Hall of Honor

The purpose of the Strake Jesuit Athletics Hall of Honor is to serve as a means of maintaining the rich heritage and tradition of the Fighting Crusader athletic program. In addition, it will serve as a means of recognizing, preserving, and honoring the athletes, coaches, individuals, and teams that made significant contributions to the athletic program.

Exciting (and Historic) New Class Elected to Strake Jesuit Athletic Hall of Honor

Three individual athletes, and one team will join the previous 51 inductees of the Strake Jesuit Athletic Hall of Honor as members of this year’s induction class.  Entering the Hall of Strake Jesuit’s most accomplished athletes throughout the years are Bill Arnold ’66, who was selected from the Legend Era, and Scott Lester ’81, Tim Frazier ’09, and the 2008 Football Team who were selected from the Modern Era.

List of 4 items.

  • Bill Arnold '66

    Bill Arnold ’66 was a member of the Jesuit Track & Field Team in the Shot Put. As a senior he set school record for Shot Put – 51’11” which stood until 2008 making it the longest held athletic record in school history. It was broken David King ’08 with a toss of 54’6”. As a junior, Arnold 2nd in Shot Put in District and 3rd in State. As a senior, was the District and State Champion and was All-State. Arnold earned his Bachelor degree and his Masters in Accounting from University of Houston. He was a certified public accountant and managed his own public accounting firm until his death in 1996.
  • Scott Lester ’81

    Scott Lester ’81 was one of the best and most competitive athletes at Jesuit and a noted leader on and off the field. He was a three-time letterman and starter in football, basketball and track & field for the Crusaders. He was the quarterback of the 1979 and 1980 Football state championship teams and was a Captain of the 1980 team. He was twice selected All-District and All-State in football and was also an All-Greater Houston selection as a senior. He was one of the only quarterbacks that Head Coach Tommy Nolen trusted their opinion on play calling. He was also two-time All-District selection in basketball.
  • The 2008 Football Team

    The 2008 Football Team posted a 9-2 record, 7-0 in district, and was the first District UIL-5A Football Champion with numerous All-District players as well as All-Academic selections and record holders. Two players went on to play at Miami of Ohio, one at Oklahoma, one at Rice, and one at Texas State plus numerous others who played football at various universities as well as other sports.
  • Tim Frazier ’09

    Tim Frazier ’09 was selected the District 17-5A Player of the Year as a junior. His senior season he led Jesuit to a perfect 36-0 record and a berth in the State semifinals where they suffered their only loss That season he averaged 15.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 3.6 steals per game. He went on to play at Penn State where he finished his career in seventh place (now 10th) in career scoring with 1,543) points. He was the scoring leader on the 2012 Penn State t with 602 points and went on to become on the second BIG-10 player with over 1,000 career points, 600 assists and 500 rebounds. While at Penn State he broke school record for career assists with 641, which is also the fifth-most career assists of any active Division I player (641). He also earned Academic All-BIG-10 honors three times.
The incoming members of the Athletic Hall of Honor will be inducted during a special dinner and ceremony on campus at our annual Strake Jesuit Night of Honor.

Past Hall of Honor Inductees

List of 13 items.

  • 2008 Inaugural Class

    Mike Janda '69 - Athlete
    Mike Novelli '75 - Athlete
    Eric Mullins '80 - Athlete
    Chris Darkins '92 - Athlete
    1976 Football Team - Team
    Br. Casey Ferlita, SJ - Distinguished Individual
  • 2009 Class

    Ralph Sacra '69 - Athlete
    Steve McConnell '78 † - Athlete
    Bil McArdle - Distinguished Individual
    1976-77 Soccer Team - Team
  • 2010 Class

    Tommy Nolen - Coach
    George Bean '81 - Athlete
    Corey Davis '90 - Athlete
    Bob Pilegge - Distinguished Individual
  • 2011 Class

    Nelson Akwari '00 - Athlete
    Bret Broussard '76 - Athlete
    Jake Voskuhl '96 - Athlete
    Dick Janse † - Coach 
  • 2012 Class

    Patrick Devine '78 - Athlete
    Bill O'Brien '78 - Athlete
    1977 Mile Relay Team - Team
    (Ira Lucas, Tyrone Donahoe, Alan Bergeron, and Bryant Newbill)
    1998 Baseball Team - Team
  • 2013 Class

    Ray Albrecht '72 - Athlete
    John "Bumper" Schiro '80 - Athlete
    1995-96 Basketball Team - Team
    Jerry Martinez - Coach
  • 2014 Class

    Jason Cimineri '96 - Athlete
    Chris Ogbonnaya '04 - Athlete
    Frank Scalise '71 -Athlete
    Bob Collett - Coach
  • 2015 Class

    Stuart Davies '88 - Athlete
    Broderick Hicks '98 - Athlete
    Steven Hogan '03 - Athlete
    Fred Viancos '80 - Athlete
    1982 4 x 800 Relay Team - Team
    (George Bean, Philip Franshaw, Franciso Melendez, and Scott Lucas)
  • 2016 Class

    Ricky Gras '77 - Athlete
    Craig Gilcrease '82 - Athlete
    Michael LeBlanc '96 - Athlete
    Jamie LaRochelle - Coach
  • 2017 Class

    David Howe '66 - Athlete
    Garth Jax '82 - Athlete
    Steve Rowe '98 - Athlete
    Colin Matheny '02 - Athlete
  • 2018 Class

    Don Blair '69 - Athlete
    Kent Mayes '78 - Athlete
    Stephen Nijoka '07 - Athlete
    1992 Soccer Team - Team
  • 2019 Class

    Bill McShane '77 - Athlete
    Andre Gray '81 - Athlete
    Sam MacNaughton '87 - Athlete
    2009 Basketball Team - Team
  • 2020 Class

    Bill Arnold ’66
    Scott Lester ’81
    Tim Frazier ’09
    The 2008 Football Team

Nominate an Athlete

The nominations for ever year's Hall of Honor inductees come from our amazing Strake Jesuit community. If you have an alumni athlete in mind that deserves nomination, please fill out the form below. Alumni must be graduated a minimum of 10 years to be inducted into the Hall of Honor.

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Active Nominees

This is a list of current, active nominees for the Strake Jesuit Athletic Hall of Honor. As stated in the Hall of Honor by-laws, an athlete, team, coach, or distinguished individual who has been nominated and not selected for induction into the Hall of Honor after five (5) years of their nomination is removed from consideration but can be nominated again for consideration. 

Individual Athletes


Bill Arnold ‘66
Mark Berggren ‘81
Jim Branda ‘69
Justin Douglas ‘03
Abe Garcia '94
Carey Ford '93
Tim Frazier '09
Nicolas Jean-Baptiste '07
Scott Lester ‘81
Burke O’Malley ‘84
Marc Polansky ‘70
John Posey ‘74
Andrew Taylor ‘84
1967 Basketball Team
1977 Football Team
1980 Football Team
1985 Distance Medley Relay Team
1988 Basketball Team
2000 Baseball Team
2001-2002 Basketball Team
2008 Football Team