Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

OATCCC Hall of Fame

Ed Barker Award Recipiants

Frederick E. Cope (Ed Barker Award - 1989)
Frederick Cope

Was a successful runner at Salem High School and Mt. Union College. Coached track at Bucyrus and Salem High Schools. Has been an official for 54 years and has managed various district meets all 54 years. Has officiated at 37 State High School Track Meets and 51 Columbiana County Meets. Served as OATC president.

Nathaniel Adams (1989)
Nathaniel Adams

Competed for Cleveland Glenville High School and Purdue University. Won six events in the state track meet including the 100 and 220 yard dash in 1959 and 1960. Tied state record. Competed on winning 4x220 yard relay teams in 1959 and 1960. Won four Big Ten titles including the 100 and 200 in 1062 and 1963. Finished third in the NCAA in 1962 and 1963.

Ralph Bergdoll (1989)
Ralph Bergdoll

Coached track at Miamisburg High School from 1960 through 1987 and cross country from 1958 through 1986. Won six cross country and two track conference meets. His teams won 153 track and 290 cross country dual/tri meets. Ohio representative to National High School Athletics Coaches Association. Meet manager and official.

Anthony "Antoine" Blair (1989)
Anthony Blair

Competed at Alliance High School. Won state track meet 440 three times. Set two outdoor state records. Won National Junior Olympics in the 400 in 1975. Became All-American while at University of Tennessee and won three NCAA individual championships. Set world reord at 600 meters in 1979.

Ollie Cline (1989)
Ollie Cline

Competed at Mansfield Senior High School and Bowling Green University. Was the three time state meet champion in the pole vault in 1945, 1946, and 1947. Finished second in National Junior Olympics. Voted outstanding Ohio High School performer in 1947 by UP Press. Official.

Tom Inman (1989)
Tom Inman

Coached at Toledo Start High School from 1974 through 1989. Earned state girls track championship in 1980. Was state track team runnerup also. Won 125 dual/tri track meets. Coached eight individual state meet champions. Won four city chmpionships.

William Lane (1989)
William Lane

Coached track at Laurelville High School, Lancaster Junior High, and Farfield School for Boys from 1961 through 1966. Started coaching track at Frankfort-Adena High School in 1969 to the present. Coached three years of cross country at Adena. Won one state high school track team championship. Won five district and one regional meet. Has won ten conference track meets. Has won 82 dual/tri meets. Coached seven individual state track meet champions.

Randy Waggoner (1989)
Randy Waggoner

Coached at Dayton Roosevelt (Roth) and Dayton Dunbar High School for 26 years. Won three state track championships, five regional meets, and four district titles. Has won three conference meets Coached sixteen individual state meet champions.

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