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William Taylor Clinton 1949

Swimming



 

   Can you imagine a junior in high school competing in 1948 Olympic trials? Before the era of today's intensely trained child prodigy, Coatesville high schools Bill Clinton accumulated numerous state swimming and national swimming titles in route to an outstanding college career.

   Bills high school swimming honors again as a sophomore when he won the State Championship the 100 yard backstroke. He dominated the event for the next two years in high school. He captured the state crown again as a junior and as a senior and was the Pennsylvania record holder in the event in 1948 and 1949. Bill was a fifth-place All-American in the 100 yard backstroke in 1948 and again in 1949. In 1948, he competed on the AAU National Championship 300 meter medley relay team. It was during this year the bill competed at the US Olympic trials in Detroit, Michigan.

   Upon graduation, Bill attended Mercersburg Academy. He left his Mark as Eastern Interscholastic Prep School Champion in the 100 yard backstroke and in the 150 yard individual medley.

   At Yale University, Bill captained the freshman swim team and became the NCAA national freshman record holder in the 200 yard backstroke. The next year he was an NCAA All-American in the 200 yard backstroke.

   A stint in the Army gave Bill a chance to set new records. In 1954 he was All-Army champion and record holder in the 100 meter butterfly.

   Bill returned to Yale in 1956 and swam on the NCAA National Championship 300 yard medley relay team. He was named as NCAA All-American that year in the 200 yard butterfly and the 300 yard medley relay. He captained the 1957 Yale squad which won second place in the NCAA championships. To culminate an outstanding college career, Bill was selected as an NCAA All-American in the 200 yard butterfly and the 400 yard medley relay.

   Bill remained active and competitive swimming from 1971 through 1992. He competed in masters swimming events through U.S. swimming and the YMCA and has accumulated many more national championships.

 

Theodore "Ted" Daily

Coach

 

 

 As a coach, Ted Dailey built Coatesville football into the dynasty of the Suburban II league of the 40s.

   Ted began his football playing career in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He was named to the All-State team as an end. He played collegiate football at the University of Pittsburgh where he was an All-American. He also played in the Rose Bowl against University of Southern California. After graduation, he played a year with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

   Ted began coaching at German Township High School, followed by brief stints at Boston College and Lafayette College. In 1940, he came to Coatesville as a teacher and a coach and within two years brought a suburban II championship to the steel city (1942). He repeated this feat In 1943, 1944, and again in 1947. The 1943 champs were also undefeated and untied. When Ted left Coatesville for a position as assistant coach at Syracuse University, his overall record through nine seasons was 61 wins, 23 losses and four ties.

   At Syracuse, Ted continued to build winning teams, culminating in a National Championship in 1959. He coached there for twenty-five years and remained loyal to Syracuse University until his death in 1992. Ted never forgot his former football players and many friends in Coatesville. And they have not forgotten him.

 

David Domsohn 1985

Soccer

   Dave Domsohn graduated from Coatesville Area Senior High School in 1985 left in his wake a stream of shattered school and league soccer records.

   Dave.s soccer prominence began in the ninth-grade. As a varsity starter, Dave was named that year to the first-team all Ches-Mont squad, an honor that he would given each year until graduation. Twice he was also named Ches-Mont MVP.

   Dave scored a career total of 109 goals which was a school and Ches-Mont record. His season best of 41 goals was a school record and his 31 league goals that year was a Ches-Mont record.

   Dave's other honors include two nominations each to the All Southeast Pennsylvania and the All-State Soccer Teams. He was also twice elected to the All Mid-Atlantic soccer squad. During his senior year, Dave was awarded the distinction of being named as an All-American. Throughout this time, Dave was also a three-year starter in basketball and baseball.

   Following graduation, Dave was selected to play in the Dapper Dan Classic and in the National Soccer Coaches of America Army Classic. He then continued his education on an athletic scholarship at Bucknell University.

   At Bucknell, Dave was a four-year starter. He was named to the first-team All East Coast Conference team each of those four years, and earned All-American 1st team honors in 1987 and 1988. He was a leading scorer in Bucknell and East Coast Conference history. Dave was inducted in Bucknell Hall of Fame class of 1999. Following graduation, Dave played one year of professional indoor soccer with Hershey Impact in the American Indoor Soccer League.

 

Bob Fleck 1949

Football

 

   Bob Fleck is Coatesville High Schools first Football All-American.

   Bob's high school athletic career was as a two sport competitor. He was the center on the varsity basketball team for two years. During that time the team won the section III championship.

   Bob's greatest prowess however was exhibited on the football field. Bob was a varsity lineman for three years on the Red Raider squad. His senior year, he was chosen for the third team All-State honors.

   Bob entered Syracuse University in 1950. In 1952, he was selected by the International News Service as an All-American. In the following season, Bob was a member of the first year at Syracuse football team to play in the postseason bowl game as the team competed in the Orange Bowl. Bob was named an All-American again in 1953 by the Associated Press and Colliers Magazine.

