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Eighteen outstanding athletes, coaches and contributors will enter the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame this summer, along with three outstanding high school state championship teams. The 2023 Class will be enshrined on June 10 in Columbus. The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at the Hilton Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43240.
The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) announced the recipients of the John Wooden Legacy Award for 2022. Harold “Doc” Daugherty, former head boys’ basketball coach at Euclid High School and Karen Wittrock, former head girls’ basketball coach at Lutheran West High School are the recipients of the award.
Mike Sanzere believed his intense concentration on the court helped him be successful while officiating important NCAA games.
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The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame is pleased to announce our 14th Class
Bobby Brown, who was the OBHOF's oldest living inductee, died on March 29th at the age of 97. He was a member of the Charter Class of 2006.
The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Class.
2011 Inductee Mac Otten died on December 26, 2015 at the age of 90.
Legendary MLB pitcher and high school basketball star Dean Chance died on Sunday, October 11, in his home. He was 74. Dean was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 and was proud to be among its inductees.
OBHOF Board President Ron Kellogg and Executive Director Sheila Fox spent a day with him a few weeks prior to his 2014 induction in his home in Smithville and in nearby Wooster. He was greeted by nearly everyone who passed by with a handshake and a friendly hello. Dean was a regular fixture at the OHSAA Boys and Girls state basketball tournaments and regularly mentored both basketball and baseball players from nearby high schools.
In 1964, Chance went 20-9 with a 1.65 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels and won the Cy Young — from 1956-66, only one pitcher in the majors won the award each year. We went on to pitch a no-hitter for Minnesota in 1967. He was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame two months ago.
Friends will be received Friday from 5-8 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Northwestern High School gymnasium, 7473 N. Elyria Road, West Salem, with pastor Dan Bartkowiak officiating. Private family burial will be held.
We extend our sympathies to Dean's son Brett and the entire Chance family.
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The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed 525 attendees for the 10th Anniversary on May 2, 2015.