Ron Richards; and the 1996, 1997 and 1998 national and state championship swimming and dive teams. As a senior, Morrow was again first-team All-American and defenseman of the year as Princeton reached the Final Four, and he was honored as the Division I Player of the Year. Talk instead about being there for each other, devoted to the objective of growing in character and service to each other, to Brother Rice, and to the world-at-large. The Warriors won the Catholic League, easily, and after being down 12 points to Ann Arbor Pioneer in the state finals, Brother Rice had its first state title, winning by seven points. Lodish was All-State in both football and lacrosse at Brother Rice before moving on to a decorated career at UCLA. The Warriors were able to claim first place in 5 of 12 events. Transportation Services – New Stops Announced! The team, as always, was focused on being the best it could be both in and out of the water. Though that was not the main focus of the team, it was certainly believed to be a real possibility. Brennan was All-State in both football and baseketball at Brother Rice before moving on to a decorated career at Boston College where he still holds the record for most catches in a season with 66. It was something Rob Ambrose, likewise a Hall of Famer, the Warriors’ new lacrosse coach, came to understand one day in the cafeteria when he asked Richards how Brother Rice’s swim team was able to win so many state titles. In 2003, Popson was honored by the Catholic High School League as Athletic Director of the Year. He received a football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame where he was a three time letter winner and member of the 1977 National Championship team. Just as impressive as their accomplishments on the court, several team members have gone on to become leaders in business and government. The 1974 football team finished the season as the #1 ranked team in the state and was listed among the top 25 in the nation. James RademacherMr. As the Warriors went into the season, it was challenging to find competition in a dual meet. The Warriors always seemed to rise to greater heights swimming in this pool. The father of five, he and his wife Susan sent all four of their boys to Brother Rice and their daughter to Marian High School. Brother Rice High School announced on April 25 the latest inductees for the school's Hall of Fame. William A. DoganMr. Ron Richards, never competed in a single event during those years. This recognition honors those who epitomize the “Brother Rice Spirit,” as Paul has shown extraordinary dedication, leadership, and enthusiasm for Brother Rice High School. There was no explicit goal to set a national record; these young men simply wanted to go into these State Championship solidifying their dominance in the sport. Brian is Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University Langone School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine. Ambrose is the most dominant coach in the history of High School Sports in Michigan. Richards.” A man who never talked about winning, but rather urged young men to excel as athletes and as men, was instead referred to with a more casual honorific that explained their relationship with him was built on respect, trust, and friendship. As the State Championships drew near, the team was thrown a curve ball. He is Chair of the International Tennis Federation Sport Science & Medicine Commission, and oversaw the rollout of International Wheelchair Tennis Competition, a sport for which he wrote the rules of eligibility for both para- and quad-tennis. Meaning, the Warriors claimed 41.6 % of the overall records in Swimming and Diving. Malcolm (Robert) Morrison have been selected as the Class of 2012. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame:Detroit Lions' Robert Porcher: From ill-fitted DE to Michigan Sports HOF. In his senior year, he led the Warriors to their first regional championship and the school’s first singles championship with remarkable precision from the first match to the last. And then Ron Richards decided a calling beyond teaching and coaching had summoned him to the seminary to begin studies for the priesthood. His 1973-74 team won Brother Rice’s first State Championship, roughly seven months before Fracassa’s first State Title. During his senior season, he won the Michigan blue chip award in basketball. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, Brother Rice Fast Facts and Admission FAQs. John P. O’HaraMrs. At the meet, the Warriors once again dominated their competition, surpassing the second-place team by 54 pts. LeMahieu is the first Major League Baseball player to graduate from Brother Rice High School. Joseph A. Grimaldi, JCLMr. The list of nominees was turned over to a Selection Committee, which voted on each nominee. In 2014, his first year as a full-time starter, he was awarded the National League Second Baseman Gold Glove Award while playing for the Colorado Rockies. 1980 - Michael Martin, Novi Detroit Catholic Central - 61'1/2" Discus. Morrow became a first-team All-American defenseman and the Division I defenseman of the year, and Princeton won the first of its six current NCAA championships. His career batting average is .276 with 9 home runs and 96 RBI’s. Call: 313-237-5960. Yvette Orlando, 2009Mr. Brother Rice is pleased to announce our 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. He accepted a scholarship to Michigan State University but finished a successful collegiate career at Tulane University. 