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Paul "Pepper" Sheeks

A native of South Dakota, Sheeks coached at Wabash College before coming to Firestone Tire and Rubber Company after World War I. He continued his football playing days until 1922 with the Akron Pros and then in early 1930’s, along with “Red” Cochrane, Coached the Red Pepper bantamweight football team to nation recognition. However, the highlight of his career was as the Firestone Non-Skids basketball and baseball coach where he guided his cagers to consecutive National Basketball League championships in 1939 and 1940.

Inducted 1957 | Coach