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Henry "Hank" Vaughn

His basketball and softball feats have been dwarfed by those in the coaching field where "Hank" Vaughn has taken teams to the Middle and Far East, through Russia and Europe, and into South America. Vaughn has been head coach or assistant coach of amateur quintets in upward of 125 international games, climaxed in 1964 and again in 1968 when he helped Hand Iba with the U.S. Olympians. Early exponent of the one-handed basketball shot, Vaughn, starring for Central High, set what was then an Akron prep scoring record by pumping in 34 points in a single game. In the armed service, Vaughn acquired stature as a softball pitcher who would sparkle on an industrial and independent level for many years. In his senior year at Akron U, his 418 points in 25 games earned him All-American honorable mention. In the early 1950s, Vaughn began a long and successful coaching career of the Goodyear Wingfoots.

Inducted 1968 | Coach