Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for bringing honor and distinction to their particular sport and to the athletic program at Kentucky Country Day School. The athlete or coach must have brought measurable success to a particular sport, including outstanding recognition from conference, local, regional, or state-level competition.

2023 Inductees

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  • Edwin Lewis ’92, Boys Tennis

    Mr. Lewis was the first KCD boys’ tennis player to win a regional singles championship and compete in the Finals of the boys’ singles state tennis championship. He was also the first Bearcat to qualify and compete five different seasons in the state tourney. Lewis' most notable achievements include a 1991 regional championship, a 1992 state runner-up, and reaching the 1989 state doubles semifinals. His team leadership enabled Mr. Lewis to win the Watkins Boys Tennis Award (the highest award presented to a Bearcat boys tennis player) for four seasons (1988, 1990-1992). He went on to play for the University of Virginia. At UVA, Edwin was winner of the 1996 prestigious Pritchett Memorial Award, noting his leadership for the Cavaliers team. He was a two-time Captain of the team, ascended to be the #1 singles and doubles player in his 4th year. He finished his collegiate career setting school records, currently ranks fifth with 71 doubles victories for a mens’ Cavalier tennis player. Today, Mr. Lewis is married with two children, lives in Louisville and serves as president of ELSCO, a family-owned sales and marketing business.
  • Miller Brice ’94, Boys Tennis

    Mr. Brice was one of the best boys tennis players in KCD Bearcat history. Miller was the 1994 State Singles Runner-Up and 1992 State Doubles Runner-Up. He was a two-time singles regional runner-up and three times doubles runner-up. His participation led Kentucky Country Day to a third place state championship finish in 1992 and 1994. Mr. Brice took his talents to become a four year member of the University of South Carolina tennis team where he served as team captain on a 13th final nationally ranked team. Today, Miller lives in Charleston, South Carolina working in investment and real estate management. He is married with two children.

2021 Inductees

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  • Brian Heil ’90, Baseball

    Mr. Heil is recognized as being the top pitcher to the outstanding 1990 Bearcat baseball team which won 17 games against 7 losses. Brian collected a career total of 15 pitching victories against a mere 6 losses during an era with fewer scheduled games than today. Some other notable achievements include pitching 41 strikeouts in 1989 (including 12 strikeouts in an individual game), a no-hitter in 1990, and a 1990 season ERA of 1.72. All three seasons of varsity play, Brian had winning records as a pitcher. Mr. Heil was named All-District and awarded the Lowry Watkins Baseball Award (the top KCD baseball award) in 1990.  Brian took his right arm to Davidson College to pitch for the Wildcats. After a successful stint at Davidson, Mr. Heil signed to compete in professional baseball. Brian pitched for Minneapolis Millers in the Great League and Jackson in AA baseball and the Braton Grey Owls in the Great League. Mr. Heil has served some years helping as a pitching coach for the Bearcats. Today, Brian lives in Louisville as an owner of a custom woodwork company.
  • Mike Schoenbeck ’90, Baseball

    Mr. Schoenbeck was a slugging star for one of the most successful baseball teams in school history, the 1990 season with a record of 17 wins against 7 losses. Although there were far fewer recorded statistics recorded during Mike’s baseball days at KCD, Mr. Schoenbeck does share or own three school records today: 12 doubles in season (1988), three doubles in an individual game (1988), two triples in an individual game (1987). Some other notable baseball highlights include a .480 season batting percentage (1988), 14 season stolen bases (1990), 23 season RBIs (1988), and 9 career home runs. He was twice named All-District (1989, 1990), and he received the 1987 Lowry Watkins Baseball Award which is the highest award presented to a baseball player at Country Day. Mike continued his baseball career competing for Elon College in North Carolina.
  • Dick Aylor, Voice of the Bearcats, Notable Individual

    Mr. Aylor was known for being the “Voice of the Bearcats” for over three decades announcing at Bearcat home football, boys and girls basketball games. Being the longest serving faculty member with 45 years of service, Mr. Aylor never spent a year without helping the athletic program. He initially served as an assistant basketball coach and team bus driver for away games. But for the last thirty years, Dick would announce games for Bearcat athletics. His dignified tenure and commitment to Bearcat athletics are unmatched with his years of notable service. Today, Mr. Aylor is retired and living in Louisville.

2019 Inductees

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  • Mark Frigon ’91, Wrestling

    Mark Frigon is recognized as the best wrestler in KCD history in the lower weight classes. Competing for the Bearcat varsity wrestling squad since sixth grade, Mark accumulated 112 career victories, which ranks second in school history. His 38 wins in 1991 does rank as a school record. Mr. Frigon qualified for the state championship three different seasons, finishing fifth in 1991 in the 140 pound division and fourth in 1990 in the 135 pound division. He was also presented the 1990 and 1991 Monaco Wrestling Award, which is the top award given to a Bearcat wrestler. He also received the 1990 Robertson Trophy for football. Mr. Frigon is a graduate of Notre Dame and holds an MBA from Northwestern. Today, he lives in San Francisco and works in big data analytics as the VP of Product at Interana.
  • Nick Melhuish ’84, Boys Soccer

    Nick Melhuish was a two-time All-State boys soccer player who also received NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches of America) All-South honors during his senior season. He served as team captain for both his junior and senior seasons. Nick accumulated 30 career goals, including two four-goal games while playing for KCD Hall of Fame coach Doug Delafield. He also represented the State of Kentucky (KYSA) at the U16 and U18 level. Nick was a two-time KCD Michael Memorial Award winner for his excellent leadership and play. Today, Nick lives in Louisville, where he is the President/CEO of Algood Food Company, as well as a community leader. He and his wife Ursula have two boys: Adam KCD ’19 and Owen KCD ’21.

2018 Inductees

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  • Katherine Blair ’02, field hockey

    Ms. Blair is considered one of the best field hockey goalkeepers in KCD history. Her consistent play frustrated Bearcat opponents and produced a school record 45 career shutouts. She tallied a minimum of nine shutouts in each of her four years as a varsity starter, including a personal high of 16 in 2001. She was a versatile athlete at KCD, competing in basketball and softball and earning the Beam Senior Athlete of the Year Award. Ms. Blair was selected to the United States Under-19 National Team her senior year at KCD. She continued to be an effective weapon in college, earning an athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia. As a Cavalier, she started in 39 games, ranking in UVA’s history books with 198 saves. She also played for the Under-21 National Team throughout college, starting for the USA at the Junior Pan Am Games and Junior World Cup in Chile. She was also a 4-time Academic All-American. Ms. Blair started for the USA Junior World Cup team and was named four straight seasons to NFHCA National Academic Squad. Ms. Blair is the daughter of Debbie Blair and former KCD Head of School Robert Blair.
  • Jeff Dreher ’89, Boys Soccer

    Mr. Dreher was a star boys soccer player for the Bearcats which sported a impressive 15-4 win loss record. After his senior season, he placed third on the list of KCD career goal scorers and secured the single season scoring record, which he held for 17 years. Mr. Dreher earned All-State, All-Region, and All-District honors and also received the team’s MVP award. As team captain, he led the Bearcats to a top ten state ranking, Louisville Independent School Conference as well as district runner-up. Today, Jeff is married to KCD graduate Molly Rowan Dreher ’89 and lives in Louisville, where he works as a commercial real estate broker with Cushman & Wakefield. They have two children at KCD: Mitchell ’20 and Allie ’22.
  • Stephen Gaghan ’82, Boys Soccer

    Stephen Gaghan was an instrumental player for the successful KCD boys’ soccer program in the early 1980s, setting school records for career and season assists. He was named to the 1981 Kentucky All-State team, which earned state runner-up recognition. He also was named second team All-State during his junior season. Stephen’s ball handling skills set the school’s boys soccer season assist record, which stood for over 25 years. Stephen scored 38 goals during his Country Day career (including 19 during his junior season), which ranked second in the record books. Today, he lives in Hollywood, California, and is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and motion picture producer.
  • Amy Lunsford Kern ’90, Field Hockey

