Chris is a 1973 graduate of Talawanda High School. He was an outstanding three sport athlete who excelled in football, basketball and track and field. Chris was a model student-athlete both in the classroom and on the fields and floors of competition. His athletic abilities, his desire, determination and his dedication all attributed to his achievements of athletic excellence.
Chris was an outstanding basketball player recognized for his great defensive play as well as his aggressive offensive style, but he is best remembered for his accomplishments in football and track and field.
In football Chris was a three year starter, lettered in each of his three years and was instrumental in helping the “Braves” achieve Mid-Miami League championships in 1971, 1972 and again in 1973. He was recognized as Outstanding Player by the Oxford Press; 1st Team Butler County by the Hamilton Journal; 2nd Team Southwest Ohio by the Cincinnati Enquier and All-Mid-Miami League football in 1971, 1972 and again in 1973.
In track Chris was also a four year letter winner who received recognition as All-Mid-Miami League in 1971, 1972, and again in 1973. Once again Chris helped the “Brave” attain the MML track championship in 1972. Chris was part of the record-setting 440 and 880 meter relay teams who went on to achieve district and regional championships.
After graduating from Talawanda Chris went on to receive his B.S. degree from Miami University and began teaching in the Richmond School System. Presently Chris is a member of the City of Cincinnati Fire Department, serving as captain of operations which include Weapons of Mass Destruction and Bomb Commander. Chris was most recently recognized with a commendation for his outstanding efforts during his deployment in Hurricane Katrina.
Today Chris is celebrating thirty years of marriage to his wife Pat, and has three sons, Christopher, Brian and Allan.