Hall of Fame (2004)

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FHS Athletic
Hall of Fame

Fostoria High School Hall of Fame
First year 2004
10 individuals, 1 team

Dan Hipsher; was an All-Ohio basketball player at FHS in the 1970's who became the school's career leader in scoring (1,324 points) and rebounding (1,204). He also had a single-game record 33 rebounds. He went on to play basketball and baseball at Bowling Green State University. He is now the head men's basketball coach at the University of Akron after having earlier been head coach at Wittenberg and Stetson.
Betty Jackson; won 12 varsity letters while gaining All-Ohio honors in volleyball, basketball and track and field.
Grant Jackson; was a star in football basketball and track and field at FHS. The school did not have a baseball team at the time, but Jackson went on to pitch in the major leagues for six teams from 1965 through 1982. He was a member of the World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979.
Joe Johnson's; All-Ohio football achievements included being named the state's defensive player of the year in 1980. In track and field, he won the 1980 state long jump title and set a school record in the low hurdles. He went on to start in Notre Dame's defensive backfield for three years and play for the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League.
Casey McBeth; left FHS as the school's rushing leader for a career (4,280 yards) and single season (2,563), and his achievements as a running back at the University of Toledo recently earned him induction into UT's Hall of Fame.
Doug McDonald; was a basketball standout at FHS in the 1950's who went on to be a starting guard on the fine Ohio State teams of the early 1960's. He later became a coach, teacher and administrator at Tiffin Columbian.
Gaylord "Pete" Stinchcomb; was an FHS football standout who went on to earn All-America recognition at Ohio State in 1919 and 1920 and All-NFL honors with the Chicago Staleys in 1921 and 1922. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Ohio State Hall of Fame in 1978. Stinchomb Drive in Fostoria is named for him.
Jeff Tyson; was an FHS basketball standout who formerly held school records of 480 points in a season and 49 points in a game. Tyson later played at Aquinas College and western Michigan University, and as a Western Michigan senior he was named the 1976 Mid-American Conference player of the year. He played in the Continental Basketball Association after having been a third round pick of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.
Dick Kidwell's; 20-year record of 174-50-3 as Fostoria's football coach included state championships in 1991 and 1996 and state runner-up finishes in 1989 and 1993. With Kidwell at the helm, the Redmen made the playoffs 11 times and had seven undefeated regular seasons.
Dick Switzer; has been the timekeeper for Fostoria's football and boys basketball home games for more than 50 years. He has also kept the time at the state basketball tournament. Switzer also has been on city council and served as a volunteer in the community.
The 1912 football team; was named national champion by the Boston transcript after it defeated Buffalo (N.Y.) Central 74-0 FHS won its eight games by a combined score of 596-0, including wins of 131-0 over crystalline and 103-0 over Prairie Depot. L.C. Boles was the team's coach, while Wilbur Bevington was the captain.
Class Of: 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007

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