Honor our Co-Founder & His Legacy

Doc's 90th Birthday Celebration

Doc Daugherty and and his dear friend, the late Don Henderson, co-founded the Hall of Fame in 2005.

2020 marked our 15th Anniversary and Doc has been there every step of the way.
Show your gratitude for his passion.

Share a gift today!

If you've been a part of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, chances are, you've had the privilege of getting to know our co-founder, Doc Daugherty. Doc and his dear friend, the late Don Henderson, brought their dream into reality in 2005.

2020 marks our 15th Anniversary and Doc has been there every step of the way. He turns 90 on January 21. Be a part of the celebration and let him know how much you appreciate his efforts. He would love nothing more than knowing the Hall of Fame will be financially sound moving into the future.

Will you help Doc’s dream continue into the future?

Although we don’t have a physical museum (yet!), we still have ongoing expenses to maintain the operation of our non-profit organization. 

Here are 4 ways you can say THANK YOU for Doc for how he’s influenced your life and impacted the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame:

  • Donate $90 to the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame (or share a recurring monthly gift of $90 through 2021!) 
  • Contribute $140 or more and receive a 2021 Hall of Fame membership ($50 value)
  • Make a BIG impact - give $900 in support of Doc's legacy 
  • Share this link with 10 friends or colleagues who will want to recognize Doc and support the Hall of Fame.

Donations are tax-deductible.

Make an online donation or make your check payable to the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame and send to:
Sheila Fox, 118 Graceland Blvd. #189, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

You Receive:

  • Your name and tribute to Doc posted on our website
  • Your name and tribute posted featured across social media
  • Our gratitude for your ongoing support of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Thank you for your generous support in honor of Doc!

The Celebration Committee

Birthday Wishes & Tributes

  • Best wishes on your 90th birthday!

  • Tom & Ann Baker

    You are a role model to all of us. Happy 90th birthday!
    Ann and Tom Baker

  • Doc,
    You are a fine man who has done a great job to promote basketball in Ohio!

  • Robert Cantini

    Happy birthday Doc, may you have many more to come.

  • David Carlson

    Way to go, Doc! You've made quite a difference in our community!

  • After what we have all been through in 2020, we can say with a high degree of confidence that what the world needs going forward is more “Docs”. Happy birthday!

  • Joyce & Paul Cotner

    Happy Birthday! Love and God Bless you, your family and all you do!

  • June Daugherty

    Happy 90th birthday to my beloved husband!

  • Thomas Daugherty

    Happy birthday dad - I’m flying to Cleveland to help you celebrate. Best dad / coach!

  • Jim & Char Downing

    We have all been blessed because we have had Doc in our lives. You have been one of my heroes and are very special to me!

  • Jerry Drobnick

    Happy Birthday Doc! It's a great day in Euclid! Thank you for teaching the values of teamwork, discipline, hard work, sportsmanship and family to me and so many others. And thank you for all you've done for the Hall of Fame. We are all blessed to have you in our lives. You and June make quite a team and have made this world a better place! Wishing you all the best!

  • Brian Dunmire

    Happy Birthday Doc!

    It is still a “Beautiful Day in Euclid”, to steal your line.

    Thank you for all you have done for Euclid and the game of basketball. It was an honor to play for you. You led us on a heck of a run in 1992. Great memories of you and the entire team, coaches, community, student body and alumni that will be cherished forever.

    Brian Dunmire
    Captain - Point Guard
    Euclid High School - 1992

  • Happy birthday Doc!

  • Greg Fondran

    Thanks Doc, for instilling in me the values of hard work, respect and sportsmanship. You helped shape my life and many others by your commitment to the positive development of young men and women.

  • Eddie Ford

    Happy birthday Doc!

  • Carol Fox

    Best wishes for a fantastic birthday!

  • Sheila Fox

    Doc, I am forever grateful for your friendship and dedication to the Hall of Fame! Thank you for all you do!

  • Happy Birthday Doc!

  • Jerry Gottschall
  • Greater Cleveland Basketball Coaches Association

    Happy 90th birthday Doc!! We are so proud to call you our very own! Your contributions to the GCBCA, the OHSBCA, and the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame are truly epic! Your legacy will live on forever! Thank you for just being you... we love you Doc... God bless

  • 90 Years Young and going strong! Thanks for the joy you have brought to all of our lives by sharing your basketball passion with us through the HOF!

  • Happy birthday Coach!

