Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

OATCCC Hall of Fame

Ed Barker Award Recipiants

A. W. Hendricks

Coached track and cross country at Gibsonburg, Ada, and Clyde High Schools from 1931 through 1966. Served as OATC president, secretary, and Hall of Fame chairman. Hall of Fame.

Angela Homan (Thomas)
Angela Homan

Hailing from Spencerville High School, Angela dominated women’s distance running from 1998 through 2002. A four time State Champion and three time State Runner-up, Angela set standards that are still being chased over a decade later. In four years of cross country, Angela was only beaten twice as a freshman when she earned her first State Runner-up title, and as a junior when, after lead- ing the State Meet race through the three mile mark, she collapsed and then crawled across the line for 62nd.

In Track, Angela made a regular appearance as a 1600M-3200M double in DIII racing to third place twice and earning one State-Runner-up title in the 1600M, and then coming back less than an hour later in the 3200M where she earned one State-Runner-up title and two State Championship medals. A Mideast Cross Country Champion (2001 18:13.06) and Footlocker National Finalist where she finished 18th, she closed out her high school career as it should be with a Midwest Meet of Champions title in the 3200 (2002-10:56.0).

Continuing her career at Auburn, Angela went on to win three SEC titles in cross country as well as earn All-American honors at the National Championships those same three years (2003-2005), her highest finish coming in 9th place. She also ran for the USA at the World XC Championships in Switzerland. In track, Angela lit up the 5K and 10K races across the nation earning four more SEC titles and recognition four more times as an All-American while winning such prestigious races as the Penn Relays and setting Auburn school records which still stand. In 2006, Angela helped Auburn win the Out- door NCAA National Championship and was selected as one of nine finalists for the 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Angela earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke in 2009 and currently resides in Wallace, North Carolina.

Ann Henderson
Ann Henderson

Ann Henderson ran for Brecksville High School, North Carolina State University, and Cleveland State University. Ann won three State High School Meet events and set four state high school records and one Ohio collegiate record.

Art W. Hendricks
Art Hendricks

Coached track at Gibsonburg in 1931, 1933, and 1934, at Ada in 1938, and at Clyde from 1939 through 1966. Coached cross country at Clyde from 1958 through1965. Won one State High School track championship and had two runnersup. Won nine district and 13 conference track meets at Clyde. Won one district cross country meet. Coached five individual state high school track meet winners. Ed Barker Award. OATC president, secretary, and Hall of Fame Chairman. Official.

Bill Huntington
Bill Huntington

As a student, Bill Huntington was the 1968 Class A State Cross Country Champion for Grand Valley High School. He was also runner-up in track for the 2 mile run in 1968 & 1969.

As a coach, Bill has coached 61 seasons over 31 years at Field High School. He has coached 100 teams of boys’ and girls’ track and cross country where he was the head coach for 91 of those teams. His combined dual /tri meet record stands at 775 – 271 – 2. He has coached teams to a combined 26 league titles, 14 District titles, 8 Regional titles, and 4 State Championships. Bill has had 10 teams that finished 3rd or higher in State Meet competition. He was the first coach to win both Boys and Girls State Cross Country Championships in the same year in Ohio in 1997. Coach Huntington has coached Field athletes to 81 All-State performances including State Champions Emily Mars, Chris Sinick , and Julie Kline.

Currently Bill is assistant coach at Malone College where he helped the men’s team win the 2007 NAIA National Championship in cross country.

Bob Henes
Bob Henes

Bob Henes graduated from Peninsula Woodridge High School and North Carolina State University. While a high school runner, Bob won two State Titles in cross country and three State race titles in track. Bob earned All-American status placing fifth in the National Kinney Cross Country Meet. Bob also placed third in the Golden West Meet in the 3000 meter run. He was a seven time collegiate All-American in cross country and track. Bob was awarded the Kennett Award for the most outstanding North Carolina State University athlete.

Bob Hollen
Bob Hollen

In his 36 years of coaching in track & field and 27 years in cross country, Bob Hollen has made Granville High School a State Meet fixture in both sports and a respected and dominant presence in Central Ohio athletics.

