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Stephen "Bus" Gladwin

Came to Akron in 1919 and became one of the pioneer coaches in swimming. He helped organize West High School's swimming team in 1923 and shortly afterward, "Bus" began a 14-year association with the YMCA as coach and instructor. During his career, he taught some 6,000 Akron area youngster to swim. His YMCA senior team won an unprecedented five straight state titles. Bus' pupils include Hall of Famers Harry Minto, George Mollis and Elwood Woodling.

Inducted 1961 | Coach