The Fairmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five new members this weekend, including current University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke.
All of the inductees will be introduced during halftime of Friday’s boys varsity basketball game against visiting Beavercreek at Fairmont’s Trent Arena.
The formal induction will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the high school recital hall. The ceremony is free and the public is invited.
Fairmont’s athletic hall of fame also includes graduates of East and West high schools.
Brady Hoke (1977 East graduate): Nine varsity letter winner in football, wrestling and baseball. Captain, team MVP in football (center and linebacker) and wrestling as a senior.
Four-year letterman in football at Ball State as a linebacker. Captain his senior year. Has coached college football for 30 years. Also the head coach at Ball State (six seasons) and San Diego State (two).
In 2010 was voted the Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year. The next season he was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. Also in 2011 was named the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year.
Lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Laura Homberger (East ’77) and their daughter Kelly.
Katie Siroky (Fairmont ’98): Earned three varsity letters each in soccer and softball and one in basketball.
A goalie, was team MVP as a senior. Three-time softball team MVP and was the Western Ohio League player of the year as a senior. As a senior was named the JoAnn Ray Award winner as Fairmont’s best female athlete.
Played softball at Tiffin University, where she also is inducted in the athletic hall of fame. Resides in Gahanna and is the Facilities Operations Manager for the City of Westerville’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Sean Nelson (Fairmont ’98): Three-year letter winner in football and basketball. Football MVP as a defensive lineman. First team All-WOL, All-Area, All-Southwest District and All-Ohio.
Two-time basketball MVP and two-time scholar athlete. Named the Finley-Pugh Award winner as the most outstanding male athlete as a senior.
Played two seasons of football at Indiana until injuries ended his career. Live in Tampa, Fla., with wife and three sons. Is the executive director of a large retirement community.
Ryan Reed (Fairmont ’95): Earned three varsity letters in basketball, two in football. A receiver, played on 9-1 football team as a senior on team that beat Centerville and Alter.
Helped Firebirds win first district basketball championship as a senior. Finished among top 10 in career points (890), held the record for career rebounds (448) and ranked in top 10 for career assists (113).
A two-year scholar athlete, All-WOL academic as a senior. A four-year basketball starter at Wagner College (N.Y.). Currently an advertising sales executive with the Berry Company.
Webster “Webb” Manchester (Fairmont ’32): Track, baseball, basketball and football. A basketball team captain, helped the Dragons make the Class B state final four, the only Fairmont boys team to advance that deep into the postseason.
Helped in the family dry cleaning business and was a Kettering volunteer firefighter. Twenty-year employee of the Kettering school system. Died in October 2000 at age 80.