Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is proud to announce the newest inductees into the CHCA Athletic Hall of Excellence. CHCA alumnus Cam Murray ‘15, Chase Murray ‘16, and alumni parent Bill Schomaker.
Cam Murray was recognized for his accomplishments in Football and Baseball. Cam lettered in football all four years at CHCA, was a starter for three, and was captain his senior year. He holds the school record in Most Career Receptions at 126. Cam received multiple awards each year, including All-Conference, All-City, and All-State recognition, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was a finalist and scholarship recipient from the National Football Foundation for football performance, academic achievement, and school leadership. In Baseball, Cam started and lettered all four years. He also received multiple awards in this sport – All-Conference, All-City, and PBR – and he holds the school record for Most Career Hits at 151. After graduation, Cam took his baseball talents to Alderson-Broaddus University and played in 52 games, helping them to their first conference championship, before transferring to Youngstown State University, where he had to sit out due to injuries. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business from YSU. As a graduate transfer to Coker University, Murray completed his final year of eligibility and is currently working on his master’s degree in Business Leadership and Administration. He once told Coach Kevin Savage that he would continue to fight to play “until someone takes my spikes away from me.” Savage shared, “Murray has grit, heart, and a love for the game. He represents the ‘never quit’ attitude of a CHCA Eagle – his success in baseball is a reflection of his character.”
Chase Murray was also recognized for his accomplishments in Football and Baseball. Chase lettered in football for two years and was a starter for one year. He received Academic All-MVC each year. In Baseball, Chase started and lettered all four years, serving as captain for two years. He received Academic All-MVC each year, and received numerous awards during his high school career, including multiple player-of-the-year awards. He holds the CHCA school record for career varsity games played at 114, tied the school record for home runs, triples, and RBIs at 124, and was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation, Chase went on to play at Georgia Tech University, where he started in 45 games as a true freshman and played most of his season with a broken bone in his hand after being hit by a pitch. He continued to be a valuable member of the team, which landed him being named to the All-ACC 2nd Team for his performance. Early in his junior year, he was hit in the head by a 93 mile per hour fastball while batting, suffered a concussion, and missed approximately 20 games. Despite this injury, Chase was drafted in the 13th round of the 2019 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and is currently playing in their minor league system. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in business. “Chase is the most intense student of the game that I ever had the pleasure of coaching in my nearly 20-year career,” shared Savage. “He has reached the professional level through a combination of raw athletic talent, passionate spirit, competitive drive, and outstanding work ethic.”
Bill Schomaker is a father of two CHCA alumni, Robbie ’01 and Jake ’10. Known as “Coach Shoe,” he has been an invaluable contributor to the CHCA Athletic program for over two decades. Under his humble leadership in the Strength and Conditioning program, Schomaker has been a part of 67 league championships, 26 sectional championships, 27 district champions, 12 playoff appearances in football with three regional finals and one state runner-up, as well as two final four appearances in baseball. He has been serving in the weight room for the past few years as an Assistant Strength Coach with CHCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Adam Atallah ’07, where he has enjoyed two volleyball state final fours as well as the ’21 Baseball State Championship.
Adam Atallah, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance, had this to share about his mentor: “Coach Shoe has served this community as if it were his own family and it shows everywhere you look. I don’t think Bill knows what it means to have a bad day. His heart for Jesus and his approach towards all people has modeled for me and our coaches what a purpose driven coach looks like. His stewardship with relationships, time, wins, and losses honor God, his family, friends, and the CHCA community. We are better because of Coach Shoe, I am better because of Coach Shoe, and there are hundreds of other alumni and current students who would agree with me. On behalf of Eagle Nation, congratulations Coach. Truly an honor to see you be inducted this year into the Hall of Excellence!”
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