London High School will recognize six exceptional former Red Raiders as they are inducted into the school's Academic and Athletic Hall of Fames during festivities scheduled for September 29th and 30th. On Friday, September 29th, inductees will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony at the Football game against Jonathan Alder. On Saturday, September 30th, inductees and their families will participate in the first annual Hall of Fame Dinner, which will be held in Ray Chadwell Gymnasium. The HOF dinner is open to the public. To reserve tickets, please email email@example.com.
The 2023 London High School Academic Hall of Fame inductee is:
Marvin Homan (Former Board Member, 2011-2022)
Marvin Homan dedicated 11 years of his life to serving the London City School District as a devoted Board member. His tenure on the Board, during which he held leadership roles as Board President for 3 years and Board Vice President for 3 years, began during a challenging period in the district's financial history. However, his background as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) immediately emerged as a valuable asset. Throughout his decade-long tenure, Marvin's financial expertise played a pivotal role in steering London City Schools towards financial stability and sustainability.
In addition to his financial acumen, Mr. Homan actively championed several key initiatives that have left an enduring impact on the district. Notably, he played a crucial role in advocating for the expansion of STEM programs, helped establish the Raider Rack, and advocated for the creation of the position of Student Support Specialist. In addition, his dedication extended to the realm of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs including successfully fundraising over $500,000 for the district's groundbreaking turf project at Bowlus Field and securing donations for the replacement of band uniforms. In making decisions as a Board member, Mr. Homan believed students should have access to a variety of activities and sought to provide equitable funding for all activities, not just athletics.
Marvin, and his wife Jodi, are proud parents of two graduates of London High School and one son who is a current senior at LHS. Marvin’s educational journey began at Anna High School and culminated in a degree from Ohio Northern University.
The 2023 London High School Athletic Hall of Fame class includes:
Bob Reynolds (Class of 1956)
Bob earned 5 varsity letters at London High School, 3 in Basketball and 2 in Baseball. He was selected to the Dispatch all Mid Six Team in Basketball. Also, he was the leading scorer for the All Mid Six League as well as the team captain. In Baseball Bob was the team captain. After high school, Bob was very involved in horse racing. He was the breeder of the year 1980 as well as the horse of the year in 1980. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran
Miles Nixon (Class of 1998)
Miles earned 7 varsity letters in high school, 4 in golf and 3 in basketball. He led the Buckeye Athletic Conference in points during the 1995 season. He won the individual league title and was named to the All-Central District team 3 teams and the All-League team 4 times. In basketball, Miles was a 3-year letterman. After high school, he attended Urbana University where he was a 3-year captain in golf, earned 1st team all-conference 3 times, was the 1999 Ohio Public Golf Association Junior Champion, and led the program to a 92-6 record his senior year. He was inducted into the Urbana University Hall of Fame for his efforts. After his college days, he was the caddy for Birdie Kim when she won the 2005 LPGA U.S. Open Championship.
Bryan Robinson (Class of 2004)
Bryan lettered 4 times in basketball and 1 time in track and field. During his basketball career, Bryan earned 2nd Team All-State (2004), and Honorable Mention All-State (2003). He also earned 1st Team All-District two times, 1st Team League twice, and is in the top 5 in program history for rebounds and field goal percentage. He was a regional qualifier in track and field throwing the shot put. After high school, he played basketball at Morehead State University (1 year) and finished up his college career at Shawnee State University where he lettered 3 times.
Sarra Taylor (Class of 2014)
Sarra earned 8 varsity letters in high school 4 in cross country and 4 in track and field. In cross country, Sarra was the Division II state champion in 2011. She was a state qualifier in 2012 and 2013 (5th place). She holds the LHS record at 18:19 to cover the 5 kilometers. She was 4 times all-league 4 times all-in district cross country and 14 times all-conference in track and 4 times all-district. After high school, she ran at Miami (OH) University where she lettered in track once. She has been a coach in London on numerous occasions for track and cross country.
Michael Johnson (Class of 2016)
Michael earned 3 varsity letters in football and 1 in track and field. During his senior season of football, Michael earned the 2015 Division IV Offensive Player of the Year. He was named All-Ohio and was a finalist for Ohio Mr. Football. He holds the school record for single-season yardage of 2.989 and the single-game record of 407 years. He earned 1st Team All Mid State League and 1st Team All-Central District as well as Offensive Player of the Year for the central district. In track, Michael was a state qualifier in the 100-meter dash. He was league champion in the Long Jump and 100-meter dash as well as runner-up in the 200-meter dash. He qualified for the regional in all 3 events above.