Class of 1980
Emmett Roper, Jr. a successful athlete, earned eight varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football at Finneytown, and served as the volunteer team physician for Finneytown High School for a decade.
While in high school, “Chip” was NAIA All-District as a sophomore and was named Preseason All-American in 1982. He earned four varsity letters at Bluffton College and received a B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati. He went on to earn a medical degree from Ohio State University in 1994. While at U.C. he was a research assistant, and while at Ohio State he served as a resident physician in Internal Medicine.
As attending physician, Chip was the Medical Director at Mr. Auburn Health Clinic and worked in Georgetown Ohio, two underserved areas. He also has been affiliated with the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, worked in emergency medicine at Brown County General Hospital, and worked for Executive Medical of Ohio. Currently he works in Internal Medicine at Internists of Fairfield.
Chip has coached since 1983, and was the team physician for Finneytown High School from 1991-2001. He served as coordinator of the Sara Kent Foundation from 1999-2001, and is a board member of the Greater Cincinnati Health Collaborative.
His awards include the Medical Staff Award from the University of Cincinnati in 1994 and the Brotherhood Speaker Award from New Life Baptist.