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Russ Beichly

Coached University of Akron baseball for two decades (1940-59>, compiling a record of 288-145. His teams won five Ohio Conference championships and one conference tournament title. He coached such Zip stalwarts as Fritz Nagy, Hank Vaughn, Jim Fenton and Mike Harkins. Beichly earned Ohio College Coach of the Year honors in 1958-59, his last season, directing the Zips to a 21-2 mark. Also served as baseball coach, assistant in football and was athletic director for three years. Before coming to the Zips, Beichly coached at West High where his 1932 cagers won the State Class A Title.

Inducted 1960 | Coach