Father Ryan High School is proud to announce the 2022 Class of the school's Athletics Hall of Fame: eight athletes, one coach, one team, and three contributors, whose accomplishments showcase the legacy of the historic school’s successful athletic programs in Nashville and the State of Tennessee.
These athletes and leaders represent classes from 1942 to 2000 and were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by our community. They will be formally inducted during a celebration on September 1, 2022.
Ann Mullins '03, Director of Athletics, said that she was pleased with the response from the Father Ryan community. “I am thrilled to read and talk about the nominees each year, and I am always touched by their stories and their accomplishments,” she said. “However, what truly stands out about each of these Hall of Famers is their humility and their emotional response to selection to the Father Ryan Athletics Hall of Fame. Their love for the school and the deep honor they feel over their selection speaks loudly to their experience at Father Ryan and their continued love of the school. I thank the Hall of Fame Selection Committee for their outstanding work and look forward to celebrating these men and women in September.”
The 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame members, their graduating class, and their sports are:
ATHLETES Paul Barnard '50 – Baseball, Basketball Joe Benedict '63 – Baseball, Basketball Robert L. "Bobby" Berry '42 – Basketball, Football Joe Crumby '95 – Basketball Christy Csorna '99 – Cross Country, Track & Fiel Michael J. Hooker '74 – Football, Track & Field, Wrestling Jocelyn P. Robertson '76 – Basketball Christina "Whit" Whitley '00 – Basketball, Volleyball
TEAMS 1973-1974 Girls Basketball Team
COACHES Bill Brunner '77 – Baseball
CONTRIBUTORS Father Bill Fleming '49 – Teacher, Coach, Principal, Donor Everett "Hosey" Holzapfel '59 – Athlete, Coach, Athletic Director Chuck Meriwether '74 – Athlete, Coach, MLB Umpire, Sports Executive
For more information about these inductees, and to view the all Athletics Hall of Famers, please click here.
Congratulations to all of the inductees. Go Irish!