In 1981, Brother Rice dropped the opening game to Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 16-13 at the Pontiac Silverdome, before they would reel off eight straight wins to finish the season 8-1. This time in the 200 Medley Relay with the swimmers of Matt Parish ‘98 (junior), Nick Duda ‘98 (junior), Mario Scussel ‘97 (senior), and Karl Pawlewicz ‘98 (junior). 7101 Lahser Road Frank CarricoMr. The tenth class of hall of famers features Dr. Brian Hainline ’74 (tennis), the 1977 State Championship Football Team, David Morrow ’89 (lacrosse), T.J. Lang ’05 (football) and the 2008 National and State Championship Lacrosse Team. With that news, it was hard to predict how the Warriors’ would respond to this challenge. During his senior year, he accumulated 59 tackles, 8.5 sacks and one fumble recovery on the defensive side of the ball. 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. Transportation Services – New Stops Announced! Robert Stark ’64, 7101 Lahser Road He is a 1999 inductee into the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame, a 1994 inductee into the Catholic League Hall of Fame. 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. Married to his wife of 33 years Martie and father of Brendan ‘00, Conor 11’ and Jenna, Kevin owns a successful architectural firm in Birmingham and is a 14 time Detroit Home Hour Magazine Design Award Winner. Paul’s longest touchdown catch was a 67-yarder that he hauled in during a 31-7 win at Minnesota in 1984. Meaning, the Warriors claimed 41.6 % of the overall records in Swimming and Diving. In eight-seasons, Mitchell played in 114 regular season games, started 63 of them, and compiled 279 receptions for 2,885 yards and 15 touchdowns. This was Coach Fracassa’s first State Championship team and the title secured the school’s reputation as a perennial power in Michigan athletics as the school earned championships in both basketball and football in 1974. The Circle of Champions, the Brother Rice athletic hall of fame, is welcoming its ninth class of dedicated coaches and athletes to this prestigious fraternity. Fall 2020 Catholic League Brother Rice Athletics - Varsity m High School Org Festivities … As the Warriors went into the season, it was challenging to find competition in a dual meet. As a result, he was named swimmer of the year by the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. Website. Yarema’s passing attack gave the Warriors an ideal alternative to the running game. He went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Buffalo Bills. He was also an All-League basketball player and member of the baseball team. By Derek’s senior year, he moved up a weight class and competed in the 119 weight category, but the results were the same and he captured his third straight individual state championship, a feat no other wrestler in school history has ever accomplished. Jokisch was the No. 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. The history of championship excellence includes three state championships in the 80’s, four in the 90’s, two more state titles in 2000 and 2001 followed by 15 straight state championships since 2003. Dave went on to highlight the breakthrough shaft while playing in college. Brother Rice High School Bloomfield Hills, MI Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 As a sophomore in 1990, Moscovic was an individual state champion in the 112 weight class, helping Brother Rice capture the Catholic League title for the first time in school history. 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. At graduation, he held the most wins in state history at #1 singles with a record of 120-3. He co-authored Drugs and the Athlete, and played a pivotal role in the development of drug testing and education protocols worldwide. 2013, Sergio Perkovic. Mike Hamilton also added State Player of the Year and Midwest Player of the Year honors to the team’s historic season. B. J. Armstrong was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended Brother Rice High School starring in basketball. In 1979, English was named Most Outstanding Athlete for his accomplishments in track & field and football. After a boys volleyball coaching career at Brother Rice that included 545 victories, Paul Ickes is now a member of the Catholic League Hall of Fame. Jon was three-time Catholic all-league, two-time all-state and an All-American his senior year. In high school, T.J. Lang ’05 started on both the offensive and defensive lines. As a Track & Field athlete, English scored in the State Championship as a junior and a senior. Norton counts 323 wins with Brother Rice among his 456 career victories. 1 rankings as Brother Rice High School became one of the most extraordinary prep success stories in state and national history. Stark is a member of the school’s first graduating class. His career high school batting average is .459 with 201 hits. In 2004, Warrior was sold to New Balance and Morrow took over the position of President and CEO of their Warrior Division. Joseph A. Grimaldi, JCLMr. Email: [email protected] Popson succeeded Norton as the school’s athletic director and held the position until his retirement in 2003. Brian has played a pivotal role in the development of health and safety standards in tennis, both nationally and internationally. English was Brother Rice’s starting quarterback from his sophomore season in 1976 through his senior season in 1978. 