1991 Hall of Fame Members
Randy Ayers '78: As a member of Miami's 1977-78 basketball team that captured the Mid-American Conference championship, Randy Ayers helped to upset defending national champion Marquette in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, 84-81, in overtime at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a career total of 1,203 points, Ayers ranks 17th on Miami's all-time scoring list. He also ranks 10th with 523 field goals and ninth with 676 rebounds. Selected second-team all-MAC his senior year, he played four years under Darrell Hedric and helped the Redskins compile a record of 76-30.
Robin Chico '78: Robin Chico earned four letters in swimming from 1975-78 and helped Miami compile a dual-meet record of 23-3 under coaches Claudia Griggs and Grey Wilson. For four years, she was a national qualifier in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events and the 400- and 800-yard freestyle relay events. She finished 17th in the nationals in the 200-yard butterfly in 1978. She won Ohio Collegiate championships in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard butterfly events; the 200- and 400-yard individual medley; the 200- and 1,650-yard freestyle events, and was a member of four championship relay teams. Prior to coming to Miami, she ranked among the top 25 butterfly swimmers in the world. She finished 19th in the 100- and 21st in the 200-meter butterfly events in the Olympic Trials in 1972. Chico will be only the third woman inducted into the Hall of Fame. Preceding her into the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame were former tennis coach Leann Davidge, who was inducted in 1986, and basketball standout Mary Ann Myers, 1989. Chico lives in Washington, D.C., and is the senior clinical dietician at the National Children's Medical Center.
Tom Dimitroff '57: Tom Dimitroff earned three letters as a quarterback and defensive back. He was twice selected All-Ohio and All MAC at quarterback. However, he played as a defensive back in the Blue-Gray game in 1957. he went on to play and coach in the Canadian Football League. At Miami, Dimitroff passed for 1,096 yards, including 11 touchdowns and rushed for 542 yards. As a kicker, he converted on 22 extra-point attempts and one field goal and had a punting average of 36.2 yards. He played on two MAC championship football teams under Ara Parseghian and John Pont and helped compile a record of 24-2-1.
Sid Gillman: A 1934 graduate of Ohio State where he earned All-America honors as an end, Gillman was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Gillman began his coaching career at Miami and guided the Redskins to a record of 31-6-1. In his last game at Miami, the Redskins defeated Texas Tech, 13-12, in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. After serving one year as an assistant under Earl "Red" Blaik at Army in 1948, he coached the Cincinnati Bearcats to a record of 50-13-1 from 1949-54. He coached 18 years in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams (1955-60), San Diego Chargers (1961-71), and Houston Oilers (1973-74). Gillman's professional record was 122-99-7. His teams captured five divisional titles and one AFL championship. He also worked in the front office with the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears.
John Shoemaker '78: Shoemaker earned four letters as a guard and played on two MAC championship teams in basketball under coach Darrell Hedric. He was selected second-team all-MAC in basketball both his junior and senior years as he scored a career total of 934 points and had 325 assists. He also earned three letters in baseball as a first baseman, third baseman and center fielder for coach Bud Middaugh. In his sophomore year, he batted .300 and his junior year he helped establish a Miami record with 45 victories. Two of his teammates were Bill Doran, currently the second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds, and Charlie Leibrandt, a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and has been a player and manager in the organization since 1978.