GHS Athletic Hall of Fame to induct two new members Saturday, January 20


GREENVILLE – The 38th Annual Greenville High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held this Saturday, January 20th beginning with a noon banquet at Beanz Bakery in Greenville followed by a presentation prior to the varsity basketball game against Bethel that evening.

Joining the prestigious list of Hall of Fame members will be Jesse Clum and Dennis Kiser. They were selected from a list of approximately fifteen nominees by the thirteen person Hall of Fame committee in voting held back in mid-October.

From the Class of 2001, Clum was a standout in three sports, winning ten total varsity letters. As a wrestler he was a three-year participant, missing his senior year due to a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery.

He earned four letters in Track and Field, winning the Greater Miami Valley Conference championship in the 110-meter high hurdles as a senior, setting the school record at the time. In winning three letters in football he was selected as a first-team defensive back in the GMVC both his junior and senior seasons.

In addition, he was a member of National Honor Society, the Jack Raudabaugh Scholar- Athlete Award winner, and was chosen as Chief Green Wave during Homecoming Week.

After high school he attended the University of Mount Union and was a member of two Division III national championship teams and one runner up. As a senior Purple Raider he was named the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Most Valuable defensive back and a D-III First Team All- American.

He currently resides in Cumming, Georgia with his girl friend Mae and six-year-old son Rory and is director of operations for Mosaic Puzzles.

Kiser is a graduate of Bradford High School and Wright State and coached four different sports at three different schools, a total of 78 seasons in all. But he is being honored for his 32 years (1991-2022) at the helm of the Greenville boys tennis program. Leading teams that compiled a record of 368-188 with four league titles (the ‘95 and ‘01 GMVC; the ‘02 Greater Western Ohio Conference West; and the ‘06 Mid-Miami League) he was instrumental in the development of 47 individual D-I district qualifiers. Over the years he provided guidance to 23 young men and 3 young ladies.

Kiser was named the Miami Valley Tennis Coaches Association “Coach of the Year” three times; “Coach of the Year” in the GWOC in ‘03, the MML in ‘06, and the GWOC North in ‘17. He was also selected to the MVTCA Hall of Fame in 2017.

He currently continues to teach in the Ansonia school system and resides in Greenville. He and wife Jana are the parents of two adult sons, Landon living in the Phoenix area and Evan who resides in Indianapolis.