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. Malcolm (Robert) Morrison have been selected as the Class of 2012. The list of nominees was turned over to a Selection Committee, which voted on each nominee. The team captured the school’s fifth overall team state championship and fourth straight for Matt. In 1973, he helped the University of Notre Dame capture a National Championship and was named a captain the following season. He was also recognized by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, an organization which honors All-Americans, as a national top 8 individual for his top 5 finishes in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. Davey is the first individual state champion in school history capturing the 1973 Cross Country title. Home About Sports News Hall of Fame Forms Calendar. As a senior, Steve Morrison ‘90 was a co-captain for the 1989 football team that reached the state semi-finals. Charles J. Taunt Sr. ’67, 2012Br. The 2008 Brother Rice Lacrosse Team became the first ever mid-west team to capture high school lacrosse’s National Championship when they were crowned with that honor in the early 2000’s. Ross Wielatz and the late Br. As a senior in 1998, Matt concluded his high school career with individual state championships in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly as well as the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. He was named a McDonald’s and Parade All-American along with being named First Team and co-captain of the All-State team. LeMahieu is the first Major League Baseball player to graduate from Brother Rice High School. He was 30 years old and nervous, never having been a head swimming coach, knowing he was taking over a Brother Rice program where parents, and his bosses, expected excellence. Upon graduating from high school, Matt accepted an athletic scholarship to swim at the University of Tennessee. Norbert Hueller, CFC He is a 1994 inductee of the Catholic League Hall of Fame, a 1999 inductee of the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame, and a 2010 inductee of the Brother Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Recent Scores. Brian is Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University Langone School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine. A talented lacrosse player, Morrison also earned All-State and Midwest honors as a junior attackman for the State and Midwest Championship team. In Derek’s junior year, he repeated as a state champion in the 112 weight category helping the team to a second place finish in the Catholic League Championships. Back in the 1980’s and 90’s, the best lacrosse players in the nation came out of the east coast. This event has passed. He earned All-State Dream Team and All-Midwest honors after excelling at fullback, linebacker, and punter for the Warriors. In that era, there were only four division classes and Brother Rice dominated the top class in undefeated fashion. Brother Paul Ickes, CFC – Coach A graduate of St. Agnes Grade School and St. Laurence High School in 1982, Paul Ickes entered the formation program of the Edmund Rice (Irish) Christian Brothers right after high school. Furthermore, Matt’s prep accomplishments include the following unprecedented achievements. He still holds Brother Rice's singlegame scoring record (51 points), is a member of the Catholic League Hall of Fame and was an NBA All-Star in 1994. As a freshman in 2005, Lang played in all 11 games as a defensive lineman, recording 11 tackles. He still holds Brother Rice’s single-game scoring record (51 points), is a member of the Catholic League Hall of Fame and was an NBA All-Star in 1994. The Athletic Hall of Fame was announced by the Office of Advancement at Brother Rice in 2008. A dozen more were joining the team, all freshmen. It was announced to the team, in fall of ‘97, that this would be the last season for their coach, Ron Richards. Richards repeated his coaching mantra: Do not talk about winning. This day is known amongst the Brother Rice community as Founders Day. After that magical season, Brother Rice began playing out of state opponents like Barberton Ohio and Cincinnati Moeller. The Colts would make the playoffs twice during Morrison’s tenure, including making it to the AFC Championship game during the 1995-96 season. Still a member of this community, Kevin coaches the Brother Rice Freshman football team. Along with these individual honors, the Warriors Team, for the third year in a row, claimed the top spot in the national rankings. In 1999, the Brother Rice Hall of Fame was established to “honor those people who have shown extraordinary dedication, love, concern, leadership, and enthusiasm for Brother Rice.” The following are a list of inductees who have been honored. After college, he spent a 11-year career in the National Football League, including two with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. The Brother Rice Warrior Lacrosse Program has been the State of Michigan’s best since its inception back in 1983. 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. And they featured a state champion in Ken Ehlen ‘93. He caught fifty-eight balls for 1,088 yards and six touchdowns and averaged 18.8 yards per catch for his career. Brother Rice is pleased to announce our 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. 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. John P. O’HaraMrs. On March 12, 2017, Lang signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions. 2017. Once again, all three Relays took All-American Honors, with the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay claiming the number two spot in the nation. He led the Warrior baseball program to their first two state titles in 1992 and 94 and was the defensive coordinator for the football team for seven state championships. 1979 - Jon English, Birmingham Brother Rice - 6' 10'' Long Jump. The team was led by All Americans Graham Adams ‘08 (attack), Nick Dolik ‘09 (Attack), Joe Fontanessi ’08 (midfield), Mike Hamilton ‘08 (midfield), Danny Henneghan ‘09 (midfield) and T.J. Yost ‘09 (goalie). The team captured their fourth overall state championship and third in three years upon Parrish’s arrival. It was the group of young men that were freshmen the year the Warriors won its first state title. The speedy high school All-American captain helped the Warriors capture a state championship in 1988 followed by a state and mid-west championship in 1989. As a three-year varsity letter winner in basketball, Smith was known as a fierce competitor. Brother Rice High School Bloomfield Hills, MI Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009. 