CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2009 INDUCTEES

Bill Behrens (’56) | Swim Coach

Won five GCL and district championships. Best finish in the state championship was eighth place. Bill most recently was an assistant coach for the University of Arizona 2008 men’s and women’s NCAA championship teams. Bill has personally coached 12 Olympians, including seven swimming for the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing summer games. Bill has received several nominations speaking to how he personally affected his swimmers’ lives and giving him credit for laying the foundation to the St. X swimming dynasty.

Joel Cornette (’99) | Basketball

Joel was first team all-city, all-district and honorable mention all-state as a senior, in addition to playing in the Ohio North-South All Star Game and being named GCL player of the year. He was an all-league pick as a junior and senior. He went on to play basketball for Butler University from 1999-2003, where he won the Frank “Pop” Hedden Award as Butler’s top male freshman student-athlete and was Butler’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2003. He is ranked forth all-time at Butler in field goal percentage (54.4%) and ranks seventh in rebounding (712). He was an all-conference selection in 2003 and named to the All-East Region NCAA tournament team. Joel is currently a men’s assistant basketball coach at the University of Iowa.

Pat O’Leary (’58) | Football, Baseball, and Coach

Pat played varsity baseball for three years and played varsity football as a junior and senior. As a senior, team won the GCL title and Pat was an all-GCL pick. He received an athletic scholarship to the University of Dayton and joined the U.S. Navy in 1960. After the Navy, he entered Xavier University and graduated in 1968. Pat came to St. X as the head of physical education in 1970 and served as assistant varsity football coach under Tom Ballaban. Pat left X in 1973 but returned as assistant football coach from 1980-96 under Steve Rasso. Pat was chair of the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association for 10 years and now volunteers at Mary Magdalene House in Over the Rhine.

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