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August Zimmerman

In an officiating career that spanned 26 years, Augie Zimmerman estimated he worked about 900 football games and 1320 basketball contests. His duties ranged from Bantam and CYO contests, to YMCA and industrial basketball, to high school and college football. For 18 years he was a top Ohio Conference official. Augie, born October 3, 1907, attended South High School and in 1926 graduated from Akron Central High School where he was a member of the city champion track team, running the 100 and 200-yard dashes. His interest in officiating began around 1932, continued through 1958, and included a term as president of the Eastern Ohio Football Association in 1950. For ten consecutive years he officiated in Akron’s traditional Thanksgiving Day City Series Football Championship and worked the St. Vincent – Cuyahoga Falls football for 11 years in a row. He and his wife, Una, have been married for 64 years. Augie is the oldest person ever inducted into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame and brings to five the number of Zimmermans, honored. Walter Zimmerman, also an official, was elected three years ago.

Inducted 1997 | Official