Norb Zimmerman – 1937

Norb Zimmerman – 1937

2012 Inductees
Norb, from a family of 14 children, started his football career at Chaminade but he transferred to Stivers his last three years. He played signal caller and center, playing both offense and defense his three years at Stivers. His senior year, he was captain of the team and was selected second team All-City. Because Stivers had no baseball program, he played semi-pro most of his young life. In 1955 he was inducted into the Dayton Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. During high school, Norb worked at Kroger every day after school and all day Saturday, except during football season. He made $7.50/ week and paid his parents $5.00/week board. After graduation he worked with his father in the construction business and eventually had his own business - N.H. Zimmerman Construction.…
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Dale Van Tine   1954  – Special Recognition

Dale Van Tine 1954 – Special Recognition

2012 Inductees
Dale, a native Daytonian, was a product of Dayton Public Schools, attending Belmont Elementary and graduating from Stivers High School, where he was in the marching band and ran the hurdles in track. His brother, Dick, is also a Stivers product, graduating in 1947. Dale attended Ohio University, later receiving his Master’s degree from O.U. He taught in the Dayton Schools and was a principal for most of his thirty years of employment. During that time he served as president of the Dayton School Management Association and of the Dayton Administrators Association. As an avid bowler, Dale bowled in the Schoolmaster Bowling League until shortly before his death in 2011. Dale had a long and illustrious career as a football, basketball and track and cross country official serving for 50…
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Ed Tate 1948 – Special Recognition

Ed Tate 1948 – Special Recognition

2012 Inductees
During the past fifty years, there have been few people as deeply involved in Dayton amateur sports as has Ed Tate. He is an east ender from Huffman and Cleveland grade schools and Stivers where he played baseball, football and basketball (on the 1947 City Championship team). After Stivers, Ed played twelve years for the semi-pro Dayton Triangles football team, managing the team for ve of those years, and has been inducted into Triangles Hall of Fame. (In 1920 the Triangles were among the forerunners of the N.F.L.) In addition he is a member of the Dayton Slow Pitch Hall of Fame. Ed also coached some of the top amateur basketball teams in Ohio, including two championship Stivers Alumni teams in the annual holiday tourneys sponsored by the YMCA. Many…
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Traver Sutton – Coach  1947-1961

Traver Sutton – Coach 1947-1961

2012 Inductees
Traver Sutton graduated from Detroit, MI, Central High School in 1940. At Central High he was captain of both the football and basketball teams and was voted the most outstanding athlete of his Class of 1939. After graduation Traver enrolled at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and played football under the tutelage of coaches Merlin Ditmer and Frank Wilton. During his sophomore year, a knee injury ended Traver’s football playing days. In 1943, prior to his graduation, Traver coached basketball and taught history at New Richmond Ohio High School. He graduated from Miami in 1944 and began teaching and coaching at Hamilton, Ohio, Fairfield High School until 1947. Traver and his wife, Marjorie, whom he met and married while at Miami, moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1947. While Traver coached…
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Glenn Midlam 1960

Glenn Midlam 1960

2012 Inductees
At Stivers, Glenn lettered in football his junior and senior years and was selected for first team All-City both years. In 1958, he was selected as a first team defensive lineman by both the Dayton Daily News and the Journal Herald (unanimous selection). In 1959, he was selected as a first team lineman by the Journal Herald and Special Mention in the Dayton Daily News. In a game against Kiser his junior year, as Stivers clung to an 8-0 lead in the 4th quarter, Kiser had driven to the Stivers 6 yard line. Glenn caused a Kiser fumble and recovered the ball to protect the Stivers win. He was a coach’s dream defensive lineman.  To Glenn, every play was an opportunity to dominate the opposition. He gave his all no…
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Dean Howell  1959

Dean Howell 1959

2012 Inductees
Dean has had a very diverse career as an athlete, coach, teacher, college professor, artist and writer. He lettered 3 years in football at Stivers, playing quarterback and team punter. He ran track for 4 years as a sprinter (100, 200 and 440 yard dash), shot put and pole vault. He was a walk-on at Miami University where he played quarterback and punter. Dean suffered 6 concussions and had to stop playing football. He graduated from Miami University and in 1972 earned a Doctorate in Sculpture, Psychology and Art Education at Ball State University - with a dissertation in “Perception and Brainwave Activity”. Dean was invited to try-out with the Bengals ... as punter; he declined the offer (6 concussions). He coached football at Stebbins High School and was the…
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Harry Bell  1953

Harry Bell 1953

2012 Inductees
Harry was a two year starter in football playing center on offense and nose guard on the defense. He was an excellent blocker who played an important role in the Tiger offense that won the Dayton Public School Championship in his senior year. Harry also competed four years on the Stivers track team, with the Shot Put being his specialty. He was Stivers top competitor in the Shot Put, finishing in the top two in the Dayton Area Track Meet in his senior year. Harry served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57 and played semi-pro football with the Dayton Triangles for two years following his military tour of duty. He worked for 51 years in the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry before retiring in 1996. Harry and Kathleen have been married…
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Jerry Wirth  1951

Jerry Wirth 1951

2012 Inductees
At Stivers, Jerry Wirth earned two letters in Basketball. He was very modest about his basketball skills and preferred to give his team mates the credit for winning. By his senior year he was a key player and seemed to always step up at the right time. In his senior year, Stivers won the City Championship. Stivers had to win their last two city league games. First, they defeated Kiser - with 37 seconds left in the game, Jerry grabbed a rebound and put it back up for a basket and the win at 42-40. This set up the deciding city league game with Chaminade. Although Chaminade was expected to prevail, Stivers trounced the Eagles 51-37. In the District Tournament that followed, Stivers upset Middletown (rated #5 in the State). It…
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Larry McAfee  1929

Larry McAfee 1929

2012 Inductees
Larry McAfee, was the “best of the best” when it came to being a “student athlete”. He was a “straight - A Student”, and voted best all around boy his junior year in 1928. As a senior he was voted class president! At 5 ft, 9 inches, and 160 lbs., he was a “two year” starter, Larry played forward on two State championship basketball teams in 1928 & 29! He was outstanding as a passer; through his assists and team work, many of the team points were due directly to his efforts. In 1929, with a 23-0 in regular season and a 29-1 overall - Stivers won the State Championship! Stivers won 3 State Championships in 1928, 29 & 30 - no other team has achieved this honor; also Stivers won eight…
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Arthur Trautwein  1926

Arthur Trautwein 1926

2012 Inductees
Arthur “Bus” Trautwein dominated the center position in basketball in Dayton and Southwestern Ohio during the 1925 and ‘26 seasons. He was selected to All Scholastic honors in Dayton, as well as All Southwest Ohio first team. In 1926 he garnered the most points ever made in a season of Dayton scholastic basketball. During his years at Stivers, his teams were State Champion in 1924, Dayton City Champion and runner-up in the Southwest Sectional Tournament in 1925 and ’26. Oh, by the way, he also played third base on the baseball team and was the team Captain in 1926. After graduating from Stivers, he wanted to be a doctor. Bus enrolled in Wittenburg University in pre-med. During his sophomore year he realized that he would have to abandon his dream…
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