Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

OATCCC Hall of Fame

Ed Barker Award Recipiants

Dale Studebaker (Ed Barker Award - 1996)
Dale Studebaker

Dale Studebaker was a teacher with the Columbus City Schools. His reputation as a track & field and cross country official was nationally known. Dale officiated as many as 100 meets per year. He worked at every level of the sport from junior high to international meets. Some of Dale's more noteworthy assignments have been the Pan American Games, the Goodwill Games, U.S. Olympic Trials, World Indoor Games, National Junior Olympics, National Masters Competitions, and many Big Ten and NCAA meets. Dale was most known as a head finish judge and he developed finish line procedures which expedited finish line efficiency and accuracy. Dale Studebaker died in 1995 and was posthumously honored with the Ed Barker Award.

George Gross (1996)
George Gross

As a student and athlete George Gross attended Cleveland West Technical High School and the University of Notre Dame. While in high school, he ran on his high school's state championship cross country team and placed 3rd in the mile in the State Track Meet. George was an outstanding coach at Lincoln High School in Cuyahoga Heights. Coach Gross coached state champions in the mile, hurdles, pole vault. and shot put. George served as a track official for many years and founded the Greater Cleveland Track Coaches Association.

Dugan Hill (1996)
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.

Les Nagy (1996)
Les Nagy

Les Nagy attended Niles McKinley High School. Les won the state track two mile in 1968 and 1970. He also won the state cross country meet in 1969. While in high school Les set four state distance records. While attendeing Villanova University, Les ran both track and cross country.

George Nicholas (1996)
George Nicholas

George Nicholas ran for Dayton Meadowdale High School from 1978-1980. In cross country he placed first in the state for three years and broke the state record each year. In track, George had a mile time of 4:13 and two mile time of 9:01. While in college George earned All-American status in track and cross country three times. He also competed in three World Cross Country Championship Meets.

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