Jim Hanby  1940

Jim Hanby 1940

2006 Inductees
Jim lettered in 3 years in football at Stivers. In 1939 and 1940 he was on the All-City Team as a guard and was Captain of the Stivers Football team in 1940. Jim was Class President of Stivers in 1937. Jim received a football scholarship to the University of Dayton. In 1941 Jim joined the Navy and served until 1946. In 1946 he returned to UD and graduated in 1949. He was a Red Cross lifeguard, played basketball and was a fine golfer. He received his Masters Degree in 1959 from Miami University. When Jim retired, he bought a travel trailer. Jim and his wife, Doris spent summers fishing at Lake Erie. He had 2 sons and 5 grand-children. Michael and wife Leslie had 2 daughters -Alison and Joanna. Son…
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Charles Grigsby  1947

Charles Grigsby 1947

2006 Inductees
Chuck attended Stivers his freshman, sophomore and junior years but became so disappointed at sitting on the bench that he dropped out for a full year to help support his mother and 7 siblings. When his brother returned from the military he urged Chuck to return to Stivers. At 6'5" Chuck played only one year of varsity basketball at Stivers, but he was named All-City that senior year and led the school to its first undisputed city championship in eight years. Chuck's years at the University of Dayton are legendary. UD's second leading scorer as a sophomore. He scored a career high 40 points against Southern Mississippi in 1952. Chuck married his high school sweetheart Charlene in 1952 and they had 1 daughter, Nancy. They divorced but remained friends. He…
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Kermit Davis  1944

Kermit Davis 1944

2006 Inductees
Davis received 3 letters in football and 3 letters in track during his high school years and was known as a fireball, do-it-all man for the Stivers grid squad. The Dayton Journal Herald Newspaper named him the "Most Valuable Football Player in Dayton" in 1943 at their Eight Annual Citation Ceremony. He was awarded the school letter in football. Kermit received All-City , Honorary Captain. Kermit also won Honorable Mention All-State. The Dayton Chamber of Commerce awarded him "Star of Stars" in 1944 Dayton High School Football. Coach "Pop" Warner said "Kermit was the only man I ever handled who merited selection as the city's most valuable". Kermit is retired and lives in Plainfield, Indiana.
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Robert Colburn  1929

Robert Colburn 1929

2006 Inductees
Colburn attended Stivers from 1926 - 1929. The Stivers team he played with went 29-1, 29-1, and 27-0 in 1928-29-30, the 2 losses coming in a National tournament in Chicago. Bob was only 5'1" & 102 lbs. when he started but Coach Stahl said that he had such beautiful coordination and that he would grow and he did. Colburn was a scorer. His name was in the news in Dayton for more than a half-century as a performer, coach and official, and later as an administrator when he became a high school principal. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1935. Bob turned pro and played with the Indianapolis Kautskys in the National Basketball League. He started a coaching career that included basketball and football. At one time he was…
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Gene “Whiff” Brown

Gene “Whiff” Brown

2006 Inductees
Gene began his Stivers Basketball career on the varsity as a freshman and started every game as a guard, forward or center during all 4 years. He served as Captain in both his junior and senior years. Gene was named to the All-City team as a junior and named Captain of the All-City team his senior year. In baseball, Gene pitched the summer league Stivers team to a city league championship, winning 12 games with 0 losses. In the city finals Stivers beat arch rival Fairmont 3-1. In that game "Whiff" struck out 20 Fairmont batters. He was subsequently elected to the Dayton Baseball Hall of Fame. Gene's sport career continued at Ohio State University. The 1950 basketball team when he was a senior was exceptional. He pitched 3 years…
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Dale Andrews 1949

Dale Andrews 1949

2006 Inductees
Dale participated in Baseball (I year) Golf (3 years) Basketball (4 years). He earned 7 Varsity Letters - 1 in Baseball, 3 in Golf and 3 in Basketball. Dale was the lead scorer for the Reserve Basketball team and scored a basket in a Varsity game as a Freshman. He was voted to the Dayton All City team 3 straight years in Basketball. The 1947 Basketball team won the City Championship. The Tigers advanced to the 3rd round of the District Tournament. Dale was selected to the All District Tournament as a Senior. Dale received a Basketball scholarship to Otterbein College and he played Varsity Basketball 4 years. He was a teacher in the Dayton School System. Today Dale lives in Kettering with his wife Bobbie. They have 4 children,…
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