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Congratulations to our 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees!

Judy Ray, Tom Froelich, Gary Hoover & Pat Nelman

Pictured with Athletic Director Tom Difrancesco (Far Left) & Former Head Coach Terry Ross (Far Right)

Cuyahoga Falls High School Football Hall of Fame

Selection Criteria

Player:

Individuals must be 10 years removed from CFHS and earned at least first team All-League or went on to have college or professional football recognition. In a rare instance when CFHS is or was not in a League or Conference, the Selection Committee may consider the player’s total contributions to the program.

Team:

Team is eligible 10 years from the completion of their season. Team must have earned, at a minimum, a League Championship. In a rare instance when CFHS is or was not in a league or Conference, the Selection Committee may consider the team’s record and contributions to the program.

Head Coach:

Head Coach is eligible 10 years after his last season and must have been Head Coach for at least 5 years. Consideration should be based on the coach’s win/loss record and followed by accomplishments that merit league, county, or state wide recognition or significant contributions to the CFHS football program or a positive impact on his/her players.

Assistant Coach:

Assistant Coach must have coached for a minimum of 12 years in the Cuyahoga Falls system. This includes time spent at the middle school as well as time spent at the high school level. The individual’s dedication, commitment and loyalty to the program will be highly considered.

Special/Service: Special/Service candidates include school administrators as well as non-school related individuals who have made major contributions to the Cuyahoga Falls Football Program. This category could include individuals who have volunteered their time and efforts to the program, individuals who have provided financial assistance or individuals who, in the Selection Committee’s opinion, are deserving.

Nominations:

Nominations may be made by current or former faculty, administration or staff, alumnus, parent of an alumnus, or community member. Notifications for nomination will be made public through the Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club Website, CFHS Athletic Department, school websites, community and local newspapers, and any other appropriate means.

All entries must be submitted using the Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club Hall of Fame nomination form. The form can be found on the Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club website.

Deadline for nominations will be the Friday before Thanksgiving each year.

Nominees shall be persons of good character, citizenship and sportsmanship. Teams and individual records, statistics, contributions to the team, and certain intangibles are all to be considered.

The Selection Committee shall be free to select inductees from all eras of Cuyahoga Falls Football. All members will have a pre-selection list and helpful information at the discussion meetings. Selection Committee members must attend at least one of the two discussion meetings to be eligible to participate in the voting process.

75% of the vote is required to be elected into the Hall of Fame. A quorum of the Selection Committee members is required for voting.

Maximum number of inductees should be no more than 5 per year unless special circumstances occur that would be decided by the Selection Committee.

Nominations for the 2019 induction class must be submitted to The Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club by
Friday, November 16, 2018.

Who would you like to nominate?

Player Team Coach/Assistant Coach Special/Service

Hall of Fame - Induction Year

First Year - 1983
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Guss Kittelberg: Head Coach 1911 (5-2) 1896
Bruce "Scotty" Bierce 1915
George Markwalder 1925
Dain Clay (MLB) 1937
Bill Lund (NFL) 1942
Charles Cooley 1948
Bill Micachero 1950
Ned Oldham 1954
Jim Boeke (NFL) 1956
Ken Griffiths 1959
Ted Andrick 1962
Roger Parker 1969
Doug Root 1969
Al Saylor 1969
Rick Seifert (NFL) 1969
Gary Vujanov 1969
Greg Whitney 1969
Richard "Whitey" Prunty 1971
Richard Parsons 1971
Tom Buck 1975
Bob Maxwell 1975
Bill Nettling 1977
Adam Roxburgh 1977
Bob Shaffer 1977
Scott Oldham 1979
Second Year - 1984
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
1925 Team: Trolly League Champs (8-0-0) 1925
Al Spoerndle 1945
Gordon Ackerman 1947
Jack Durbin 1956
Ralph Esposito 1961
Eric Stolberg 1966
Bob White 1967
Jeff Johnson 1975
Third Year - 1985
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Ben Barber (NFL) 1941
Bill Dunivant 1943
Carl Fuerst 1947
Rick Kaser 1950
Glen "Bucky" Buss 1951
Dale Huston 1955
Wayne Betz 1959
Randy Caldwell 1969
Greg Kuhn 1970
Fourth Year - 1986
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Carl Spessard: Head Coach 1942-47 (21-22-6) 1948
Dave Goulding 1950
Bill Muir 1960
Jim Hoose 1963
Ted Salsburg 1968
Fifth Year - 1987
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Ken Filing 1949
Dave Novkov 1949
Mark Erwin 1968
Paul Shullo 1975
Jeff Stebbins 1975
Sixth Year - 1988
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Terry Ross: Head Coach 1967-80 (84-52-4)  
Ray Filing 1952
Jim Snyder 1962
Jon Takacs 1975
Charles Heacock 1977