    Ms. Kern was an incredibly successful goalkeeper for the 1988 and 1989 state championship field hockey teams. During the 1988 season, she recorded 18 shutouts in 22 games, a school record. Over her career, she she collected 32 shutouts, holding opponents scoreless on 14 occasions in 1989. Her senior year, Ms. Kern was named Regional Finalist High School All American, All-County, and All-State Tournament team. Ms. Kern and her husband David live in Louisville. Their daughter Bella ’20 is a student at KCD.
  • Kevin Sullivan, Boys Golf Coach

    Mr. Sullivan coached the boys’ program for 39 seasons, making him the longest-tenured head coach in KCD golf history. Despite having small squads and competing against larger programs, Coach Sullivan collected 22 winning seasons along with a school record 248 match wins. His squads have 11 top-4 finishes in the state’s 7th region, its most competitive. Since the inception of the All A Golf championship, Coach Sullivan’s teams have won 7 of 11 All A regional championships and finished as high as 3rd in the state. Coach Sullivan has served as a KCD head varsity coach for five other sports, including boys tennis with a state runner-up finish. He garners the most overall varsity head coach victories in school history. Mr. Sullivan (affectionately referred to as "Sully") retired from KCD in 2018. He and his wife Melanie-Prejean Sullivan live in Louisville.

2017 Inductees

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  • Steve DeWeese '86, Golf

    Mr. DeWeese is the one of Country Days most accomplished boys’ golfer. Steve was able to earn regional runner-up honors and individually place with a school record 19th place along with another 22nd place in the Kentucky state boysgolf championships. Strong leadership skills brought Steve the KCD boys’ golf award four times. Steve went to continue his studies at the University of Kentucky. Today, Mr. DeWeese is married with children living in Louisville while working as an executive vice- president for a local bank. 
  • Katie Sams '87, Track & Field

2016 Inductees

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  • Scott Frigon ’88, Football

    Mr. Frigon was the Bearcat football team’s leading rusher on the highest ranked team (tenth) in KCD history. During his senior year, the small but fast and strong tailback rushed for 1,120 yards, setting a school season rushing record. This total led to very respectable 6.26 yards per carry. His career total rushing amounted to 1,611 yards. Some notable highlights included a 219, 195, and 165 individual game rushing performance and 88 career scoring points. Mr. Frigon was also a successful wrestler for the Bearcats, collecting over 73 career individual match wins, including 30 wins, 14 pins, and 45 takedowns as well as a fifth place state championship finish in 1988. He also wrestled in college for the University of Notre Dame. Today, Scott is married to 1988 KCD graduate Ann Bonner. They have three daughters and live in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Carol Jones ’89, Girls Basketball

    Ms. Jones was a one of the most complete girls basketball players in KCD history. As a point guard, she was effective scoring points, making assists, and making steals. Her career totals involve 759 points, 150 steals, and a school record 287 assists. Other notable personals statistics include a school record 4.88 season assists per game average in 1987, a school record perfect 8-for-8 individual game free throw shooting percentage in 1986, and 10 steals in an individual game during the 1987 season. Ms. Jones received All-District honors in 1987 and 1989 and also won the 1989 Steve Hoenig Girls Basketball Award, the highest award given to a Bearcat girls basketball player. She continued to play basketball in college, playing for American University in Washington, DC and the University of the South (“Sewanee”). Today, Ms. Jones has two children and lives in Louisville.
  • David Levitch ’78, Boys Basketball

    Mr. Levitch is considered to be one of the strongest inside players in KCD boys basketball history. During his three years as a starter on the basketball squad, KCD won the Bluegrass Conference Tournament twice and the Indianapolis Park-Tudor Tournament. During his senior season, Mr. Levitch scored 19.5 points a game and collected a school record 12.29 rebounds per game. Some other statistical highlights include a school record 22 rebounds in an individual game along with 31 points and 7 blocked shots in a game. Collectively, Mr. Levitch amassed 1019 career points. He was named an All-American by one publication along with twice receiving All-State Honorable Mention and All-District honors. After graduating from KCD, he continued playing basketball for Centre College, where he earned All-SCAC Conference and NCAA Division III All-South. Today, Mr. Levitch is married with two sons and lives in Goshen, Kentucky, where he works as an executive for a wholesale liquor distributor.
  • Toni Redmon Rose ’85, Girls Basketball

    Ms. Rose was the point guard and a leader of many of the best KCD girls basketball teams. She was instrumental in securing the Bearcats four straight Jefferson County Independent School Athletic Conference Tournament trophies. Her overall career included 837 points, 270 assists, and 197 steals. Her 1983 season free throw average of 72.05 and 1985 season steals per game average of 3.87 continue to remain KCD school records. Her postseason honors included being named All-Seventh Region second team and Louisville Times All-County team in 1985, along with being nominated All-District in 1984. She was named to Independent School Athletic Conference Tournament team for three years (1983, 1984, and 1985) and was named the tournament’s most valuable player in 1984. In 1984 and 1985, she was given the Steve Hoenig Girls Basketball Award. Ms. Rose was also a very accomplished high school girls golfer for KCD. She was a regional champion in 1983, finishing sixteenth in the State Championships for two straight years. She was also a four-time winner of the KCD girls golf award. Ms. Rose continued to play basketball and golf at the postsecondary level for Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, Ms. Rose has two daughters and lives in Louisville.

2015 Inductees

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  • Jim Ewald ’76, Track & Field

    Jim Ewald ’76 is considered the best long and triple jumper in Country Day track and field history. During the 1976 season, his school record long jump (22' 11") registered as one of the top ten high school long jumps in the country. He won the state indoor triple jump championship in the Mason-Dixon Games against all size classifications. Mr. Ewald’s triple jump distance (45' 5.75") is also a school record. Although he suffered a serious stress fracture shortly before the state championship, Mr. Ewald withstood the pain and competed, finishing his KCD career as a state runner-up. His heel did recover, allowing him to earn a track and field scholarship to Indiana University. During his senior season at IU, Mr. Ewald won the Big 10 Conference Championship competing in the triple jump (50' 09.5"). Today, he has two children and lives in Dallas, Texas, where he works as a sales representative for an athletic software firm.
  • Pam Moutoux Brethauer ’85, Cross Country

    Pam Moutoux Brethauer ’85 is one of only two KCD women to win three regional cross country championships. From 1982 to 1984, Pam was considered one of the top girls cross country runners in the state. During her junior year, she finished fourth in the state and finished fifth for her senior season. She was awarded the KCD girls cross country award three straight years from 1982 to 1984. Her running talents were also utilized on the Country Day track team, where she was state runner-up in the 1600 meter run and placed in the top five for state championships events four different times. Coached by her father Dr. Gene Moutoux, Pam also earned the top girls track and field award for three straight seasons. She continued competitive running in cross country and track for Princeton University. Today, Dr. Pam Moutoux Brethauer works as a radiologist in Cleveland, Ohio area. She is married and has three children.

2014 Inductees

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  • Ben Tyler ’75, Soccer

    Mr. Tyler was the co-captain of the 1975 Kentucky State High School boys’ soccer champions. As a midfielder, he was instrumental in the team’s scoring and superior defense as the boys’ Bearcat soccer team achieved an undefeated record. Mr. Tyler scored over 15 goals in 12 games and was named to the First Team All-State team. He was a two-time captain of his Vanderbilt team and a member of the Louisville Thunder professional soccer reserve team. He later served as a coach for a local high school and Under-16 local team. Today, Mr. Tyler is married with two children and has developed an accomplished construction company while living in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Fred Price ’75, Soccer

    Mr. Price was the co-captain and leading scorer to the 1975 Kentucky State High School boys’ soccer champions. His 22 goals led the state in scoring, allowing him to become First Team All-State. After leading the Bearcats to its first boys’ KHSAA soccer state championship, Fred played at Yale University. Today, Mr. Price is a physician who is married and living in Pittsburgh.

