(5-30-21) Do you like looking at who holds the state records in all of the Ohio high school sports?
One thing that should be very important to a State athletic association is those who hold records or accomplishments over the many years of competition.
Do you know where to find the records? The OHSAA web sites have all of them located on their website – www.ohsaa.org – you have to dig a little bit to find them though —
Example: Football –
- First you click on the Sports Tournament menu at the top of the main OHSAA page and when the menu comes down hit the Football link – https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/football
- After you reach that page you scroll down on the left of the page to the link Football History – https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/football/history
- When you get on that page you click on the OHSAA Football State Record Book – https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/staterecords/football
In a recent story posted on SSN – 751 and Still Counting
The story included the OHSAA Career wins for baseball coaches from the OHSAA web site-
- 846 – Don Thorp, Hebron Lakewood, 846-219 (1973-2010)
768 – Ken Gray, Mason, 768-292 (1973-2013)
767 – Mike Cameron, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller, 767-304 (1969-2007)
760 – Timothy Engleka, Centerville,760-307-5 (1964-2002) (Retired)
759 – Rich Arbinger, Toledo Start (1976-2009)
- 751 – Tom Held, Defiance, Bryan, Elmwood, 751-167 (1988-2021)
750 – Lou Brunswick, Coldwater, 750-166 (1969-1993)
745 – Dennis T. Woods, Mentor Lake Catholic, Cleveland Heights, Glenville, 745-391 (1966-1974,1986-2018)
742 – Doug Miller, Canton Central Catholic/East Canton, 742-313 (1982-2019)
729 – Chuck Harlow, New Lebanon Dixie, (1981-1983)/Clayton Northmont, 729-315-2 (1984-2017), Brookville
713 – Bruce Cahill, Tipp City Tippecanoe, 713-300 (1981-2021)
Thanks to one of our readers of the above story the following was posted on the comment section –
You better check out the Ohio High school website about Coach Don Thorp’s win total. He just passed over 1000 wins this season. He sits at 1011 wins after a season ending loss in a district final on Thursday night. His team went 20-10 this year.
SSN updated Tom Held and Bruce Cahill records for this story, both took place in 2021.
We added a statement on the 751 story…you will note Thorp’s record was only up to the 2010 season, after looking to verify the readers comment we found out Thorp had won his 1,000 career game at Hebron Lakewood in mid-April.
There have been incidents on other occasions of a record not being added or updated in other sports. It would be a positive for everyone…to have a ‘Keeper of the Records‘.
For now if you know of record that needs updated, it is up to you.
So what is the process to update records in any sport, according to the web site –
If you have information that you believe should be included in these records (additions, deletions or corrections), it may be received by the OHSAA one of three ways:
- Submitted by an OHSAA member school athletic administrator on official office letterhead or through an official school email account
- Submitted by a media member on official office letterhead or through the media person’s official business email account
- Submitted to the OHSAA by a fan with documentation verifying the accuracy of the record. Accepted would be items such as copies of newspaper clippings, copies of scorebooks, official stats documents, copies of yearbook pages, etc.
To submit information, mail, email or fax to:
Tim Stried, Director of Communications
Ohio High School Athletic Association
4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, OH 43214
Fax: 614-267-1677 firstname.lastname@example.org