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. In 1977, the Michigan High School Athletic Association expanded the high school playoff system to a three-week format, involving the top two teams in each region with 32 teams participating. The Warriors came into the State Championships driven and focused. Ron Richards, never competed in a single event during those years. The 200 Medley Relay ended up as the number one relay in the nation. Al Fracassa was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. He made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs on May 30, 2011. The next year, the coaching staff moved him to offensive tackle where he started all 36 games over the next three years. Lodish has appeared in more Super Bowls (six, including four with the Buffalo Bills) than any player in NFL history. A man Richards admired deeply and eternally sensed there was stewardship in a coach and teacher he wanted at the helm of the swim program. These were traits his athletic director, Mike Popson, who likewise is a Brother Rice Hall of Famer, foresaw when Popson named him head coach. Though that was not the main focus of the team, it was certainly believed to be a real possibility. The 200 Free Relay, with a time of 1:22.80, achieved their goal of setting a national record that stood firm until 2009. 1997 NATIONAL AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM. They finished fourth in the state meet after having placed 27th a year earlier. The swimmers of both of those two relays were Karl Pawlewicz ‘98 (sophomore), Matt Parrish ‘98 (sophomore), Brian Swinteck ‘96 (senior), and Mario Scussel ‘97 (junior). 2019: 2018. The team had finished 27th at the previous season’s state championship meet after scoring all of three points. 77 talking about this. A-B Division. Yvette Orlando, 2009Mr. In the 1980 football season, Yarema led the Warriors to a 12-0 record and the school’s 3rd State Championship. Then it was on to the State Championships to complete the season. Victories would follow in whatever fashion they came. With this sense of unity, the Warriors marched forward as they had done the past five years, taking no prisoners. The 2008 team was the only team that year in the STX/Inside Lacrosse Preseason Top 25 that went through their entire season without a loss and were rightfully crowned the 2008 STX/Inside Lacrosse National Champions. In that spirit, Brother Rice is happy to celebrate the years Ron Richards offered as coach, as mentor, as example, and as a priest in Christ’s service. Still looking for competition, the Warriors scheduled a meet with the number one program in Ohio, Toledo St. Francis. Athletic Hall of Fame; Alumni Memorial; Senior Alumni Luncheon; The Alumni Association; Update Your Contact Information; Transcripts; Quick Links . School Type. Division I - Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice. As the All-Americans came out that year, the Warriors claimed 10 individual All-Americans out of 9 individual events. Davey held the Michigan State record for the two mile for 27 years with a time of 9:00.4 and still holds the Brother Rice record for the 3200-meter run with a time of 8:57.0. Address. He was named to the All-Central Division, All-Catholic and All-State teams. Brother Rice High School, Track, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America. He still holds Brother Rice’s single-game scoring record (51 points), is a member of the Catholic League Hall of Fame and was an NBA All-Star in 1994. After receiving his degree from the Wharton School of Business, he went on to earn an MBA from the London School of Business. www.brrice.edu. After a successful collegiate career, he has found success at the Major League Baseball level. The two combined on a 38-yard touchdown pass for the only points in the 1980 Class A state title game, where Brother Rice defeated Dearborn Fordson 6-0. Once the State Championships began, the Warriors once again swam out of their heads and completely dominated the State Finals. In addition to 29 years as a biology teacher, Popson also served as Fracassa’s Offensive Line Coach and Track & Field Coach. 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 … And then Ron Richards decided a calling beyond teaching and coaching had summoned him to the seminary to begin studies for the priesthood. Shot Put. Though Brother Rice lost in overtime, “the shot” is considered one of the most famous plays in Michigan High School Basketball history and is still remembered by coaches, sports writers and fans. His career batting average is .276 with 9 home runs and 96 RBI’s. In 1979, he finished third in the state in the high jump after jumping 6 feet 11 inches, which is still a school record, and would be good enough to win the state title in all but three years over the last 40 years. The result: Brother Rice went 12-0 in the top division, Class A, and defeated Portage Central 17-7 in the state championship game. Call: 313-237-5960. 1999 Br. As a member of the Rice tennis team, Brother Rice captured four straight team Catholic High School League Championships and four straight Division I State Championships, an unprecedented accomplishment by any tennis team before or since. The program dominance also includes 10-plus mid-west championships and a national championship. 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. He finished out his college career as a two-time All-American his junior and senior years. Derek attended Indiana University where he was a 4-year Varsity letter winner, All Big Ten place winner and a two-time NCAA qualifier in 1996 and 1997. Greg was a member of Coach Fracassa’s first team at Brother Rice in the fall of 1969. These state championships also had a certain sense of Déjà vu (the team motto for the State Championships). Brother … Currently, Greg lives in California and works as an actor appearing in movies, television shows, and commercials. Athletics. His teams won two Catholic League Championships and a State Championship in 1977. Their roster turned out 11 Division I commitments from the team’s junior and senior classes, and their average margin of victory exceeded 11 goals per game. A stunning era of competitive dominance by Brother Rice was even more improbable because of where the Warriors had been. 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