HOF Class of 2002

Gary O. Miller

Earned Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University and Master of Arts from Central Michigan University

Began career as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Bowling Green, 1976-78 after which he worked as an athletic trainer in the Chicago Cubs system

Athletic Trainer, St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill., 1983-84

Athletic Trainer, Rocky River High School, 1984-85

Athletic Trainer/Office Manager, North Coast Orthopedics, 1985-87

Program Director/Assistant Professor, Baldwin-Wallace College 1987-present; over 50 students have become ATC's

Bechberger Award for Human Development, Baldwin Wallace College

OATA Newsletter Chair, 1987-1996

OATA College Committee 1996-present

OATA Athletic Trainer of the Year, College/University Division, 1992

Resides in Columbia Station with his wife, Heidi; two sons, Jon and Ben

Gary Miller Hall of Fame Interview

L. Tony Ortiz

Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Bowling Green State University

Teacher/Athletic Trainer, Lorain Clearview High School, 1978-79

Teacher/Athletic Trainer, Beavercreek High School, 1980-84

Head Athletic Trainer, Wright State University, 1985-1998; Director of Athletic Training Education and Sports Medicine Services, 1998-present

OATA President, 1996-98; OATA Officer, 1994-2000; Chair of OATA Physician Council, 2000-present

Founding member of Greater Dayton Athletic Trainers' Association, 1982; GDATA President, 1986-87 and 1990-92

OATA Athletic Trainer of the Year, 1989

NATA Athletic Training Service Award, 1998; NATA Public Relations Award; NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, 2001

Developed and coordinated Billy Hill Memorial Scholarship Auction, 1996 and Eddie Kwest Scholarship Fund Drive, 1988

Resides in Beavercreek with his wife, Lillian and daughters Maria and Melissa

Marion R. "Rudy" Owen

Athletic Trainer and Equipment Manager, Otterbein College, 1960-1987

Athletic Trainer, Columbus Jets Baseball Club, 1966-68

Athletic Trainer, Rochester Red Wings Baseball Club, 1969-72

Athletic Trainer, Charleston Charlies Baseball Club, 1972-73

Athletic Director's Award of Distinction, Otterbein College, 1999

Very active in civic and church organizations in Sunbury, Ohio

Prior to his death in 2000, Mr. Owen lived in Sunbury with his wife, Virginia; three children - Judy Wright, Bill Owen, and Polly Frentsos all reside in the Columbus area

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