Guy, Thomas, Gaskins, Carter, and Brewer earn Williamsburg Sports Hall recognition

February 19th, 2009    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Williamsburg High School will add five new members to its Sports Hall of Fame.

The third annual induction ceremony will take place Feb. 21, 6 p.m., at the high school.

Bill Brewer (class of 1996) earned 11 varsity letters, in football (four), basketball (three), and baseball (four). He was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in football and was also an all-district and all-state selection on the gridiron. His junior year he led Greater Cincinnati quarterbacks in passing yardage and set the school record for most yards passing in a game and most touchdowns thrown in a career (53).

He was the recipient of the prestigious Eric Gaskins Memorial Scholar/Athlete Award his senior year. He played in the Greater Cincinnati East-West All-Star game his senior year. He continued his football career at Cumberland (Ky.) College and graduated from the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Police Academy.

Mat Carter (class of 1989) was a three-year lettermen in football and also lettered in baseball and track and field. He was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in football where he also earned all-district and all-state recognition. His senior year he was the Division IV Southwest Ohio District Lineman of the Year and was a finalist for the prestigious That's My Boy award being the first Clermont County gridiron gladiator to be so honored. He set school records for most tackles for losses in a game (six), most tackles for losses in a season (27), most tackles for losses in a career (47), and most tackles in a career (340). Today, he is a very successful youth football coach for the West Clermont program.

Karen (Gaskins) Healey (class of 1980) was a four-time Clermont County League all-star in track and field and helped lead 'Burg to its first CCL girls track and field championship. She also lettered several times in volleyball and basketball. She owns the Clermont County League record for the 100-yards dash and has several high school varsity records in the sport - 100-meters dash, high jump, and is a member of the 400-yards and 800-yards relays.

Bob Guy coached at Williamsburg for 32 years. A 1968 graduate of Norwood High School, he was the Wildcats' wrestling coach 32 years, assistant football coach 23 years, and head football coach three years. His dedication and leadership to the athletes of Williamsburg High School was recently recognized by having the school's annual wrestling invitational tournament renamed in his honor.

Chuck Thomas (class of 1970) earned 12 varsity letters as a Wildcat in football (four), basketball (three), volleyball (one), and baseball (three). He was a three-time Clermont County League all-star on the gridiron and earned All-CCL status once on the diamond. He earned All-Ohio recognition in football his senior year. He was one of the CCL's rushers and scorers for three seasons. He went on to become a successful football and baseball coach at Amelia High School, Lebanon High School and, in Indiana, at Milan and South Dearborn high schools.
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