Listing the boys and girls track and cross country championship titles in combination, the Blue Aces have amassed 36 Mid-State and Licking County League titles, 19 District Runner-up titles, 19 District Championships, 11 Regional Runner-up awards, three Regional Championships, and numerous trips to the State Championship meets. The boys cross country teams have made five State Meet appearances with their highest finish of 5th coming in 1996. Girls cross country achieved their highest finish of 5th place in 2010. In track, the boys have finished in the top ten twice - 6th in 1986 and 7th in 2002. The girls won the Division II State Runner-up title in 2002 to add to their other top ten finish, 9th in 1989.

Either individually or on relay teams, Bob’s athletes reached the podium 117 times with Runner-up performances coming from Andrew Cooper (1997, High Jump), Brian Pulliam (2002, 800M), Carrie Brown (1979, Discus), Laura Redding (1986 High Jump, 1987 100HH), Amy Ehrsam (1989, 100M and 200M), and Anyi Onyido (2001, 100HH). State Championship titles were won by Mike McBride (1986, Shot Put), Kim Horning (2002, Long Jump and 4 x 100M), and Carrie Brown who won the 1979 title and then came back to repeat in 1980 setting a Division II State Record in the process. Annie Beecham was a three time All-Ohio cross country and three-time All-Ohio track athlete who went on to earn All American honors in the 10K while at Ohio University.

Bob has received the Fred Dafler Career State Coach of the Year two times, in 2002 for Girls Track and Field and in 2012 for Boys Cross Country.

Bob has served Ohio athletes and coaches in a variety of other roles. He designed and produced the Midwest Meet of Champions program when it was held at Ohio Wesleyan and has served as the OATCCC event photographer at numerous championship meets. He has also been the District 11 representative to the OATCCC for many years, is currently the Web Site Chair, and is a former President of the State Coaches Association. Bob also has served as President of the Central District Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. Most recently, Bob has coached Team Ohio girls at the Mid East Cross Country Championships and served as a member of the Midwest Meet of Champions track and field staff.

Brian Hesson
Brian Hesson

Brian Hesson of Caldwell’s Class of ‘93 remains to date one of Ohio’s most decorated cross country and track athletes. A 17 time All-Ohio athlete, Brian was the premiere distance runner in the State of Ohio from the fall of 1990 to the spring of 1993. Winning eight individual State titles and earning All-American status three times at the Kinney (now Footlocker) National Championships, Brian helped Caldwell High school teams to a winning streak of eight consecutive State Championship titles in cross country—still the record regardless of gender or division.

From Caldwell to the University of Alabama, Brian wasted no time making an immediate impact on the Crimson Tide program. By making the 1994 US Junior National Team.

From that point on, he continued to be a vital part of the Alabama distance program, attaining All-SEC honors in cross country and track and was a three time NCAA Championship qualifier. Perhaps one of the biggest highlights of his career was in the 1997 SEC Championships. Over the three days of competition, Brian placed in the 10K (30:24) on Friday, the steeplechase (9:19) on Saturday, and the 5K (14:31) on Sunday. Following the 1997-1998 season, Brian was recognized by the University of Alabama with the Career Achievement Award.

Brian still lives in the Caldwell area (Macksburg, OH) and continues to be an inspiration to the Caldwell tradition of State Championship competition.

Charles Hofelich
Charles Hofelich

Coached track at Cleveland East tech in 1937, at Cleveland West tech from 1944 through 1952 and Cleveland Collinwood from 1953 through 1962. Won one State High School Track Meet championship. Won ten league and five district track meets. Coached three State High School Track Meet individuals winners. Official.

Charles "Chuck" Hunsaker
Charles Hunsaker

Coached track and cross country at Lafayette Allen East High School in the 1966-67 school year winning the conference track meet. Coached track and cross country at the University of Cincinnati in the 1970-71 and 1971-72 school years. Was very successful as the Southwest Missouri State College track and cross country coach from 1972 through 1978. Was a successful runner at Lima High School and Capital University winning three Ohio Athletic Conference track events.