12 State Street Detroit, MI 48226. Norbert Hueller, CFCMr. “Coach Kal” came to Brother Rice High School in 1973 as a teacher and coach. The Warriors were able to tally up 13 Individual All-Americans out of 9 individual events. Individually he was named national coach of the year in 2009 by US Lacrosse and is a 6 time Michigan Coach of the Year and 2012 inductee into the Michigan Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The complete criteria and process are available at Although he has retired from Brother Rice and now spends his winters in Florida, Coach Kal returns every spring to help out with the baseball team and spend time with his grandchildren. A head coach for 53 years, 45 of them at Brother Rice, he has led Brother Rice to Nine State Championships and received numerous honors through the years, including the National High School Coach of the Year from the National Football League in 1997 and Michiganian of the Year in 2009 from the Detroit News. The Brother Rice High School Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced the following inductees into its class of 2015 during a recent school assembly. Brother Rice High School, Track, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America. In 1979, English was named Most Outstanding Athlete for his accomplishments in track & field and football. Ross Wielatz and the late Br. The team’s main rival, Ann Arbor Pioneer, would not schedule a meet against the Warriors because, in the words of their coach, they knew there was no way they could beat Rice and he did not want his team to be demoralized. Fracassa has won more football games than any other high school coach in Michigan. Brother Rice High School Bloomfield Hills, MI Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 Norbert Hueller, CFC BRHS 10–7 SMP 10/3 BRHS 1–3 DCCH 9/29 SMP 44–15 BRHS 9/28 BRHS 12–17 DCCH 9/26 DCCH 14–7 BRHS 9/26 … Brother Rice High School Bloomfield Hills, MI Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 Paul Jokisch ‘82 was a two-sport Parade All-American and first-team All-State athlete in football and basketball. Ron Richards is being inducted into the Brother Rice Sports Hall of Fame. He was named a McDonald’s and Parade All-American along with being named First Team and co-captain of the All-State team. When all was said and done, the ’97 Warriors were able to claim their second National Championship in as many years. The Brother Rice Warrior Lacrosse Program has been the State of Michigan’s best since its inception back in 1983. 1981 - Brendan … He was named an Aflac All-American his junior year, the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year for the State of Michigan and a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year. The school sponsors interscholastic teams in baseball, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track … 1-ranked Class B team, Milan High. Foregoing a shot at professional tennis, he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he played one year at #2 and three years at #1 singles. He also was a member of the winning United State team at the World Junior Cross Country Championships in Monza Italy in 1974 where he placed 10th overall. Then it was on to the State Championships to complete the season. He finished out his college career as a two-time All-American his junior and senior years. In 2009, he led the LSU Tigers to the NCAA National Championship and was named to the 2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team. As the Warriors approached the State Championships, the team still had a goal of setting two national records, in the 200 and 400 Free Relays. Dave went on to highlight the breakthrough shaft while playing in college. Greg was a member of Coach Fracassa’s first team at Brother Rice in the fall of 1969. Norton counts 323 wins with Brother Rice among his 456 career victories. After everything was tallied up at the end of the season, the ‘96 Warriors became the first sports program in the history of Brother Rice High School to be crowned the number one team in the nation. A year later, he was the 35th pick in the 2nd round of the NFL draft. Unfortunately, the meet was to take place at the University of Pittsburgh, and due to MHSAA rules, the location fell 50 miles outside the radius as to how far a team from Michigan could travel for competition. Athletic Hall of Fame; Alumni Memorial; Senior Alumni Luncheon; The Alumni Association; Update Your Contact Information; Transcripts; Quick Links . He received a football scholarship to Boston College where he earned first-team All-American honors as a junior in 1993. Coach Al Fracassa adequately nicknamed his defense that year, the “Termite Defense,” because they averaged only 163 lbs per player, and that included the defensive line. 2017. A few years after he graduated, the Catholic League recognized Jokisch as their Athlete of the Year award winner in 1987. On March 12, 2017, Lang signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions. Frank CarricoMr. It was yet a second sign to the Warriors of how good they were. As always, the Warriors were focused on many goals for the season, both team and personal. After college, he spent a 11-year career in the National Football League, including two with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. 9-12. Brother Rice Athletic Hall of Fame: Catholic League Hall of Fame: Michigan Sports Hall of Fame: MI Prep Zone: Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; AD Twitter ; About the Brother Rice Athletics. Along with this, all three relays claimed All-American Honors as well, with the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay taking the number one spot in the nation. Malcom (Robert) Morrison, CFCBr. 2020: Bishop - Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood Cardinal - Warren De La Salle. Patrick Elwood ’85 is being inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame not only because of his service to Brother Rice as a former member of the Board of Directors and public promoter of his alma mater, but also because this award winning WGN-TV reporter has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer and thousands for REACT4Ryan in the wake of his nephew, Ryan’s suicide, to help first … He was also an All-League basketball player and member of the baseball team. 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