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St. Francis de Sales School Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Class

St. Francis de Sales School is proud to announce the inductees for the 2024 Hall of Fame Class, recognizing athletic accomplishments and service contributions.

Six athletes, one coach, and one team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, recognizing their success in their sport, or having made a significant impact on Knight athletics. One individual will receive the Golden Knight Award, and another will be recognized for Outstanding Service.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on the evening of October 24, 2024, at St. Francis de Sales School. Ticket information is forthcoming.

The athletics inductees are:

  • Zach McClellan ’97 – Baseball – Fifth round (134th overall) MLB pick in 2000
  • Kent Rafey ’94 – Football – All-Ohio linebacker (1993)
  • Scott Loy ’10 – Lacrosse, Hockey, Football – All-Ohio wide receiver and defensive back in football, All-Ohio forward in hockey and lacrosse
  • Tony Kurth ’99 – Swimming – State champion 200 yard individual medley (1997, 1998, 1999) and 100 yard butterfly (1999)
  • Kevin Baker ’92 – Basketball – 2nd team All-Ohio (1991-92)
  • James O'Connell ’04 – Tennis – posthumous recipient; first-team All-City (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004); City League player of the year (2003, 2004); doubles state title with cousin Mike O’Connell ’05 in 2003
  • Mark Faber – Tennis Coach – 23-season coach; named Tennis Industry Magazine’s 2017 high school coach of the year; team state titles in 2001 and 2002
  • 1959 Football Team – Recognized for an inaugural Irish Knight 28-0 shutout victory over Central Catholic High School at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl

Robert J. Eberly ’68 will receive the Golden Knight Award for his service to St. Francis de Sales School. This is the highest award given by the school to a graduate. Eberly is the former owner of Team Sports, Inc., which serviced the school’s equipment needs for several decades.

Gloria Moulopoulos will be posthumously honored with the Outstanding Service Award for her service to St. Francis de Sales Musical Theatre. This is the highest award given by the school to a non-graduate. Moulopoulos served St. Francis from 1974 until 1997, including the last 11 years as director. She died in August.

St. Francis de Sales School welcomes new inductees into the Hall of Fame on a biennial calendar. The first class was inducted in 1990. The most recent class was inducted in 2022. Selections are made by a committee of graduates and school administrators.

2024 Hall of Fame Ceremony

Thursday, October 24, 2024

6:00 p.m. | The Pit
Ticket Information - Coming Soon!
St. Francis de Sales Hall of Fame Inductees are chosen from names of former athletes nominated by alumni and friends of St. Francis School and selected by a committee appointed by the Athletic Department. The athletes must have achieved success in or made a significant impact on St. Francis athletics; must serve as a role model of the standards that the school wishes to impart to current students; have been out of high school for 10 years; and except in the case of a posthumous induction, able to attend the banquet.
 
The St. Francis de Sales High School Hall of Fame inducts a new class every two years. Started in 1990, these awards celebrate dedication and service, athletic excellence, and community involvement, all in the name of St. Francis de Sales and our Alma Mater.

Hall of Fame Inductees