   As Bob's years at Syracuse drew to a close, he earned more honors on the playing field. He played in the 1954 Shrine East-West game. Later that year, he became the first Syracuse player ever named to play in the Senior Bowl. As a fitting end to his stellar collegiate football career, Bob was selected to play in the 1954 College All-Star game. Following graduation, Bob was drafted in the third round by the Green Bay Packers.

   As a tribute to his outstanding performance during his tenure at Syracuse, Bob was elected to the Syracuse University all century team in 1999.

 

Debbie Marshall 1975

Softball

   By the time the Debbie Marshall had graduated from Coatesville Area Senior High School. She had participated in three varsity sports, had captained her basketball and softball teams, had set 13 all-time pitching records, had been a three-time MVP, and was named outstanding female athlete in 1975.

   Debbie was a three-year varsity player on the field hockey team and was a two-year starting guard on the varsity basketball team. She co-captain the basketball team in her senior year and led the team in assists, steals, and points per game. This spectacular season was capped off by her nomination as MVP for 1975.

   However, it was on the softball diamond Debbie's true talents were recognized. As a varsity player in ninth-grade, Debbie's batting average was he Scholastic personal best at .471. In her sophomore year, she debuted as a pitcher and helped lead her team in the first undefeated season Coatesville's history as she pitched two shutouts and one no-hitter. As a junior, the team’s unbeaten streak soared to twenty-five behind Debbie's pitching, with a record of seven wins in seven starts. She batted .405 and was named MVP for 1974.

   Coatesville's 1975 softball team had the distinction of winning the first ever district 1 championship. Debbie pitched through the playoffs, including a no-hitter en route to the title. In the inaugural Pennsylvania PIAA State Championship, Debbie hurled a three hit shutout and a one-hitter to advance the team to the state finals. She batted .451 that year and amassed 121 strikeouts en route to 11-3 season. Debbie was named MVP for the season.

   Many of Debbie's records are still standing. Among them, her high school career record of 20 wins and three losses. She pitched 4 no-hitters, 6 shutouts and one hitters.

   As a finishing touch to a stellar high school career, Debbie was selected as the outstanding female athlete for 1975. Women Sports Magazine also recognized Debbie as a 1975 Athlete of the Year.

 

Herbert “Hubie” Marshall 1963

Basketball

   There are not many records in the world sports the last 37 years. Hubie Marshall single-game scoring record has stood the test of time.

   In 1963, Hubie Marshall was co-captain of the first Coatesville High School basketball team to finish the regular season undefeated. The team won 23 consecutive games that year behind Hubie’s scoring talents. It one game, against Pottstown, Hubie tallied 50 points-a Mark that has yet to be surpassed.

   Hubie became the first Coatesville basketball player to score more than 1000 points in his career. He accomplished this feat without the benefit of today's three point goal. It should also be noted that Hubie seldom played a full game during his senior year because of the large point margins in the games. Not surprisingly, Hubie was elected to the All-State basketball team in his senior year.

Hubie continued his education and basketball career at La Salle University. He continued to excel on the court and was named All-American as a senior. In honor of his contributions to the sport Hubie was inducted into the Big Five Hall of Fame.

 

Gene T.  Patton 1945

Baseball

   Gene Patton is a true baseball legend in Coatesville. His achievements on the diamond in the 1940s remain just a spectacular 55 years later.

   A three sport athlete in high school, it was in baseball that Gene earned fame.

   His Junior year in high school, Gene led the team in hitting with a .590 average. He also led in stolen bases that year with 38. The team won the County Championship and Gene was named to numerous All-Star teams.

   As a senior, Gene batted .710 which was recognized as the national title for high school baseball in 1945. That year Gene had eight home runs, fifty-one runs batted in and thirty-five stolen bases. He had consecutive hit streaks of thirteen and nine for a season total of twenty-two hits for twenty-three times at bat. He did not strike out that entire season. The team was undefeated with eighteen wins and repeated as County champions. Gene was selected for a variety of All-Star teams.

   In that County championship game, Gene went 6 for 6 with two home runs and seven runs batted in. There were major-league scouts from every team in attendance and Gene received offers from all of them. He signed a five-year contract with the Boston Braves and at 17 years of age was sent straight to the major leagues.

   In Army injury shortened Gene’s major-league career, but he stayed in professional baseball with various other teams in the United States and in Canada. While playing for Brantford, Ontario, Gene batted .357 and was selected MVP.

   Since his retirement from professional baseball, Gene remained active in the sport. He was a manager in American Legion baseball for many years he was also a scout for Kansas City.

  Gene has been honored by the Babe Ruth league of Pennsylvania and by Caln Little League. He was inducted into the American Legion Hall of Fame and into the City of Coatesville Hall of Fame.

 

Rod Perry 1953

Track

 

   Rod Perry left quite a legacy at the 1953 Pennsylvania State track and field championship.

