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Sycamore Athletic Hall of Fame 2024 Inductees

Join us on April 13 at the Original Montgomery Inn as we celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Sycamore Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2024! Congratulations to this year's inductees:

Greg Higginson (’79) (Posthumously)


Greg was an All-American swimmer at Sycamore and at the University of Alabama. He was the 1979 state champion in the 100 Freestyle and Breaststroke. At  Alabama, he was a 3-time All-SEC and, in 1992, was inducted into the University of Alabama Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame.

Shaun Fitzgibbons (‘03)


Shaun was a three-sport athlete at Sycamore, playing basketball and baseball and excelling on the gridiron during his four years of football. He captained the Aviators in 2002 and earned All-City, All-District, and All-GMC honors. He was the GMC Defensive Player of the Year, honorable mention All-Ohio, and earned a full scholarship to the University of Toledo.

Mike Kimmey (’05)


Mike starred on the hard court at Sycamore, playing 3 years of varsity and scoring 1,026 points, 2nd in school history at the time. He was 1st team All-GMC, All-City twice, and All-District 16 his senior season. He set a school record at the time with a 40-point game and was a member of Sycamore’s 1st Boys District Champions. He went on to play basketball at Northern Kentucky University.

Taylor Willams (’07)


Taylor ran his way into the Sycamore record books, participating in track, cross country, and winter track all four years and earning 12 varsity letters. In cross-country, he was 1st team All-GMC twice, and in his senior year, he was All-District, All-SW Ohio, and GMC Runner of the Year. In track, he was 1st team All-GMC in the 1600m and 3200m and GMC Runner of the Year in 2007. He went on to star in track and cross-country at The Ohio State University.

Samantha Siler (’13)


Samantha excelled in cross-country and track each of her four years at Sycamore. In cross-country, she was a two-time GMC and District champion. She qualified for the state meet all four years and in her senior year, finished 6th in state and set the school record. On the track, she was the GMC 1600m champion her Freshman year and a three-time GMC 3200m champion. In her junior year, she was the District and Regional champion in the 3200m.

Gary Traub (’16)


Gary is a member of Sycamore’s prestigious 3000 Point Club, participating in football and track. He played three years of varsity football and was twice a 2nd-team All-GMC performer. He excelled on the wrestling mat, claiming 1st team All-GMC honors twice and finishing as the state runner-up at 195 pounds his senior year. With a career record of 141-24, he was GMC Athlete of the Year in 2015-16. Nicknamed “Gastank Gary” at Ohio State for his comeback wins and 11-0 overtime record, he has since qualified for the 2024 Olympic Trials.

Coach Mike Teets


Mike has coached six sports at Sycamore but is best known for his accomplishments coaching boys and girls tennis. He was the GMC Girls Tennis Coach of the Year six times and won 2 GMC championships. His boys teams claimed five State Team Championships, two State Doubles Championships, and fourteen GMC Championships. He was GMC Coach of the Year fourteen times, GCTCA Coach of the Year six times, and NFHS State Coach of the Year twice. He also received the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics, & Integrity Award.
 
The 2014, 2015, and 2016 boys tennis teams, which include multiple singles and doubles state champs and the 2015 State Champs, will be honored as the 2024 High Flying Aviator Team of Distinction.
 
Officer Paul Payne will receive the Spirit of Sycamore Award for his outstanding work as Sycamore’s Resource Officer. 
 
From standout athletes to coaching legends, we're thrilled to recognize these exceptional individuals who've left an indelible mark on Sycamore sports history. Get your tickets at www.oursafa.com.