2013 Inductees

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  • Andy Means ’74, Basketball

    Mr. Means was the leading scorer for one of the two greatest boys’ basketball teams in KCD history. As an effective point guard, he was able to lead his team to the school’s first district victory with a decisive win over Seneca and the school’s first appearance in Seventh Region tournament action. As a senior, his 16.28 scoring average led the team to a school record season winning percentage (79.3%) with a record of 23 wins, 6 losses and a school record Litkenhous rating (66.5). He also led the Bearcat squad to a Bluegrass Conference Tournament Championship. Mr. Means collected 906 career points and earned All-State Honorable Mention honors. As a senior quarterback for the football team, he led Jefferson County in touchdown passes and earned the Robertson Trophy. He continued his basketball career with a scholarship at Furman, whose team earned a 1978 NCAA tourney berth. After college, Mr. Means reconnected with KCD as the boys’ varsity basketball head coach, having winning seasons in two years of service. Today, he is married with two daughters and a son living in Louisville and working as a Chief Investment Officer for Hilliard-Lyons Trust Co.
  • Richard Tauscher ’74, Basketball

    Mr. Tauscher was the leading rebounder and second leading scorer for one of the two greatest boys’ basketball teams in KCD school history. He was instrumental in providing the first KCD postseason district victory, being the game’s leading scorer and rebounder in the upset victory over Louisville Seneca. This victory brought KCD its first postseason 7th Region competition. As a senior, Tauscher led the Bearcats to school record season winning percentage (79.3%) with a record of 23 wins, 6 losses and a school record Litkenhous rating (66.5). He led the squad to a Bluegrass Conference Tournament Championship. Mr. Tauscher was also a starter on the football squad and top thrower on the Bearcat track team. He is a graduate of Duke University; today, he works for an agricultural equipment company, has two daughters, and lives in LaGrange, Kentucky.

2012 Inductees

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  • Bill Hamilton Jr. LCD ’66, Basketball

    Mr. Hamilton was the leading scorer for the 1966 Louisville Country Day Tri-State Conference Basketball Champion team, which concluded with a 13 win, 6 loss record. His season average of 19.6 points per game placed third in the Seventh Region for individual scoring. Mr. Hamilton’s career featured 566 total points and positions on the 1966 All-Seventh Region and All-State Honorable Mention teams. He was also named the team’s most valuable player in 1966. All three of his varsity basketball teams witnessed winning records. Overall, Mr. Hamilton earned 13 varsity letters at LCD in four different sports: cross country, track, baseball, and basketball. His college athletic career included playing basketball for Williams College. After the completion of his undergraduate degree, Mr. Hamilton went to law school at Washington & Lee. Today, he is married with one child and lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Sunapee, New Hampshire, with a career in trust banking and investment management.
  • John Crockett III ’82, Basketball

    Mr. Crockett is considered one of Country Day’s greatest basketball players. He scored a school record 1,326 career points, averaging over 15 points per games as a sophomore, 19.61 points per game as a junior, and an outstanding 21.26 points per game as a senior. In 1981, he established a new school record by scoring 37 game points and was able to score 22 points or more twelve times during his career. His talents were recognized by twice being named All-Seventh Region Honorable Mention and All-District. He was awarded the Steve Hoenig Boys’ Basketball Award (the top KCD boys’ basketball award) in 1981 and 1982. Along with his basketball talents, Mr. Crockett was an All-Region baseball player, receiving the Watkins Baseball Award, the top KCD baseball award. He also received the Beam Senor Athlete of the Year Award. After his high school basketball career, Mr. Crockett utilized his strong shooting arm to throw baseballs for the University of North Carolina. Today, Mr. Crockett is married and lives in Louisville, where he works as an attorney and a managing partner for a top law firm. All three of his children are KCD students or graduates.
  • Joseph L. Hamilton LCD ’69, Basketball

    Mr. Hamilton’s 896 career points make him Louisville Country Day’s leading basketball scorer. He was a captain of the successful 1969 squad that sported a 17 win, 5 loss season. Every year he competed in varsity basketball, the Daymen enjoyed winning seasons. His 896 career points highlighted a 1969 senior season in which he averaged 20.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. His noteworthy play as the leading scorer in the Seventh Region earned him a place on the All-District Tournament, All-Seventh Region First Team, and All-State Honorable Mention teams. He was also named Country Day’s most valuable player in 1969. Mr. Hamilton also contributed to the LCD Daymen golf team, qualifying for the state tournament both his junior and senior season with a 21st place finish during the 1969 season. He was a dual athlete at Williams College, where he was a member of the basketball and golf teams. He continued his educational studies by earning a law degree from the University of Louisville. Today, he is married and is a successful attorney living in Louisville. He has four children, two of whom are current students at KCD.
  • L. Courtney Giesel ’75, Football

    Mr. Giesel was one of the most versatile and inspirational football players ever to play for the Bearcats during the 1970s. As a team captain, he led his 1974 football squad to a 7 win, 3 loss season with an impressive upset over #16 ranked Lexington Sayre. Mr. Giesel started in numerous positions, including quarterback, passing for over 800 yards and rushing for 150 yards; defensive safety, collecting a team high four interceptions; punter, averaging 34.3; and kicker, scoring 20 extra points. His overall skills collected a school record of 132 career points. Some of his other career highlights involved kicking seven game points, setting a former school record; a 32-yard field goal; receiving 3 game touchdowns as a junior; and completing over 50% of his 111 passes. Mr. Giesel won the 1974 Robertson Trophy, the highest KCD football award. As a star in other sports, such as basketball and track, he earned the KCD Beam Senior Athlete of the Year Award. He followed his gridiron type talents to become a star rugby player for Tulane University of Louisiana. Mr. Giesel continues to play in rugby in various leagues in the region. Today, he lives in Louisville working as a successful banking executive. He is married to Terri Giesel, who teaches at KCD, and his son Lincoln is a KCD graduate.
  • Stuart Crawford Robinson ’76, Golf

    Ms. Crawford played a major role in bringing one state championship and three state runner-up girls’ golf titles to the KCD trophy case. She started making waves in the Kentucky high school girls’ golf world as early as eighth grade, placing second in the Jefferson County Regional tournament and eventually 16th in the state. During her high school days, Ms. Crawford qualified for the state tournament all four years. She finished in the top six during each of those years, placing as high as 3rd place on the 1974 State Championship team. Her top individual scores include a 75 for 18 holes (ranking 3rd on the school’s records) and 164 for 36 holes. An injury prevented Ms. CRawford from playing golf for the University of North Carolina. Today, she is married and has two daughters, Gray and Lizzie. Both are graduates of Kentucky Country Day.
  • Woody Franklin ’80, Diving

    Mr. Franklin is considered the most successful diver in Kentucky Country Day history. His diving career at KCD spans a four-year period between 1977 and 1980. During that span, he placed fifth in the state his freshman year, third his sophomore and junior seasons, and earned the state runner-up title his senior year. His first-place regional score of 410.80 remains a Bearcat school record. Mr. Franklin continued his diving career by competing for Furman University. He continues to maintain those personal ties to the Bearcat diving program by serving as an instructor to many Bearcat divers. Today, Mr. Franklin is married with two young children and is considered one of the top diving instructors in the state of Kentucky.

