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Laurence "Doc" Ricker

A long time teacher and coach at Akron East High, "Doc" was best known for pushing for the so-called minor sports - swimming, wrestling, wrestling, baseball and tennis. Some of his pupils included the Woodling brothers, Gene, in baseball, and Elwood, in swimming, as well as Olympic swimmer Keith Carter. All three are Hall of Famers.

Inducted 1963 | Coach