FORESTVILLE – Michael Bozeman, Clayton Sam Redden and Veronica Harris are among the 2016 inductees in the Bishop McNamara High School Hall of Fame. On Sept. 30, the trio was enshrined in a ceremony at the school’s Fine Arts and Athletic Center. The 1986 and 1988 men’s championship golf teams were also honored. Bozeman, a […]
FORESTVILLE – Michael Bozeman, Clayton Sam Redden and Veronica Harris are among the 2016 inductees in the Bishop McNamara High School Hall of Fame.
On Sept. 30, the trio was enshrined in a ceremony at the school’s Fine Arts and Athletic Center. The 1986 and 1988 men’s championship golf teams were also honored.
Bozeman, a 1984 Bishop McNamara graduate, joined his older brother Todd as a member of the school’s Hall of Fame.
Bozeman went on to play men’s basketball at Farleigh Dickinson University and guided the girls’ basketball program at Bishop McNamara from 1999 to 2005, leading the Lady Mustangs to new heights.
During his tenure as head coach, Bozeman guided the program to three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships, including a City Title championship in 2003 – marking the first time in school history a team had accomplished that feat. The 2003 Bishop McNamara girls basketball team finished the campaign ranked third in the nation, according to USA Today.
Bozeman (WCAC Coach of the Year in 2002) also had 11 players receive Division I basketball scholarships during his tenure.
Kalika France, who earned Parade third-team All-American honors, was also in attendance during the induction ceremony. France, who was named Maryland’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003, was the school’s first All-American.
“She was my most important recruit in that regard,” said Bozeman, who thanked Bishop McNamara President/Chief Executive Officer Marco Clark and Athletic Director Anthony Johnson for their support.
In addition to his brother Todd, Bozeman also thanked his family, including his wife Wendy and their five daughters: Nikki, Dominique, Mikell, Taylor and Sydnee.
“Everything I’ve done in my life always represents the Bozeman family,” he said.
Redden, who graduated from Bishop McNamara in 1976, was honored for his exploits on both the soccer field and the baseball diamond. He earned a varsity letter in soccer in 1976 and was a two-time letterman in baseball in 1975 and 1976.
“I feel honored to just be nominated and truly blessed to be selected to the Hall of Fame,” he said.
Meanwhile, Harris was a two-sport athlete at La Reine High School, where she competed in both basketball and track and field.
During her high school career at La Reine, Harris served as a team captain for track and field and was named MVP in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
As a senior, she was named the Catholic Girls Athletic Association MVP for the track and field team and earned a full athletic scholarship to Seton Hall University.
Harris was the first La Reine graduate to receive a full athletic scholarship in track and field.
During the induction ceremony, Harris thanked her many supporters, including her parents, Latheian and Delores along with her brother Gregory and coach T. Morely Breen.
“Going to La Reine was the best decision I ever made,” she said. “They always let us young ladies know that we are special and we could do anything.”