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Withrow Tiger Classic Successful Again

On a perfect June afternoon, dozens of golfers, alumni and friends of Withrow, took to the Grizzly course at the Mason Golf Center to have fun and raise money for the Withrow Tiger football team. After registration and a Skyline lunch, the tournament began with a shotgun start. The day ended with a dinner and program hosted by Solomon Wilcox and Coach Kali Jones. As a special treat Coach Jones’s father Rok Jones brought together his band from 20 years ago to play before and after dinner. Coach Jones summed up the day as follows:

“Now that some time has gone by and the dust has settled, let me acknowledge a few people and things.

If you know me and you didn’t make the Golf Outing…you missed a great time! Anyone who knows anything about our program knows that we have an awesome team that fuels this machine and it starts with Nicole Thomas Fredrick. I can’t thank her enough for all the hard work and dedication shown to these boys and the program! The selfless hours of dedication and volunteering has been recognized but few know HOW much you put in. Thank you!! To Meggan B. Sulfsted and Anjanette France, thank you for joining our committee to help propel this event to one of THE BEST golf outings in the Cincinnati area! To all the other volunteer team members, Thank you! I want to personally thank all of you for your hard work and sacrifice during this event!

To ALL the Alumni and staff, Nichelle M. Bolden, Berdo Allen, Lauren Hope and others that showed…I hope you enjoyed the time!

To my Pops Rok Jones! Thanks for putting the band back together it was awesome! People couldn’t believe you guys hadn’t played in over 20 years! Keith, Eric, Allen, Deron Bell, man y’all showed out!

Finally to my Wife and family! I am not the coach I am today without you! Latricia Jones, you hold it down in so many ways and have sacrificed so much in being the wife of a coach…..the ultimate sacrifice since 2008.

With the funds from last year’s outing, we were able to visit several college football camps, which coaches from many colleges visited. We are certain several scholarships will be granted from those visits. The outing is done, the camps are almost over. Now it’s time for the season!

Jones out….”

Beyond the Classroom – Withrow Athletics


by Jonas L. Smith, CAA, Withrow Athletic Director

The Withrow Athletic Department’s culture and mindset have changed drastically over the past few years. We have revamped our coaching staff with highly qualified individuals in all our sports. Our coaches truly understand the meaning of a student-athlete. That means school sports are an extension of a classroom, and they teach responsibilities of time management, working with others, and paying attention to detail. Withrow’s coaching staff understands academics come first and athletics second.

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Withrow Football’s New Era

The 1st annual Tiger Classic is another innovation of Head Coach Kali Jones’s new football era. Nothing’s been the same since Coach Jones took over in 2019. Last year’s football team accomplishments include:

  • The highest GPA in recent years.
  • More wins, more points scored, fewer points allowed.
  • Increased player attendance at practices and games.
  • Better nutrition, better training, fewer injuries and fewer behavioral issues.
  • Increased moral and support by the school, parents and local community. Attendance rose with each game during the season.

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2020 Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

An induction ceremony on February 14, 2020 celebrated the 2020 Class of the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame.  To view the members of the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame, click HERE. Note that  biographies of members can be viewed by clicking on their names.

The inductees in this ninth class of the Withrow Athltic Hall of Fame are, viewing photos left to right:

Christopher Hicks ’72 – Football; Michael Turner ’87 – Baseball, Football; Chris Knight ’05 – Basketball; D’Monami Gardner ’12 – Track and Field

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2020 Class of Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame

Mark your calendars for the Centennial edition of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday evening, February 14, 2020 at half-time of the Withrow–Walnut Hills varsity boys’ basketball game. Game time is 7:00 P.M. The following four athletes comprise the ninth class to be inducted:

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