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Richard "Moose" Paskert

Known affectionately as "Moose," Paskert directed most of his energy toward Kent State University. This association with KSU began in 1946 as a student-athlete in which he earned three letters each in football (1946-48) and baseball (1947-49) and two years in swimming ('46 - 48). The one-time Summit County resident stayed on as a coach after graduating from KSU - including serving as freshman football coach for 18 years. However, his first love was baseball. During his 23-year tenure as baseball coach, "Moose" developed such fine professional talents as the late Thurman Munson, a Hall of Famer, Rich Rollins (Minnesota Twins), Steve Stone (Chicago White Sox), Gene Michael (New York Yankees) and Art Kusyner (Chicago White Sox). His 1964 Golden Flash team captured the Mid-American Conference championship. Paskert was KSU's resident athletic historian and kept track of the school's athletes though his 20 years of work as secretary of the Varsity "K" Alumni Association. He was responsible for developing the KSU Sports Hall of Fame and the Portage County Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1982 | Coach