Nees is a Lima Central Catholic grad and inherited the Indians position when Steve Magoteaux resigned as head coach to become Piqua’s athletic director.
Johnson was Triad’s head coach from 1976-82 and mostly is known for making Liberty Union near Lancaster into a small-school state power during a 29-season run.
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Joining Nees and Johnson in the Class of 2019 inductees was Mike Fell (Columbus Grove, Celina, Ada, Lima Senior), Jerry Rutherford (Eastwood), Don Hertler Jr. (North Canton Hoover, Garaway) and Dean Pees (Elmwood, college, NFL).
Next year, Steve Bartlett (Southeastern, Carroll, Miami Trace) and Whit Parks (Zanesville, Marysville, Minster, Fort Loramie) will be among six inductees into the OHSFCA hall of fame.
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Others to be inducted next year are Brian Cross (Grove City, Canton McKinley, Columbus Bishop Ready), Ty Fleming (Shadyside), Jim Ryan (Olmstead Falls) and Bill Albright (Midview). That ceremony and banquet will be held on June 12, 2020, at the Easton Hilton in Columbus.
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