   Rod was an outstanding two sport athlete for Coatesville High School. As a basketball player, Rod was a member of the Red Raiders 1952 State Championship runner up team. In track, however, Rod left his name in the record books.

   As a junior and a senior, Rod was the Ches-Mont Champion in the high and low hurdles. During both of those years, he also reigned as District Champion. He captured the State Championship in both events as a junior.

   In 1953, Rod set a national record in the 180 yard low hurdles with a time of 18.8 seconds. It was at the state champion meet that year that Rods high school career was truly epitomized. Rod was crowned State Champion in both the high and low hurdles. Demonstrating amazing versatility, Rod also competed in the shot put that year. He went on to capture third-place honors in the state.

   Rod then went to Penn State University. He continued his track endeavors and had an excellent career in the hurdles. While at Penn State, Rod was IC4A champion.

 

Sonya R. Perry 1989

Track

 

   Look up "scholar athlete" in the dictionary, and there would be a picture of Sonya Perry. Look for "very good scholar and championship athlete" there would be an 8 x 10 glossy of Sonya Perry.

   Sonya Perry is more than just a three sport athlete. She is a champion athlete who has not only accomplished great things on the playing field, but has achieved greatness in the classroom. A member of the national honor Society, Sonya graduated with the class rank of 19 out of 469. She was named C.A.S.H. Female Scholar Athlete for 1989. Quite a balancing act considering the time that she devoted to all her athletic endeavors.

   Sonya, was a three-year varsity starter on the field hockey team. In her senior year, she was selected to the first-team all Ches-Mont squad. In basketball, she was a center for the Lady Raiders two years as a starter. In her senior year, the team was undefeated through the Ches-Mont and district championships, notching 27 wins. Sonya was named to the All Ches-Mont basketball team.

   Sonya’s athletic talents were most recognizable on the track. As a sophomore her successes were in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles earned her All Ches-Mont recognition.

   She received this award in her Junior and senior years as well. She was named MVP in track in 1988 and 1989. At the 1989 state championship track meet, Sonya finished in a dead heat for first place in the 100 meter hurdles. Later in the meet she took fourth place in the 300 meter event. She was named to the All-State track team. Sonya set many records at the various meets in which she ran, including invitationals at Red Lion, lower Merion and Carlisle.

   In addition to her female scholar honor, Sonya was recognized by the Daily Local News as the prestigious Hugh McDevitt Award winner for 1989. She was also given the Genuardi sports award.

   Sonya earned a basketball scholarship to Temple University. She continued her basketball career on the team until her graduation in 1993.

 

Lynn Rawls 1990

Basketball

   In a town that has produced many basketball greats, Linda Rawls must be counted among the best.

   Lynn Rawls is the all-time leading scorer in basketball-boy or girl-in the history of Coatesville Area Senior High. A three-year starter, Lynn accomplished this remarkable feat before her senior year, then went on to greater accomplishments in her remaining year.

   During Lynn's career with the lady Raiders, the team compiled a record of 101 wins and 18 losses. In her final three years, the team’s record was 83 wins and 9 losses. Lynn led her team to two Ches-Mont championships. In her junior year, the team capped off 29-1 season with the District 1 Championship.

   Lynn shot a phenomenal 47% from the floor and 70% from the foul line en route to a career total of 2262 points (2020 in three years). An unselfish player, she was a triple threat, notching 1061 rebounds and 215 assists. She had 500 career steals and 153 blocked shots. She was an outstanding defensive player, and was often given the task of covering the opponent’s best player. Lynn was the key to the squad’s signature diamond press.

   Lynn was named to the first-team all Ches-Mont girls basketball squad three consecutive years. During her last two years of competition, she was also the recipient of all Southeastern Pennsylvania And all-State honors. She has been and remains active in her church.

 

John Malcolm Stuber 1931

Coach

    Mac Stuber has devoted most of his life to serving the Coatesville schools and his community. His achievements in and out of the realm of athletics are many.

  Mac’s greatest accomplishments as an athlete and coach were in swimming. He competed on the varsity swim team for four years. Mac anchored 160 yard freestyle relay team that won the state championship in 1931

   Upon graduation from West Chester State Teachers College (1938) and University of Pennsylvania (1940), he returned to Coatesville to teach. He coached 16 seasons at the helm of the varsity swim team. Mac’s teams were a force to be reckoned with. During his tenure he compiled a record of 135 wins and just 35 losses. His teams won eight District 1 championships. Three of his swimmers won a total of seven individual state championships.

   Throughout his life, Mac has been active in many community organizations. In his early years, he served as a lifeguard at the city pools. Later, he was Coatesville's public playground supervisor at Columbia Avenue Park. Mac has presided over several school and civic groups, including the Coatesville Area Teachers Association, the Coatesville Alumni Association and the Lions Club. He was elected as the District Governor for the Lions, which included sixty-five clubs in Chester in Berks Counties.

   In honor of his achievements, Mac was selected for the Coatesville Hall of Fame in 1975. He was also inducted into the the Pennsylvania swimming Hall of Fame in 1979.