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Russ Pastuck

Russ Pastuck's coaching record speaks for itself as to the lasting mark he has made in sports history at Springfield High School. His 25 years in football, 11 years in basketball, 12 years in baseball and 14 years in golf all have been spent at Springfield High School. How he ever found time to devote six years of this time to assist Tony Laterza in basketball at Akron U (1962-67) is a mystery. There is not many coaches who would undertake being head coach in three sports as Russ did from 1944 through 1955 and enjoy the success he did. His football teams compiled a 132-68-10 record, including six Metro League titles. His basketball teams captured 132 victories in 215 games, winning two Metro titles, and he also coached teams to four Metro baseball championships. In 1953, he guided the Spartans to an undefeated 9-0 record in football and was promptly voted Summit County Coach of the Year.

Inducted 1980 | Coach