Address. In 2004, Warrior was sold to New Balance and Morrow took over the position of President and CEO of their Warrior Division. 2016. THE 2008 NATIONAL & STATE CHAMPIONSHIP LACROSSE TEAM. 1 rankings as Brother Rice High School became one of the most extraordinary prep success stories in state and national history. Along with this, all three relays claimed All-American Honors as well, with the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay taking the number one spot in the nation. The team captured their fourth overall state championship and third in three years upon Parrish’s arrival. 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. 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. This included a 1996 National Championship in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay as well as the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay National Championship in 1997. John P. O’HaraMrs. The result: Brother Rice went 12-0 in the top division, Class A, and defeated Portage Central 17-7 in the state championship game. There had always been a true sense of family amongst the team each and every year, but somehow this sense of family seemed to grow even deeper and stronger in the ‘98 season. Suzanne M. Gourley, IHMBr. He earned All-Ivy League 3 seasons and was a 2-year captain both at Rice and Penn. 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. It was the same story from ’94-98: State titles each year, as well as Oakland County and Catholic League titles. The Athletic Hall of Fame was announced by the Office of Advancement at Brother Rice in 2008. Brother Rice announces 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees The distinguished quartet joined the 17 individuals and two teams that comprise Brother Rice’s Athletic Hall of Fame, instituted in 2008. 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 year later, the triumphs continued: A victory at the Oakland County meet, which would be repeated the final four years of Richards’ time as coach. Warriors were yet again a dominate force in both the state and nation. Search × Menu. The 1995-96 Swim Team went into that season as heavy favorites for the state title. When the time came for All-American and National Honors, the Warriors once again showed its prowess. He inspired. Brennan was All-State in both football and baseketball at Brother Rice before moving on to a decorated career at Boston College where he still holds the record for most catches in a season with 66. Leading the Warrior Golf program from 1977-2000 his teams won 7 state titles in 1977, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990 and 1998. After everything was tallied up at the end of the season, the ‘96 Warriors became the first sports program in the history of Brother Rice High School to be crowned the number one team in the nation. The program dominance also includes 10-plus mid-west championships and a national championship. He accepted a scholarship to Michigan State University but finished a successful collegiate career at Tulane University. James I. Murphy, 2007Mr. 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. He caught six passes for 130 yards against in a game that ended in a 3-3 tie. Morrow became a first-team All-American defenseman and the Division I defenseman of the year, and Princeton won the first of its six current NCAA championships. He went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Buffalo Bills. One could even say, with the dominance of the USA in the world of swimming, these Warriors, over a three-year period, could legitimately claim to have been one of the most dominate swim programs the world has ever known. B. J. Armstrong was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended Brother Rice High School starring in basketball. But he directed. Bradley M. Simmons ’75, 2004Mary Sue & John M. EverlyMr. 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. Ron Richards, never competed in a single event during those years. Retiring from the NFL in 2002, Mitchell has been a successful banker and now serves as a Senior Portfolio Specialist at Thornburg Investment Management in Florida where he lives with his wife Tamara and his children Skyler,  Sophia and Shepherd. Catholic High School League. Highschoolsportsscene.com rated the top 100 high school wrestlers of all time in the state of Michigan and Moscovic was the only wrestler from Brother Rice on that list. 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. Paul’s best game took place against Illinois in 1985. Brother … Brother Rice High School has an unprecedented record of success in state athletic competition with 73 team state championships in ten different sports over the past 50 years and more than 60 individual state … 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. He is the 5th all-time leading scorer at Brother Rice and holds the second highest individual game record in school history with 47 points against Alpena on December 28, 1976. Richards repeated his coaching mantra: Do not talk about winning. After receiving his degree from the University of Notre Dame, he returned to Brother Rice in 1968 and has taught math and coached Cross Country and Track & Field since. 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). The Warriors always seemed to rise to greater heights swimming in this pool. Back in the 1980’s and 90’s, the best lacrosse players in the nation came out of the east coast. The Brother Rice Warrior Lacrosse Program has been the State of Michigan’s best since its inception back in 1983. Joseph A. Grimaldi, JCLMr. These state championships also had a certain sense of Déjà vu (the team motto for the State Championships). Brother Rice High School Bloomfield Hills, MI Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 The Standard: Brother Rice Hall of Fame 2019 By Sebastian Meraz ‘19 Every year students, faculty, alumni, and families fill Brother Rice’s south gym awaiting to find out who is being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. 