2011 Inductees

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  • Albert Hulbert LCD ’64, Boys Basketball

    Mr. Hulbert was regarded as the most effective scorer in Louisville Country Day basketball history. Some basketball historians regard him as the best basketball player ever to have worn a Country Day uniform. Mr. Hulbert was considered a sharpshooter and scored 637 career points in only 41 games along with a 71 percent free throw average. The 5’11” star placed second in Jefferson County for scoring during both his junior and senior seasons with a 17.9 and 17.3 points per game average. He is the only Country Day player to wear a University of Kentucky basketball uniform at the invitation of UK head coach Adolph Rupp, playing his freshman season. Unfortunately, illness struck the rising star during his basketball career, and he eventually lost his battle with leukemia at a young age. His younger brother Leland, an LCD alumnus, continues to serve as Albert’s ambassador for his older brother’s accomplishments.
  • Beth Radford Welch ’73, Golf

    Ms. Radford was the most valuable golfer to Kentucky Home’s state championship title in 1970. During the 1970 season in her freshman year, Ms. Radford won the individual regional medal, leading the KHS Tigers to their first regional girls’ golf championship. Her fourth-place state championship finish anchored her team in becoming the 1970 state champions. Her four varsity years saw her Kentucky Home (1970, 1971, and 1972) and Kentucky Country Day (1973) squads win regional titles. At the state level, she helped to engineer one state championship (1970) and three state runner-up finishes (1971, 1972, and 1973). During her four high school years at Kentucky Home and Kentucky Country Day, Ms. Radford placed as high as fourth and no worse than 12th in four Kentucky state girls’ golf championships. She was also a star field hockey player who received the Tway Award, the top KCD annual field hockey award. Ms. Radford continued her golf skills by competing for Rollins College. Today, Ms. Radford is married as Ms. Welch with three children living in Louisville.
  • Charles Rush ’73, Swimming

    Mr. Rush is Kentucky Country Day’s first individual state champion for any sport. During his 1973 senior season, he won two boys’ individual state swimming titles for the Bearcats in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard freestyle. Despite enormous advances in today’s swimming techniques and faster times, Charles’s times in both of his winning events still register in the top three in the KCD boys’ swimming record books. Mr. Rush continued his talents by swimming in college for Miami of Ohio, placing in two events in the Mid-American Conference Championships. Today, Mr. Rush is married with children and lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he works as vice-president for a regional bank.
  • Robert Nolan APS ’66, Tennis

    Mr. Nolan is known as the most accomplished tennis player in the history of the former Aquinas Preparatory School. He was able to become a two-time Jefferson County regional singles champion in 1965 and 1966. Mr. Nolan proved to be a force in the state championships, earning two state singles runner-up titles in 1965 and 1966. He was also a major contributor to the Aquinas basketball team. Mr. Nolan won many regional tournaments, including the City Championship, Falls City Tennis Tournament, Louisville Open, and the Kentucky State Junior Tennis Tournament. After high school, Bob retired his tennis racquet to complete architecture school early at the University of Kentucky. Today, Mr. Nolan is married and a retired architect living in Louisville.

2010 Inductees

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  • Dale Bryant ’72, Swimming

    Mr. Bryant is recognized as the most decorated swimmer in the history of the former Louisville Country Day. His leadership led LCD to a fourth-place Class AA state championship team finish during his junior season and a fifth-place finish for senior season. Mr. Bryant was able to place or score points in the state swimming championships nine different times from his freshman to senior season. Dale achieved two individual state championship swimming titles, winning the 100-meter freestyle as a junior and the 100-meter breaststroke as a senior. He was also involved in one state runner-up relay finish along with three individual state runner-up finishes. He continued his swimming career at Brown University. Today, Mr. Bryant is marred with two children. He lives in New Salisbury, Indiana, where he works as an owner of a blueberry farm and as a part-time accountant.
  • David Oclander ’85, Soccer

    Lt. Col. Oclander was a named a High School All-American boys’ soccer player while competing for Kentucky Country Day. His All-American’s talents were preceded by All-South and All-State honors as a goalkeeper. His 204 season goalie saves in 1984 continues to be a KCD school record for boys’ soccer goalies. Lt. Col. Oclander was also awarded the 1984 Michael Award, which is the highest award presented to a boys’ soccer player. He continued his soccer career in college as a goalie for the United States Military Academy. After deployments to seven different regions of conflict, Lt. Col. Oclander currently commands the First Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. The two-time Bronze Medal recipient is married and is currently deployed in Southern Afghanistan.
  • Hollis Rodgers ’87, Field Hockey

    Ms. Rodgers is well remembered for being the first high school All-American field hockey player in Kentucky Country Day history. She was able to score a career total of 27 goals. In her senior season of 1986, she scored an impressive 18 goals and provided 16 assists to lead the Bearcats to a 19-win season. She was also named to the All-State Tournament team in 1986. Ms. Rodgers was also a major contributor to the KCD girls’ track program, where she established multiple school records. She continued her field hockey talents by competing for the Miami of Ohio Redskins. Today, Ms. Rodgers is an attorney with two children living in Southern California, where she still plays with the International Field Hockey Club of San Diego.
  • Jennifer Roos ’89, Field Hockey

    Jennifer Roos is considered one of the best defensive field hockey players in KCD history. Her talents led to numerous honors, such as being named a regional finalist High School All- American, All-County team (1988), and placed on the All-State Tournament Team twice (1987 and 1988). She was a versatile field hockey athlete at County Day and also participated in three other sports: basketball, golf and softball. Ms. Roos was also named the 1989 Beam Senior Athlete of the Year. Amazingly, she continued to play field hockey and two other sports in for Davidson College. In 2005, Ms. Roos was named to the Davidson College Athletic Hall of Fame. Today, she lives in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she serves as the Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Bowling Green State University.
  • Lydia Plamp Brownlow ’82, Swimming

    In 1980, Ms. Plamp was Kentucky State Champion in the 200-meter freestyle. She was also an integral member of the greatest swim quartet in Country Day swim team history: Lydia provided a very strong 100 freestyle leg in 1979 for the 400 freestyle relay, which gave the Bearcat swimmers their first relay state championship. That relay time and Ms. Plamp’s individual time in the 200 freestyle both remain school records three decades later. In addition, she was the 1980 state individual runner-up in the 500 freestyle. During her KCD swimming career, Ms. Plamp qualified to compete in nine events for the high school state swimming championships. Ms. Plamp, now married as Mrs. Brownlow, lives in Louisville and continues her love for both Kentucky Country Day and swimming. She is a full-time English faculty member at KCD and has served as an assistant swim coach. Lydia’s older son is a 2009 KCD graduate; her younger son is a member of the KCD class of 2015.
  • Valerie Dawson Vertrees, Field Hockey Coach

    Ms. Vertrees served a head field hockey coach from 1986–2000 and is noted for having the longest tenure and the most victories as a head coach for the KCD field hockey program. Her fifteen seasons as a head coach brought two state championship titles in 1988 and 1989, two state runner-up finishes in 1987 and 1996, and four Apple Tournament Championship trophies. Ms. Vertrees secured a school record 236 victories and won 76 percent of her field hockey contests. In 1996, she was named the Voice-Tribune Field Hockey Coach of the Year. Her fifteen years of service witnessed 15 straight winning seasons, including four straight seasons of 20 victories or more (1987 to 1990). Today, Ms. Vertrees has retired from field hockey coaching. She has two children living in the Louisville area and continues her service to KCD today as physical education instructor.

2009 Inductees

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  • Debbie Howell Klotz, Gymnastics Coach

    Ms. Howell led the KCD girls’ gymnastic squad for eight seasons. She has collected more state team championships than any Bearcat coach, including five state titles (1981 and 1984 through 1987). Her coaching led KCD to seven straight regional titles. More impressively, her squads never lost a dual meet during her eight-year coaching career. Ms. Howell was named the 1986 Kentucky Coach of the Year and Region 3 Special Sports Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. She was nominated in 1986 to be National High School Gymnastics Coach of the Year. She continues to teach and judge gymnastics events regionally. Today, Ms. Howell is married as Ms. Klotz and lives in Prospect. She continues her thirty-year stint as a KCD physical education instructor and as head coach of the KCD diving program.
  • Mark Blaske LCD ’67, Swimming

    Mr. Blaske was a two-time Kentucky state boys’ swimming champion, competing as an individual and in a relay for Louisville Country Day. Mark won the 400 freestyle in 1967, setting a Kentucky state record. He also swam the breaststroke on the 200 medley relay, which won by setting another state record in 1967. Mr. Blaske earned four state runner-up honors with a second place finish in the 200 individual medley in 1966, the 100 breaststroke in 1965, the 200 medley relay in 1966, and the 400 free relay in 1965. His five state champion and state runner-up finishes in 1966 and 1967 led LCD to third and sixth place state finishes. Mark continued his swimming talents at Hanover College, where he continued to set school records. Today, Mr. Blaske works in the housing business and lives in Louisville.
  • Mark Blieden ’78, Soccer

