Brother Rice High School established its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 in order to honor those student-athletes, coaches and staff members who helped develop and build the Warrior’s athletic Tradition of Excellence. That historic class included three time NBA Champion BJ Armstrong ’85, 10 time State Champion football coach Al Fracassa, two time Super Bowl Champion Mike Lodish ’85, coach of the 1974 Michigan High School State Basketball Champions Bill Norton, long time athletic director, coach and teacher Mike Popson and longtime teacher, cross country and track coach Bob Stark ’64.This set in motion a great tradition. Since then four remarkable Warriors have been invited to the ranks – 10 year NFL veteran Brian Brennan ’80, seven time State Champion golf coach Jim Rademacher, 1973 cross country State Champion Pat Davey ’74 and coach of the 2008 National Champion lacrosse team and 16 time State Champion coach Rob Ambrose.The ranks will swell later this month when a coach, two players and an entire team will be added as the 2014 inductees.
Marian High School. Although he has retired from Brother Rice and now spends his winters in Florida, Coach Kal returns every spring to help out with the baseball team and spend time with his grandchildren.
“This is a tremendous class including players, a coach and a teacher who have distinguished themselves not only athletically while at Brother Rice, but have also gone on to distinguish themselves in their careers and communities,” said Brother Michael Segvich, CFC. “I congratulate them all.”The inductees will be recognized during halftime of the January 24th varsity basketball game vs Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s. A reception in their honor will be held on January 25th at the Big Rock Chophouse located in Birmingham. The new members will be immortalized with a plaque that will hang permanently in the halls of Brother Rice High School.