Claude Holland
Claude Holland

Claude Holland is not just a champion coach, he was an outstanding athlete himself. While at John Adams High School, Claude set a school record in the 880 yd. run. He served as the Team Captain while attending University of Cincinnati, and he was the National Sub Masters Champion in the 600 yd. run.

Coach Holland has been in education for the past 28 years. He served as the Head Track and Cross Country Coach for Cleveland John Adams from 1981 - 92, Head track coach at Cuyahoga Community College from 1993 – 94, Girls cross country at Cleveland Hts. 1995 – 2004, Boys track at Cleveland Hts. since 1999, and Boys cross country at Cleveland Hts. since 2005. In track, his athletes have placed in 43 events at the State Meet including 11 State Champions --breaking 3 State Meet and setting 3 State All-Time records. Coach Holland’s teams won the Outdoor State title in 1982 and 2008, the Indoor title in 2007, and 3 Outdoor State Runner-up titles. He further has 17 Relay title championships and 19 League championships to his credit. He also served as Head Coach of the winning Ohio boys team for the Midwest meet of Champions in 2008. While at Cuyahoga, Coach Holland coached 14 National Qualifiers. In Cross Country, Claude has guided 11 individuals to the State Meet and has had 3 All-Ohio runners.

This deserving Hall– of- Famer has additionally added leadership by serving as the Meet Manager of the Ned Weigart Relays since 1995. He has served as Chairman, Meet Director, and Meet Manager of the International Children’s Games held in Cleveland in 2004. Mr. Holland has been the President and Head Coach of the Cleveland Rebels Summer Track Club since 1980.

Dale T. Hartney
Dale Hartney

Dale Hartney has coached for over thirty-four years at Columbus Whetstone, Hastings M.S., and Upper Arlington. Dale has had great success in coaching the 800; three women have run 2:16 or better, while Andy Cooper ran 1:56.8. Accordingly, Dale's girls' 4 x 800 teams have qualified for the state meet almost every year. Dale co-coached the state runner-up girls' track team in 1990.

Dale's cross country teams have won invitationals at Lakota, Tiffin, Lancaster, Strongsville, Elder, and Dayton. The boys' teams have won nine league, six district, and five regional chmpionships; the girls have won eleven league, eleven district, five regional, and two state championships (1986 & 1991).

D'Andre Hill
D'Andre Hill

D’Andre Hill attended Mt. Healthy High School. In 1989 and 1990, she took first place in the 100 M. dash and in1990 she took first in the 200 M. dash as well. Her 100 M. time was 11.77 and she clocked a 24.44 in the 200 M. Ms. Hill later attended Louisiana State University where she continued running her specialities. She won 6 events in the NCAA meets. Ms. Hill was equally outstanding on a National level. She participated in the Olympic Games, the World Championships, and the World Junior Meet. She ran as a Pro in Track and Field. From 2001 – 2004, D’Andre was the Head Woman’s track and Field Coach for the University of Dayton.

Darrin J. Hill
Darrin Hill

Darrin Hill was coached by Hall of Fame coach Bob Mucha while attending Middletown High School. While Darrin’s specialty was the hurdles, he also excelled in the sprints. Darrin won the 300 meter hurdles in the State Championships in 1978 and 1979. Darrin’s high school relay teams won the 4 x 400 and 4 x 200 meter relay titles. As a collegian Darrin earned titles in the Kansas Relays, the Drake Relays, and the Texas Relays.

Debbie Williams Hoak
Debbie Hoak

In her years at Euclid High School, Debbie was an All-American in basketball and a legend on the softball field, had the highest bowling average in Ohio for her age group, and was an out-standing tennis player. But her career has been one of many firsts and she is a pioneer in women’s athletics at all levels of competition.

The Girls State Track and Field Tournament was in its first year (1975) when Debbie took advantage of the opportunity in front of her to show the world that “throwing like a girl” was something of which to be very proud. In her years at Euclid High School, she won too many invi-tational titles and championships to name. A five time All-Ohio athlete, she was the State Runner-up in the shot put her junior and senior year. The discus was her event though, and she was a three time State Champion. She also earned All-American honors three times before her gradua-tion in 1978.

