2013 HOF Inductees


Adriane Blewitt Wilson

Track and Field (1998)
Adriane Blewitt Wilson - Track and Field (1998)Adriane (Blewitt) Wilson was, in the words of longtime BHS girls track coach Denise Gorski, perhaps “the most successful field athlete” in school history. Overcoming difficult personal setbacks in both high school and college, Adriane managed to reach the highest levels of scholastic/ amateur competition.

A four-year letter-winner, she still holds school records for shot put and discus after a career of SVC championship seasons in both events, including multiple District and Regional Championship throws, not to mention finishing 2nd and 6th at the State Meet in the disc and shot, respectively. Adriane went on to compete for Ashland University from 1998-2004, where she was a 13-time All-American and 7-time National Champion, twice named the NCAA Div.II “Athlete of the Year”. She set D-II records in both events that stand to this day.

Since graduating in 2005, Adriane has competed three times in the Olympic Trials in the shot put and has been ranked in the Top 10 for U.S. female shot putters for the last 10 years. She coached throwers from 2009-2011 and is currently a personal coach at Athlete Arena in Irmo, SC, where she resides with her husband, Joe Wilson.

Jeff Conklin

Track (1998)
Jeff Conklin - Track (1998)Jeff Conklin was an exceptional BHS runner in both football and track. A three-year letterman, he was 1st team All-SVC in football as a junior and senior, as well as a Team Captain in 12th grade. He earned four letters in track on teams that won the SVC title from 1995-1998. Jeff was on the 1996 4 x 100m State Qualifier relay team, in addition to being the SVC and District Champion in the 100m and 200m sprints. In 1998 he was the State Runner-Up in the 200m and was named both the Mahoning County Male Track Athlete of the Year and Poland Invitational MVP.

Following graduation, Jeff went on to the University of Mount Union to continue his educational and athletic endeavors, receiving his degree in 2002. He and his wife, Celeste, currently reside in Broadview Heights, Ohio, where he works for Huntington Bank. They have a ten-year-old son, Aiden and a five-year-old daughter, Alyssa.

Matt Diffley

Track (1998)
Matt Diffley - Track (1998)A specialist in the intermediate and high hurdles, Matt Diffley forged a track career at BHS which includes school records in both events. He also was part of the 4 x 100 relay team that set the school record as well. Matt won the SVC Championship three times in the 100m High Hurdles (HH) and 300m Individual Medley (IM), twice in the 4 x 100 relay. He was a State Qualifier in the 300 IM and 4 x 100, placing 1st in the Ohio Indoor Championships 55m HH.

After graduation, Matt attended Miami University (of Ohio), where he was a member of the track team from 1998-1999 and on the sailing team from 1998-2002, when he received his BS degree in business. He earned his Master’s of Accountancy from Ohio State in 2003, and today he is a CPA in Columbus where he lives with his wife, Maria, and two young daughters.

Joe DiPasqua

Basketball (1992)
Joe DiPasqua - Basketball (1992)A deadly shooter and a great all-around team player as well, Joe DiPasqua still holds two BHS boys basketball records: most 3-pointers in a season (52) and career (69). During one period of time Joe had scored a ìthreeî in 23 consecutive games. Since his graduation, no player has scored 36 points in a game or averaged 19 points per game as Joe did. His senior year, he made All-Ohio Div. I, Honorable Mention, All-NEO 2nd Team, and 1st Team All-SVC and All-Mahoning Valley Playbook. He was also awarded the Darl V. Dolan basketball trophy.

Joe went on to YSU, graduating in 1996 before pursuing a Doctor of Optometry degree in Chicago, which he earned in 2000. He currently makes his practice in South Carolina, where he lives in Greenville with his wife Jana and three young daughters.

Steve Gresock

Football (1981)
Steve Gresock - Football (1981)Steve Gresock was a two-way powerhouse for BHS as a fullback/ linebacker on a couple of the best overall football teams in school history. His junior year Steve was an all-conference linebacker on the Steel Valley Co-Championship team. He was also named All-NE Ohio 1st Team and All-State 3rd Team. As team Co-Captain his senior year, he led the Spartans to an undefeated but abbreviated 6-0 season, again earning All-SVC honors as well as 1st Team All-NEO and All-State.

Following high school, Steve became a 1st Team All-American at the College of DuPage in Illinois in 1984 and was named Team Captain the next year. Transferring later to Ohio State, he earned their Ironman Award in 1987 before receiving his BS degree in 1988. Since 1993 Steve has served as a special agent for the State of Ohio in Powell, Ohio, where he also coaches youth sports. He and his wife, Mitzi, have two sons.

Meredith Konya

Golf (1998)
Meredith Konya - Golf (1998)An honors student and a phenomenal golfer, Dr. Meredith Konya dominated girl’s golf in her time at BHS. She was a 1st team All-SVC selection all four years of her career here, as well as serving as team captain three of those years. She holds the school record of 35 for a 9-hole match. Her teams at BHS were undefeated in regular season play all four of those years, including four straight SVC and three Regional Championships, with top-5 State rankings each year.

