Chaminade Julienne is pleased to welcome seven new members into the CJ Athletic Hall of Fame. The inductees who comprise the Class of 2014 will be recognized during halftime of the 3 p.m. home men’s varsity basketball game against Carroll on Jan. 31.
Ed Marrinan ‘71
Ed is as well known a figure in CJ athletics as anyone in the school’s storied history. His close ties to CJ athletics began in 1985 as the timekeeper for the freshmen boy’s basketball team. A year later he became varsity timekeeper and has missed only two games in 29 years since. He also spent nearly 20 years assisting the football team with score keeping and videographer duties. He has worked as the women’s basketball timekeeper for another decade and a half, and as the women’s volleyball announcer for several different coaches. Ed has served as the head coach and a long time assistant coach for CJ’s track team. He is the middle of three generations of CJ coaches as the son of Ed Marrinan, Jr. ‘44 (basketball) and the father of current volleyball coach, Megan Marrinan ‘98.
Mark Holton ’91
A three-year letterman and two-year starter, Mark was a dynamic guard on one of the greatest teams in school history. Sharing the ball with three other Hall of Famer’s, Mark averaged nearly 12 points a game his junior and senior seasons. His senior year, the Eagles earned a spot in the State title game only to come up short after Mark suffered an injury with two minutes left in the game. He was a 1st Team Dayton Daily News All Star and named Honorable Mention All State his senior year. Mark finished his CJ career as a top 20 all-time scorer, and is still a top three-point percentage leaders of the school.
James Hill ’01
James was a three-year starter at running back for the Eagles football team from 1998-00. During his career, the Eagles logged a 29-8 record, including winning all three match-ups against Alter. When the final whistle blew on his high school career, James had broken the CJ record for career rushing yards with 3,233. As a junior, he had already set the school record for rushing yards in a season with 1,564 in 1999. James led the Eagles to their first Regional football championship in 1999.
Chad Garman ‘03
Chad was a three-year varsity letterman in soccer. He was awarded top honors for his team as a junior and senior and was named captain his senior year. Led by Chad, the Eagles has some of their most successful years ever, highlighted by a District title in 2002 and an appearance in the Regional Finals in 2001. He earned 1st Team All GCL in both 2001 and 2002. Chad was named to All Area (2001 & 2002), All Southwest District (2001 & 2002), and All State team (2002).
Nicole Muzechuk Merkle ‘03
With a career record of 87 singles wins, Nicole was the best women’s tennis player in school history when she graduated, according to head tennis coach Jim Brooks. She was a four-year varsity letter winner, a two time State singles qualifier, and a three-time All Area Mention. She received a full athletic grant to Youngstown State University to continue her career. Nicole was the first Eagle woman to qualify for the State meet and helped build one of the strongest tennis programs in the state.
Anthony Turner ’04
Football & Basketball
A three-year starter on the football field and basketball court, Anthony is one of CJ’s most versatile and accomplished athletes. As starting quarterback on the school’s only State championship team, he amassed 4,996 career-passing yards to go along with 1,283 rushing yards. He still holds the school record for wins as a starting quarterback with 28 and career TD’s with 52. On the court, he helped lead the Eagles to a Regional title and is listed on the top 30 all-time scoring list with 628 points. He holds the record (tie) with seven made 3-point shots in one game. He was named 1st team All GCL his senior year.
Joe Walton ‘04
Many accomplishments stand out during Joe’s distinguished four-year wrestling career, but perhaps none of them as impressive as his final accomplishment — being accepted to wrestle in the Ivy League at Brown University. His career record of 169-22 is one of the greatest in the history of the school and he is one of only three wrestlers to finish as a four-time GCL champion. Joe placed 5th at State his senior year and qualified for State in each of his final three seasons. He was a four-time Sectional champion and a District champion his junior year.