OAK MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF STUDENT ATHLETES
Birmingham, AL: Oak Mountain High School and the OMHS Athletic Booster Club are pleased to announce the inaugural class of the OMHS Athletic Hall of Fame. The former Oak Mountain athletes, teams, coaches, and supporters selection for the Hall of Fame is based on their exemplary contribution to athletics during their time at OMHS and for representing OMHS with excellence after graduation or retirement. Recognition of the following athletes and teams at the home basketball game on January 31, 2020 and at the Hall of Fame Banquet on February 1, 2020 is planned:
- David Dahl. OMHS class of 2012: As a senior, Dahl batted .412 (35-for-84) with three homers, three triples, 11 doubles, 17 RBIs and 18 stolen bases as a high school senior. In 2012, the Colorado Rockies drafted him in the first round (10th overall). He made his major league debut in 2016. Dahl was elected to the NL All-Stars in 2019.
- Chandler Hoffman. OMHS class of 2009: Men’s Soccer. Hoffman led OM to two state championships in 2007 and 2008 and played college soccer at UCLA. Hoffman is the first man from Alabama drafted in the first round of Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Hoffman has played for a variety of professional soccer teams including Major League Soccer and United Soccer League. Ahead of the 2019 season, Hoffman sits third on the USL Championship’s career goals list, with 60, and he was fastest to reach 50, while playing with the Real Monarchs in 2018. He also helped lead the club to the 2017 USL Regular Season Championship. After playing for numerous teams from the Los Angeles Galaxy to the Philadelphia Union, the Birmingham Legion brought him back to Birmingham to play.
- Donald McMahon. OMHS class of 2003: Basketball. McMahon is a Top-10 all-time scorer, top 10 all-time assists and led the Men’s Basketball Team to the Elite 8. McMahon serves as the Assistant Basketball Coach for OM Men’s Basketball team (since 2013). He has helped to coach the team to a 25-8 season and Elite 8 spots.
- Toni Payne. OMHS class of 2013: Soccer. A Gatorade Alabama Player of the year, Payne ranked number 2 in the TopDrawSoccer.com listing for the South Atlantic Region and number 10 in the nation. An All-American in her Junior and Senior years at OM, Payne led the 2013 Girls Soccer team to a state championship. Payne went on to play for Duke University and considered “One of the most dynamic and skilled players with the ball to play at Duke” according to the university. Payne set many records while playing at Duke. After graduation, Payne signed with AFC Ajax (Amsterdam) and now is the first American to play for Savilla FC (Spain).
- Clark Powell. OMHS class of 2005. Soccer. Powell served as the Team Captain of the 2005 6A State Champion and National Champion Soccer team. After graduation, he played collegiate soccer for Wofford and named to the SOCON Academic All-Conference team. Powell is a graduate of UAB Medical School.
- The 2001 Varsity Softball 5A State Championship Team. The first team of any sport to win a state championship for Oak Mountain High School. Team finished with a 45-14 record. Offensively averaged 5.1 runs a game. The defense and pitching only allowed 1.9 runs per game. Also during the season, defeated the teams that would become the 6A and 4A state champions.
- The 2005 Varsity Boys Soccer 6A State and National Championship Team.
These players will be recognized at events held on January 31 and February 1. Information on Hall of Fame events and tickets will be available soon.
To be nominated for the Hall of Fame
Nominees must have participated in athletics at OMHS, have been employed by Oak Mountain High School, or have contributed significantly to the athletic program of OMHS. Athletes, coaches, teams, and outstanding contributors are eligible for consideration.
Nominations are open for any athletes who graduated 2016 or earlier.
Selection criteria includes athletes such as:
– State champion or state championship team
– All state selection
– State record holder
– School record holder (individual or team)
– Professional athlete
– Collegiate athlete
– Outstanding contributions to OMHS athletics
Nominations are open for the 2020-2021 Hall of Fame Class. The nomination Form is available here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeeQtY9iaVT9fRKyl…/viewform