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. He led Brother Rice to the Class A state final where he sunk a last second shot to force the game to overtime against Lansing Everett. During his tenure, Popson presided over 35 of the 52 State Championships. Anthony J. Sincic, Mr. Dennis F. King ’64Mrs. He finished his football career with 18 touchdown receptions, 72 pass receptions, 1,454 yards receiving and averaged 20.2 yards per reception. Athletics. Three consecutive No. 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. The 200 Free Relay, with a time of 1:22.80, achieved their goal of setting a national record that stood firm until 2009. Norbert Hueller, CFC Some of the members of the team were stricken with illness. 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 … 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. He was signed by the CBA’s Detroit Spirits and led them to a championship in 1983. Adding to his long list of accomplishments, he was named to the 1995 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Silver Anniversary Team which lists him as one of the top 100 players of all time and was a member of the Gold Medal winning USA Lacrosse teams in 1994 and 1998 before retiring from competitive lacrosse. As their year progressed, the Warriors, as had been the case for the past few years, won both the Oakland County Championships and the Catholic League in dominating fashion. 1981 - Brendan … 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. In addition to 29 years as a biology teacher, Popson also served as Fracassa’s Offensive Line Coach and Track & Field Coach. Search × Menu. He also served the school in many roles, including Athletic Director (1968-81), Dean of Students, Director of Development, Science and Health teacher and Head Football Coach (1968). Kelly, CFC, 2001Br. 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. The 6’8″, 240-pound Jokisch teamed up with Dave Yarema ‘82 to form one of the most imposing pitch-and-catch duos in state history. The school accepted nominations from its community from July 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. As a co-captain of the 1989 football team, Mitchell was a standout tight end for the Warriors. The 200 Medley Relay ended up as the number one relay in the nation. The team was selected by the Oakland Press as the greatest team in Oakland County history in a 2008 article. Along with this, to the surprise of their coach Ron Richards, the 400 Free Relay team of Matt Parrish ‘98 (senior), Matt Kowalski ‘98 (senior), Aaron Lange ‘99 (junior), and Karl Pawlewicz ‘98 (senior), broke the state record Rice had set two years earlier. boys Track Hall of Fame. 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. As the All-Americans came out that year, the Warriors claimed 10 individual All-Americans out of 9 individual events. Lois A. GirardotSr. boys Tennis Champions. These numbers included an individual game record of 280 passing yards against Sterling Heights Stevenson on November 8, 1980 and four touchdown passes verses Catholic Central a week later on November 15. On August 14, 2012, Lang signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers which included a signing bonus through 2016. James RademacherMr. Al Fracassa was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. Kevin was selected as All State and All American in football in 1974, he was also All-League in basketball in 1975. Athletic Hall of Fame; Alumni Memorial; Senior Alumni Luncheon; The Alumni Association; Update Your Contact Information; Transcripts; Quick Links . Michael E. Popson, 2002Mr. With this sense of unity, the Warriors marched forward as they had done the past five years, taking no prisoners. Included in that remarkable six-year run were five consecutive state championships and three national No. David Kozlowski, 2006Fr. At graduation, he held the most wins in state history at #1 singles with a record of 120-3. After receiving his degree from the Wharton School of Business, he went on to earn an MBA from the London School of Business. As the All Americans came out, the ‘97 Warriors claimed 10 Individual All-Americans in 9 individual events and once again all three relays, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, and 400 Free Relay claimed All-American honors. Once the State Championships began, the Warriors once again swam out of their heads and completely dominated the State Finals. 2006, John Goebel “Coach Kal” came to Brother Rice High School in 1973 as a teacher and coach. A fourth round selection of the Miami Dolphins in the 1995 draft, Mitchell was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars where he started his NFL career. Recent Scores. After graduation from high school, Morrow became the first Michigan player recruited to play lacrosse at Princeton University. Popson succeeded Norton as the school’s athletic director and held the position until his retirement in 2003. Frank CarricoMr. Michael J. Hoch Sr.Mr. David A. MacIntyre, CFCMr. Yvette Orlando, 2009Mr. During his senior year, he was named co-captain and averaged 24.5 points, 7 assists and 3 steals per game. The Warriors won the meet by 100 points claiming 7 out of 12 first place medals. 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. They were now being regarded as one of the top programs in the country. Detroit Catholic High School League. A greater mission would be the greater triumph. At the meet, the Warriors once again dominated their competition, surpassing the second-place team by 54 pts. 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