Four area athletes and one coach were honored by the Dayton Agonis Club for their achievements during Wednesday night’s 60th annual awards banquet at the Presidential Banquet Center.
Those honored were quarterback Braxton Miller of Ohio State University, former Fairmont High School girls basketball coach Tim Cogan, Springboro senior Maverick Morgan, Dayton women’s basketball player Andrea Hoover and Wright State basketball player Cole Darling.
OSU athletic director Gene Smith was the featured speaker.
Miller, a Wayne graduate, led the bowl-ineligible Buckeyes to a 12-0 season. He was named the Big Ten offensive player of the year after compiling a school-record 3,310 yards of total offense and 27 touchdowns.
He received the Dave Hall Memorial Award, which honors a Dayton-area product who attends school outside the area.
Cogan guided the Firebirds (27-1) to the Division I state championship last March. Fairmont was 217-39 in his 13 seasons as the head coach. He has since resigned that position to become the boys head coach at Carroll.
Morgan received the Beno Keiter/Russ Guerra Memorial Award for an area high school athlete. The 6-foot-11 senior averaged 24.7 points and was first team All-Ohio Division I for the Panthers (22-5).
Hoover is a Bellbrook resident and Spring Valley grad. She averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 rebounds for the nationally ranked Flyers (28-3). She received the Joe Gavin/Joe Quinn Memorial Award, which honors a UD student.
Darling overcame injuries to average 11.3 points and 4.6 rebounds for WSU and was a second-team Horizon League pick. He received the Dr. Dave Reese Memorial Award that honors a WSU athlete.