At the University of Michigan, she found a new throwing event to love—the javelin. Debbie became the University of Michigan’s first Big Ten Champion in Track & Field and would go on to win the event all four years she competed. She was the NCAA Runner-up and earned All-American honors. Her throwing career continued after college and she went on to represent the USA in team competitions against West Germany and the Soviet Union. Debbie competed in six US Olympic Festivals and in 1984, she finished 5th in the Olympic Trials.

Debbie returned to Michigan as the women’s track coach and has been inducted into the Wolverine Hall of Fame. She also played one year of professional golf on the LPGA Tour.

Since 1996, she has helped lead the Magic of Christmas Adopt a Family Foundation which helps hundreds of Ann Arbor area families realize their holiday wishes in cooperation with fund raising efforts of local law enforcement and the University of Michigan.

Debbie currently coaches golf at Saline High School and lives in Ann Arbor Michigan.

Dehart Hubbard
Dehart Hubbard

Sprinted and jumped for Cincinnati Walnut Hills School and the University of Michigan. Won the long jump at the 1924 Olympic Games, and placed third in the 1928 Olympic long jump. Won the long jump in six national AAU outdoor meets and scored in another, and two triple jumps. Won two NCAA outdoor long jump titles and one 100. Won six Big Ten titles. Went to high school when the Cincinnati Board of Education would not allow their student/athletes to travel to Columbus for the state track meet. Member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Doug Henwood
Doug Henwood

Doug Henwood served on the boys’ staff at Lancaster High School beginning in 1973 as the throws coach and put the Gales on the map in field events with eight individuals performing between 57’ and 67’ in the shot put and seven athletes ranging from 160’ to 198’ in the discus.

In 1992, when Doug took over as the head girls coach at Lancaster, the impact was immediate. Over the next 17 years, his teams went on to win 12 Conference Championships, 12 District Champion titles, 3 Regional Runner-up titles, 3 Regional Championships, and a State Runner-up title. Additionally, his teams finished in the top 10 three other times. A six time Conference Coach of the Year, six time Central District Coach of the Year, and the 1999 OHSAA Sportsman- ship, Ethics, and Integrity Award winner, Doug was recognized in 2005 as the Fred Dafler Track and Field Career Coach of the Year.

Throughout the course of his career, athletes reached the podium and earned All-Ohio honors 37 times with eight of those winning individual State Championship titles. These included Barry Walker in the shot put and the discus, Sean Whittington in the shot put, Heather Powers (shot put and discus), and two-time State Champion in the shot put, Nicole Kendrick. Additionally, Alyssa Gossel won the pole vault and Alexis Lape won the 300IH.

A true gentle giant, Doug was hard to pick out at track meets as he was content to remain in the background and allow his athletes to showcase their talents. Having taught for 35 years and coached for 30 years, Doug was planning on continuing to coach following the 2008 school year, but unexpectedly passed away prior to the end of the season. For those of us who knew him, his personal character alone would have placed him in the Hall of Fame and this posthumous honor is more than deserved.

Dugan Hill
Dugan Hill

Dugan Hill, an outstanding coach for twenty-seven years, hails from Caldwell High School. Under his leadership, Caldwell’s cross country teams have won six state cross country championships. Young athletes on Dugan’s teams demonstrate his commitment, integrity, and enthusiasm. Recognition for Coach Hill’s excellence in coaching was shown by his election to the OAT-CCC Hall of Fame in 1996.

It is Dugan Hill’s contributions off the track and our desire to recognition those efforts that bring him the Ed Barker Award. Dugan has served this organization in many capacities—district rep, vice president, president, past president, Mid East team manager, cross country clinic chairman, and official at many meets including the Mid West Meet and the Indoor Classic. Most recently he assisted in organizing and running the Indoor State Championships. He has served on the OHSAA advisory committee for track and on numerous committees for the OAT&CCC. Dugan is always willing to help with whatever needs to be done—large or small. What makes all of this more amazing is that Mr. Hill serves as his school’s athletic director and president of the teachers’ organization. Dugan is respected by administrators, officials, athletes and coaches. He is passionate in his endeavors to promote and advance the sports of cross country and track. Dugan Hill is truly deserving of the Ed Barker Award.

