After earning All-City honors at Akron's South High, Earl Wolfe won four letters in basketball for Akron U. He was a member of the 1948-49 Ohio Conference championship team, along with Summit Hall of Famer Hank Vaughn and Bobby Walker. Wolfe was captain of the 1950-51 squad and led the team in scoring. He was also an outstanding fast-pitch softball player for 17 years as a first baseman for the V.F.W. Mains Post squad. Those teams won 10 Northeast Ohio tournaments as well as two state championships. Wolfe is now retired from the Akron Public School system. He coached basketball for 17 seasons at South and Kenmore, winning six City Series championships and going 170-101.