The new class consists of Kevin Gertz, Toni F. Green-Hairston, Mary “Tina” Queen and William “Bill” Wooten.
Also inducted to the Boosters Hall of Fame wing will be Philip C. Marsh and Martha J. Williams.
The inductees will also be recognized before Friday night’s Logan-Herbert Hoover football game at Logan Stadium.
Thursday’s banquet is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a hall of fame golf outing earlier in the day at noon at the LCC.
The following are biographical sketches as provided by Logan High School:
Kevin is a 1986 graduate of Logan High School.
From an early age, Kevin carved his niche as a baseball player with the Logan Civic Little League All-Stars as a member of the 1980 state championship team.
He was also a member of three Babe Ruth state championship teams.
While at Logan High, Kevin went on to achieve great success as an athlete in three sports n football, basketball and baseball.
In his senior year, he played on the football team that had a record of 7-3.
As a member of the Wildcat basketball team, he played in three consecutive state tournaments from 1984-1986.
In baseball, he played shortstop on the school’s first-ever baseball state championship team in 1984.
He was a three-time all-state player in baseball and was captain of the 1986 all-state team.
He set the state Class AAA and school record in RBIs with 64 during his junior year. He had a school record of 164 RBI during his three years as a LHS player. His pitching record was 23-5 for his career.
After graduation in 1986, he went on to West Virginia State to play baseball.
He currently coaches baseball, basketball and football at Logan High School.
Again, Kevin has made LHS history as a member of the coaching staff who led LHS to championships in baseball, basketball and a playoff football team.
As a coach, he has been a part of five baseball state championships, one basketball state championship and one football playoff team.
Kevin continues his career in coaching and teaching at Logan High School. He and his wife Dianna are the proud parents of Kevin Heath Gertz, Jr. (K.J.).
Toni F. Green-Hairston
Toni F. Green-Hairston is a 1988 graduate of Logan High School.
Toni lettered in basketball, track and softball.
During her athletic career at LHS, Toni was one of the all-time leading scorers and rebounders for the Lady Wildcats basketball team.
She reached a career high of 1,000 points in 1988.
She was honored as an all-state player in basketball.
In track, Toni was the Class AAA long jump champion in 1987 and 1988.
After graduation, Toni attended West Virginia University Institute of Technology. She played basketball and achieved the honor of career high points scored.
Her basketball career saw records spanning from 1988-1991.
She was an all-time leading scorer and rebounder, WVIAC MVP, and all-conference player, Player of the Year, and All-American while playing at West Virginia Tech.
In December 2003, Toni was inducted into the WVU Institute of Technology’s Athletic Hall of Fame for Women’s Basketball.
Toni attributes her success in life to the following belief: “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, you will achieve.”
She is married to Anthony “Tweety” Hairston, and they are the proud parents of Antonio D. and Ashna J. Hairston. They make their home in Charlotte, N.C.
Mary “Tina” Queen
Mary “Tina” Queen attended Logan High School from 1974-1977.
While a student, Tina served as president of her sophomore, junior and senior classes. She was a point guard on the Lady Wildcats Basketball team and was known as a strong defensive player.
Tina was captain of the Lady Wildcats for three years and earned second-team all-state recognition her senior year. She led the Wildcats to a state tournament bid at the first WVSSAC state girls basketball tournament in 1976.
Although Logan High School did not offer a girls’ softball team during her high school years, Tina played in the Miss Softball America organization.
While playing with Logan’s MSA team, they won the state championship. She competed in the MSA National Championship in Anaheim, Calif.
While in high school, Tina also represented Logan as the Wildcat mascot for the boys’ basketball games during her junior and senior years. She returned to LHS while attending college to continue her role as the Wildcat mascot. She is still known for her animated slides across the court.
Following high school, Tina played girls’ basketball at Concord College and later graduated from West Virginia State College with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. Her career has led her to Indiana, North Carolina, and Tampa, Fla.
William “Bill” Wooten
William “Bill” Wooten is a 1969 graduate of Logan High School.
While attending LHS, Bill played on both the basketball and baseball teams. He played all three years as a starter for the Wildcat Basketball team.
Bill also retained a starting position from his sophomore year through his senior year with the Wildcat Baseball team where he was a catcher.
During his sophomore year, he hit .339 which ranked him third highest hitter on the team.
His junior year batting average was .388 and he led the team in hitting that year. His senior year saw him hit .340 with a record of second highest hitter on the team. He was named all-state honorable mention in 1967 and 1968.
After graduation, Bill was drafted in June 1969 by the Baltimore Orioles as a catcher. He advanced in the Orioles organization to Class A Aberdeen, S.D., in the Northern League. Unfortunately, injuries to both his shoulder and ankle forced an end to his career in 1971. He attended college at Concord College and graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration.
Over the years, Bill has worked in and around the mining industry concentrating in mine safety and training.
In 1997, Gov. Gaston Caperton appointed him to a team on the Mine Inspectors Examining Board for the State of West Virginia where he continues to maintain a position.
