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John D. Jamerson

After an outstanding four-year college basketball career, this Rossford, OH native was brought to Akron by Goodyear to play for the Wingfoots in 1969. However, after one season, in which the sharp shooting cager helped the Wingfoots capture the National Amateur Basketball League title, the team was disbanded. Jamerson, who opted to stay in the Akron area, joined the faculty at Field High School where he remained until his retirement in 2000. He coached basketball at Field for four seasons, winning the Portage County League and its Coach of the Year honors in 1972 and assisted at Central-Hower from 1982-84. The ’82-’83 Wildcats battled their way to Columbus before losing in the Ohio championship. A graduate of Fairmont State (WV), Jamerson earned All- America honors as a junior, averaging a team-leading 21 points as the 26-5 Falcons finished national runner-up and he was accorded MVP of the 32-team NAIA Tournament. His senior year of 1968-69 he guided Fairmont to a 26-2 season, averaging 19 points. His effort earned him second team All-America honors from the NAIA and UPI. In 1999 Jamerson, a noted fast pitch softball player was inducted into the Akron Softball Hall of Fame. John is the father of Dave, who was inducted into the SCSHOF this past October.

Inducted 2006 | Basketball