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 inaugural class was inducted in 1971. Each individual of every class has their name displayed on the Kusel Stadium concourse as well as their pictures and accomplishments on display in the school's Hall of Fame Walkway.
Former athletes, coaches and school administrators are considered for induction, as well as individuals with a long record of service to the athletic department. Former athletes can only be considered for nomination to the Hall of Fame after a minimum of five years have elapsed since their graduation from Mariemont High School.
Nominations may be sent to athletic director Tom Nerl by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (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. The verification can include copies/scans of yearbook articles, certificates, press releases or news articles.
Once an individual is nominated for consideration, their 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 April 27, 2018, although nominations are accepted throughout the year. The Class of 2018 Inductions will take place before the varsity home opening football game against Blanchester on Friday, August 31, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.