DR. DAVID LATTIMER - David laid the groundwork for intercollegiate athletics at OCU by building a strong club program in the 1970's. These programs were the forerunner to the intercollegiate teams in the late 1970's and the move to the NCCAA in 1982. He has given his life to Christian Service and Ministry and has been a champion of world missions. He currently serves as Missionary Superintendent for the Churches of Christ in Christian Union.
MIKE WALTERS - Mike Walters is a 1972 graduate of Ohio Christian University. As the very first athletic director and head coach at OCU, Coach Walters led the men's basketball team to 31 wins over three seasons while winning the very first NCCAA Regional Championship in 1982. Coach Walters coached the men's basketball team in the first three seasons of intercollegiate competition and coached the men's soccer team in their very first two seasons as well. Coach Walters helped lay the groundwork for a basketball program that would go 122-104 in the 1980's while also producing some of our finest alumni. Coach Walters is currently the Director of Ministerial Education at Houghton College in New York.
MIKE HOLBROOK - Working in tandem with Mike Walters, Holbrook played an instrumental role in the athletic department in the late 70's and early 80's. As a recruiter, he helped bring in the talent needed to build successful men's basketball and men's soccer teams. As a coach, he helped develop the players that he recruited. As a visionary, he helped lead the athletic department into NCCAA membership and helped grow a club sports program into a respected intercollegiate athletics department. Mike is currently the District Superintendent for the South Central District and has been a strong presence in the Churches of Christ in Christian Union for nearly four decades.
STEVE PRITCHET – Steve had a career scoring average of 26.1 points per game throughout his college career as he earned a reputation of being one of the best scorers in the nation. His 711 points in a season and 2,276 Career Points place him among the elite in NCCAA history. His school record of 68 points in a game is a record that may never be broken. As the first athlete in OCU history to have his jersey retired, his #30 hangs in the rafters today as a testament of all the he has accomplished as a pioneer of OCU athletics. Steve has enjoyed a career in educational administration, teaching, and coaching over the past 30 years, most recently serving in the role of Executive Director of Campus Safety at Reynoldsburg High School.
DWIGHT MASON - His arrival to campus in 1980 had a major impact on the success of the men's basketball program. Dwight had career averages of 16.1 points, 11.6 assists, and 3.3 steals per game. He earned the reputation of being a great point guard with spectacular passing and dribbling skills. He is a member of the OCU 1,000 point club with and is the all-time assist leader in OCU history. His 21 assists against OSU Newark is a record that still stands to this day. Dwight was honored as the very first NCCAA All-American in school history as he was named First Team All-American in 1982 and Second Team All-American in 1983. Dwight has enjoyed several great years in pastoral ministry and currently serves as the lead pastor at NewPointe Community Church, a thriving and growing community of believers near Canton, Ohio.
RANDY SAULTZ - Joining a brand new OCU soccer program, Saultz brought talent and legitimacy to an upstart soccer team. Sault went on to become the all-time assist leader in 1984, a record he would hold until 1991. To this day, he still ranks 7th on the all-time assists list. Coaches across the country took notice of his abilities as the they selected him as an All-American in both 1984 and 1985 to become the first OCU Soccer All-American in program history. He has since enjoyed a career of Christian service and ministry as both a pastor and Christian counselor. Randy's daughter Karissa has continued the Saultz legacy as starting member of the OCU women's soccer team where she was named OCSA All-Ohio this past season.
LARRY OLSON – Larry was the founder of OCU baseball in the mid 1990's. At the same time he served in the role of athletic director and dean of students. In 2009 he received a special distinction as the OCU baseball field was named "Olson Field" in his honor. Dr. Olson currently serves the campus as Chair of the Psychology Department. He also serves as the Faculty Athletics Representative as he continues to play a role in OCU Athletics.
DAMON BAKER - Damon Baker is a 1995 graduate of Ohio Christian University. Baker, while only playing two seasons at OCU, goes down in the record books as one of the most prolific scorers in school history. He scored 1,406 points in two seasons for OCU, being named an NCCAA All-American in both 1993 and 1994. His career scoring average of 26.5 points per game is still the top scoring average in school history. In 1994, under the direction of head coach Tom Amlin, he helped lead OCU to a 3rd place finish in the NCCAA IIA National Tournament. Up to that point, it was the best postseason finish for any OCU team. Baker currently leads Human Resources at the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio.
LEEANN DANIEL – LeeAnn was a force in the paint for head coach Brad Penn in the early days of OCU Women's Basketball. Known for her rebounding and strong play, she helped lead OCU basketball to their first ever postseason win. LeeAnn and her husband Tim have been an advocate for World Missions over the last 15 years. She currently serves the campus as the Manager of the OCU Bookstore.
MARLAINA SHOTSKY – Marlaina pumped new life into the OCU volleyball program upon her arrival in 2005. She was the very first All-American in OCU Volleyball history, earning 1st team NCCAA All-American honors in 2007. She was also named Mid-East Region Player of the year in 2006 and 2007. She helped lead her team to the programs first ever regular season regional title and #1 seed in 2007. She currently works at the Wexner Medical Center in Human Resources and is a distributor of Advocare.
STEFAN VASILOFF – Stefan Vasiloff helped usher in one of the most winning eras in OCU basketball history during the 2007 to 2010 seasons. Vasiloff led the Trailblazers to two NCCAA National Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. He currently ranks 4th in the all-time scoring list with 1,773 points. He was named an NCCAA All-American in 2010. He currently serves in Columbus, Ohio as the senior pastor of growing congregation at Homeland Church of Christ in Christian Union.
BRENDA BAKER– Brenda came to OCU in 2008 and left as one of the most prolific scorers in school history. She currently sits in 2nd place on the all-time scoring list at 1,132 points despite only playing two seasons. Her 28.0 points per game is the highest scoring average ever at OCU. She also holds the record for most points in a game with 44. She helped lead the 2010 team to an NCCAA National Tournament 2nd place finish. Baker was a two-time NCCAA All-American in 2009 and 2010. She is currently serving the OCU campus as a financial aid counselor while also serving as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team.