 1961-1965 and was Co- Captain of the team her Senior Year. Kathy was selected as Loveland’s “Most Athletic Female” in 1965. Kathy went on to play Basketball, Softball, Volleyball and Bowling at Eastern Kentucky University. Kathy lives in Ocean City, Maryland where she is enjoying retirement with fiancé Steven . Kathy retired from teaching and coaching after 35 ½ years in 2006. She is the proud mother of son Todd Peyton and daughter Katie Action and grandmother of 4 grandsons.