Columbus, Ohio – May 26, 2010 – Heidelberg University head men’s basketball coach Anthony Gholson joined an elite group of basketball standouts in the state of Ohio earlier this month. The 1993 national championship men’s basketball team at Ohio Northern University was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum, and Gholson served as an assistant coach during the championship season.
Gholson and the ONU team was part of the sixth annual Hall of Fame Ceremony that was held May 21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum seeks to enhance the role of basketball in Ohio by recognizing outstanding players and coaches of all levels, from high school, colleges and professional teams, in Ohio whose contributions to the sport are noteworthy. It also maintains a historical museum which portrays the exciting history of basketball in the state of Ohio.
With first-year head coach Joe Campoli calling the shots, the 1992-93 Ohio Northern University men’s basketball team won the NCAA Division III national championship with a 28-2 record after winning the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title with a 17-1 record.
The Polar Bears suffered their second loss in the semifinals of the OAC Tournament, but bounced back with five straight NCAA Tournament victories. The Polar Bears topped the College of Wooster, 88-62, at the ONU Sports Center before knocking off Christopher Newport University (Va.), 83-67, and Calvin College, 67-56, to advance to the NCAA Finals in Buffalo, N.Y. Aaron Madry scored 29 points as ONU rallied late in the second half for a 74-73 victory over Massachusetts-Dartmouth in a semifinal. Mark Gooden and D’Artis Jones each scored 21 points in the championship game as ONU held off Augustana College (Ill.), 71-68. Campoli was named national Coach of the Year.