Mt. Healthy, OH - Mt. Healthy City Schools is proud to announce the induction of three outstanding alumni into the Mt. Healthy Athletic Hall of Fame. Chris Simmons Sr., Diyral Briggs, and Scott Smith will be honored for their exceptional athletic accomplishments and contributions to the school and community.
The induction ceremony will take place on November 18th, 2023, and will be a celebration of the accomplishments of these three remarkable individuals. Information for purchasing tickets will be given at a later date.
Chris Simmons Sr. was an exceptional basketball player and track and field athlete during his time at Mt. Healthy. He was a recipient of the Bert Hadley Award, named Player of the Year, and received multiple accolades including 1st team all-conference and conference All-Star. Simmons was also a Division 1 signee to Furman University and won several conferences for track and field since 2011. He has remained an integral part of the Mt. Healthy community, returning to the school as a coach, mentor, and resource officer.
Diyral Briggs was a standout athlete in both basketball and football. He led his team to an undefeated season in 2003 and was named Most Popular Senior in the class of 2004. After graduating, Briggs played football at Bowling Green State University, where he earned two First-Team All-MAC honors and later became a Super Bowl Champion in 2010. He is an inspiration to students as he shares his story of overcoming adversity and choosing the right path in life.
Scott Smith was a dominant pitcher for the Mt. Healthy baseball team. He set numerous records, including the single season and career strikeout records, single season and career ERA records, and single season and career win records. Smith was a team MVP and an All-City selection during his senior year, and he went on to play semi-pro baseball for a couple of years. Smith is described as a team-first player who led by example and made those around him better.
"We are thrilled to honor these three exceptional alumni and celebrate their accomplishments," said Athletic Director Terell Davis. "Their dedication, hard work, and success on the field and in life serve as an inspiration to our current and future students. We are proud to have them as part of the Mt. Healthy family."
The Mt. Healthy Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on November 18th, 2023, at Mt. Healthy High School. For more information, please visit the Mt. Healthy City Schools website.