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SPORTS WALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2001

Francis Coates
 
In high school, Mr. Coates played basketball, baseball and soccer. He was captain of the soccer team that won the 1931 league championship. Mr. Coates began teaching in 1935 and coached soccer, basketball and baseball for 22 years. He received the Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award in 1947 for service to the Oxford community.
 
Bill Bea
 
In high school, he lettered in baseball, basketball and soccer. He graduated from West Chester Teachers College where he was an All-American in soccer in 1947. In college, he lettered in basketball and soccer. He played professional baseball in the Cecil-Harford League.
 
Berky Nelson
 
Mr. Nelson earned varsity letters in soccer and track and field in high school. In addition, he was District I champion in long jump, second in low hurdles in 1956 and 1957 and state champion in long jump and low hurdles in 1957. His contributions to the West Chester State College track team are numerous, including being a National Finalist for NCAA Division I in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. At age 40 he was National Champion for the Masters competition in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and participated in the Pan American Games. In 2006 Mr. Nelson was honored by the high school's Distinguished Alumni Program.
 
Eileen Draper Jones
 
Mrs. Draper Jones was a four-time letter winner in field hockey and basketball and participated in track and field. She graduated from Oxford in 1964 and was named the best all around athlete that year. She went on to play basketball for 10 years on the Dupont Business League team. Mrs. Draper Jones says “although my travels have taken me far and wide, there is no place like home … home is and always will be Oxford."
 
Donald Dyer
 
Mr. Dyer lettered in track and field, soccer and basketball while at OAHS. In track, he participated in high hurdles, javelin and the triple jump. He was also captain of the soccer team. In 1969, the basketball team won the Southern Chester County League crown and the District I championship. Mr. Dyer thanks everyone who believed in him and inspired him in athletics.
 
Charles Peterson
 
Chuck earned eight letters in basketball, football and track and field. He holds school records in the High Jump and the Long Jump. In 1972, he was the District I High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump Champion. He was All-State at Maryland Junior College in baseball and soccer. In 1978, he was a Delaware Semi-Pro Baseball First Team All Star.
 
Dan Kilby
 
In high school during the 1970s, Dan earned eight varsity letters in soccer, basketball and baseball. At Elizabethtown College he lettered in baseball and soccer. He was all-everything in high school soccer, including making the all-state team. He was selected Best All-Around Athlete and an Evening Bulletin Scholar Athlete while in high school. He returned to his alma mater and coached in the basketball and soccer programs for many years.
 
Jonna Jackson Davis
 
Jonna was the first in OAHS history to receive 12 letters for tennis, basketball and softball. Her overall record in tennis was 44-3 and she was undefeated in the league from 1984 to 1986. She was the first Oxford athlete to win at the District level in tennis. She won MVP awards in all three of her sports. In 1987, she was the Chester County Press Female Scholar Athlete for Oxford.
 
Doug Sersun
 
Doug was the three-time Southern Chester County League 1600-meter champion and two-time District I champion in this event. In cross-country he was the SCCL champion and a two-time qualifier for States. He was the recipient of the 1987 Chester County Press Male Scholar Athlete Award for Oxford and the 1987 OAHS Coaches Award. He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he was the 1990 Western Athletic Conference 800-meter champion and the 1996 U.S. Armed Forces champion in the 800 meters. He went on to coach at the NCAA Division I level.
 
Josh Stanley
 
Josh lettered four times in wrestling and three times in football. He was a three-time state qualifier in wrestling and a state champion in 1993. He holds the school record for 17 wrestling tournament wins. He wrestled for four years at Drexel University and is second in career wins there with 110. Also at Drexel, Josh was team captain for three years and a two-time NCAA Division I National Qualifier.

 

 

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