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Hall of Fame and Alumni

Last Updated: 1/18/2023 7:55 PM

Brooklyn High School Alumni

Brooklyn Hall of Fame

The Brooklyn Hall of Fame Committee is made up of a group of former Brooklyn High School Alumni.



As of January 18, 2023, only nominations on this form will be accepted.


View Hall of Fame Nomination Form



Presenting the Brooklyn City Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The BCSD is proud to announce the Brooklyn City Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Congratulations to John Logan (1974), Brian Trocano (1975), Steve Turchyn (1985), and Cory Neale (2007) on this prestigious honor! Each inductee was selected based on noteworthy academic and athletic accomplishments during their high school careers, as well as significant career and other life achievements. A special induction ceremony will be held in September 2022 to formally recognize each Class of 2022 inductee. More information on how to register to attend the induction ceremony will be shared in July. Please read below to learn more about the many impressive accomplishments of each new Hall of Fame member. On behalf of the district, congratulations once again to the Brooklyn City Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Go Hurricanes!


John Logan Class of 1974 Yearbook Photo

John Logan
Class of 1974

Lettered in Varsity Football and ran Track

Successful serial entrepreneur in six completely different industries:

As a portrait painter; running night clubs; publisher; HR software; insurance; and author

Was presented with former Vice President Gore’s prestigious “Hammer Award” (1997) as part of the Ameritech New Product Development Team

An award given to individuals & organizations that innovated ways to save the

government money and better interface with the public.

Often noted in the top 25 of Influencers in “InsureTech” in the Insurance Industry while CEO & Founder of SafeGuard Guaranty Corporation

Inventor of the world’s first Divorce/Marriage Insurance policy

Author of The Millennial Money Tree and Words of Love: 38 Poems and An Essay,  which appeared on Amazon’s “best seller” list.


Brian Trocano Class of 1975 Yearbook Photo


Brian Trocano
Class of 1975

School Co-Athlete of the Year (1975)

Only athlete to compete in two (2) sports simultaneously, (track and baseball)

First Team All-Cuyahoga Conference in two (2) sports. 2nd team in a third sport

Elected Team Co-Captain in Football and Baseball - both championship teams

Team MVP in two (2) sports

Plain Dealer Dream Team (2) sports

All Scholastic in two (2) sports

Broke Brooklyn’s shot put record that had stood since the 1950's



3-year Varsity Letter Winner and starter

Captain of undefeated team

1st team All Cuyahoga Conference

Plain Dealer Dream Team

Cleveland Press All Scholastic

Led team in tackles

All District Linebacker

3rd team All Ohio Linebacker

Team Best Offensive Lineman



3-year Varsity Letter Winner and starter

Team MVP of Sectional Championship team.
Team was also undefeated in dual meets.

2nd in Districts, Shot put

2nd in State, Shot put

Broke long time school shot put record
(broke own record 4 times)


3-year Varsity Letter Winner and starter

Captain of Cuyahoga Conference Champions

Team MVP

Cleveland Press All Scholastic

Cuyahoga County West All-Star Team

Cleveland Plain Dealer Dream Team

Class of 1985 Yearbook photo of Steve Turchyn

Steve Turchyn
Class of 1985

3-year Varsity Letter Winner

TV 8 High School Player of the Year

Plain Dealer Dream Team

All Sun 2nd Team LB

All Conference 2nd Team RB

1st Team All Ohio DB

1st Team All Conference RB

2nd Team All Conference DB

All Sun West Team

All NE Ohio Greatlakes All District Team

Cuyahoga County East-West High School
Football All Star

Leading Rusher and Tackles

Rushed for 209 yards in a single game



4-year Varsity Letter Winner

All Conference 2nd team Guard


1st Place All Conference, District & Regional
Qualifier 4x 3200m

Played one (1) year football at Baldwin Wallace University

Six (6) years of military service in the U.S. Army


Class of 2007 Yearbook photo of Cory Neale

Cory Neale
Class of 2007

Member of varsity high school basketball team all 4 years of high school

All-time leader in the following categories:

Career Points (1484)

Points in a single quarter (29)

Career Rebounds (718)

3-point field goals in a single game (8)

Season 3-point field goals (71)

Career 3-point field goals (175)

Played one (1) year college basketball at CSU

Played two (2) years college basketball at Alderson Broaddus University

Cory has now returned to BHS as an assistant high school basketball coach


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