Loveland, Ohio – The induction into the Class 0f 2022 Loveland High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be on Friday, February 3 at Loveland High School. The time will be approximately at 7:30 PM between the JV and Varsity Men’s baseball games.

Loveland Athletic Achievement Award

Jeff Williams (right) escorts Tony Ricci and the game ball during 2019 Homecoming activities. (Loveland Magazine file photo)

Jeff Williams served as Loveland Athletic Booster President from 2005 to 2020.

There were three Loveland High School State Championships during his tenure for which he organized Tony’s dinners, championship rings, and state travel gear.

Jeff raised $500,000 for the first turf field and $750,000 for a weight room that is used by all athletes in grades 7 thru 12.

Jeff was responsible for the “Building Tradition” branding, creating the Friday Night football experience, revamping locker rooms, and the purchase of the “Bleacher Jersey” and two Tiger tunnels.

During his tenure, he established a long-term relationship with a spirit wear vendor. He challenged City Hall when they tried to ban candy from being thrown during the Homecoming Parade. Jeff started the tradition of ECC Champs and Senior dinners for all athletes at Tony’s Steakhouse. He revamped the Hall of Fame dinner and gifts.

Loveland Freshman, Like Waddell had 175 ground yards on 19 carries, and 194 total yards when Loveland High School won the state Division II championship in 2013.

High School Accomplishments

Graduated from Loveland High School in 2017.

Football

• 4 Year LHS Letterman 2013 through 2016.

• 2013 (13 wins – 0 loses) Division ll State Championship Team.

All ECC 2nd Team Freshman year.

All ECC 1st Team, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.

ECC Offensive Player of the Year, Senior year.

All-City 1st Team Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior year.

All-City Honorable Mention Senior year.

Max Prep 1, 2nd Team All-American.

Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown MVP Junior and Senior year.

Edward Jones Student of the Month 3 times.

All-State Special Mention Junior year.

All-State Offensive Skill Player of the Year Junior and Senior year.

All-State Offensive MVP 3.

Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award Senior year.

Tri-State Offensive Player of the Year Finalist Junior year.

LHS School Football Records

Career Rushing Yards 5600.

Career Points 500.

Career Touchdowns 83.

Career Receiving Yards 1699.

Single Game Rushing Yards 383 set on September 11, 2015.

Shattering nearly a half-century-old LHS record, Luke Waddell ran 19 times for 383 yards and scored 5 touchdowns at Oak Hills on September 11, 2015. (Read story…)

Single Season Rushing Yards 1784 (2013).

Single Season Points Scored 192 (2015).  

Basketball

Varsity Letter Junior year.

All-ECC 2nd Team Junior year.  

All-Conference Academic Junior year.

Charlie Harker Assists Award Junior year.                                                          

Baseball

Varsity Letterman Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.

Most Valuable Offensive Player Freshman and Junior year.

Tiger Man Award Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.

All-ECC 1st Team Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.

Athlete of the Year Senior year.

1st Team All-Ohio Junior, and Senior year.

All-City Honorable Mention Freshman year.

All-City 1st Team Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.

All-City 2016 

All-USA Today Ohio 1st Team Senior year

East-West All-Star Senior year.

Cincinnati Sports Award Senior year

Cincinnati Athlete of the Year Finalist Senior year

Cincinnati Baseball Player of the Year Senior year

2016-2017 LaRosa’s Male MVP Finalist.

LHS School Baseball Records

Career Doubles 39.

Career Hit Leader 145.

Games Played 105. 

30 Hit Club Freshman and Sophomore.

40 Hit Club Junior year.

100 Hit Club (105) Career.

College

Georgia Tech Yellowjackets Baseball. Three year starter.

Professional Baseball

Currently with Atlanta Braves’ minor league Mississippi Braves.

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