The Bexley High School boys and girls basketball programs will honor their heritage during home games Thursday, Jan. 11, and Friday, Jan. 12.
At halftime of the girls game Jan. 11 against Granville, all of the program’s former players will be honored, including the 1999 district championship team. The girls also won district titles in 1988, 1995, 1996, 2003 and 2004.
On Jan. 12 during a game against Worthington Christian, longtime coach Gene Millard and all of the boys program’s former players will be honored, with a halftime ceremony highlighting the 1983 state championship squad.
Millard led the boys from 1962-87 and again from 1992-96, winning 496 games, 15 league titles, eight district championships and the 1983 state title. He was athletics director at Bexley for 29 years and also was coach of the girls program for one season, its 1998-99 district title campaign.
“This is a chance for us to reconnect with alumni, and sports gives us a great opportunity to do that,” said Jen Bunker, a 1991 Bexley graduate and chair of the alumni committee of the Bexley Education Foundation.