2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
In 1950, St. Nicholas and St. Thomas High Schools merged to form Bishop Rosecrans High School. In the past 68 years, there have been many outstanding coaches and athletes representing this high school as well as individuals who have given countless hours of their time to benefit our athletic programs. In the past ten years, fifty individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Congratulations to this years inductees!
Steve Coyle, a 1975 graduate of Bishop Rosecrans High School, served as the varsity golf coach from 1989 to 2012. During this time he led the Bishops to numerous sectional championships, two district championships, two OVAC Conference titles, including a tournament scoring record in 2007, and four state championship appearances including a state runner-up finish in 2005. Steve is best remembered by those who played for him for his leadership, friendship, and for being a “players coach”.
Dr. Paul Hoffman is a 1972/74 graduate of The Ohio State University where he played soccer for four years. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Paul and his family moved to Zanesville to establish his optometry practice and all three of his children are graduates of BRHS. Paul coached basketball at St. Thomas, was president of the school board and athletic boosters, and served on the Bishops Athletic Association Board. Paul’s main contribution to BRHS has been the countless hours he has volunteered as the statistician for the boy’s basketball team for 25 years, the football team for 8 years and the baseball team for 2 years. “Doc” is well known for his words of wisdom offered to many Bishops players that have been privileged to know him.
Hugh Maxwell, a 1972 graduate of Bishop Rosecrans High School, has been a soccer coach in the Catholic Schools of Zanesville for nearly 30 years, coaching middle school boys and girls, and both high school varsity programs. During this time he was awarded District Coach of the Year and his teams won two league titles and three district championships. Besides being an excellent soccer instructor, Hugh has been an exceptional role model for his players, instilling in them sportsmanship and respect for both the game and their opponents. His continuous leadership and dedication to the Bishops soccer program throughout the years has been instrumental in its endurance and success. Best stated by one of his players, “Hugh is everything a coach should be”. Hugh was also a key figure in making the dream of a home stadium for Bishop soccer and football a reality.
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