Class of 2009 joins OVAC Hall of FameJEFF HARRISONSpecial to The EnterprisePhoto By Jeff Harrison/The Daily JeffersonianThe Ohio Valley Athletic Conference had its sixth Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. The Class of 2009 includes, front row l to r, Richard "Dick" Edge, Dr. Vince Monseau, John Sorrenti, Gene Ford, Henry Lazasz and Bill Paolisso; second row, Harold "Doc" Daugherty, Jim Hanna, Ken Jobko (representing his father, the late Bill Jobko), Tim Anderson and Mark Thompson; third row, Marty Coyne, Mike Dawson, Charlie Keenan, Tim Moxley, David Bosley and Otis Winston.Photo By Jeff Harrison/The Daily JeffersonianBarnesville High graduate Tim Moxley (right) was among the athletes inducted into the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling on Saturday. Presenting Moxley for induction was high school coach, Darrell Davis.WHEELING, W.Va. -- Gene Ford called it a thank-you award. Tim Moxley was in awe of the honor.Regardless of what words were used, all of the inductees in the Class of 2009 for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame got their moment in the spotlight at the sixth annual induction ceremony Saturday night at WesBanco Arena.With a record turnout of nearly 450 on hand, 17 new members were inducted into the OVAC Hall of Fame in the various categories, putting the total of honorees over the 100 mark. Five "Legends of OVAC Member Schools" were also recognized at the event.The two inductees with local ties -- the long-time Cambridge High boys' basketball coach Ford and Barnesville's wrestling-football standout Moxley -- were very appreciative of the recognition they received from the largest functional high school conference in the nation."It's a thank-you award," offered Ford, who coached Cambridge for 25 of his 31 years as a high school coach and racked up a total of 440 victories (400 at CHS). "You can't get any honors at all in any profession if you don't have great people supporting you. I had 25 years of great community support...outstanding assistant coaches...great administration...and most importantly, we had great players."You're smart enough to know you're here because you were at the right place at the right time and all of those things helped make it possible," added Ford, who led the Bobcats to the OHSAA State Tournament five times."It's nice to go into the Hall of Fame where Geno and Doug Donley (CHS grads who were members of the initial HOF class back in 2004) are already in," Ford related, "and some great coaches like Dick Potts and Sam Andy are a part of this, too."The OVAC basketball coaches have always been great to me," he added. "I have so many friends there and this is a nice honor."Moxley and Steubenville's Charlie Keenan (both honored as athletes from the decade of the 1980s) were the talk of the town, so to speak, at the banquet since this is the 25th anniversary of their monumental OVAC heavyweight wrestling championship bout.The former Shamrock, who went on to a stellar football career at The Ohio State University, was very humbled by his selection."I didn't realize how big of a deal it was until I got here," he admitted. "I'm in awe of the people in this Hall of Fame. It's a true honor."While Moxley, who lives in Florida, hasn't been back "home" in some 8-10 years, he hasn't forgotten his roots."This is a fantastic place to have grown up," he said of the Ohio Valley. "I learned so much about sportsmanship and how to train. I can't ever thank them enough. I hope I was able to give back at least a portion of what this area gave to me."Of the historic Moxley-Keenan mat confrontation, Moxley said, "I've had several people tell me that night changed the way wrestling was thought of in the valley. This place was standing room-only that night and it was pretty special. That match has been the buzz here all night and to be inducted at the same time with Charlie is terrific."There was a distinctive Weirton flavor to the event as no less than five of this year's inductees had ties to the West Virginia community -- John Sorrenti (Media), Dr. Vince Monseau (OVAC 'Contributor'), Bill Paolisso (Official), Harold "Doc" Daugherty (Athlete, 1940s) and Jim Hanna (Athlete, 1950s).Other inductees included Richard "Dick" Edge (OVAC 'Family); Henry Lazasz (Coaches); the late Bill Jobko (Athlete, 1950s); Tim Anderson and Mark Thompson (Athletes, 1960s); Marty Coyne and Mike Dawson (Athletes, 1970s); and David Bosley and Otis Winston (Athletes, 1990s).The five "Legends" were Tom Kinkade, Fred Negus, Charley Seabright, Nick Skorich and Moffat Storer.