Dugan Hill
Dugan Hill

Dugan Hill is in his 18th year of coaching . His cross country teams won the state meet for six consecutive years from 1987 through 1992. His overall coaching record during these 17 years is 1,131 wins and 106 loses. In track Dugan has coached many outstanding individuals. Dugan has ben very active in the OAT&CCC having served as District Represenative, Vice Presisent, and Presisent.

Ellsworth Holden
Ellsworth Holden

Coached track at Cleveland Rhodes High School from 1935 through 1961. Coached cross country at Rhodes from 1933 through 1961. Was runnerup once in the State High School Cross Country Meet. Won four league and four district Cross Country meets. Won three league and one district track meet. Coached four individual State High School track champions. Won over 100 dual/tri track meets. Was a successful athlete at Cleveland West Commerce High School and Ohio University.

Harley Howells
Harley Howells

Ran for Mentor High School and Ohio State University. Won five events in the state high school meets. Won five Big Ten events in track and set nine Ohio college records. Scored twice in the NCAA outdoor meet and twice in the national AAU championships. Was a member of the 1938 U.S. National team. Coached track for eight years in Ohio and 25 years in Florida.

Herb Hartman
Herb Hartman

Herb Hartman was the boys track coach at Troy High School from 1968 through 1989. He has been the girls track coach from 1989 to the present. Hartman was the boys cross country coach at Troy from 1973 through 1976. His teams won five conference track championships. He was president of OAT&CCC and served in other officer positions. He was OAT&CCC Annual Track & Field Clinic Director for 12 years. Hartman was the Head Ohio Coach at the Midwest Meet of Champions in 1978 and 1979. He has been the State Cross Country Meet Manager since 1985 to the present.

Herb Hartman

Coaches track and cross country at Troy High School. Meet manager of Ohio State Cross Country Championships from 1980 through 2005. Annual Track & Field Clinic Director from 1984 through 1992. Served as Ohio coach for Midwest Meet of Champions. Reinstituted an Association newsletter the "Runner". Served as president of OATC.

Jack Hazen
Jack Hazen

Coached at Malone College for 22 years in track and 23 years in cross country. Won the NAIA National Cross Country Meet in 1972 and finished second on three other occasions. His cross country teams have won 21 district and 22 conference meets and his track teams have won 19 conference and 17 district titles. He has coached three national champion athletes. Founded and managed the Malone Cross Country Invitational. Coached three years of cross country and two years of track at Mt. Vernon High School.

Jack Holliday
Jack Holliday

Jack Holliday has coached at Beavercreek High School for over thirty-five years. During that time, Mr. Holliday has had a combined total of thirty-two league titles. He’s also had one hundred three 1st place team finishes and fifty-eight 2nd place team finishes at invitationals. He is credited with twenty-six District titles, six Regional titles, and one State Champion girls team which completed the season undefeated and ranked 7th in the nation. He has taken twenty-three teams to State, sixteen of which have placed in the top ten. Jack has had nineteen All-Ohio runners and seven have qualified for the Mid East Meet.

Coach Holliday had led many outstanding individuals which include Carol Eckerly, Tara and Kara Storage, Matt Pennucci, and Nik Schwekert. Mr. Holliday’s long and distinguished coaching career has provided a cohesive program that has benefited a significant number of students. His examples of consistency and dedication are reflected in his teams’ performance as evidenced by his record of success.

Jim Hauser
Jim Hauser

Jim Hauser was the boys track and field coach at Fostoria High School from 1968 through 1972, and has been the boys track coach at Sandusky Perkins High School from 1976 to the present. His teams have won one State Track Meet title, and have been runnerup once. He has coached nine individual State Track Meet winners. He was named Boys Track & Field State Honored Coach of the Year in 1990.

Joe Rider Horn
Joe Horn

Good coaches just have that Midas touch at whatever they choose to pursue and Joe Rider Horn is no exception. He has coached soccer (5 years) - and won. He has coached basketball (8 years) - and won. His football teams (coached for 10 years) won league championships four times in a five year period. But it is for his contributions to the sport of Track & Field and the accomplishments of his athletes spanning a 39 year career at Benjamin Logan and Waynesfield Goshen that Joe enters the Hall of Fame. And — he has coached the Horn family.

