Meet the Next Class of Inductees Into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame
There is a new batch of inductees headed to the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame at their monthly meeting on January 21 at the Villa Hills Civic Club. The four individuals to be inducted this year have been recognized for their impressive athletic accomplishments in the area, either playing or coaching or both.
Ludlow native Wayne Keller will be inducted for his basketball officiating contributions to the area. After graduating from Ludlow High School, Keller joined the Northern Kentucky Official Association and began officiating pee-wee football. He has been an official since 1995.
Some of this officiating highlights include his participation as a back judge in the 2006 state final football game between Covington Catholic and Bowling Green. He was also selected to work the 2011 Northern Kentucky Senior All-Star Game, the 2013 6A state final game between Scott County and Meade County and numerous other playoff football games since 1998.
Keller currently serves as the announcer at the Ludlow High School Boys and Girls home basketball games and also serves as Vice-President of the Northern Kentucky Official Association.
Randy Wofford has been selected for the Hall of Fame for football, basketball, baseball, and coaching. Also a graduate from Ludlow High School, Wofford was a four-year starter in football and named to the Northern Kentucky All-Conference team twice. He led the area in receptions and punt-return yards and was third in scoring during his senior year. He was named to the All-A Coaches Team, was team MVP and made it to the Senior All-Star game as a tight end during his last year of high school.
Wofford was also named to the NKY All-Conference Team in both baseball and basketball as well when he became the only male athlete from Ludlow to play in three Senior all-star games.
As a coach, Wofford spent three seasons as a youth football coach and later an assistant coach for four seasons with Ludlow High School. In basketball, he was an assistant coach for eight seasons with the boys team and two with the girls. He became the Ludlow girls head basketball coach from 2009-2013 and won Coach of the Year in 2012. He then took over the boys head coaching spot in 2013 and still serves as that role today.
Victoria Keller Wofford
A third graduate of Ludlow High School has also made the cut for the Hall of Fame in Victoria Keller Wofford who played volleyball, softball, basketball and later coached.
A three year starter in volleyball, Victoria made the Northern Kentucky All-Conference first team, the Ninth Region All-Tournament Team, team MVP, and the Senior All-Star Game.
In basketball, she became a member of the varsity team in sixth grade and later became a four-year starter at Ludlow High. She made the 34th District All-Tournament team two years, was named to the NKY All-Conference first team, won the team MVP and Best Defense award and went on to play two years at Thomas More College.
In softball, Keller-Wofford was a three-year starter, made the NKY All-Conference third team and became the only female athlete from Ludlow to play in all three senior all-star games.
As a coach, she has contributed to the Ludlow volleyball team, basketball team and the Ludlow Youth Football Cheerleading team.
Terry Trame graduated from Holy Cross High School where he played basketball from 1978 to 1982. He began his coaching career with Covington Turners youth basketball and baseball teams. He later became an assistant basketball coach at St. Henry and also at Simon Kenton. He became the head coach of the junior varsity team at Lloyd in 1995 and eventually the head coach of the varsity team with Williamstown in '96. He coached the girls varsity basketball team at Ryle from 2004 to 2006 and is currently the varsity golf and tennis coach at Cooper High School.
Bryan Burke, associate editor