    Mr. Blieden represented the Bearcat’s strongest offensive weapon when KCD won the 1977 Kentucky State Boys’ Soccer Championship. Mr. Blieden scored a former school record twenty-two season goals to lead Country Day to its second state soccer championship. With his excellent ball control and explosive speed, Mr. Blieden scored a career total of thirty-nine goals for the Bearcat boys’ soccer squad. Mr. Blieden was named an United States All-American, the 1977 Courier-Journal High School Soccer Player of the Year, All-League twice, and the League’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. Additionally, he won the Michael Award, the highest award presented to a KCD boys’ soccer player, as well as the Beam Senior Athlete of the Year Award. Mr. Blieden continued playing soccer in college, competing for Rollins College and Indiana University. Today, he is married and has three children who have either graduated from or are attending KCD. He lives in Louisville and works as a real estate developer.
  • Paul Dzenitis ’85, Wrestling

    Mr. Dzenitis is one of two Bearcat wrestlers to compete in the finals of an individual Kentucky state championship. He was most successful at the 185 lb. weight class division as a two-time regional champion. During his 1985 senior season, Mr. Dzenitis won the state 185 lb. runner-up title. His wrestling career led to sixty-four individual match victories. His very successful 1985 senior season included thirty victories, eighteen pins, fifty-one takedowns, and six reversals with only one defeat. Mr. Dzenitis was awarded the Thomas G. Monaco Wrestling Award, the top KCD wrestling award, for three consecutive seasons from 1983 to 1985. Additionally, Mr. Dzenitis was a force on the KCD campus as a member of the football team. He served as the team’s leading tackler with ninety-three stops during an undefeated season that allowed only sixty points. Mr. Deznitis has also been awarded the KCD Robertson Football Award and Beam Senior Athlete of the Year Award. He continued his wrestling career in college, competing for the Princeton University Tigers and making second team All-Ivy League and placing in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships. He participated as a workout member in the Pan American games. Today, he is married and lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he works as an attorney.
  • Silas Boyle ’75, Soccer

    Mr. Boyle is noted as the outstanding starting goalie for the KCD 1975 state championship and the 1973 state runner-up boys’ soccer squads. During the 1975 state championship season, Mr. Boyle allowed a mere ten goals over fourteen games, which remains a Bearcat school record. Mr. Boyle was awarded first team All-State for his superb goalie performances. He continued his talents in the college ranks as a goalkeeper, playing for DePauw University and earning individual All-Conference honors for two seasons and teaming for the Tigers two NCAA playoff berths. With his noted leaping ability, he became Country Day’s first professional soccer player as a member of the Louisville Thunder and the Columbus Capitals in the MISL in 1985 and 1986. Mr. Boyle also served as a KCD assistant boys’ soccer coach for two seasons. Today, Mr. Boyle is married with two children. He lives in Louisville, where he is the owner of an Internet Web hosting company.
  • Tom Monaco, Football Coach

    Dr. Monaco is noted for having the most career head coach football victories at Kentucky Country Day. Coach Monaco took over a program that had won only three games in the previous five seasons. He completed his first season with seven wins against three losses. His daily emphasis on effective tackling created many of the best defensive football teams in school history. For five of his seven coaching seasons, the Bearcats recorded three or more games with opponent shutouts. His 1981 gridiron squad brought a school record five opponent shutouts. His 1984 team allowed a school record of just fifty opponent points. Monaco’s 1987 program was ranked as high as tenth in the state for Class A football, another school record. Other school records include nine straight victories, which led to an undefeated nine-win season record and forty career victories versus twenty-nine defeats. He led Country Day to four seasons competing in the postseason state playoffs. Dr. Monaco was named the 1984 North Central Kentucky Conference Champion, and he will be remembered at KCD not only as a football coach, but also as wrestling coach and athletic director. He is the namesake for the top KCD wrestling award, the Monaco Wrestling Award, as well as Country Day’s track and field facility, the Monaco-Walker Track. After his tenure at KCD, Dr. Monaco traveled to Summit Country Day to continue his admirable coaching and teaching career while pursuing a doctorate. Dr. Monaco retired as the upper school director of Summit Country Day. Today, Dr. Monaco is married and has two children who are KCD alumni. He is enjoying his retirement in Cincinnati.

2008 Inductees

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  • Andrea Walker Eisenbrei ’80

    Ms. Walker was the first KCD girls’ track and field athlete to qualify and compete successfully at the State Track and Field Championships. As an eighth grader, Ms. Walker qualified for state when she won the regionals in the 100 and 220 yard events. She was the regional champion in the 100 and 200/220 yards/meters for each of her five years at KCD, and she added the 400 meters at 1:00.50. She was a starting center for the girls’ basketball team in her junior and senior years, and received the 1980 Beam Senior Athlete of the Year award. Ms. Walker had a successful college athletic career at Miami of Ohio, where she set a school record in the 800 meter run. She pursued her masters degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Kentucky. Today, Ms. Walker is married as Ms. Eisenbrei and lives in Louisville. The Eisenbries have two daughters who attend KCD. With the generous support of her family, the KCD track facility (Monaco-Walker Track) is appropriately names after her family.
  • Barbara Tway Beam Gibson, Field Hockey Coach

    Ms. Gibson (or Ms. Beam during her first two seasons) served as the first Kentucky Country Day field hockey head coach. Her coaching style immediately transformed the field hockey team into a consistently winning program, establishing the long-standing winning tradition that KCD field hockey enjoys today. As her coaching technique evolved from tenure as a game official and as coach of a rival program, Ms. Gibson’s Bearcat squad shocked the Louisville field hockey community by winning the first three Apple Tournament championships. In 1974, teamed with new defensive coach Ms. Jean Bade, her squad went undefeated with a 14-win, 0-loss record to take the state field hockey season title, scoring 66 goals while allowing just two opponent goals. Ms. Gibson also coached three state runner-up squads in 1975, 1976, and 1977. As the KCD head coach, she won 78 percent of her games, collecting 70 Bearcat victories against 12 losses and 8 ties. Ms. Gibson’s maiden name, Tway, serves as the namesake for the Tway Trophy, which is the highest individual honor for a KCD field hockey player. Today, Ms. Gibson is married as Barbara Tway Partlow. She lives in Louisville and works as a community activist. Her children and grandchildren are KCD graduates.
  • Bob Ray KMI ’48, Football

    Mr. Ray was captain of the most famous football team in Kentucky Military Institute history: the undefeated 1947 squad, which concluded its season with a “Shrine Bowl” win over St. Xavier before 8,000 spectators. Mr. Ray was the leading scorer on the Kaydet football team as a tailback (scoring 14 career touchdowns), but also served as the team’s kicker and punter. The 1947 team won 10 straight games without a loss. Bob was also the starting catcher for the baseball team and the leading scorer on the track team. He was a member of the 4 x 100-yard relay team, which set a Kentucky state record. Mr. Ray was awarded a scholarship to play football at the University of Kentucky. He played his freshman year before being drafted into the armed services to serve his country. Today, Mr. Ray is a retired arborist and owner of a tree business in Louisville.
  • Doug Delafield, Soccer Coach

    Dr. Delafield stormed into the Kentucky high school soccer world by immediately transforming KCD’s losing program into a statewide soccer power in the 1970s. Dr. Delafield’s Bearcat soccer program won two state soccer titles (1975 and 1977) and finished as state runners-up in 1974, 1978, and 1980. He coached over two dozen all-state players and an All-American. During his ten-season head coaching career at KCD, Dr. Delafield won 98 games against 63 losses. Today, Dr. Delafield lives in Louisville. He is married with two children and works as a physician.
  • Doug Kannapell APS ’61, Football

