Benjamin Logan Athletic Hall of Fame inducts class of 2012 (Audio & video included)
1/11/2013 8:40:28 PM
By Emily Evans
The Benjamin Logan Athletic Hall of Fame inducted three members to its class of 2012 Friday evening. The ceremony took place between the JV and Varsity boys’ basketball games.
Each inductee was honored by Benjamin Logan Athletic Director Scott Reule and presented with a plaque with their picture that will now hang on the walls of Benjamin Logan High School.
The 2012 inductees are Matt Stahl, David Nease, and Bob Fawcett. Stahl was unable to attend the ceremony because of his duties as an Airman in the United States Navy. His wrestling and track coach and longtime mentor, Kevin Butler, accepted the award for him.
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Watch Butler accept Stahl’s induction at Friday’s ceremony
Butler says Stahl had a great work ethic and an infectious positive attitude as a student-athlete at Benjamin Logan.
Listen to Butler talk about his experiences coaching Stahl
Stahl (pictured right) attended Benjamin Logan from 2001-2005 and played football, wrestled, and ran track. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2009 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He now resides at the NTTC Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi and is in the final stages of technical school.
Stahl’s awards and honors:
-11 Varsity Letters
-2005 State Placer Wrestling—6th place
-2005 District Runner-up Wrestling
-Three-time District Placer Wrestling 2003, 2004, 2005
-Two-time 2nd Team All GMVWA 2004, 2005
-2004 Central Buckeye Conference Individual Champion
-2005 Won all matches in the Ohio Duals where the team finished 5th
-School records of 3rd all-time in wins 149—3rd all-time in winning percentage 82 percent – 1st all-time in takedowns 476 – holds the top three season records in takedowns at 150, 147, and 129 – 1st all-time in escapes 195
-2005 Football Team Raider Award
-2005 Track Regional Placer in 4 X 800
David Nease (pictured left) attended Benjamin Logan from 1978-1982 and played football and baseball. He is employed at Wittenberg University as a craft superintendent. He currently lives outside of Bellefontaine with his wife, Hollie. They have three children Danielle, Leanna, and David Andrew and one granddaughter, Nina.
Nease says he was surprised when he learned he was nominated for the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Listen to Nease discuss his induction to the Athletic Hall of Fame
-5 Varsity Letters
-1982 WCOC Player of the Year Baseball
-Baseball WCOC Championships 1980, 1982
-Career Team Record 51-25, Conference Record 36-11
-Three-time all-conference WCOC
-1982 Baseball Athlete of the Year
-Career Pitching Record of 12-3 (5-0 1982, 3-0 1980)
-Led team in batting average 1980, 1981, 1982
-School records of 8th All-time Career Batting Average .397, 4th All-time Season Batting Average .526 (1982), 6th All-time Career Pitching Wins with 12
Bob Fawcett (pictured right) is entering his 26th year of teaching Special Education at Benjamin Logan High School and lives in Zanesfield with his wife, Kim. His daughter, Nicole, is also a member of the Benjamin Logan Athletic Hall of Fame. Nicole currently plays volleyball professionally in Korea for the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team. Fawcett’s son, Joe, is a graduate student at the University of Detroit and is the athletic trainer for the Men’s Lacrosse team there.
Fawcett says being inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame has been a humbling experience.
Listen to Fawcett talk about his years of coaching at Benjamin Logan
-Served as Head Volleyball Coach for 15 years 1988-1995, 1997-2004
-Volleyball Regional Runner-up 2004
-Volleyball District Champions 2004
-Volleyball Sectional Champions 2002, 2003, 2004
-Volleyball League Champions 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004
-OHSVCA Division II State Coach of the Year 2004
-Three-time Volleyball District 9 Coach of the Year 2002, 2003, 2004
-Served as Assistant Girls Basketball Coach for five years 1987-1992
-Basketball Sectional and District Champions 1990
-Basketball League Champions 1992
-Coached the Basketball JV team to a perfect 20-0 season 1991-1992
-Served as an Assistant Softball, Track, and Baseball Coach