Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

OATCCC Hall of Fame

Ed Barker Award Recipiants

Richard "Dick" Mann (1976)
Richard Mann

Coached track at Cleveland Lincoln High School in 1961 and at Cleveland Heights High School from 1962 to the present. Coached cross country at Heights from 1961 to the present. Tied for the 1982 state high school track championship. Was runner-up in the state high school cross country meet twice. Won four league and three district cross country meets. Won eight league and two district/regional track meets. Coached eight individual state high school champions.

Joel T. Marchand (2004)
Joel Marchand

Distance runner Joel Marchand ran for Fairless High School from 1978 through 1980, where he was coached by Tim Stith. Joel was a five time state champion in his high school years. He ran the 1600 meters in 4:16.0 and clocked a 9:13.0 for 3200 meters, both state records for Division II.

Mr. Marchand attended Malone College where he was the fastest cross country runner in the state of Ohio. He won the All-Ohio Cross Country Meet as a freshman, and he finished third in the Notre Dame Invitational which featured two former Olympians. Joel still holds the five-mile cross country record at Malone. At the three-mile distance, Joel was the national Champion in 1981 and set a nationl record. Joel earned All-American honors six times in his illustrious career.

Beverly Martin (1986)
Beverly Martin

Coached track at Toledo Rogers from 1973 through 1984 and 1986 to the present. Won one state high school track meet and runner up once. Won six conference and five district/regional track meets. Coached 13 individual state high school track meet winners.

Ron Martin (1997)
Ron Martin

Ron Martin has coached track and cross-country for twenty years at Caldwell, Tiffin, and Seneca East. He has coached seven cross-country state champions including Brian Jonard, Tony Carna, Alan Boos, and Vincent Fries. His cross-country coaching record is 2198 - 315. Ron's teams were league champs 14 of 17 years, and district champs 13 times. 23 runners have earned All-Ohio honors and 3 have earned All-America honors. His cross-country teams have won many invitationals including Malone, Tiffin, and the Coaches' Classic. In track, Martin has coached 15 All-Ohioans, 5 state champions, and 5 All-Americans. Tony Carna won the 5000 in the national championships. Ron has served as the college liason, Mid-East coach, district representative for the coaches association.

Connie Jo Robinson Mattocks (1995)
Connie Mattocks

Connie Jo Robinson ran at Reading High School and North Carolina State University. She scored three times in the NCAA Cross Country Meet, and once each in the NCAA Track Meet and the Tac Cross Country meet. She won the Kinney National High school Cross Country Meet. Connie Jo won four State High school Meet events and set one state high school record.

Reggie McAfee (1975)
Reggie McAfee

Ran at Cincinnati Courter Tech High School, Brevard Junior College, and at the University of North Carolina. Set two All-Ohio records in winning the 880 and mile in the 1969 state high school track meet. Set one other All-Ohio mile record. In college he won two national junior college track events and one national junior college cross country meet. Won four Atlantic Coast Conference Track events. Was second in the 1973 NCAA indoor mile and third in the NCAA outdoor mile. Won two state high school cross country meet individual titles.

William McConnell (Ed Barker Award - 1964)
William McConnell

He was the commissioner of the OHSAA from 1958 until 1963. His tenure as Commissioner was marked by four of his characteristics: loyalty, honesty, hard work, and growth. He worked diligently at expanding the scope of OHSAA in the areas of relationship with the Principals Association and the different Coaches Associations. He took an active part in the National Federation annual meetings.

Martin McGrady (1984)
Martin McGrady

Ran for Akron Garfield High School and Central State University. Set the world record for the indoor 600 yard event four times and tied the indoor 500 meter world record. Won one NCAA indoor 600 and ran on a second place mile relay team. Won the 600 in the three national AAU indoor meets and many other big meets and is generally considered to be the best indoor 600 runner ever. Set two Ohio college indoor and one Ohio college outdoor record. Was a successful high school runner.

