Pictured are Lynchburg-Clay Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Aric Fiscus, left, and Joe Wells. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Pictured are Lynchburg-Clay Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Aric Fiscus, left, and Joe Wells. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Lynchburg-Clay High School added two new members to their Athletic Hall of Fame, as LC baseball standout Joe Wells and former coach and athletic director Aric Fiscus were honored Friday night.

Fiscus and Wells were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony prior to LC’s boys varsity game against Paint Valley.

Although Wells was a multi-sport athlete during his time at Lynchburg-Clay, he was recognized for his contributions to the baseball program at LC. Wells played the outfield during his freshman and sophomore years and really came into his own when he took over the shortstop position as a junior and senior. He played on three Southern Hills Athletic Conference championship teams (1995, 1996 and 1998), two sectional championship teams (1996 and 1997), one district runner-up (1996) and one district Championship team (1997). During his four years, the Mustangs had a league record of 46-6 and an overall record of 70-22. The 1997 team that he played on is arguably the best baseball team that Lynchburg-Clay has ever produced.



During his junior year, Wells batted third in the lineup and finished the season with a .430 batting average, 34 RBIs, 5 HRs, 29 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. In his senior season, his batting average was .556, and he had 7 HRs, 27 RBIs, 26 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. He was named to the All-Southern Hills League team, first-team All-Southeast District and was also named first-team Division III All-Ohio. The four years that Wells played baseball is with a doubt the most successful period in the history of the Lynchburg-Clay baseball program.

Wells and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 14 years. They live in the Lynchburg area with their three children Ava (11), Ayden (9) and Jace (5).

Fiscus was named varsity baseball coach for the 1997 season and coached through the 2010 season. During his 14 years as coach, the Lynchburg-Clay baseball program won seven Southern Hills Athletic Conference Championships (1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010), three sectional championships (1997, 2000, 2001) and one district championship (1997). Fiscus was named the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Coach of the Year 3 times (1999, 2005, 2010) and finished with a career coaching record of 182-103, making him the winningest coach in Lynchburg-Clay baseball program history.

Thirty-four baseball players were named to the All-Southern Hills Athletic Conference team while Fiscus served as coach, and two of his players went on to play at the Division I college level.

In addition to his time as baseball coach, Fiscus served as athletic director from 1999-2006 and played an instrumental role in the creation of the existing outdoor athletic complex at the high school. During his tenure as AD, the baseball field, softball field, soccer field and concession stand/storage building were constructed. He was also the boys soccer coach from 1995-1999. Although there was not an official SHAC soccer league at the time, the boys program evolved into a contending team during that time period.

In 2011, Fiscus was named the principal of Ripley Elementary, where he still serves today. His first wife, Jennifer, passed away in 2007. He and his wife Becky and son PJ reside in the Lynchburg-Clay School District.