2016 Baseball Hall of Fame
Brian Coy – Class of 1992
Brian Coy grew up in the Village of Clayton with his family of four. Life was simple and full of outdoor sports activity. The area around him bore witness to the family curiosity, and as kids, they often took to the expansive backyard for their sporting adventures, especially acting out their dreams as Pete Rose or Nolan Ryan. Brian learned how to become a pretty decent ball player through playing at Hardscrabble Little League his entire childhood. This is where most of his friendships with fellow Northmont teammates Brent Oskey and Shawn Davis as well as the many coaches that helped him with lifelong lessons of how to play the game correctly and where he learned to become a successful pitcher.
After the Hardscrabble days were over, Brian began his freshman year at Northmont in 198889 school year. He overheard through the announcements that baseball tryouts for freshman were about to start but was scared of even trying out until he found out about a few of his buddy’s from Hardscrabble were also trying out. From that point on, history took its course and he became a mainstay player until his Senior year in 1992.
Some of the best highlights he can remember was his Senior year when his team beat the defending state champs of Fairfield at the “Yard” with last inning heroics. Another highlight was in the playoffs against a very hot Sidney Yellow Jackets team to make it to the district finals. The best thing he remembers about that game was Trevor James throwing out a runner at home. That run could have won the game for Sidney but his play put them into extra innings where they eventually won. Those were great times especially in an era of Northmont baseball that saw 121 regular season wins over a five year period. Brian posted a 2.57 Earned Run Average his Senior year with a 9-1 record as starting pitcher as well as maintaining a .406 batting average. Brian was named team MVP, AllLeague, AllDistrict and AllState his Senior year but he is quick to point out that all of that never would have happened if not for his great teammates backing him up.
After high school, Brian played a two seasons with Sinclair CC and had success there being named to AllLeague honors both seasons. Before his Sinclair years were up, he had the opportunity to try out for the Olympic team in Millington, Tennessee. After Sinclair, he got married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa Kinnaird in 1995 and started a family which has grown to seven. They have four sons, Peyton (19), Parker (14), Paxton (9) and Hudson (7 months) and one daughter Hallee (5). Brian also helped Gerald Rosendahl as an assistant coach on the Summer “C” team from 20002004 as a pitching coach.
Brian has worked for Chapel Electric Company in Dayton for the last 15 years alongside another Northmont HOF and teammate, Lance Beck. He is currently a computer aided drafting and building information modeling coordinator on large construction projects around the region from Sidney to Cincinnati.
Doug Mangen – Class of 1983
Doug Mangen played Baseball for 3 years for the Thunderbolts. While playing baseball at Northmont, Doug’s batting average was .419 his Junior year and .516 his senior year, where he maintains 5th place in the record books. He also had an on-base percentage of .662. He earned first team All-League both his Junior and Senior year. He was first team All-Area both Junior and Senior year. He was voted All-Ohio his Senior year and selected to play in the All-Ohio All-Star game in Columbus at The Ohio State University.
Doug also played both Football and Basketball for 4 years as a T-Bolt. After high school, Doug continued his athletic career by attending Ohio University on a football scholarship.
Doug is also a member of the Northmont Football Hall of Fame and the Northmont Athletic Hall of Fame.
Doug owns his own Real Estate Appraisal Company in Vandalia, Ohio. Doug and his wife Amy have four children – Ben, Erin, Anna and Luke, and currently resides in Clayton, Ohio.
Patrick Masters – Class of 2001
Pat Masters played baseball at Northmont High School from 1998-2001 as well as playing basketball from 1998-2001 and football 1998.
Pat had a career batting average of .378 with a .472 on base average, 72 runs batted in, 15 home runs and 15 doubles. His senior year alone, he had a .450 BA with a .556 OBA with 37 RBI and 7 home runs.
Pat considers the following as highlights of his career at Northmont: being selected first team all-area his senior year and Mizuno All-Ohio; appearing in 3 District Finals; catching the final out of Tony Davis’ no hitter his sophomore year in Florida; hitting 2 homeruns his senior year against Miamisburg in the tournament; hitting a homerun in his first ever left handed at bat against Centerville in the summer before his senior year.
He especially remembers all the great trips to Cocoa Beach Florida, his team winning 24 games his senior year and most importantly, that he has been a groomsman in 4 weddings of teammates from Northmont. Those lifelong friendships were all culminated in “The Yard”.
Collegiately, he attended Wright State and graduated in 2006 where he lettered in baseball 4 years and was selected Horizon League player of the week twice. In 2006, his team won the Horizon League championship and played in the field of 64 for the Division I NCAA Championships. The team ultimately lost to eventual National Champion Oregon State Beavers, but what an awesome, fun senior season.
Pat is currently working for Enterprise in Centerville in the rental sales division.
Michael Smoot – Class of 1971
Mike Smoot attended Northmont High School from 1968 thru 1971. During that time he started 4 years for the baseball team at first base. He also started 3 years on the football team and 2 of 3 years on the basketball team. During Mike’s junior year, he won the batting title with a .402 batting average. In 4 years as a starter at first base, he made only 1 error and that was the last game of his senior year. As a senior, he was the recipient of the Elgin Roof Outstanding Athlete Award.
Mike’s stated that his success in baseball and other sports can be attributed to his outstanding home life and the support and encouragement he received from his parents, brothers and sister. His parents sacrificed many hours of their time to help him and his siblings achieve their dreams. Baseball was always front and center in their lives from a very young age.
During his years of baseball, he was privileged to play alongside some outstanding athletes. Many memories and friends were made that still exists to this day. One of his fondest memories is beating a very good Chaminade team in a double header just a couple of weeks before they won the state baseball championship.
After High School he briefly attended Ohio University. Life interrupted his dream of playing baseball there during his first semester. Much later in life, he went back to school and graduated from Wright State University with his engineering degree, quickly followed by obtaining his Master’s degree from Central Michigan University.
Currently, Mike works for LectraHeat LLC in Lebanon, Ohio as an Engineer/Plant Manager.
He is married to Michelle for 26 years and together they have 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grand children as family. Mike and his wife reside in the country outside of New Lebanon, Ohio.