Hall of Fame (2006)
Fostoria High School Hall of Fame
Derek Kidwell, Was voted the state's top player when he played quarterback and defensive end in 1991. In 1996 he became a staff member of his father's coach Dick Kidwell. Derek and Dick Kidwell will form the Hall of Fame's first father-son combination. After winning the 1991 Mr. Football award, the younger Kidwell played briefly at Bowling Green State University before joining his father's staff at FHS. With Dick Kidwell assisting, Derek has become a head coach and rebuilt struggling programs at Hopewell-Loudon and Fremont Ross.
Tom Grine Is a 1973 FHS graduate who earned All-Ohio recognition as a wishbone quarterback for the Redmen. He switched from quarterback to tight end at the University of Iowa and was named the Hawkeyes' most valuable player in his senior year. Grine was a head coach at Clyde before returning to Fostoria to join Dick Kidwell's staff. He turned to defense and coordinated the Redmen on that side of the ball for both title runs. He succeeded Kidwell as head coach in 1997 and recently completed his 10th season at the helm.
Matt Green Remains the only FHS athlete to reach the state boys tennis tournament, where he finished third in 1991. Green, who was known for his powerful serve, had a 32-1 record as a senior and finished 88-16 for his four-year high school career before playing at Northern Illinois University. He has coached the FHS boys team and continues to teach and play competitive tennis in Toledo.
Aaron Hampton, 1990 graduate, was a standout in football and basketball as well as in baseball, in which he continued to stand out at Wright State University. With the Raiders, he was a teammate of left-handed pitcher Brian Anderson, who has pitched for several major league teams, including the Cleveland Indians. Hampton and Anderson helped the Raiders gain their first NCAA tournament bid.
Jim Hauser Graduated in 1964 and went on to play football at the University of Toledo before returning to FHS and coaching boys track from 1968 through 1972. He then went to Sandusky Perkins, where he coached a state championship team, a state runner-up team and nine individual state champions. He was named the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches' boys coach of the year in 1990 and is a member of the organization's Hall of Fame.
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