Rod Andrew 1947

Rod Andrew 1947

2011 Inductees
Rod Andrew's life and career add new meaning to the term well-rounded. This top-drawer 5 sport athlete earned eleven letters in baseball, football, basketball, track and tennis. He was a play making guard and the best defensive man on the basketball city champions in 1947. Two of his teammates were Slivers Hall of Famers, Chuck Grigsby and Dale Andrews. In football he played halfback and quarterback. Baseball was perhaps his best sport, a top notch pitcher on the Stivers team that went to the 1946 National Amateur Baseball Tournament finals. Rod played a leading role in the Stivers class play, The Little Minister. He also entered and won a national contest,"So You Want to Lead a Band." He went to New York City where he competed against other regional winners…
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Jacob”Jake” Dailey  1960

Jacob”Jake” Dailey 1960

2011 Inductees
Jake Dailey was one of the best gymnasts of the many coached by Joe Sullivan at Stivers. He competed on a national level in 1959, 1960 and 1961. In 1959 teams from Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota met in Detroit and Jake finished 2nd in the Senior Trampoline event. In Columbus at the CA/AAU Ohio-West Virginia meet, Jake finished 1st in the Junior Trampoline event and in New York City at the National YMCA/AAU Gymnastic Champion­ships, he placed 2nd on the Junior Trampoline. In 1960 at the Ohio-West Virginia meet in Columbus, Jake placed 1st on both the Tramp and Long Horse. In Kent, Ohio for the junior national Mens AAU Championships, he placed 2nd in the Senior Div. Trampoline event. In Washington, DC at the National YMCA/AAU Championships, Jake placed…
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Tom Talbott – 1954

Tom Talbott – 1954

2011 Inductees
Tom Talbott was a good athlete at Stivers playing football for 4 years and basketball one year. Tom, however, made his mark in athletics as a teacher and coach. Tom served 27 years as an assistant coach in football and was a head coach with 40 years in wrestling. Throughout those years, he was recognized as a hard working innovator of wrestling and a coach who effectively motivated student athletes. Talbott began his head coaching career at Belmont High School (1961-1966) and helped develop Southwestern Ohio wrestling. He moved to Huron High School for 7 years, Toledo Devilbiss for 1 year, Cardinal Stritch for 9 years, Uniontown Lake for 13 years, Huber Heights for 1 year and 4 years in Florida. During those 40+ years, Talbott coached 9 state champions…
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Dan Wheeler – 1956

Dan Wheeler – 1956

2011 Inductees
A precocious, quick athlete with good size, Dan had an effect on Stivers teams even before he arrived there. He ran freshman track as an 8th grader. He played varsity football all four years, and as a sophomore he was the starting end on both offense and defense for Hall of Fame Coach Jim Hanby. In his junior year Stivers won the city championship, and Dan was All-City end on offense and defense - the only two-way player to be selected that year. A very good basketball player his efforts in that sport were curtailed by injuries. As a senior, illness and injuries resulted in his playing in just three football games, yet he still was selected second team All-City. Dan attended the University of Chattanooga on a football scholarship,…
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James Walton – 1960

James Walton – 1960

2011 Inductees
Jim Walton earned six letters at Stivers, two in football and four in baseball. He was a four year starter in baseball and one of the best players to ever suit up for the Tigers. In 1959, Jim finished fourth in the city Class B Summer League, on 22 hits in 56 at bats for a .393 batting average. In the  1960, Summer League, he hit .304, tied for the league lead in home run with 3, and led the league in RBI's (15), won/loss record (6-2), and strikeouts (126). In an 11-4 win over Roth, Jim struck out 21. He followed that up by striking out 17 in a 2 hit, 7-0 win over the Greene County Sheriffs (Beavercreek). He also beat Precision Rubber (Kiser) 5-1 on 1 hit and…
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