He has served as president of the Aracoma council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Assoc. for the past several years.
Bill is a current member of the State Holmes Executive Board which oversees state council activities.
In 1999, Bill was named as the Coal Safety Leader.
Since 2003, Bill has served as lead facilitator for the Coal Industry Forum held in southern West Virginia.
LHS Boosters Hall of Fame
Philip C. Marsh
Philip C. Marsh is a 1955 graduate of Logan High School.
He was a three-year lettterman in football and lettered in baseball in 1955.
In 1961, he entered the U.S. Army and served our country as a military policeman. His tours of duty included Ft. Jackson, S.C., Ft. Gordon, Ga., South Korea and Ft. Lewis, Wash.
After his military service, he was employed by Guyan Machinery from 1955-1961, Smith Transfer in Huntington from 1963-64, and as a warehouse manager/supervisor with Amherst Coal/Arch Coal from 1964-1994.
In 1954 he was the youngest Scout Master in the history of the Chief Cornstalk Counsel, Boy Scouts of America.
In 1959, Phil was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given to a volunteer.
Phil has been a vital part of the Logan High Athletic Program.
From 1982-1985 he served as the President of the Touchdown Club in football and the Gold and Blue Baseball Boosters.
This included fundraising, building construction, and field maintenance.
However, his biggest contribution to the athletic program has been his coaching in the youth programs.
Although not employed as a Logan High coach, he was very instrumental in the development of area athletes.
For more than 25 years, Phil gave his time, knowledge of sports and his discipline to area athletes.
He coached in the Logan Midget Football League, the Logan Buddy Basketball, the Logan and Omar little leagues and the Logan Babe Ruth League.
With his coaching expertise his all-star basketball team played in Florida, his Little League all-star team played in the state tournament, and in 1982 he was the manager of the West Virginia Babe Ruth state champions. This team later competed in the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Niles, Mich. Phil has also spent many hours in the development of Logan’s athletic facilities and umpiring of baseball games throughout our county.
Phil resides in McConnell with his wife Linda, and they are the proud parents of Michelle and Philip “Flip” Marsh.
Martha J. Williams
Martha J. Williams graduated from Logan High School in 1934.
After graduation she attended Berea College in Kentucky and then Marshall University where she received a B.A. and Masters Degree in Education.
She was a teacher and principal in Logan County for 39 years starting in a one room school on top of Lowes Mountain. She also was Superintendent of Girls Industrial School in Salem, W.Va.
Martha was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Sorority (International Honor Society for Educators).
She was President of the Democratic Women of Logan County and Chairman for the Logan County Classroom of Teachers.
Also, she was a longtime member of the McConnell Tabernacle Church.
Martha loved Logan Wildcat sports, politics, and her God.
She was invited to three Presidential Inaugurations: President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson, and President William J. Clinton.
Because of her love for the Wildcats you would see her at the games wearing her Gold and Blue outfits.
She especially loved supporting them at the state basketball tournament in Charleston.
It was customary for Martha to send a cake to the players after a big victory.
She would also help transport players to games and when Logan hosted Buddy League tournaments and she would frequently house players from visiting teams.
Education was one of her highest priority.
This was evident when all five of her children, son Billy Joe (1958), daughters Betty Williams Booth (1956), Clora Williams Hall (1961), Flora Williams Erskine (1961) and Pauline Williams Jones (1962), graduated from Logan High School with 12 years perfect attendance.
LHS Athletic Hall of Fame members
Willie Akers, James Davidson, Todd Ellis, James F. Perry, Harry Bushkar, Mark Hatcher, Roger Hainer, Mike State, Ray Henderson, Ronnie Kirk, Johnny Gilmore, Sr., Roger Gertz, Darrell Elam, Kevin Bates, Fred Colvard, Walt Walowac, James J. Willis, Mario D. Varrassi, Jack Chapman, Herb Royer, Ross Scaggs, George Nisbet, Paul Miller, Charles “Chuck” Perry, Eddie Stephens, Dr. Fred White, William “Bill” Bobbitt, John Pozeca, Jr., Doug McElwain, Harold McCloud, Jim Willis, Jr., Scott Ellis, Don Hall, Bob Wagner, Kevin Smith, Alex Szuch, Alan Vance, Greg Wooten, Steve Adams, Edgar “Foxy” Hanners, Alex Nagy and Elba Samson.
LHS Athletic Boosters Hall of Fame members
Logan High School recognizes people who have made contributions to the high school athletic program.
The school pays tribute to the inductees at their Hall of Fame dinner each year. Their names are placed on a perpetual plaque that will remain at Logan High.
Boosters that have been recognized are: Carl Daniel, Eugene Silverstrucci, A.D. “Buster” Scaggs, Ray Gore, Horace Ward, Neal Scaggs, Wally Wagner, Lester “Bus” Perry, Earle Queen, William P. “Bill” Becker and Eddie Eiland.