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Robert L. White

A man who literally devoted a lifetime to sports and to athletes, Bob White decided he was going to be a teacher and a coach and nearly 47 years later he was able to retire and look back on a career that is almost unparalleled in the history of Akron schools. In White's first year at North High in 1935, the Vikings won their first state basketball title. He became track coach and as an assistant to the late Lu Hosfield, he saw another state title in '39. In fact, in 37 years at North, as cross country, track and basketball coach, White saw his teams win five state cross country titles and one state track championship.

Inducted 1972 | Coach