Harry Schwab  1920

Harry Schwab 1920

2007 Inductees
Harry earned 11 letters at Stivers starring in football, basketball and baseball. He was the captain of the State Championship basketball teams in 1919 and 1920. Harry scored 12 points in the deciding game against Akron in 1920. Rollie Bevan, who was the trainer at Army during the glory years of Army football, once said that he had seen some great athletes in his time, but, he had never seen one better than Harry Schwab. Harry went on to play baseball as high as Triple A before he retired and became a golf professional. He was the first golfer in the city of Dayton to win a national professional title and a member of the PGA for 28 years. He was the head pro at Community Country Club for many…
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Jake Matusoff  1921

Jake Matusoff 1921

2007 Inductees
Jake was a small man in stature at 5'5" and 128 lbs.. However, he loomed large on the basketball court and the baseball field. He was a member of the basketball team that won 22 straight games and 72 out of 75 in a three year span for Stivers. In 1919, with only 4 players on the floor due to fouls, Jake, a sophomore. scored the last 4 points for a 25-22 victory and the State Title. Jake was the leading scorer in 1920 & 1921 at the State Tournaments giving the Stivers team three straight State Championships. Jake was All-Ohio in 1920 & 1921. He graduated from Ohio State University where he excelled in both basketball and baseball. After graduation he was signed by the Boston Red Sox but…
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Joe Sullivan  – Coach 1952-1967

Joe Sullivan – Coach 1952-1967

2007 Inductees
Joe coached baseball, basketball, football and gymnastics at Stivers. In 1960, Joe managed the Stivers Summer League Baseball team that placed 3rd in the nation in the N A.B.F. Tourney in Altoona, PA. Twelve of his former basketball players were playing college ball at the same time."Sully" was widely regarded as the top high school gymnastics coach in Ohio. Stivers teams won numerous team and individual, local and State titles from 1957-1967. After earning his Masters Degree in 1967, Joe joined the Physical Education staff at Xavier U. In 1973 he was promoted to Department Head, and after 25 years, earned the title of Professor Emeritus. Xaviers Human Performance Lab is dedicated to him. A bronze plaque reads: "Joseph Sullivan - who made a difference in the lives of young people…
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Robert Worst

Robert Worst

2007 Inductees
"Pop" Worst came to Stivers as a teacher in 1918 and became the Faculty Manager of Athletics/Athletic Director in 1920. He continued in that position until his death in 1954. "Pops" vision was to develop top quality sport teams at Stivers. In order to do this, he focused on obtaining the best qualified coaches Examples of his hiring were Harry Wilhelm, Floyd Stahl, Horace English and Skip LaRue. During that certain era of sports history, Stivers football team went undefeated for 3 consecutive yrs.- 1923, '24 & '25 and were the National Champions in 1924 & '25. Pop's promotion of Stivers HS Athletics in Ohio and the nation earned him the title of "Mr. High School Sports" during Stivers golden years He was a graduate of Steele H.S., Denison U.…
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Horace English  1925

Horace English 1925

2007 Inductees
Horace "Hawk" received 10 letters in 3 sports during his high school career. In basketball he was the leading scorer in 1923 and captain of the City & State Championship teams in 1924 and 1925. They won the title in 1924. Hawk was an end on the football team that won the City and National Championship in 1924 and 1925. He played 1st base on the City and State Championship base-ball team in 1923 & in 1925 he was voted "Dayton's Best All-Around Athlete". Hawk was a member of the first team from Dayton to play in the 1927 National Amateur Baseball Federation Tournament. He is enshrined in the Dayton Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. From 1934 to WWII Hawk coached football & basketball at Stivers. After the war, he…
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Willard Marquardt  1909

Willard Marquardt 1909

2007 Inductees
Bill played football for Stivers from 1907 to  1909. He was a member of the original "Tigers Team" and was a part of the Great Stivers/Steele tradition. Bill weighed 163 lbs and played fullback. He returned to his Alma Mater to coach football & basketball from 1915- 1919 His football teams were City Champs in 1916, '17 and '19 His basketball teams were City Champs in 1915, '16, '17, '18 and '19. In addition to being City Champs, these teams were also State Champs 1916 and '19. The 1917 team won the Southwestern title, but lost in the state finals. In 1920, Bill began his administrative career. He was Principal of Wilbur Wright and the Athletic Director for all Dayton high schools. Bill married Enid Gilbert in 1913. They had…
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