Complete Story

Richard W. Prince - 1976

Elida High School

Hall of Fame

1947 Graduated from Elida High School
Played four years varsity football, basketball, and baseball
1953 Received BS Degree from Findlay College
Played four years varsity football, basketball, and baseball
While at Findlay College served as Captain of both basketball teams that advanced to NAIA Tournaments in Kansas City
1953-1955 Military Service - US Army
1963 Received MS Degree from Indiana University
1955-1989 Elida High School
* Athletic Director 20 years
* Baseball Coach (351-157 record) 26 years
* ACME Head Coach 6 years
* American Legion Baseball Coach 4 years
* OSU-Lima Baseball Coach 2 years
* Assistant Football Coach 20 years
* Varsity Baseball Coach 8 years
1952 Nominated to America College Student Leaders
1975 Elected to Findlay College Hall of Fame
1975 Elected High School Coach of the Year
1975-1976 WBL Coach of the Year in Baseball
1976 Ohio High School Baseball Coach's Hall of Fame at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
1990 Received Elida Sertoma "Service to Mankind Award"
1994 Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) Hall of Fame
1958 Ohio High School State Baseball Semi-Finals
1968 ACME State Baseball Runner-up
1969 Baseball Runner-up
1970 ACME State Baseball Champions
1971 ACME State Baseball Champions
1976 Ohio High School Class AA State Baseball Champions
1980 State American Legion Baseball Runner-up
1981 State American Legion Baseball Runner-up
1982 State American Legion Baseball Semi-Finals
* National Education Association
* Ohio Education Association
* Elida Classroom Teachers Association
* Ohio High School Athletic Administrators Association
* Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association
* National Interscholastic Administrators Association
* Ohio Secondary Administrators Association
* Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Association - Executive Board
Northwest District 10 years
President, Northwest District 2 years
Athletic Director or Year, Northwest District 1986
State Executive Board, Columbus 2 years
Manager, Ohio High School Boys Sectional & District Basketball Tournaments 16 years
Member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lima, Ohio
Wife: Carolyn - Married 49 years
Sons: Randall, wife Barbara
Grandson - Keaton, age 18
Granddaughter - Kylan, age 16
Richard (Ric), wife Lori
Grandsons - Christian, age 15; Hunter, age 12; Dakota, age 10

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