Mark Aprile and Jack Greathouse have been named the 2017 inductees for the OCC Hall of Fame and will be honored during a ceremony Nov. 6 at The Medallion Club in Westerville.
Aprile has served as a coach and administrator for 40 years and has worked for the Pickerington Local School District since 1993. He coached the Pickerington High School baseball team for five seasons from 1993-97, guiding the Tigers to more than 100 wins and being named OCC Coach of the Year in 1993, ’95 and ’96.
Aprile, who was inducted into the Central Ohio Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005, also served as athletics director at Pickerington from 1997-2003 and Pickerington North from 2003-11. In 2011, he was named director of student activities for Pickerington schools, a position he still holds.
Aprile was named state Athletic Administrator of the Year in 2012 and has served on several OCC committees.
Greathouse coached boys basketball in Ohio and West Virginia, leading his programs to 333 victories. He coached Lancaster for 15 seasons from 1988-2003, averaging 15 wins per season, and is the program’s all-time winningest coach.
Greathouse, who was inducted into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010, served as an assistant principal at Lancaster from 2006-08 and then as principal from 2009 until his retirement this past summer.
The inductees were selected through a nomination process by the member schools. Final selections were made by the Hall of Fame committee comprised of athletics directors and commissioner Dave Cecutti.