The inductees will be introduced during half-time of the Friday, February 8, Fairmont Boys' varsity game versus Centerville High School at Trent Arena. The 2019 Fairmont Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 9, beginning at noon in the Recital Hall at Fairmont High School.
Marc Alban, Kettering Fairmont Class of 2002
Alban received three varsity letters in Cross Country, four varsity letters in Wrestling a two varsity letters in Track and Field. His wrestling coach, Frank Baxter, said of Alban, "Our program motto is 'Developing Champions On and Off the Mat," and Marc Alban is the epitome of that statement!"
Diane "Peanut" Burns, Fairmont East Class of 1979
Burns received a varsity letter in Volleyball, two in Basketball and two varsity letters in Softball. She was selected Female Athlete of the Year her senior year at Fairmont East High School and was selected by the Dayton Daily News as one of 10 area "up-and-coming superstars." Said Coach Barbara Rausch, "Peanut was a very humble team player and never liked to be singled out for praise -- the very example of a true 'Team Player!'"
Jerry Neff, Fairmont West and Kettering Fairmont Coach, 1979-1985
Neff coached Volleyball for seven years and Softball for four years. During that time he had a winning record of 84.7% winning and was selected the 1982 WOL Coach of the Year for Volleyball.
Todd Rich -- Kettering Fairmont Class of 1990
Rich earned four varsity letters in Tennis and was the Team MVP in his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years. He advanced to the final eight in the state tournaments each of his junior and senior years and finished his career at Kettering Fairmont with 99 victorious matches, a record at the time for Boys and Girls Tennis. Tim Voegeli, long-time head tennis coach at Kettering Fairmont High School said Rich "is the best male tennis player I ever coached and most deserving of being in the Athletic Hall of Fame."
John Roberson, Dayton Fairmont Class of 1928
Roberson earned two varsity letters in Track during his career at Fairmont High School. He set a state record and was the 1928 state champion in the 120-yard high hurdles, as well as the th-place finisher at the state meet in the 220-yard low hurdles. Roberson served as captain of Fairmont's track team in 1928, and was undefeated throughout the 1928 track season.
Bob Withrow, Fairmont West Class of 1965
Withrow earned five varsity letters in Football, Basketball and Track while at Fairmont West. He was one of these rare football players who excelled as two-way starter, playing the wide receiver and defensive back positions and he was prominent on special teams. Withrow scored three touchdowns in the first-ever Fairmont West-Fairmont East game, leading the Dragons to a 26-0 win over the Falcons. Noted his nominator, Jim Siewe, "Bob made a significant contribution to his high school in three sports. He was integral to the success of teams that won league championships in both the MVL and the WOL."