  • Thank you for a lifetime of passion for our sport! Without the vision of you and Don Henderson there would not be an Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Happy Birthday Doc and many more. The HOF wouldn’t exist without your effort. Thanks for all your support!

  • Sharon Kaplan & Jared Kortsen

    Happy Birthday Coach Doc
    Thanks to you, Coach Henderson and many more, the memories from the best game in the Universe will be shared forever.
    Love ya always on and off the court!

  • Ron & Debbie Kellogg

    Well you made a 90 footer, a truly amazing life!
    And you are not done yet.
    Happy Birthday and God Bless you!

  • Gary Lashley

    Thank you for all the hard work you have done in support of the Hall of Fame!

  • Scott & Marianne Lawson

    Our relationship began with the 1959-60 and 1960-61 high school basketball seasons with your Euclid Panthers and my Lakewood Rangers.
    Enjoy your 90th birthday with June and Family.
    Our best to you!

  • David (Rabbit) and Denise Linane

    Happy 90 Birthday Doc! I want to thank you for teaching me the necessary skills to become a basketball player. I have passed all those skills onto my children and they all have enjoyed playing the game and one even played in college thanks to you. Your love for the game of basketball has impacted so many people. Miss seeing you and June at Muldoon’s.

  • Don Lynam

    Cheers to you on your 90th Birthday!

  • Tim, Suzanne, Matt, Rachel, David & Mary McDonald

    Celebrating your 90th birthday and honoring your legacy! We wish you all the best.

  • Happy birthday Doc... you are a great man for the basketball standards for the hall of fame and keeping the game alive in all of our heats.
    God bless Doc!

  • Best wishes to you and your family as you celebrate your special day!

  • Sharon & Dave Nichting

    It's not whether you won or lost,
    It's how you played the game.
    Congratulations - Doc and June.
    Love and Prayers to you both!

  • Ron & Doris Niekamp

    Happy birthday my friend.
    The very best to you and your family on this special day!

  • Sean O'Toole

    Happy 90th Doc!! A better husband, I have NEVER known... a better father, I have NEVER known... a better friend, I have NEVER known... a harder worker, I have NEVER known... so blessed to call you friend and mentor... health and happiness... God bless

  • Roy Pignatiello

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the support over the years you have given to so many people.

  • Ron Ranallo

    Happy birthday young man! Hope all is well. Happy to support the Hall of Fame cause. Your legacy will also go far beyond the HOF!

  • Will Sanborn

    Happy birthday Coach!

  • John & Cheryl Schroeder

    Your heart has been so instrumental in seeing an Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame!
    Happy birthday Doc!

  • Happy 90th, Doc!
    Hope part of your celebration comes in knowing your efforts on behalf of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame are continuing!
    Have one Fabulous Birthday!

  • Charlene & Steve Trout & The Ohio Association of Basketball Officials

    We're lucky to have someone with the dedication & desire and continued energy as we have in you!
    Happy birthday Doc!

  • Happy Birthday Doc. Thank you for all you do for Ohio Basketball and the Hall of Fame! You are a legend!

  • Happy birthday to one swell fellow, now and for many more years to come!

  • Mike Ulliman

    Happy Birthday Doc. You are an amazing man and friend. Thanks for everything you do for the Hall of Fame. You are the ROCK of the organization.

  • David Valinsky

    All the best, honored to work with you on the Hall of Fame.

  • Fran Voll

    They always say, “the first 90 years are the hardest”. Happy Birthday Doc!

  • Happy birthday Doc!

  • Jason Weybrecht

    Doc, you made such an impact on my life. You gave me the opportunity to play the game. Much respect and love to you Coach. Happy 90th Birthday!

  • Derrick Willis

    Thank You Doc, for teaching this me how to conduct myself and to represent our Panthers. Playing for you was a great experience. Happy Birthday Doc! Derrick D-Train Willis c/o 91 #Panthers4Life

  • Happy Birthday Doc. You were a great coach--a fantastic example for all of us coaches. I really enjoyed those trips with you to Columbus for the Hall of Fame meetings. May God bless you for all that you have done for Basketball and family.

  • Mike & Lana Wren

    I want to add my Happy Birthday wishes to my thank you for all that you have done for the game we all love! Our friendship goes way back to days in Athens when my Dad introduced me to "Doc and June" when I was just a youngster. I am proud to be able to say that we are friends!
    Happy Birthday!

  • Ninette Zuzek

    Happy 90th Birthday Doc!

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