Loveland, Ohio – Loveland High School will host the Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame inductions on Friday, January 18, at half-time during the Tiger varsity basketball game vs. Anderson. The game start time is 7:30
Members to be inducted include: Nick Baker (LHS Class of 2008); Dave Hirsch (former Loveland athletic director, 1985-1995, and coach); Terry McCoy (LHS Class of ’65, and long-time freshmen and middle school football coach); Alison (Stier) Roscoe (LHS Class of 2003); Erin (Bauer) Sprague (LHS Class of 2008).
“I congratulate all these accomplished individuals for being selected to the Loveland Athletic Hall of Fame,” said Kevin Taylor, program president. “Becoming a member is the highest honor that an athlete can achieve at the high school level.”
Nick Baker graduated from Loveland High School in 2008. During his time as a Loveland student-athlete, Baker earned a total of eight varsity letters in cross country and track. He was a state qualifier in cross country four times and a four-time Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) Track Runner of the Year. He set two school records for 3200 meter run (9:29 minutes) and 4×800 meter relay (8:05 minutes). Baker went on to run cross country and track at Ohio Northern University.
Dave Hirsch served as athletic director at Loveland High School from 1985 to 1995, and as coach and assistant coach for numerous sports over the years, including football, golf, basketball, baseball and softball. Hirsch instituted the full-time trainer program at LHS in 1992, as well as the Loveland Athletic Hall of Fame with a committee of former Loveland athletic directors in 1990. He earned the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) State Award for Exemplary Contribution and Service twice, in 1999 and 2006 respectively.
Terry McCoy graduated from LHS in 1965. He served as Loveland Middle School and freshmen football coach for 33 years, and as statistician and record keeper for the Loveland football program for more than 30 years. In addition, McCoy served as track coach at both the middle school and high school, including as LHS varsity coach, and was selected as FAVC Varsity Track Coach of the Year in 2003. During his time as coach, Loveland brought home 15 league championships in football and track.
Alison (Stier) Roscoe graduated from Loveland as part of the Class of 2003. She played varsity soccer at the high school 1999-2003, serving as captain all four years. She was selected as best offensive player and most valuable player each year and as FAVC Player of the Year three times. She set Loveland records for girls soccer career assists (44) and career goals (46). Roscoe also had a highly successful career on the varsity basketball team, as well as the varsity track team. She went on to play soccer at Eastern Michigan University.
Erin (Bauer) Sprague earned a total of eight varsity letters in cross country and track. As a cross country runner, Sprague was a state qualifier four times, with a best finish of 26th. She set the school record for 4×800 meter relay in track. Sprague earned the Team Tiger Award and was selected as the Edward Jones Athlete of the Year in 2006. After graduating from Loveland in 2008, she went on to run cross country for Malone University in Canton, Ohio.