Dr. Bill Albers was an orthopaedic surgeon for over 30 years. For 23 years he had a private practice in Lynchburg, Virginia. During that period, Bill volunteered as a coach in both basketball and softball at his daughter’s school, Holy Cross Regional School. The school earned three state titles in girls’ basketball and four in softball. Bill was voted the “State Coach of the Year” on three occasions and the school would later name their athletic field area, “William E. Albers Field.” For nearly a decade, he successfully juggled a number of roles when he and his wife moved to Tennessee where he joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics. In addition to his work as a surgeon, he wrote three chapters in what is regarded as the preeminent text on orthopaedic surgery, Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. Bill also taught 2nd year residents trauma surgery at the University of Tennessee Methodist Hospital and was voted as the “Teacher of the Year” by the residents.
JEFFREY EUGENE GROTH
Few athletes will attain the levels of athletic excellence enjoyed by Jeff. As a wide receiver and special teams player for the Miami Dolphins, Houston Oilers, and New Orleans Saints, quarterback Ken Stabler said that Jeff reminded him of “a Fred Biletnikoff with speed.” Jeff played for seven years in the National Football League, At CFHS, he was a standout in football, basketball, and baseball, earning All-Ohio honors in baseball and football. In 1978 at Bowling Green University, Jeff was named All-American in football. He also played baseball in college and was selected in Major League Baseball drafts by the Chicago Cubs, the Atlanta Braves, and the Texas Rangers.