Clermont County’s own, Matt Hamill, has made himself into a consistent winner in one of the most recently developed sports crazes, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The sport was developed in 1992 and rules and regulations were added in 1999.
Hamill who grew up on the Clermont County section of Loveland is the son of Alex Hamill, a former member of the faculty at Amelia High School and a state champion powerlifter in three states including Ohio. His mom, Janet Rich, is a descendant of one of the legendary sports families in Ohio, the McCoys. She is the youngest daughter of Stan and Joyce McCoy. He is an Ohio football coaching legend who is a member of the Clermont County and Loveland High School sports halls of fame. He coached many years, primarily at Loveland, but also at Milford and Goshen, also serving as the superintendent of the latter’s school district. Hamill’s step dad, Michael Rich, was his successful wrestling coach in high school and was himself a stellar athlete, arguably the best softball player to ever compete on Clermont County diamonds.