Westlake Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018

Demon basketball coaching great Norm Irwin
is greeted by former player Mike Laraway.

The Westlake Alumni Association announced their 2018 Hall of Fame inductees at halftime of last Friday night’s Westlake High basketball game against North Olmsted.

Alumni Association Board Member Marybeth Schneidler made the introductions. The formal induction will take place this fall the weekend of Westlake’s homecoming.

Westlake High School 2018 Distinguished Hall of Fame Inductees:

– Mrs. Sharon Chase Green (‘85), nationally known and respected expert on Autism;

– Steve Richetti (‘75), American government administrator who served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Chief under President Bill Clinton.

Sharon Chase Greene, ‘85, Steve Richetti, ‘75,
and Heather Breeden Hauk, ‘90, are among this
year’s Westlake High Hall of Fame inductees.

Named to the Athletic Hall of Fame are:

– Heather Breeden Hauk (‘90). She was the 1989 Ohio Athletic Assoc. Girls State Golf champ – a feat accomplished at a time Westlake High did not have a girls golf team!

– The 1945-46 undefeated football and basketball teams, represented by Dale Winkler, nephew of team members Ray Winkler and Bob Pease;

Inducted to the Honorary Hall of Fame are:

– Norm Irwin, outstanding teacher and coach, boys basketball coach 1970-1983, winning 6 SWC championships in one seven year stretch;

Westlake 2018 Hall of Fame (from left) Sharon
Chase Greene, Heather Breeden Hauk, Dale
Winkler (representing the 1945-46 football and
basketball teams), Norm Irwin, Joe Scofield,
Walt Glass (for Mary Lou Glass Paiko), and
Steve Richetti.

– Joe Scofield, exemplary teacher and coach for 35 years, started the Adapted PE program at Westlake High. Noted mentor and motivator to many students.

– Mary Lou Glass Paiko, outstanding teacher and coach. Mary Lou began many programs at Westlake High, especially for girls athletics. She set precedents for establishing curriculum. Mary Lou passed away in 2008 after a long illness. She is represented by her husband, Walt.

“Our Alumni Association begam 30 years ago and has continued to provide services to Westlake graduates,” said Schneidler. “This is our third year of introducing our new inductees into our Hall of Fame at a Westlake basketball game. She had special thanks for Jeff Chase (‘65), Del Youglas (‘81), Megan Moutoux (‘92), Mike Antonyzyn, (‘68), Mike McClain (‘04) and Athletic Director Tony Cippolone for make the night a success.

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