Four generations of the Horn family have competed in track and field. Joe’s father, Joe Ash-ley Horn, was a top all-around athlete in the 1920’s and competed for Miami. Joe coached his sons Jay (Air Force Academy) and Jon who is still listed as one of the Air Force Academy’s top high jumpers. Joe Neal Horn was a four time State Champion who swept the sprint events in 2006. Gray Horn, was a State Champion and is currently at Tiffin University training and at-tempting to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in the decathlon. The family tradition has also in-cluded coaching Ivy Horn who signed in 2012 to run for Ohio State and Morgan Horn who signed in 2013 to run for the Air Force Academy. In fact, 9 of the 17 boys records at Goshen have the Horn name beside them as do 7 of the 17 girls’ records.

But—it has not just been the Horn family. There has been a long line of excellent athletes at Benjamin Logan where Joe’s boys’ team won the 1992 District and Regional Championships, and at Waynesfield-Goshen where they have won the league title twelve times and the State Championship in 2006. There have been seven individual and two relay champions in outdoor track, eight champions in indoor track, and 38 All-Ohio selections.

Joe hosted USATF summer meets for a number of years as well as serving on the OHSAA State Rules Advisory Board. As a teacher of Special Education, he helped initiate programs in Character Education and Service Learning.

Joe continues to coach and live in Waynesfield, Ohio

John Hinton
John Hinton

John Hinton has been the boys cross country coach at Sandusky Perkins Township High School since 1972 to the present. Hinton's teams have won three State High School Cross Country meets and has been runnerup once. His teams have won two district/regional and 13 conference meets. He has coached three individual state meet winners and was named Boys Cross Country State Honored Coach of the Year in 1988. He was the Ohio Boys Head Coach in the 1993 Mideast Cross Country Meet.

Kathryn "Katie" Horstman
Kathryn Horstman

Has coached track at Minster High School since 1973 and cross country since 1981 to the present. Her teams have won seven state high school track meets and have been runnerup four times. Has won one state high school cross country championship. Has won all 12 track and five cross countrty conference meets. Has won 11 track and two cross country district/regionals. Coached 29 individual state high school track meet champions. OAT&CCC 1981 Girls Track Coach of the Year.

Kevin Huntley
Kevin Huntley

Kevin Huntley was an all-around track athlete for St. Joseph Central Catholic in Freemont. He was coached by Edward and Joe Colon. Kevin excelled in a number of events, but his specialties were the 110 and 300 hurdles. In 1992-93, Mr. Huntley not only set Midland Athletic League but Division 111 District, Regional, and State records in both hurdle events. His record times of 13.79 in the 110 hurdles and 37.58 in the 300 hurdles still stand as Division 111 State records. Mr. Huntley placed at State all 4 years of his high school career, earning State Championships his sophomore year and 2 his junior year.

Mr. Huntley attended the University of Wisconsin, participating in both football and track. He lettered all four years in both the indoor and outdoor track. He was also a member of the 3-time Triple Crown Big Ten Champion teams during his time there. He currently ranks 4th all-time on the University’s list on 110 M. hurdlers.

Laurie Gomez Henes
Laurie Henes

Laurie Gomez graduated from Youngstown Boardman High School in 1988. Her outstanding high school credits include six AAA State Meet Race Titles (Three in cross country, two in the 1600 meter run and one in the 3200 meter run). Her 1600 and 3200 meter times led the Nation, helping her to earn high school All-American status that year. Laurie’s first place finishes also included the MidEast Cross Country Championships and in the U.S. Junior Nationals in the 3200 meter run. She was a Kinney (now Footlocker) national finalist. Laurie also was a collegiate All-American eight times while at North Carolina State University. She raced in the U.S. Olympic Trials, the World University Games, and the World Championships. Laurie also raced professionally from 1993 to 1999.

