The Mariemont High School Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the “Doc” Kusel Athletic Hall of Fame, named after the long-time athletic director and coach of Mariemont High School. The Athletic Hall of Fame had its initial class in 1971. The inductees of the annual classes of inductees have their names displayed on the Kusel Sadium concourse and the inductees pictures and accomplishments are displayed in the school’s Hall of Fame Walkway.
Former athletes who are considered for nomination to the Hall of Fame must have a minimum of five years elapse from their graduation from high school. Former athletes, coaches and school administrators can be considered for induction, as well as individuals with a long record of service to the district's athletic department.
Nominations should be sent to Athletic Director Tom Nerl via email or at Mariemont High School, 1 Warrior Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227. Nomination information should include the individual’s name, year of graduation, current contact information, high school athletic and academic achievements, years of participation in athletics and the level of the sport played (varsity, junior varsity, freshmen), as well as verification of any all-league, all-city, all-district or all-state recognition. This verification can include copies or scans of yearbook articles, certificates, press releases or articles.
Once an individual is nominated for consideration, his or her name will remain on the ballot for subsequent years. The selection committee is comprised of former athletes, former and current coaches, and other representatives from the community.
The deadline for the submission of nominations to be considered for the 2017 induction class is May 10, 2017, although nominations are accepted throughout the year. Inductions for the Class of 2017 will take place before the varsity home opening football game against Oakwood on Friday, September 25, 2017 at 6:30pm.