St. Xavier High School Athletic Hall of Fame
Among St. Xavier's many proud traditions is the history of St. Xavier Athletics. The St. Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1985. The 2017 Hall of Fame dinner, brought to you by The Heidt Family Foundation, is scheduled for February 9, 2017 with Lou Piniella as the featured speaker.
The Class of 2017:
Alex Albright '06 - Football and Basketball
Alex was a 2 year member of both the Varsity Football team and the Varsity Basketball team during his time as a Bomber. He was a senior captain on the school’s first ever State Championship Football team which finished the season with a perfect record of 15-0.Alex registered 83 tackles and 12 sacks during his senior campaign with 2 sacks coming on back to back plays late in the 4th Quarter of the State Championship Game to seal the victory. During that season, Alex was named 1st team All GCL, 1st Team All City, 1st Team All Southwest District, 1st Team All State and the GCL South Player of the Year.He was also selected as St. Xavier’s Defensive Lineman of the Year by his coaches and teammates.Albright was invited to play in the Ohio North-South All Star game and was selected as Defensive Player of the Game.He was rated the #4 defensive lineman in the State of Ohio by MaxPreps.com. Alex was also a 2 year member of the Varsity Basketball team where he helped the team win the GCL and advance to the State Championship game as a junior.He garnered All City Honorable Mention honors his senior year when he averaged 5 points and 4 rebounds per game. Alex played football collegiately at Boston College and during his 5 year career (red-shirted his Junior year after an injury), he compiled 124 total tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. He was a captain his Senior Year and was named to the ACC All Academic Teams in 2008 and 2009. He was tied for 4th in Sacks in the ACC and earned ACC Honorable Mention in 2007. He also won the Boston College Leadership Award and the Gridiron Club Award during his time as an Eagle. After college, Alex signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent and played in all 16 games with the Cowboys during his first season. He was recognized as Dallas’ “Special Teams Player of the Game” after a game vs. Tampa Bay. During his two seasons in the NFL, Alex played in 30 of the 32 games in which he recorded a total of 42 tackles.
Dan Barrett '85 - Soccer
The ’83 & ’84 St. Xavier Soccer teams attained numerous great accomplishments with the pinnacle being the school’s first and only State Championship in 1983. Dan Barrett was a pivotal player in both campaigns that saw the program achieve a record of 39-3-3. Dan was the leader of the defense that attained 25 shutouts during those 2 years. In Dan’s senior season, he was voted the Team Captain and MVP. Also in 1984, Dan was selected to the GCL All-League Team, the Cincinnati Enquirer All City Team, State of Ohio All State Team, and the All Midwest First Team. After high school, Dan continued his career at Marquette University, where he was a 3 year letterman. He graduated from Marquette University and is an Associate Regional Vice President for IMG College.
Mike Dehring '88 - Cross Country/Track/Coach
During his time as a student athlete, Mike was a 3 year Varsity Cross Country runner and a 3 year Varsity Track and Field runner. In Cross Country, Mike was a 2 year captain and was voted the team’s Most Valuable Runner his junior year. As a senior, Mike led the team to a 7th place finish at the State Meet with his 33rd place finish individually. That season, he finished as the top St. Xavier runner in 6 meets and was named the team’s Most Valuable Runner for a 2nd straight season. In Track and Field, Mike ran several events including the 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs and was a member of the 4x800 relay team.He placed 2nd at the GCL Meet in the 3200 meter race both his sophomore and junior years. He finished 1st his senior year as a team captain in the same race at the GCL Meet leading the Bombers to the GCL Championship. He also qualified for the Regional Meet that same season. After the season, he was voted Co-Most Valuable Runner by his coaches and teammates. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in English, Mike returned to St. Xavier HS to teach and coach. He became the Head Coach of the Cross Country team in 2005 and led the team for 10 years. During his tenure the Bombers won the State Championship in 2012 and 2013 and won 5 GCL Championships, 6 District Championships, 5 Regional Championships and qualified for the State Meet nine times. He also guided one team to a State Runner-Up finish. The 2012 team won the State Meet with 71 points and was invited to the Nike National Championship Meet in Portland, OR where they finished in 9th place. The 2013 team won the State Meet with 46 points which is the 2nd lowest point total in State history. They were also invited to the Nike National Championship Meet where they finished in 6th place. Mike also served as the Head Track and Field Coach from 1998 to 2006. During his time as Head Coach, he led the 1998 team to a 5th place finish at the State Championship Meet which is the 2nd highest finish in school history. The team won 2 GCL Championships and 7 District Championships during Mike’s time as Head Coach. The greatest feat during his tenure was when the 4x800 meter relay team in 2000 won the school’s first ever State Track Championship. Mike continues to serve the St. Xavier community as the Assistant Principal for Academics.