Mike Hallabrin
Mike Hallabrin

The 1980 1600M race may still be one of the most competitive races ever run in State Championship history. Featuring four other State Championship and Hall of Fame athletes (Ricky Pitman, John Zishka, George Nicholas, and Jason Fox), it was Mike Hallabrin who won the day by defending his 1979 title in what many still refer to as the “dream mile.” Mike’s 4:07.3 from that race set a State Record which stood for eight years when it was broken by future Olympian, Bob Kennedy. Mike finished his high school career by winning the Midwest meet with another outstanding race of 4:10.31.

Following graduation from Mansfield Malabar High school, Mike attended Miami University of Ohio where he continued his career as the consummate middle distance runner. In cross country, Mike was the 1984 league MVP as he led Miami to the MAC team title. He also and qualified to the NCAA Championships—his second trip having also qualified in 1982.

In track & field, Mike won the 1984 MAC 5000M title in 14:20.39 and was the runner-up in the 1500M. That same year, Mike qualified to the NCAA Championships in the 5K and finished 10th in the 1500M. Mike set records in the Indoor 1500M and 3000M. In Outdoor track & field, he set records in the 5000M and in the 1500M. His 3:41.77 1500M still stands.

Mike currently resides in Cardington, Ohio.

Mike Holloway
Mike Holloway

It’s a long way from Linmoor Junior High and Mike’s first track meets to the University of Florida, but Mike has had quite a journey. Along the way, the 1977 alumnus from Columbus Linden McKinley helped the Panthers win the State Championship title his senior year by winning both the 120HH and 330LH as well as running a leg on the 440 relay. From Columbus, Mike went to Florida where his Buchholz High School teams (Gainesville) won numerous District and Regional titles along the way to claiming eight State Championship titles.

Fast forward to the University of Florida where Mike enters his 20th year with the Gators and his 13th as Head Coach. One of the top programs in the nation, Mike has been named the USTFCCCA Indoor Head Coach of the Year three times (2010, 2011, and 2012) and Outdoor Head Coach of the Year twice (2012 and 2013). In this time, the Gators have won five NCAA titles in Indoor and Outdoor Competition. Numerous SEC titles and East Regional titles have also been a part of the Florida team resume.

Individually, athletes have won All American honors over 500 times and more than 50 of those athletes have won individual NCAA titles. Beyond the collegiate level, Mike’s athletes have won Olympic or World Championship medals 27 times including Gold Medalists, Dennis Mitchell and John Capel. Kerron Clement set the World Record in the 400M during the 2005 indoor season.

A widely sought after clinician and one of the top coaches of hurdling and sprinting in the world, Mike served as a coach for Team USA at the 2012 London Games coaching the men’s sprints and relays. In 2013, he was the head coach for the U.S. men’s team at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Moscow where American athletes accounted for fourteen medals, four of those gold.

Mike and his family still call Columbus home.

Paul "Boots" Hawkins
Paul Hawkins

Ran, jumped, and threw for Columbiana High School. Won six field event titles at the state track meet. Set the state record in the pole vault.

Peggy Odita Hodel
Peggy Hodel

Peggy Hodel attended Upper Arlington High School where she was coached by Dale Hartney and Marv Croston, and Irvin Mitchell. She competed in the 300 m. hurdles and the long jump but her specialty was the high jump where she cleared 6’1” outdoors. Peggy also cleared 6’ indoors and is the current state record holder in that event. Her efforts in the high jump earned her 3 State Champion titles. In the long jump, Ms. Hodel leaped 19’7”, which won her the State Championship in 1986. Peggy also had victories at Upper Arlington Inv., Dayton Relays, and Lakota Relays. In 1986, she ranked first nationally in the high jump.

Ms. Hodel attended from Stanford University where she won the Santa Barbara Relays as well as the Stanford Relays. She competed in the heptathlon where she was a PAC-10 champion as well as a finalist in the NCAA championships. Peggy has also been ranked as one of the top 10 in the USA for heptathletes.

Ray Hupp
Ray Hupp

Jumped for Newark High School and Ohio State University. Won the 1971 NCAA Decathlon title. Was a very successful high jumper in high school and college. Set one Ohio college outdoor record.

