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Frank "Doc" Wargo

You can call Frank "Doc" Wargo a home-bred individual. He spent nearly all his years in Akron and most of them on the south side. After graduating from South High and one semester at Washington and Jefferson College, Doc ended up at The University of Akron, where he played football as an end, fullback and a punter. In 1925 he earned first team All-Ohio Conference honors and a year later led the Conference in punting, averaging 42.1 yards on 39 punts. Wargo went onto playing semi-pro for the South Akron Awnings before succeeding his former high school coach, Edgar "Smiley" Weltner at South. Over his 18-year tenure, "Doc" guided the Cavaliers to Akron City Titles in football in 1934, '38, '39 and '44 and in basketball his South High teams earned titles in 1936, '40, '42, '46 and '47. He tutored such Hall of Famers as Fritz Nagy, Ara Parseghian, Wyndol Gray and Gordon Larson.

Inducted 1963 | Football, Coach