The first baseball coach to be named to the Ohio High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1972 and certainly one of the greatest ever to coach in the Akron area. In 19 years at Barberton High School his teams won 253 games, lost 167 and had five ties. The Magics won four regional championships, advancing to the Ohio Championship game in both 1947 and 1959. On the '47 team that lost to Upper Arlington, 2-0 in extra innings, were Hall of Famers Glenn "Bo" Schembechler and Hal Naragon. He was honored with induction into the Kent State Hall of Fame where he received a B.S. and M.A. He was also inducted into the: Summit County Sports HOF (1975), Barberton Sports HOF (1979), and the Greater Akron Baseball HOF (1996). Les died in 1974.