Harvey O. Schwab (Sr.) – Class of 1921

Harvey Schwab and his twin brother, Harry, who was a 2007 Hall of Fame inductee, attended Stivers when athletics were a strong and important part of the school image.  Harvey was a starting guard and his brother the starting center on the basketball team in the 1919-1921 seasons.  They were state champions in 1919, 1920 and 1921.

Stivers won the State Championship in 1919 by defeating Cleveland East Tech by the score of 25-22.  That 1919 team won twenty consecutive games, and three players – including Harvey Schwab, Harry Schwab and Fred Sifford – made the All-State Team.  Harvey was considered the strongest defensive player on the team and he was named an All-American.

In 1920, Harvey played tackle in football.  He was selected to the All-City first team although 1920 was not an especially good year for Stivers in football.  They had a limited number of practices to prepare due to school shutdowns for viruses.  But in the 1920 basketball season, Stivers again won the State Championship, and was invited to play in the National Tournament in Chicago.  The Tigers won their first three games but lost in the semi-finals to Toledo Woodward.

After graduation Harvey became the Athletic Director of Christ Church in Cincinnati.  He later owned and operated The Recreational Camp at Miamiville in Clermont County near Cincinnati.  Harvey also officiated basketball and football for 30 years.  He also played professional basketball with a team in Canton, Ohio.

Harvery passed away on October 14, 1957 at the age of 56.  He and his wife, Eunice had two sons, Harvey (Jr) and Walter, along with seven grandchildren.  It is an honor to induct a man of his caliber into the 2020 Stivers Athletic Hall of Fame.

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