Local Volleyball Official Voted to OHSAA Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fourteen individuals have been selected for induction into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame. The OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame induction banquet is scheduled for June 15 in Columbus and will welcome these 14 individuals selected by the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame Committee.

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Each of the 14 inductees is being honored for outstanding officiating careers and significant contributions to interscholastic officiating in Ohio. More information on the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame is posted at:http://www.ohsaa.org/Officiating/HOF

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One of the officials selected is Chillicothe's Jean Porter, a volleyball official of many years. She joins her husband Pat Porter, who is already a member of the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame. The couple has officiated at various tournament levels, including multiple assignments at the State Final Four.

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“It is an honor to have an Officials Hall of Fame where the best in Ohio are recognized for their outstanding careers and their dedication to officiating,” said Beau Rugg, OHSAA Senior Director of Officiating and Sport Management and himself a member of the Hall of Fame. “Officiating is a service to student-athletes, coaches, schools and other officials and it is a joy to recognize these highly respected individuals with induction into the Hall of Fame. We thank all officials for their service.”

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2019 OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame Induction Class-Jean Porter, Chillicothe (VB)

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Gene Bess, Zanesville (BK, FB, SB, BB)

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Malt Brown, Columbus (BK, FB)

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Michael Cihon, New Philadelphia (BK)

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Toby Dunlap, Concord Township (WR, FB)

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Dale Gabor, North Royalton (TF)

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Deborah Gentile, Cincinnati (VB, BK)

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Bernard Hensley, Ironton (FB, BK, BB, SB, VB)

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Philip Horvath, Wadsworth (TF)

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Robert Juliano, Eaton (FB, BK, BB, SB, VB)

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Steven Long, Centerville (WR)

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Bob Meuleman, Pioneer (TF)

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Anthony Montana, Warren (FB, BK, SB)

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Rolly Weber, Elida (SB, BB, FB, BK)

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