Meredith attended YSU on a golf scholarship, where she made the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team three years in a row before earning her BS degree, magna cum laude, in 2001. She continued her education at NEOUCOM to complete her medical degree. She is currently a musculo-skeletal physiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic. She and her husband Michael MacEwen reside in Canfield.

Ron Moschella

Ron Moschella - ContributorCoach “Mosch” has a storied history at BHS symbolized by his record 573 wins as girl’s Head Basketball Coach for over 30 years. This career is punctuated with numerous accolades, achievements, and highlights which include: UPIAP Coach of the Year (2002), Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year (2001), 4-time NEO Coach of the Year, 23-time Mahoning Valley Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year, Ohio State All-Star Game Coach (1987), and induction into the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame (2010). His teams made the State Final Four twice and went to the Regionals 14 times, while winning 21 conference titles. Ron was beloved in the classroom as well, receiving the yearbook dedication in 1997 and voted Teacher of the Year by the senior class of 2000.

Ron was a standout athlete at Ursuline High School before attending Kent State and receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1972. His teaching and coaching career began at Howland High School shortly thereafter, before he came to BHS in 1978. His wife, Judy, is his high school sweetheart and a teacher in the Youngstown City Schools. His three daughters all played successfully for Ron at Boardman and are already members of our Hall of Fame.

Jesse Potter

Basketball (1996)
Jesse Potter - Basketball (1996)Jesse Potter capped off his three-year letterman career in basketball at BHS with a senior year of championship achievements. Averaging a team-leading 18.5 point and 11.3 rebounds per game, he made 1st Team All-SVC and All-NEO Inland. He was also selected for the Mahoning Valley Coaches All-Star Game and nominated to play in the Ohio North-South Game. His team that year won the SVC Championship and finished the season as Div. I District Semi-Finalists. Jesse also made All-SVC in tennis his senior year.

After graduation, Jesse attended LeMoyne College where he started on the basketball team for four years, named Team MVP in 2000 and ranked in the Top 10 in career rebounds, blocked shots, and games started. After receiving his degree, he continued to play overseas in Portugal, Germany, and Belize before returning to the U.S. and earning his Master’s Degree in Sports Management at Drexel University in 2011. Jesse is currently serving as Assistant Athletic Director at YSU.

Don Ross, Jr.

Baseball (1997)
Don Ross, Jr. - Baseball (1997)As one of the most dominating pitchers in BHS baseball history, Don Ross, Jr. set season and career records in strikeouts and wins that remain to this day. A three-year letterman, Don led the Spartans to three SVC and State Sectional Championships, with a District Championship his senior year. His junior year, he pitched a no-hitter against Warren Harding and was a 2nd Team All-SVC selection and in his senior year, he made 1st Team All-SVC and was named Valley Playbook Player of the Year.

Following his father Don Sr., (a BHS Hall of Fame pitcher as well) into the insurance business, Don Jr. graduated from the Hondros College of Insurance in 1999, and is currently Partner/Vice-President of the Ross & Ross Insurance Agency. He and his wife, the former Jolene Moschella ( also a BHS Hall of Famer), reside in Boardman with their two daughters.

Jeff Ryan

Football (1998)
Jeff Ryan - Football (1998)One of the all-time great quarterbacks in BHS and YSU history, Jeff Ryan was a three-sport letterman in high school in football, basketball, and baseball. He captained both the football and basketball teams as a senior, earning All-State Honorable Mention for basketball. In football, Jeff was selected 1st Team All-SVC, All-NEO, and All-State, as well as gaining Honorable Mention as a USA Today All-American. He also played in the Big 33 Game and was named Mahoning Valley Playbook Player of the Year.

Of course, Jeff went on to play four years at YSU for Jim Tressel, where he made All-Gateway Conference and Honorable Mention All-American in 2000 and 2001. As a member of the Div. I-AA National Runner-Up team in 1999, Jeff was a team captain and set numerous records as a Penguin. He was inducted into the YSU Hall of Fame in 2011.

After college graduation, Jeff went on to earn his MBA in 2008 at Ashland University and currently lives in Massachusetts where he is a regional business manager for Boston Scientific. He and his wife, Kate, have two young daughters.

Chris Tuminello

Football (1998)
Chris Tuminello - Football (1998)One of the best offensive linemen to ever play for BHS, Chris Tuminello capped off his career by making 1st team All-Ohio D-I, All-NEO D-I, and All-SVC. He also won the team’s Offensive Line MVP and Scholar Athlete Awards.

Following his stellar prep years, Chris entered Toledo University as a full scholarship recipient and engineering student. He played on two Mid-American Conference Championship teams which won the Motor City Bowl game in 2001 and appeared again there in 2002. His senior year, Chris was named Team Captain and Scholar Athlete as well as 1st team All-MAC and Academic All-American. He earned his BS in engineering in 2003 and MS the following year.

Chris presently resides in Kentucky where he is a civil engineer administrating heavy highway construction projects, as well as mentoring college students and youth football players. His parents still live in Boardman.