2017 Baron Club Dinner

50th Anniversary • April 22, 2017

Join us for an evening with former NFL all-pro Kellen Winslow as we celebrate Baron Athletics and honor great figures in athletics from the Ohio Valley region.

Father Terence Henry, TOR, Baron Club Award Honorees

Derek Wolfe

Derek Wolfe grew up in the Ohio Valley, attending Beaver High School before attending the University of Cincinnati. A member of the 2016 Super Bowl winning Denver Broncos organization, he’s regarded as one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL.

Mike G. Simon

Mike G. Simon is a certified NFLPA agent who works for Vantage Management Group. He represents a number of NFL players including Derek Wolfe and Travis Kelce.

Rob Copeland

Rob Copeland coached track and field at Steubenville Central Catholic High School from 2010-2014, where his teams won numerous conference and district titles. He coached briefly at Franciscan University before his untimely death in 2015.

Mel Coleman

Mel Coleman coached men’s basketball at the high school and college level for more than 30 years, including guiding Wintersville High School to three OVAC championships.


Emcee - John Buccigross

John Buccigross is a Steubenville native who has worked with ESPN since 1996. He is best known for roles as a hockey commentator and host of SportsCenter. 

Keynote Speaker - Kellen Winslow, Sr.

Kellen Winslow is a Hall of Fame tight end who played for the San Diego Chargers from 1979-1989. 


Sponsorship Opportunities - Baron Club Sponsors

Individual Dinner Reservations - Baron Club Dinner



  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar before dinner
  • Reservations are required
  • Dinner cost is $65 per person


Past speakers

  • John Calipari
  • Lou Holtz
  • Rocky Bleier
  • Jim Tressel
  • John Buccigross
  • Jamie Dixon


Proceeds from the Baron Club Awards Dinner will be designated for the support of NCAA Division III Baron Athletics at Franciscan University