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Russ Estey

Another outstanding product of the Akron schoolboy basketball ranks and of Akron U fame. A member of the great East High team that missed the 1930 State Championship by the thinnest margin - a tipped field goal. Estey is regarded by many as the greatest ball handler and greatest set shot to come out of East High. He later led the Zips to two Ohio Conference Championships including a 15-1 season in 1933-34. He was named to the All-Ohio Conference team three consecutive years. He had a brief fling with the old Firestone Non-Skids and then returned as head coach at his alma mater, East High, in 1937. His basketball teams won two City titles in Estey's 23-year career.

Inducted 1971 | Boxing, Bowling, Coach, Basketball