Robert Harris
Robert Harris

Coached boys track at Chesapeake from 1964 through 1975 and boys cross country from 1966 through 1974. Won nine conference and two district track meets. Coached three individual state high school track meet champions. Started coaching girls track at Chesapeake in 1981 and girls cross country in 1983 to the present. Has won all seven conference track championships and the only conference cross country meet held. Official. He was Assistant Track Coach many years at Marshall University and Chesapeake.

Robert Hamm
Robert Hamm

Coached track at Hillsboro High school in 1955, 1956, and, 1957, at Bremen from 1958 through 1962, and at Lancaster High school from 1963 through 1982. Won one state high school track meet championship and two runnersup. Won 20 consecutive district and seven league meets. Has coached seven state high school track meet individual champions. Won 118 dual/tri track meets. OAT&CCC 1982 Boys Track Coach of the Year

Stan Huntsman
Stan Huntsman

Coached track at Ohio University from 1961 through 1971 and cross country from 1961 through 1970. Won two Mid American Conference cross country titles and two All-Ohio cross country titles. Coached three individual NCAA track champions and one individual NCAA cross country champion. President NCAA Track Coaches Association in 1971 and 1972 and president of the NCAA cross country coaches in 1968 and 1969.

Vern Hawkins
Vern Hawkins

Has coached track at Georgetown High School from 1961 to the present and cross country at Georgetown from 1960 to the present. Won one state high school cross country meet and was runnerup three times. Was runnerup in one state high school track meet. Won 14 conference and two district cross country meets. Won 15 conference track meets. Coached five individual state high school track champions state high school cross country winner. Won 225 dual/tri track meets and 175 dual/tri cross country meets. Successful high school runner.

Voren Hughes
Voren Hughes

There is an old coaches’ saying: “Speed kills—them that ain’t got it.” Well, Voren Hughes had speed to burn and burn up the track at the State Championship level he did. For all four years of his high school career at Leavittsburg Labrae High School, Voren was the premier sprinter in Ohio short events and his only real competition was against himself and the clock.

As a freshman, he qualified to the State Meet in the 400M and made it to the finals. Like all true champions—they come, they learn, they come back. Voren’s sophomore year was his breakout year and he put his lessons learned to good use earning Runner-up titles in the 400M (49.12) and as part of Labrae’s 4 x 400M relay. On only about 30 minutes of recovery between events, he added his first State Championship title in the 200M with a 21.89. Labrae High School tied for the team Runner-up title that same year and a star was born.

As a junior, Voren added two more State Championship titles—the 100M (10.99) and the 200M (21.64). Additionally, Labrae’s 4 x 100M relay finished in 3rd earning him All-Ohio hon-ors for the 6th time. Voren’s senior year (1986), was one of dominance rarely seen in the 108 year history of Ohio Track & Field. He swept through the season winning everything he entered. He took all three Regional sprint titles in the 100M, 200M, and 400M—and then took all three Champion-ship titles in those same three events at the State Championships. His 100M time of 10.69 set a State Record, which he then fol-lowed up with a 21.56 200M and a 47.64 in the 400M. Total medal count: Six individual State Championship titles and two State Runner-up titles. Nine times he earned All-Ohio honors.

Voren competed for two years at Ohio State lettering in 1987 and 1988.

He currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Wes Hartsock
Wes Hartsock

Coached track at Sandusky High school from 1965 through 1973. Coached cross country at Sandusky from 1965 through 1972. Was runner-up in the state high school cross country meet once. Won nine league and six district/regional track meets. Won seven league cross country meets. Coached five individual state high school track meet champions. Won 57 dual/tri meets. Was a successful athlete at Miami University of Ohio, winning one Mid America Conference pole vault title. OATC President.

William Heideman
William Heideman

Competd for Akron Kenmore High School and the University of Akron. Won one event in the state meet. Won six events in the Ohio School from 1965 to 1974 and track at Akron Buchtel High School from 1980 to the present . His Buchtel teams have won all 11 league championships in track and five district/regional meets. His Firestone cross country teams won seven league meets and one district/regional. His 1965 cross country team was runnerup in the state meet. Coached four state high school individual champions.

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