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Bob Walsh


Bob Walsh

Bob Walsh

  • Bob Walsh

Birthdate: Sept. 1, 1937 
Birthplace: Bellevue, Pennsylvania
High School: North Catholic, Pittsburgh (1955)
College: St. Francis, Pennsylvania (1959)

A Pennsylvanian by birth, Bob Walsh built a remarkable high school coaching record in Ohio. He was head coach at five different schools in Lorain County and had an overall record of 643-301.

Walsh's team at Clearview High School won the state Class A championship in 1974, and his 1986 Oberlin High School team won the  Class AA crown.

Walsh began his coaching career at Clearview High School in 1959 and was elevated to the head coaching post in 1966. He stayed at Clearview for 16 years. In 1982 he moved to Oberlin High and remained for 11 years, his teams winning 199 and losing 61.

Then he spent six years each at Vermillion and Elyria Catholic. His teams were 73-59 at Vermillion and 80-57 at Elyria Catholic. His last stop was at Elyria High School where his three-year record was 50-20.  He was named Coach of the Year three times by Associated Press and twice by UPI. He retired in 2008.