    Mr. Kannapell was a prolific scorer in the football days of the former Aquinas Preparatory School and its former incarnation, Catholic Country Day. Doug was noted for his hard-running style and ability to get in the end zone. He was able to score 13 touchdowns his senior season for the Hawks, allowing him to be the highest scorer with independent schools in the county and providing Aquinas with several wins. Doug was named to the Courier-Journal All-County team for his senior season. Mr. Kannapell continued his football career by lettering at Washington and Lee University. Today, Mr. Kannapell lives in Louisville, where he serves as an executive for Pattco Company.
  • Harvey Johnston LCD ’65, Tennis

    Mr. Johnston is regarded as the most accomplished tennis player in the history of Louisville Country Day. He was the 1964 Jefferson County Regional singles champion and competed in the quarterfinals of the state tennis tournament. Mr. Johnston returned for his senior season to team with John Davis to win both the Regional and State Doubles Championship. His championship with John Davis was the first state tennis title in the history of Louisville Country Day. Mr. Johnston also lettered for four years playing basketball as All-District and in football at LCD. He continued playing tennis in college at the University of the South (Sewanee). Today, Mr. Johnston is married with five children. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and works as an attorney.
  • Louise ‘Weezie’Crawford ’73, Golf

    Ms. Crawford will be remembered as the most consistent member of four great KCD and Kentucky Home School girls’ golf teams. She played three seasons for Kentucky Home School (1970 to 1972), finishing her high school career with a senior season at Kentucky Country Day (1973). During that time, Ms. Crawford led the girls’ golf team to four straight regional championships from 1970 to 1973 and finished as the individual regional champion for three of those four seasons. As a freshman, she finished second on her team to place 6th in the state, leading Kentucky Home School to a 1970 state championship. During the next three years (1971–1973), all three teams finished state runner-up. During that same period, Ms. Crawford—affectionately known as “Weezie”—individually finished in the state’s top six, finishing as high as third place in the state championship in her 1973 senior season. She was also a starting player on the KCD field hockey team. At the age of 51, she recently qualified for and finished in the top forty in the National Women Senior Amateur Golf Championship. Today, Ms. Crawford sports a four handicap in golf and is married as Ms. Kramer. She lives in Chicago and works as a vice president for a media corporation.
  • Margaret Cregor Bell ’76, Field Hockey

    Ms. Cregor was the first highly prolific scorer in Kentucky Country Day’s rich field hockey history. Despite playing a schedule of fourteen or fewer games a year, she was able to collect 30 career goals. She led the Bearcat in goals for the 1974 undefeated (14 wins, 0 losses) state champion team and was captain of the 1975 state runner-up squad, where she scored a school record 15 goals. Her individual high of five game goals continues to be a Country Day school record. Ms. Cregor received the 1975 Tway Award and the 1976 Beam Senior Athlete of the Year Award. She was one of the first Bearcat alumni to play college field hockey, competing for Hollins College. Today, Ms. Cregor is married as Ms. Bell and has two daughters. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she works as a successful investment broker.

Royal Bearcat Society

Induction into the Royal Bearcat Society is the highest honor a KCD athlete can achieve. Royal Bearcats receive automatic induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame and retired jersey status.

2023 Inductees

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  • Courtney Plaster-Strange ’06, Field Hockey

    Ms. Courtney Plaster-Strange is the fourth KCD All-American field hockey player. Her incredible stick skills dazzled observers providing the Bearcats consistent team wins, along with individual goals and assists. Courtney was the team’s leading scorer with 23 goals and 14 assists for the 2005 State Champions. Collectively, her career amassed 57 goals and 36 assists, both placing her second at that time in the school record books. Her talents earned many honors including being Kentucky’s only High School All-American in 2004 and earning All-Region in 2005. She was twice named to the All-County (2004, 2005) and All-State Tournament Team (2004, 2005) and the Tway Award, the highest award presented to a KCD field hockey player. Courtney transformed from a Bearcat to playing for Northwestern University Wildcats. At Northwestern she scored 23 goals, including 4 game winning goals her senior season.  Her honors included second team All Big-10 Conference and the US Field Hockey High Performance Midwest Regional Team. Today, Courtney Altman is married with two children and works for an investment firm in Chicago.
  • 1988 Field Hockey Team

    The 1988 KCD Field Hockey Team is considered by many as the greatest field hockey team in school history. The Bearcats sported an undefeated season with 20 wins and 2 ties. In those 22 games, 18 games were shutouts which remains today as a school record. Coach Virginia Cox Evans and KCD Hall of Fame Coach Valerie Dawson Vertrees produced three All-State and one All-American players from her state champion squad. Based on their dominant play and ability not only to win but also to shut out their opponents, the 1988 Field Hockey State Champion team is recognized as a member of the Royal Bearcat Society, KCD's highest athletic honor.

2021 Inductees

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  • Will D. Smith ’13, Baseball

    Mr. Smith is the most accomplished baseball player in KCD Bearcat history. Will was a two time All-State, and Region 7 Player of the Year along with being Kentucky Prep Baseball Player of the Year. He broke nearly every hitting and pitching record for the Bearcats while leading them to KHSAA regional semifinals. He advanced his baseball career at the University of Louisville, where he was named Regional All-Tourney, All-ACC, and team captain for the Cardinals. In 2016 after his junior year, Will was regarded as the sixth best catcher in the draft and was selected as a first round Major League Baseball pick with the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the draft, Will initially spent time in development leagues, including the Double A Tulsa Drillers and Triple A Oklahoma City Dodgers. In 2019, Mr. Smith was elevated as the starting catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was named to the Major League Baseball All-Rookie Team.
  • 1974 Field Hockey Team

    The 1974 Field Hockey Team was first league or state regular season field hockey champion for KCD. In its third season since the co-ed merger of the Kentucky Home Tigers with Louisville Country Day, the Bearcats were unstoppable. The 1974 KCD squad completed an undefeated season, sporting 12 wins to 0 losses. KCD Hall of Fame Head Coach Barbara Tway Beam and Jean Bade were able to win the preseason Apple Tournament and coast to twelve straight victories. The 1974 team allowed only 2 goals with 83% of their games being shutouts (both figures are school records), while possessing a strong and effective offensive line. Because of their balance and total dominance on the field, the 1974 Field Hockey team will receive the highest KCD athletic honor, becoming inductees into the Royal Bearcat Society.

2019 Inductees

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  • Anna Lask ’03 and Rachael Lask ’03, Tennis

    The twin sisters Anna and Rachael Lask are the most accomplished tennis partners in KCD tennis history. Both were excellent singles players, but the combination of Anna and Rachael inspired fear in every doubles opponent. After finishing as state runners-up during their freshman and sophomore tennis seasons, Anna and Rachael won the state doubles championship in 2002. For their senior season, both women played in singles. Anna won regionals and advanced to the state semifinals while Rachael was regional runner up and advanced to the state quarterfinals. The dynamic duo received Division I athletic scholarships at Murray State University. Anna and Rachael had enormous success, finishing first and second respectively for all-time career wins in MSU Racer tennis history, with Anna being inducted into Murray State’s Hall of Fame in 2014. After her tenure at Murray State, Anna completed her masters in architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. Rachael completed a masters in public health at the George Washington University, where she also served as the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach. She continued to earn her Ph.D. in immunology at the University of Louisville. Both Anna and Rachael met their husbands playing tennis in high school. Today, Rachael lives in Prospect, Kentucky, where she works as a regulatory scientist. She and her husband Hunter Gerlach have two children. Anna lives in St. Matthews, Kentucky, where she works as an architect. She and her husband Travis Triplett have two children.
  • Johnny C. Lu '01, Tennis

    Mr. Lu is Kentucky Country Day’s most experienced boys’ tennis player competing in Kentucky state
    championships. All four of Johnny’s high school seasons at KCD from 1998 to 2001involved at least a semifinal
    state singles finish. As a sophomore in 1999, he became Kentucky’s state singles tennis champion. He is a two time
    regional champion (1999, 2000) and a three time regional runner-up (1997, 1998, and 2001). Johnny was named
    first team All-State for three years and he won the KCD Marshall Bullitt Watkins Award tennis award for three
    seasons (1999, 2000 and 2001). His participation and leadership was instrumental towards seeing KCD win a
    regional championship and state runner-up title during his senior 2001 season. He caught the national spotlight by
    being one of only two boys in the country to receive the 2000 Bill Talbert National Sportsmanship Award. Johnny
    continued to play tennis for Yale University where he was named an ITA scholar athlete and a three-year singles
    starter for the Bulldogs. Today, Johnny and his wife both work as career pediatricians while having two children in
    New Haven, Connecticut.