Harold "Bus" McMillen (1981)
Harold McMillen

Ran track for Bellpoint High School. Won seven gold medals in the state high school track meet. All seven were field events-the most ever won in the state meet. Won four events his senior year in 1925 leading his team to the state championship. Set three All-Ohio high school records.

Clarence "Pat" McMillin (1974)
Clarence McMillin

Coached track at Whitehall High School from 1957 through 1970. Won three league and two district track championships. Won 81 dual;/tri track meets. Official. OATC President. Meet manager.

Harry Mehock (1969)
Harry Mehock

Coached track at Mansfield Senior High School from 1927 through 1968. Coached Cross Country at Senior from 1929 through 1967. Won one State High School Track Meet title and was runnerup twice. Won 17 district track meets and five district cross country meets. Coaches 14 individual State High School Track Meet champions. Founded and managed the high successful Mansfield Relays Track Meet. Ed Barker Award.

Harry Mehock (Ed Barker Award - 1967)
Harry Mehock

Coached track at Mansfield Senior High School from 1927 through 1968. Coached cross country at Senior from1927 through 1967. Founded and managed the high successful Mansfield Relays. Hall of Fame.

Patty Metzler (1995)
Patty Metzler

Patty Metzler ran for North Jackson , Jackson Milton High School, North Carolina State University, and Cleveland State University. She participated in the NCAA and Kinney National High school Cross Country Meets. Patty won seven events in the State High School meets. She set two state high school records. Patty coached cross country at Youngstown State University.

Dr. Harold Meyers (Ed Barker Award - 1977)
Dr. Harold Meyers

He was Commissioner of the OHSAA from 1969 until 1977. Prior to his selection as commissioner, he served 12 years on the Eastern District Board of Control and served as Chairman of the Resolutions Committee of the National Federation of State High School Associations. He was appointed to The U.S. Olympic Committee - Women’s Track for the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games.

Dave Milburn (Ed Barker Award - 1976)
Dave Milburn

Coached track at New Philadelphia High School. Served as president of OATC.

Dave Mills (1971)
Dave Mills

Ran for Lakewood High School and Purdue University. Set the national high school record in the 440 and won two other events in that same state meet. Won two other state meet 440's. Set the two other state high school 440 records. Set one indoor state high school record. Set the American indoor 440 record while at Purdue. Won thre Big Ten events. Scored in one outdoor NCAA 400 and two national AAU outdoor 400's. Was varsity assistant track coach for four years at Vandalia-Butler and has been junior high track coach in Kettering from 1972 to the present.

A. C. Milner (Ed Barker Award - 1970)
A. C. Milner

Coached track at St. Bernard and Mt. Healthy High Schools from 1923 through 1945. Was an official for 42 years.Assigned the officials to the state track meet for 16 years. Hall of Fame.

Alfred "Doc" C. Milner (1971)
Alfred Milner

Coached track at St. Bernard from 1923 through 1942 and at Mt. Healthy in 1943, 1944 and 1945. Won eight league championships. Coached two individual State High School Track Meet champions. Was an official for 42 years. Assigned the officials to the State Track Meet for 16 years. Ed Barker Award. Meet Manager.

Madeline Manning Mimms (1978)
Madeline Mimms

Ran for Cleveland John Hay High School, Cleveland Track Club, Tennessee State University, and Columbus Community Track Club. Won the 800 in the 1968 Olympic Games. Set two indoor world records. Competed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and was a member of the 1980 team. Won national AAU outdoor 800's and three AAU indoor 800's. Won the Pan American Games 800. Set two indoor national high school records. Member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Don "Mitch" Mitchell (1980)
Don Mitchell

Coached cross country at Dayton Roosevelt High School from 1958 through 1974 and at Dayton Roth High School from 1975 through 1978. Coached track at Roosevelt from 1969 through 1975 and at Roth from 1976 through 1979. Won two state high school track meets. Won nine league and five district titles in track. Won five league meets and one district meet in cross country. Coached nine individual state high school track meet winners.

