Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Coach Wilbur “Bill” Herrmann - 2018 Highlands Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee


The Class of 2018 Inductees will be recognized during HHS Homecoming weekend October 19-21 including a public induction ceremony at Highlands Performing Center followed by a banquet dinner at The Syndicate.

Highlands High School is excited to announce the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class.  Inductees include: Angela Barre Falhaber, David Freer, Tammy Schlarman Freihofer, Eric Glaser, Justin Frisk, Coach Bill Herrmann, Scott Kuhnhein, Jean Pritchard, Kimberly Draud Rohmiller, and Michael Vories.

The Team of Distinction is the 1978-79 Boys Basketball Team.


Coach Wilbur “Bill” Herrmann coached four different sports at Highlands from 1959-1983.  Most widely known for his time spent as the head football coach he compiled an outstanding record of 81 wins and just 18 losses in 8 seasons.  He led the Birds to three state football titles in 1977, 1981, and 1982 and was a part of two other state football championships as an assistant. Among other honors Coach Herrmann was chosen to lead the East squad in the KY East-West All-Star game and was a presenter at the Kellogg’s National Coach of the Year Clinic in 1982.  His 25-year coaching career also included basketball, track, and baseball.  Coach Herrmann served as varsity baseball coach for four seasons and guided the Birds to a regional championship in 1965 advancing to the state semi-finals beating top ranked Madison Central 8-2 in the opening round.  This was the first Highlands squad to win a game in the baseball state tournament.

Coach Herrmann lives in Fort Thomas with his wife of 57 years, Virginia and was fortunate enough to have been able to coach his two sons Mike and Gregory.  He was a teacher at Highlands and spent his entire 30+ year career there.

The Highlands Athletics Boosters Association sponsors the Highlands Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 Inductees will be recognized during HHS Homecoming weekend October 19-21 including a public induction ceremony at Highlands Performing Center followed by a banquet dinner at The Syndicate.


The event details and ticket sales will be announced closer to the event.

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