SGASD Honors Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
At the September 1st home varsity football game, the 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees were honored at halftime. Congratulations to Brian Bahn, Derrick Roy, and Bob Smith!
The Rocket Athletic Hall of Fame honors the very best in the history of Rocket Athletics to preserve the heritage and tradition of athletic excellence at Spring Grove Area High School. This special honor recognizes members of the Spring Grove family who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to athletics at Spring Grove Area High School and possibly beyond.
The Hall of Fame honors student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and longtime and distinctive supporters of the Athletic Department.
Brian Bahn, 1999, Student-Athlete Inductee
Brian Bahn graduated from Spring Grove Area High School in 1999 and participated in Cross Country and Track. At the time of his graduation, he held the county record in the 800 meters and still holds the Spring Grove school record. Brian has been coaching cross country for 19 years at Spring Grove.
- 1998: 800m YAIAA 2nd place, and PIAA District III 3rd place
1998: 3200m YAIAA County Champion
1999: 800m YAIAA County Champion (County record 1:56.4)
1999: 800m PIAA District III 2nd place (School Record 1:56.0)
1999: 800m PIAA State Championship 5th place
1999: 3200m YAIAA 2nd place, and PIAA District III 5th place
Derrick Roy, 2010, Student-Athlete Inductee
Derrick Roy graduated from Spring Grove Area High School in 2010 and participated in Varsity Boys Soccer.
SGAHS Soccer (2006 – 2009)
- 57 goals; 19 assists
- 2009: YAIAA Division I Co-Player of the Year
- 2007 and 2008: YAIAA Division I First Team
- 2008: Hanover Evening Sun’s Player of the Year
- 2007 and 2009: Hanover Evening Sun All-Area First Team
- 2009: PA Soccer Coaches Association All-State Selection
Shippensburg University (2010 – 2014)
- 26 goals; 2013 All-PSAC and Daktronics All-Atlantic Region Second Team
Bob Smith, Friends of Athletics Inductee
Bob Smith was very active with the Spring Grove Athletic Booster Club. He was an integral part of the Booster Club, assisting with the
concession stand for over 50 years from 1965 to 2019. He stepped away from the concession stand in 2019 because of missing his grandkids' football games.
Bob was instrumental in starting the Spring Grove Boys Club (Jets) in 1969. The Spring Grove Jets competed in the league for the first time in 1970, thanks to Bob’s hard work. He coached the rinks and midgets for several years. The midgets won two championships with him as head coach.