Sports Award Inductees

Lunsford, R. Patrick


Cross country

Graduation Year:



Western Hills

  • Reserve and Varsity Cross Country, 1959-61
  • Varsity Swimming, 1958-61; Captain, 1961
  • Maroon W President, Senior Class President, 1961
  • Student Council 1958-61; Inter-Club Council; Hi-Y

Morehead State University, Bachelor of Arts

University of Cincinnati, Masters in Education

Post- College

  • Educator, 30 years in Cincinnati
  • Coach, High School Cross Country, Swimming, and Track
  • Athletic Director, Aiken High School
  • Certified Swimming Official-High School, Swimming, College
  • Swimming Officials Association, YMCA,FINA (International)
  • National Championship Official since 1983; International Official since 1990
  • Judge at 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Starter at 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece
  • Officiated well over 100 National and International Events
  • National Trainer of swimming officials
  • American Red Cross Honor Award (Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service)
  • Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association Carl Wirthwein Award
  • USA Swimming Officials Committee Pettigrew Award
  • National Federation of High Schools Ohio Official of the Year, 3 years