Longtime Dayton Coach, Boone & NKU Star to Be Inducted Into Larosa's Hall of Fame
The LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame has announced its next class of inductees, and two from Northern Kentucky are on the list.
Barry Binkley led the girls cross country team at Dayton High School to two state titles and six second place finishes over an impressive eight-year span. He coached the Greendevils for 25 years and won five state titles and earned fourteen second place finishes.
He formed the first girls cross country team in Northern Kentucky at Holmes in 1974 and was instrumental in inaugurating the Kentucky Girls State Cross Country program in 1975. He moved to Dayton High School in 1979.
Two of his star runners include Adrienne Hundemer (20 individual state titles) and Stephanie Edgar (14 individual state titles/pictured above).
Overall, Binkley won six titles and finished second fifteen times.
This year's LaRosa's class also includes Michelle Cottrell who earned twelve varsity letters in three sports (basketball, volleyball, and track) at Boone County High School. She was named Track Athlete of the Year in 1997 by the Northern Kentucky Coaches Association and was All-State in volleyball twice. Cottrell went on to star in basketball at Northern Kentucky University where she is still the all-time scoring leader.
She was part of the Norse's 2000 national title team.
There are five other members of the class and they can be viewed here.
The latest class of the LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted on June 28 at WCET-TV studios in Cincinnati.
Photo: Barry Binkley (center), Stephanie Edgar (left, via Kenton Co. Library), and Greendevils logo via Facebook