The St. Mary Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame was founded in April of 2000 by Mr. Mike Opfer. The Hall was created to honor former outstanding athletes, those that have excelled in their careers after SMCC, and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the athletic program and the greater SMCC community.
The Hall also seeks to preserve and promote the rich traditions that make St. Mary Central Catholic High School a unique and valued member of our community. The Hall also helps connect the present with the past and promote the positive aspects of Catholic education in our area.
We are proud to announce the St. Mary Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame Class of 2016:
ED WILL '91
Ed was 1st Team All Ohio Linebacker for the State Runner Up Panther Football team in 1990 and led the team with 98 tackles. He was also a baseball standout and MVP.
TJ BLANTON '06
TJ is a Zierolf Award winner with 10 varsity letters and was 1st Team All Ohio Quarterback, 3rd Place State Wrestler and went on to play baseball at BGSU. He was recently named the SMCC Boys Varsity Baseball Coach.
EMILY CHRISTMAN '06
Emily appeared in the State Track Meet a total of 7 times and was a 6 time All Ohio athlete. She set school records in the 400m, 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
JOE PULIZZI '91
Joe is a world renowned author, speaker and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Content Marketing Institute, the leader in the world in content marketing educational resources.
CURT CONRY '90
Dr. Conry is an accomplished neurosurgeon at Armstrong Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, PA. He won 4 letters as a wrestler placing in the State Meet twice.
DAN SHEPHERD '63
Dan is a dedicated SMCC supporter who has given much time, talent and treasure to his alma mater and his city.
MARINA WILLIFORD '85
Marina was a standout athlete in 3 sports earning 9 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track. She was also the 1985 Zierolf Award winner
JULIE OPFER '77
Julie was the first female athlete to win four letters in any sport and was the first girls' MVP in any sport.