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Vince Chickerella

  • Vince Chickerella

Birthdate: August 11, 1929
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio
High School: Yorkville (1947)
Colleges: The Ohio State University (1952), West Virginia University
Year Inducted: 2014

Vince Chickerella was a legend in central Ohio, coaching both high school and college teams. He won state championships while coaching at Linden McKinley (1956-68) and St. Francis DeSales (1984-87). His teams during a three-year stint at Hilliard (1988-91) won 47 games.

Chickerella moved to the college level in 1969, coaching Capital University’s basketball team for 10 years. His teams at Cap won three Ohio Athletic Conference championships and made two NCAA Regional appearances.

A native of Martins Ferry, Chickerella graduated from Yorkville High School and Ohio State University.

He coached at Linden McKinley for 12 years, winning 202 and losing 57. Linden McKinley won the state championship in 1967. He spent three years at St. Francis DeSales, posting a 50-21 record and winning the state title in 1987.

On the high school level, he won 299 games with a .722 winning percentage. His teams won 10 sectional championships, six districts and two regionals.

With Chickerella at the helm, Capital won 179 and lost 72.  Vince Chickerella died in 2011 at age 81.

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