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John Sarver

SARVER WAS A STANDOUT PITCHER AND THREE YEAR LETTERMAN IN BASEBALL AND ALSO PLAYED FOOTBALL AT ELLET HIGH SCHOOL. HE EARNED A BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO VALENCIA JUNIOR COLLEGE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA AND AFTER TWO SEASONS THERE HE TRANSFERRED TO AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY IN CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

HE WON TWELVE GAMES IN TWO SEASONS AND AS A SENIOR HE POSTED AN EARNED RUN AVERAGE OF 1.73 AND TOSSED THREE SHUTOUTS INCLUDING A NO-HITTER AGAINST WESTERN KENTUCKY. FOR HIS EFFORTS HE WAS NAMED THE OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE MONTH IN MARCH OF 1977 AND WAS NAMED AUSTIN PEAY’S PITCHER OF THE YEAR FOLLOWING HIS SENIOR SEASON.HE PLAYED LOCALLY IN THE AKRON AA LEAGUE UNTIL 1988 AND HIS BASEBALL CAREER CONTINUES TODAY AS HE IS A MEMBER OF THE ROY HOBBS LEAGUE.

IN ADDITION TO HIS PLAYING CAREER, SARVER HAS SPENT THE LAST 34 YEARS AS A HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACH AT KENMORE, BUCHTEL, HOBAN AND ELLET. HIS 1993 HOBAN SQUAD PLAYED FOR THE OHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE KNIGHTS WON FOUR DISTRICT TITLES UNDER HIS DIRECTION. HIS ELLET ORANGEMEN HAVE WON 10 CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AND HE HAS BEEN NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR SIX TIMES. IN ADDITION TO HIS SUCCESS AS A BASEBALL COACH, HE HAS ALSO BEEN A MEMBER OF THE ELLET FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS AND HAS SERVED AS A BASKETBALL OFFICIAL FOR THE PAST 32 YEARS.

Inducted 2014 | Baseball, Coach