Steve Kehoe '06 - Volleyball
Steven is the first Volleyball player to be nominated to the St. Xavier Hall of Fame. Steven was a three year member of the Varsity Volleyball team while at St. Xavier. During his junior year, he led the team to a State Runner-Up finish and was named 1st team GCL, 1st team South Region and 1st team All-State.Steven led the team to a State Championship during his senior year while being named GCL Player of the Year, South Region Player of the Year, and State of Ohio Player of the Year.Steven played collegiately at Ohio State University on full scholarship for Men’s Volleyball. He was a three year starter for the Buckeyes’ program and helped them win the 2011 NCAA National Championship, the first in the program’s history.Steven was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.He was a 1st Team American Volleyball Coaches Association All American and an all-conference 1st Team selection.The same year he was also named the Player of the Year in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the MIVA Conference Tournament. In 2010, Steven led the Buckeyes to the Regular Season and Conference Tournament Titles where he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the MIVA Conference Tournament. He was also named the MIVA Conference Player of the Year and a 1st Team All-Conference selection. He was also selected as an AVCA 2nd Team All American that season. During his senior year at Ohio State, he was named the Buckeye’s male winner of the Big Ten Medal of Honor which is awarded annually to the male and female athletes in the graduating class of each Big Ten School have attained the greatest proficiency in both academics and athletics. After college, Steven pursued a professional career oversees in Finland. He just recently wrapped up his 5th season as he is playing for the Kokkola Tiikerit in Finland as a team captain.He has helped them win the Finnish Cup and the Silver medal in the Finnish Championships during his time as a member of the team. St. Xavier Head Coach Bill Ferris states “It’s fair to call Steven a volleyball prodigy” and that “Steven is more than deserving to be the first Volleyball player to be inducted into the St. Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame.”
Marty Mooney Sr '70 - Football
Marty was a two-year varsity football and basketball player. In football, Marty was the starting quarterback for St. X in both the 1968 and 1969 seasons and played for Coach Tom Ballaban. In the 1968 season, St. Xavier went 9-0-1 (only a tie with Moeller kept St. X from a perfect season). St. Xavier won the GCL Championship, finished 1st in the City, and was named 5th in the State by the AP poll. The yearbook for the 1968-1969 school year stated that it was the finest football team in St. Xavier history and is one of only three undefeated teams in St. Xavier history. The offense scored 257 points in the 10 games.In the 1969 season, St. Xavier went 8-2 (losing only to Elder and Moeller). It scored a then school record 320 points in the season and a then school record 64 points in one game.Marty set a record for highest completion percentage in this season that lasted until the 2008 season, a string of 38 years. Marty held almost all of St. X's passing records until most of them were broken by Greg Frey in the mid-1980s. Teammate Clint Haselrig (’70), inductee in 1991, stated the following "Individual statistics do not signify the contributions Marty Mooney Sr. availed to Bomber football. If one was to track the present status of the program it would be obvious where the success began. It was under the leadership of Marty. The reasons that you won't see gaudy numbers is that we were able to outdistance our opponents early and that allowed our backups to gain experience thus they were successful even after Marty graduated.” In varsity basketball, Marty was a top reserve point guard in both the 1968-1969 and 1969-1970 seasons. He played under another legendary St. X coach, Coach Dick Berning.The 1968-1969 team went 15-6, losing in the district final to Roger Bacon. The 1969-1970 team went 12-9, losing again in the district final to Moeller. Marty’s son, Marty, Jr., was a 2015 inductee to the St. Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame.
Alphabetical St. Xavier High School Hall of Fame Roster