James Mitchell (1974)
James Mitchell

Was an outstanding hurdler at Clyde High School. Won two state high school track meet events.

Sam Monetta (Ed Barker Award - 1966)
Sam Monetta

Sprinted for Toledo High School and won three state high school events. Set one state record in outdoor track.Helped coach at Toledo High School. Became a noted official for many years.

Eleanor Montgomery (1981)
Eleanor Montgomery

Jumped for Cleveland John Adams High School, Tennessee State University, and the Cleveland Track Club. Won the high jump in the 1963 and 1967 Pan American Games. Won the high jump in the 1964 and 1968 Final Olympic Trials and competed in both Olympics. Won six national AAU outdoor and six AAU indoor high jump titles. Set the American outdoor high jump twice. Made two other national teams. Set the Ohio high school state outdoor record and one indoor record.

Leslie Moorman (O'Brien) (2013)
Leslie Moorman

Leslie Moorman remains one of the most decorated track and field athletes in State Championship history. Coming out of Minster High School’s Class of 1989, Leslie stamped her senior year with league MVP Awards in volleyball, basketball, and track. But track is where she excelled and it was her leadership and efforts in her final spring season that brought home a team Track & Field State Championship title for Minster.

With athletes limited to entering four events per meet, the possibility of running 16 State Championship races in the course of one’s four year career exists. And even if an athlete gets there in that many events, placing in them is a challenge – let alone winning them. Leslie made it to State Meet in 15 of those attempts, ran in five different events – two individual events and three different relays – and earned All-Ohio honors in 14 of those. Seven of those efforts resulted in State Championship titles and three others in State Runner-up titles.

Although a critical member of the 4 x 100M relay (all four years), the 4 x 200M relay (sophomore year), and the 4 x 400M relay (all four years), it was the hurdles (100 hurdles her senior year and 300 hurdles all four years) for which Leslie became best known. In the 300M hurdle event, Leslie never lost a race in the course of her four year career – not once – not even a prelim – not even at the State Championships. She is one of only 14 athletes to ever win a title all four years and the only hurdler to do so. Her State Meet PR in the 300IH Hurdles is still a championship level 44.34.

Leslie attended Bowling Green University where she lettered all four years and served as captain her senior year. She was on the record setting 4 x 100M shuttle hurdle relay team and placed 2nd in the MAC Championships as a senior in the 400M Hurdles.

A Minster HS Hall of Fame inductee, Leslie lives in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

Brenda Morehead (1984)
Brenda Morehead

Ran for Toledo Scott High School and Tennessee State University. Competed in the 1976 Olympics by winning the 100 and 200 in the Final Trials. Was on the 1980 Olympic team. Won two national AAU indoor 60's and placed in three others. Won one national AAU outdoor 200 and placed in nine other sprint races. Set American records in the indoor 60 meters and outdoor 100 meters. Won two events in the Junior Nationals. Won four events in the first girls state high school meet leading her team to victory. Set eight Ohio high school state records.

Edwin Moses (1981)
Edwin Moses

Ran for Dayton Fairfield High School and Morehouse College. Won the 400 hurdles in the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Broke the world record in the 400 hurdles three times and is the current world record holder. Won the 400 hurdles in five national AAU/TAC meets and scored in another. Has won two World Cup meets and both World Championship meets. Won the 1976 and 1984 Final Trial meets. Has completely dominated the 400 hurdles on the world level since 1975.

Herbert Moxley (1979)
Herbert Moxley

Ran for Columbus Central High School. Tied the national high school 440 record or 48.2 in the 1928 state high school track meet. Also won another state meet 440 and scored in other events. Ran on a mile relay team that set a national record and won the Chicago National High School Meet.

Bob Mucha (1986)
Bob Mucha

Coached boys and girls track at Middletoown from 1971 through 1983. Coached cross country from 1970 through 1972. Was runnerup in the 1980 state high school track meet. Won four district/regional track meets. Won five conference track and two conference cross country meets. Coached eight individual state high school track champions.

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