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Charles McAfee

Class of 2009


Charles McAfee

  • Charles McAfee

Birthdate: March 10, 1918
Birthplace: Coolville, Ohio
High School: Sac City, Iowa (1936)
College: Ohio University (1941)
Died: December 12, 2011
Year Inducted: 2009

Charles McAfee was one of Ohio’s best known and most successful high school coaches. He is one of nine included in the first class of Ohio Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1987. His teams won 571 games and lost 196, a .744 winning percentage. In a 36-year career (1941-77), he spent 13 years as head coach at Ames-Bern High School where his teams had a 255-68 record and 22 years at Athens High School, which had a 316-128 record. Two of McAfee’s teams – one at each school – were unbeaten in their regular seasons. During one stretch, there were eight straight years when Athens won or tied for the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League championship. His teams won 16 league titles. In December, 1987, the gymnasium at Athens High School was named after him. McAfee played on two championship teams at Sac City High School in Iowa.

Charles McAfee died on December 12, 2011 at the age of 93.