Tri-Village will host its 7th annual Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Those being inducted between the junior varsity and varsity games will be: Debbie Brinley Frech, Zac Graham and Coach Lee Falknor. The public is invited to attend a reception held in the commons area following the varsity game.
DEBBIE BRINLEY FRECH: Debbie a 1980 graduate competed in volleyball, basketball and track at Tri-Village. She was a four year letter winner in volleyball and held the honor of Most Kills in a season with 101 her senior year. On the basketball court Deb held three varsity letters. In 1979 she led the team in field goal percentage while supporting her team to win the Bradford Holiday Tournament. During her senior year the 1980 team were CCC Champs with a league record of 11-0.
In four very successful track seasons Deb received a varsity letter each of those years and proved herself in earning the honor of advancing to state competition in the shot put and discus her junior and senior years respectively. At the district meet Deb held the record in the shot and set a Tri Village school record at 35’ 7.25”.
ZAC GRAHAM: Zac graduated in 2000 and was a four year varsity letter winner in cross country and track. One of Tri-Village’s most successful runners Zac received numerous awards during his career in Cross Country; he was chosen as All-State, placed 7th at the State Meet and 3rd at Regional’s. He was District meet champion, Conference Champion and remained undefeated until the regional meet. Zac was Daily Advocate Fall Athlete of the Year, chosen as a member of the Dayton Daily News All-Area Cross Country Team, received All Conference Honors all four years of high school and was a former school record holder at 16:23.
In track during his senior year Zac excelled in the 2 mile race. He received the following honors: All-State, placed 3rd in the State Meet and had been undefeated the entire season. Graham was Regional Champion, District Champion and Conference Champion in 2000. He held the conference meet record for numerous years and is the current Tri Village school record holder in the 2 mile at 9:42.
COACH LEE FALKNOR: Coach Falknor has led many Tri Village teams onto victorious seasons and he and those teams have been rewarded with many accolades. Lee has a Tri Village Varsity Mens Coaching Record of 248 wins and 175 losses. He coached Cross County Conference Champion Teams 6 times those being in 1981, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2002 and 2003. Teams in 1981 and 2000 were District Runners Up with 1982, 1983, 1999 and 2002 teams being Sectional Runners Up.
Falknor received the 1991 Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association, Coach of the Year Award, the Ohio North-South All Star Game Coach in 1992, was named Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year 3 times as well as being chosen as District 9 Coach of the Year 3 times. Lee was selected 3 times as Cross County Conference Coach of the Year and in 1990, 1991 and 2000 had teams that won 20 or more games in a season.
In 1991 Coach Lee Falknor and his team of “Bad Boys” played their way to the State Championship game and became the State Runners Up in a very hard fought battle.