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Bob Starcher

Starcher made winning a tradition with the Malone College baseball team. In his 16 seasons as the head baseball coach at Malone, his Pioneers have averaged more than 22 victories a season, winning Mid-Ohio Conference championship and 10 NAIA District 22 titles. His first Malone team won the NAIS regional championship in 1973. Including his five years as the head coach at his alma mater, Olivet Nazarene University, Starcher has an overall record of 422-272 as a collegiate baseball coach. Starcher, who is a native of Barberton, also has been successful on the international level. In 1977, he was an assistant coach for the American team that won a silver medal in the Intercontinental Cup play in Nicaragua. In 1981, he was an assistant coach for the American College All-Stars for the USA-Japan series in Tokyo and the USA-Korea series in Seoul. He has been inducted into the Barberton Sports Hall of Fame and the Malone College Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1988 | Coach