The newest members of the Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted on Friday, August 31. The purpose of the Hall of Fame, which was created in 2002, is to honor and recognize the tradition of athletic excellence that has existed at Greenhills, Forest Park and Winton Woods High Schools. This year’s inductees are:
Rob Campbell (Forest Park High School, 1982)
Rob Campbell was one of the best soccer players to attend any of the three high schools that make up the athletic history of the Winton Woods City School District. Rob started every game in his four years with the Chargers, and in 1981 he established a new school record for assists in a season and finished his career as the leading scorer in school history. He was named team “Most Valuable Player” in 1980 and 1981, as well as team captain as a senior in 1981. Rob earned “All-League” honors in 1980 and 1981, as well as “All-City,” “All-State” and “All-Midwest” recognition in 1981. Rob was a four-year varsity soccer starter for Wright State University and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1999.
Debbie Dunn-Blakeley (Forest Park High School, 1988)
Debbie Dunn was the winner of twelve varsity letters at Forest Park High School, and her versatility and hard work enabled her to excel both on the field as well as in the classroom. While at Forest Park, she earned four letters each in soccer, basketball and softball and earned “All-League” honors in all three sports. In softball she was named “All-League” in 1988, as well as the winner of the “Charger Award” in 1987. On the basketball court, Debbie was “All-League” in 1987 and 1988, as well as being named Cross County Conference “Player of the Year” as a senior in 1988. As a member of the Lady Charger soccer team, she was named team MVP in 1986 and 1987, as well as being named captain for the 1987 season. She was also named to the “All-Metro” team in 1986 and was 2nd team “All-State” in both 1986 and 1987. Debbie’s multiple talents were recognized by her being named Forest Park’s “Athlete of the Year” as a sophomore, junior and senior, as well as being honored as the school’s “Outstanding Career Athlete” for 1984-1988. Debbie attended Wright State University on a soccer scholarship and was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Lady Raiders. She was inducted into the Wright State University “Walk of Fame” in 2004.
Holly Hanna (Greenhills High School, 1983)
Holly Hanna was one of the best tennis players in school district history. She graduated from Greenhills High School in 1983 after winning eleven varsity letters in three different sports. She earned three letters as a member of the Lady Pioneers basketball squad and was a four-year starter on the softball team. On the softball diamond, she was the team’s “Most Valuable Player” three times and was named “All-League” in 1981, 1982 and 1983. It was on the tennis court however, where Holly’s star really shined. She was named team MVP all four years as she played #1 Singles. Her 65 singles wins established a new Greenhills High School record, and she was named to the “All-League” team all four years as a varsity player. As a senior she earned 1st Team “All-Southwest District 83,” “All-City” and “All-State” honors. Holly also played doubles, and teamed up with fellow Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Famer Maureen Fredrick to reach the state quarterfinals as juniors in 1982 and then the state semi-finals in 1983. Holly received full scholarships for both tennis and softball to Northern Kentucky University.
Brian H. Gibson (Greenhills High School, 1976)
Brian Gibson was a member of the highly successful Greenhills High School basketball teams of the early-to-mid 1970’s. Brian was the point guard on the team that finished with a city best 21-2 record, and led the squad in scoring average and assists. Brian finished the 1976 season by earning “All-League,” “All-City” and “All-District” recognition and was also named to the “All-State” 2nd Team. Upon graduation from Greenhills in 1976, Brian enrolled at Northwestern University where he was a four-year letterman and academic “All-American.”
Glenn Gibson (Forest Park and Winton Woods High Schools, 1986-2001)
Glenn Gibson was a highly successful soccer coach during his sixteen years with the Winton Woods City School District. Glenn coached varsity squads at Forest Park and Winton Woods High Schools to 219 victories and a .742 winning percentage. His Charger and Warrior teams accounted for two city championships in 1991 and 1996, eight league championships, four sectional titles and one appearance in the state tournament “Final Four” in 1987. While his teams were receiving recognition throughout the state of Ohio, Glenn was quietly accumulating awards and accolades of his own. His tenure at Forest Park and Winton Woods resulted in his being named league “Coach of the Year” eight times, city “Coach of the Year” by The Cincinnati Enquirer three times and state “Coach of the Year” once. He also served as President of the Southwest Ohio High School Soccer Coaches Association for nine years and as a board member of the Ohio High School Soccer Coaches Association for eleven years. Glenn’s involvement in soccer, however, goes well beyond his high school experience. For over 20 years he enjoyed tremendous success in Forest Park’s SAY and Select youth programs, amassing an additional 311 wins and a state championship in 1987 with the Forest Park Select Soccer Club. These youth programs, during his tenure, kept soccer in the area strong and provided a steady stream of talent to district soccer teams.
Robert J. Hite II (Winton Woods High School, 2002)
Robert Hite is recognized as being the best basketball player to ever play for Winton Woods High School. Robert has continued his success on the basketball court through the college ranks on to the highest level: the National Basketball Association. He lettered in basketball all four years at Winton Woods, was a three-time team MVP and led the Warriors to four league championships and an 81-12 record during his career. Robert was named 1st Team “All-FAVC” three times and was FAVC “Player of the Year” in 2001 and 2002. A two-time 1st Team “All-City” and three-time “All-Southwest District” player, he was named as the 2002 “Player of the Year” by both The Cincinnati Enquirer as well as the Southwest District. He capped his senior season off by taking the Warriors to the state championship game, being named as 1st Team “All-State” and co-winner of the Ohio “Player of the Year” award. Upon his graduation in 2002, Robert owned the school’s career scoring record with 1,384 points. Robert attended the University of Miami on a basketball scholarship. After college graduation, Robert played in the NBA’s developmental league and was signed as a free agent by the Miami Heat in 2006.