Seventh Year - 1989
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Bob Magee 1945
Bennie Antognoli 1947
Gary Hetzel 1971
Jim Zucco 1976
Paul Cochran 1979
Eighth Year - 1990
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Dave Martin: Head Coach 1957-61 (29-20-2)  
Gene Harmon 1944
Terry Nagy 1968
Rusty Chaboudy 1974
Scott Gindlesberger 1983
Ninth Year - 1992
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
1932 Team (6-0-1) 1932
Chet Sokolski Falcon 1932
Woody Taylor 1932
Les Wilson 1932
John Moreland 1975
Harry Ostapowicz 1976
Tenth Year - 1994
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Percy Grenfell: Athletic Director 1949
Jerry Phillips 1969
Matt Pawlowski 1973
Ned Siebert 1979
Eleventh Year - 1995
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Dennis Sykes 1962
David Krino 1964
Jeff Charles 1978
Twelveth Year - 1996
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
John Cummings 1926
Jack Ellsworth 1943
David Cyrill 1957
Gary Ralston 1986
Thirteenth Year - 1997
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Art Haley 1915
George "Red" Hagerdon 1926
Bill Campbell 1941
Fourteenth Year - 1998
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED

Ted Baer: Head Coach 1912-17 (26-11-4)

 
Tom Cleverdon 1963
Tom Moore 1968
Pat Patterson (35-Year Service Award)  
Fifteenth Year - 1999
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Larry Schnelzer 1962
Sonny Schvartz 1963
Kevin Waffen 1991
Sixteenth Year - 2000
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Gerald Hooper 1942
Rod Buckson 1953
Mike Mierau 1954
Seventeenth Year - 2001
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Floyd Lovelace 1953
Denny Cole 1965
Jim Ballard (College Football Hall of Fame) 1990
Eighteenth Year - 2002
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Bob Krantz 1951
Brian Coleman 1995
Gary McDonald: Photographer (Service Award) 1959
Carol McDonald: Photographer (Service Award) 1960
Nineteenth Year - 2003
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Joe Nice 1994
Joe Horner (15-Year Service Award)  
Twentieth Year - 2004
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Ron Lyons 1957
Adam Marino 1997
Bill Park (Service Award)  
Twenty-First Year - 2005
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Dick Stodghill (Service Award) 1944
Jackie Stodghill (Service Award)  
Twenty-Second Year - 2008
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Dale Leach (Service Award) 1980
Todd Caruthers (Service Award) 1981
Jerry Fiume (Service Award) 1981
Barry Klein (Service Award) 1983
Twenty-Third Year - 2009
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Don Ross: Head Coach 1991-2005 (77-74)  
Twenty-Fourth Year - 2010
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Ron Salmon (Service Award)  
Bob Heath (Service Award)  
Harry Heath (Service Award)  
Dr. Edward Denholm (Service Award)  
Wayne Rowland 1977
Kevin Hyatt 1995
Rudy Hinderegger (Service Award)  
Twenty-Fifth Year - 2011
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Chuck Klein: Coach  
Barney Maroush: Coach  
Lee Muster: Coach  
Eric Sampson 1985
Twenty-Sixth Year - 2012
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
George Murray 1977
Bob Lacy 1980
Mike Miller 1999
Scott Froelich 2001
Twenty-Seventh Year - 2013
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Bruce Brubach: Coach  
Joe Greenwell 1978
Mike Uber 1998
Tom Froelich 2002
Twenty-Eighth Year - 2014
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
The 2001 State Playoff Team - Don Ross: Head Coach 2001

Twenty-Nineth Year - 2015
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Jordan Sampson 2003
Ryan Clegg 2002
John Scott 2002
Brian Goodwill 1980
Thirtieth Year - 2016
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
The 1976 NEOAC Championship Team 1976

Thirty-First Year - 2017
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
The 1994 METRO League Championship Team 1994
Thirty-Second Year - 2018
INDUCTEE NAME YEAR GRADUATED
Pat Nelman 1971
Gary Hoover 1975
Tom Froelich 1976
Judy Ray (Service Award)