2017 Inductees

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  • Alex Brey '03, Cross Country

    As the most accomplished KCD cross country runner, Brey was a three-time individual Class A Kentucky state cross country champion and twice state runner-up. His placement earned KCD a state runner-up title and regional championship. Alex is KCDs only four-time regional cross country champion. Alex earned the KCD Boys Cross Country Award three years, an Athlete of the Year award and was a two-time state 1600 meter track champion and member of three state runner-up relay teams. Brey lettered in six different sports and holds the distinction of receiving the most awards and varsity letters in KCD athletic history. Alex signed with the University of Georgia to run cross country. Today, Mr. Brey is married with children living in Louisville as commercial real estate agent. We wish to note Alex will be inducted to KCDs highest athletic honor, the Royal Bearcat Society. His jersey will be permanently displayed in the Gardner Gymnasium.
  • Geraldine Smith '00, Track & Field

2015 Inductees

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  • Elizabeth Huber Jeffers ’90, Tennis

    Elizabeth Huber Jeffers ’90 is KCD’s first two-time girls’ KHSAA singles tennis state champion. A six-time Watkins Tennis Award Winner, Ms. Jeffers won the Kentucky state singles title her junior and sophomore years and finished as state runner-up her freshman and eighth grade year. Unfortunately, she was injured during her senior year and was unable to compete in the state championship. Ms. Jeffers is the first four-time regional singles tennis winner at KCD and is also a Beam Senior Athlete of the Year Award recipient. She continued to play tennis for the University of Virginia, where she earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference and Academic All-American recognition. Today, Ms. Jeffers has two children and lives in Houston, Texas.
  • Trey Eubanks ’95, Tennis

    Trey Eubanks ’95 is KCD’s first individual KHSAA boys singles state tennis champion. In 1995, Trey won both the state and regional individual singles title. He was named first team All-State and led his team to a fifth place state finish. Trey earned an athletic scholarship to Michigan State, where he was named All-Big 10 Conference in 1997, 1998, and 1999. He received the Big 10 Sportsmanship Award, All-Academic Big 10 Conference, and was elected team captain of his Spartan squad, serving as the team’s number one player for three seasons with a record of 84 career wins. He was the 12th-ranked player in the Mideast region during his senior season. In 2013, Trey was honored as a member of the Michigan State University All-Century tennis team. He played professional tennis on the ATP tour for one season. Today, he lives in Orlando, Florida, where he works as an investment portfolio manager.

2013 Inductees

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  • Carter Wood Sartor ’89, Field Hockey

    Ms. Wood is a former KCD field hockey record holder for scoring 35 career goals. As captain of the 1988 state championship team, she led the Bearcats in scoring with 14 goals and 20 assists. Her talents were recognized with becoming a high school All- American (1988) and a two-time All-County and All-State Tournament nominee. Besides capturing the 1988 KCD Tway Trophy, Ms. Wood earned varsity letters as a Bearcat in basketball and as a school record member of the 1600 meter relay track team. She continued to play field hockey for Connecticut College and became the Camel’s leading scorer. Today, she has turned her talents to music as a country music artist and has collaborated with the Lower School to write a KCD school song. Ms. Wood is married as Carter Wood Sartor with two young boys living in Louisville.
  • Lisa Hagan Williams ’88, Volleyball

    Ms. Hagan was the first KCD volleyball player to earn All-State honors in 1988. Her athletic feats contributed to some of the most successful Country Day volleyball teams, including a school record 26 wins. During her senior 1987 season, Ms. Hagan had a 75% hitting success rate. She was also an excellent basketball player and still holds a number of KCD school records, including a 60.94 season field goal percentage, 2.61 season blocked shots per game, and 22 individual game rebounds. Her impressive athletic talents were noticed by many colleges and earned her a volleyball scholarship with the University of Wisconsin. She was named a three-time All Big-10 Conference member for the Badgers, and she played as a member of the U.S. Olympic Festival team. Ms. Hagan continued her volleyball career as a coaching assistant at the Virginia Tech University, American University, and the University of Florida. Today, she lives in Washington, D.C., where she serves as head coach for the womens' volleyball team at Georgetown (DC) University of the Big East Conference. Ms. Hagan is married as Arlisa Hagan Williams and has two young children.

2011 Inductees

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  • Betty Baird Kregor ’79, Golf

    Ms. Baird was considered Kentucky’s top female high school golfer in the late 1970s. As a Bearcat, she won three straight individual regional championships from 1977 to 1979 and led the KCD girls’ golf team to a regional championship for her senior 1979 season. Her talent brought an individual state championship in 1979 with state runner-up finishes in 1977 and 1978. Her scores of 37 for 9 holes, 71 for 18 holes, and 156 for 36 holes remain KCD school records. After being named winner of the 1978 KCD girls’ golf award, Ms. Baird earned an athletic scholarship playing for three years for the University of Alabama and University of Kentucky. Her notable golfing achievements include being named to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame (her plaque is framed in the Bearcat Hall of Fame Hallway) and the Kentucky High School Metro Louisville Hall of Fame. Individually, she won the 1975 Junior World Golf Championship along with nine Junior PGA girls’ golf championships. She was named a three-time All-American by the National Junior Golf Association and a two-time Second Team All-American by the American Junior Golf Association. Today, Ms. Baird is married as Ms. Kregor with four children. She lives in Shelbyville, Kentucky, working as golf instructor and as a consultant for aspiring college athletes.
  • John Filar, Basketball Coach

    Mr. Filar is considered to be one the best girls' high school basketball head coaches in Kentucky during the 1980s. He was able to take a Bearcat program with its small enrollment to a competitive level, winning against many of the large Louisville area girls' programs. His nine seasons collected a very impressive school record 150 victories against 59 defeats. His teams achieved eight straight winning seasons while having three seasons with twenty or more wins, including one team with a school record 63.8 Litkenhous rating. In 1987, he was voted the Seventh Region Girls High School Basketball Coach of the Year. In addition to coaching the KCD girls' basketball team, Mr. Filar successfully coached many winning seasons for the girls' volleyball program (also being selected Seventh Region Volleyball Coach of the Year) along with a short stint as the Bearcat Athletic Director. Mr. Filar left KCD to accept the head girls' basketball coach position at Davidson College, where many of his stars followed his path. He served as the Davidson College Wildcat head coach for nine seasons and finished his career as the school's all time win leader. After decades of coaching both girls' college and high school basketball, today Mr. Filar lives in Davidson, North Carolina, where he owns a tennis shop.

2009 Inductees

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  • George Skip Stigger KMI ’54, Golf

    Mr. Stigger is the most accomplished golfer in the storied golfing history of Kentucky Military Institute (KMI). George—affectionately nicknamed “Skip”—was a two-time Kentucky state golf champion, winning the individual title in 1955 and 1956. This feat was unmatched in Kentucky boys’ golf history for over fifty years. During his four varsity years at KMI, Stigger qualified and finished in the top fifty every year for the state tournament. His leadership and individual play played an instrumental role in leading the KMI “Kadet” golf squad in winning the 1956 state and regional championships. Mr. Stigger earned and athletic scholarship and continued his golfing talents at the University of Florida, earning four letters. Mr. Stigger is also the 1960 Kentucky State amateur golf champion. Today, Mr. Stigger is married and a retired attorney living in Georgia.
  • Jennie Wilson ’86, Gymnastics

    Ms. Wilson possesses a KCD school record for winning twelve individual state championships. She was judged as Kentucky's best overall girls’ gymnast. Her talent and leadership led KCD to three straight gymnastics state championships from 1984 to 1986. Her overall accomplishments regarding her individual medal count is unparalleled in KCD sports history: Ms. Wilson was a three-time state champion as a sophomore, five-time champion as a junior, and won four individual first place medals as a senior. She won her twelve state champion gold medals in every possible category, from floor (twice), balance beam (twice), bars (twice), vault (three times), and all around performance (three times). Ms. Wilson was also an accomplished field hockey player and state championship qualifying golfer for the Country Day athletic program. Ms. Wilson continued her studies at Tulane University. Today, she is married with one child and lives in Louisville.

