Jump to navigation

Howard "Red" Blair

Blair coached for 9 years at The University of Akron where his teams won 43, lost 30 and tied five football games and 90 of 129 basketball games. His 1934 varsity cagers won the Ohio Conference championship with a 15-1 record behind the efforts of Dave Appleby, Vern Sir Louis, Russ Ester, Earl Hensal, Dave Finn, and Bob Preusse, a majority of who subsequently followed him into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. His 1929 and 1930 football varsities lost only two of 19 starts, finishing as conference runner-up in both seasons.

Inducted 1957 | Coach