2007 Inductees

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  • Bruce Dorman ’81, Swimming

    Mr. Dorman is the most decorated high school swimmer in Kentucky Country Day history. He was able to win seven individual state championship events in Kentucky from 1978 to 1981. Four of those wins set boys’ swimming state records. Mr. Dorman continues to hold three KCD school records today. Mr. Dorman earned an athletic scholarship to swim at UCLA, where he was able to score, both individually and in relay, in the NCAA Nationals. He was also a Pacific 10 Conference champion. Today, Mr. Dorman is a successful doctor living in the Sarasota, Florida, area.
  • Charlotte Allen ’75, Golf

    Ms. Allen was Kentucky’s most talented high school girls’ golfer during the mid-seventies. Ms. Allen was a two-time individual state champion (1974 and 1975) and was twice named the Courier-Journal Girls High School Player of the Year. Her leadership and performances were instrumental in garnering a girls’ golf state championship (1974) and two team state runners-up title (1973 and 1975). Charlotte’s athleticism was critical as a fullback for the undefeated 1974 KCD state champion field hockey team and as a leading scorer on the 1975 girls’ basketball team. Ms. Allen continued to play golf at Princeton University on the boys’ JV program and helped form the Ivy League's first girls’ golf program. She also qualified and participated in a LPGA professional golf event. Ms. Allen currently lives and works in Australia.
  • Cindy Lunsford ’91, Field Hockey

    Ms. Lunsford is the most accomplished field hockey player in KCD history. Cindy played for two state championship teams (1988 and 1989) and four Apple Tournament championship teams (1988–1991). Her speed and ball control enabled her to set four KCD school records, including 70 career goals and 46 career assists. Her talents earned her high school All-American status along with being named Kentucky State "Player of the Year" and winner of the KCD Tway Award. She is also a three-time member of the all state tournament and all county team. Ms. Lunsford also played for the University of Virginia. Today, Ms. Lunsford is married and lives in Saratoga, New York, where she works as an attorney.
  • Harry Lewman LCD ’68, Track & Field

    Mr. Lewman ran the fastest 440-yard dash in boys' high school track and field in Kentucky in 1968. The Louisville Country Day graduate is the former school's most accomplished track and field runner. His individual championship in the 440 (50.8) was matched with a state championship in the 880 in 1968. His style (running in sunglasses) and leadership brought LCD its first and only regional track and field championship. At LCD, Lewman set six school records ranging from the 220-yard dash to the two-mile run. Mr. Lewman also participated in cross country, leading the team in scoring and setting a school record on the cross country course. Mr. Lewman's son Curtis is a 2000 graduate of KCD. Mr. Lewman is a successful realtor who lives in Louisville.
  • Jason Hagan ’91, Boys Basketball

    Mr. Hagan is recognized as one of the best high school basketball players in Kentucky during the early 1990s. His abilities led KCD to claim the state runner-up position on the All "A" boys' basketball championship team in 1991. Mr. Hagan set four school records at KCD, scoring 1756 career points (averaging 25.03 points per game his senior season) and 593 career rebounds. Mr. Hagan earned honorable mention all-state, first team All "A" tournament team, All-Seventh Region first team, and a three-time All-District team performer. Mr. Hagan earned an athletic scholarship to play football for Davidson College. Today, Mr. Hagan is married with two daughters. He works for Humana and lives in Louisville.
  • Lisa Buese ’81, Swimming

    Ms. Buese is Kentucky Country Day's only designated United States Olympian. Ms. Buese was recognized for winning five girls’ swimming high school state championships from 1977 to 1981. Her abilities established two individual girls’ state swimming records. Ms. Buese currently holds three girls’ swimming school records at KCD. Her finishes, along with anchoring a state champion relay team with her sister Donna, led KCD to its highest state finish in girls’ swimming (3rd place) in 1979. Her talent, particularly in the butterfly, allowed her to finish second in the Pan American Games (1980) and third in the US National Championships (1980). Not only did Ms. Buese serve as a member of the United States Olympic Swim Team, but she also earned an athletic scholarship at Stanford University. Today, Ms. Buese is married with a young child and lives in Palo Alto, California.

2003 Inductees

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  • Matt Endy ’03, Boys Basketball

    Mr. Endy is noted for being the most prolific scorer in KCD basketball history. With his excellent shooting skills, especially from the three-point range, Mr. Endy scored an extremely impressive 2485 career points. This school record is coupled with 293 career three-point goals. He amassed seven KCD boys' basketball records, including a 31.04 scoring average from his junior 2001–02 season, which was ranked second in the state, along with scoring 109 season three-point goals and scoring 47 points twice in a single game. His basketball accomplishments resulted in recognition as a three-time All-Seventh Region player (as a first team player for two seasons), a three-time KCD Hoenig Award winner (2001, 2002, and 2003), and named a co-winner of the 2003 KCD Beam Senior Athlete of the Year Award. Mr. Endy was a versatile athlete who finished second in the Class A 800-meter State Track & Field Championships (school record time of 1:58.3). As a pitcher, he threw a school record 65 season strikeouts in 2002. Mr. Endy was a star quarterback and defensive back on the 2002 KCD 8-Man State Championship team. He continued his athletic career by playing football at Morehead State University.

2002 Inductees

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  • Jamie Parsley '02, Field Hockey

    Ms. Parsley was a very promising incoming senior player on the KCD field hockey squad who was tragically killed by a drunk driver on an interstate near the KCD campus. Memories of her positive attitude and her commitment to Bearcat athletics proved inspirational to all of her teammates and others connected to KCD athletics. After her tragic death, Ms. Parsley’s game jersey was retired to perpetually remind all Country Day students of the tragic consequences associated with drinking and driving. Her previous retired jersey status served to grandfather her induction as a Royal Bearcat.

1983 Inductees

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  • Nancy Henry ’83, Girls Basketball

    Ms. Henry is the most recognized player to wear a KCD girls’ basketball uniform. Her basketball skills allowed her to start for the varsity Bearcat program as an eighth grader. She continued to improve her basketball talents, eventually becoming the leading scorer in Country Day girls basketball history by amassing 1688 career points and 728 career rebounds. Her 19.92 points per game senior year average (1983) boosted the Bearcats to a 20-win, 4-loss season and an Independent School Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. At the time of her graduation, Ms. Henry held virtually all KCD girls’ basketball records. Nancy holds the Bearcat school record of 34 game points and 10 game steals. She was a three-time recipient of the KCD Hoenig Girls Basketball Award and was named first team All Region after her senior season. Ms. Henry received her undergraduate degree at Stanford and is a professor at SUNY.

1968 Inductees

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  • Lawrence Gorin LCD '68, Football

    Mr. Gorin was the first Country Day football player to receive All-State recognition. Mr. Gorin was the Daymen’s leading scorer and rusher for a 1966 team that accrued a record of 6 wins and 2 losses. As senior captain of the 1967 football squad, his high school career was shortened during midseason with an injury. His leadership was instrumental towards a team season record of 7 wins and 1 loss, along with a state ranking of 33rd among schools of every classification. After his senior season, Louisville Country Day honored him by retiring his personal jersey (#20). His retired jersey status will serve to grandfather his induction as a Royal Bearcat. Lawrence later recovered from his high school injury to become a starter and leading rusher for the Centre College Colonels in Danville, Kentucky. He also participated on the Centre College baseball team. Mr. Gorin is married with one daughter and is a successful businessman living in Louisville.
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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.