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Larry Lyons Award

This award is presented each year by the Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Association (OHSSCA) to a member coach in memory of one of Ohio's most dedicated coaches, Larry Lyons.  Larry served the OHSSCA tirelessly in many capacities.  

To be nominated, a member must have served on the executive committee and volunteered service to the coaches association in the same spirit as did Larry Lyons.

Recipients of the Award

Year

Coach

School

1995-96

Joe Groscost

Sandusky Perkins

1996-97

Frank Bartholow

Mansfield Senior

1997-98

Dennis "Butch" Graves

Sylvania Northview

1998-99

Jim Starrett

Massillon Perry

1999-00

Ken Gipe 

Port Clinton 

2000-01 

Larry Vocke 

Napoleon 

2001-02 

Frank Supancic 

Warren G. Harding 

2002-03 

Mark Sullivan 

Cincinnati Sycamore 

2003-04 

Jeff Burrows 

Canton Glen Oak 

2004-05

Jeff Strata

Defiance Ayersville

2005-06

Todd Grant

Upper Arlington

2006-07

Phil Moran

Fremont Ross

2007-08

Ron Grant

University School

2008-09

Bill Reitz

Delaware Hayes 

2009-10

Jim Callahan

Worthington Kilbourne

2010-11

Ed Bachman

Cincinnati Anderson 

2011-12

Steve Creamean

Sandusky Perkins 

2012-13

Mike Lienhart

Cincinnati LaSalle 

2013-14

Dennis Beck

Lakota East/West 

2014-15 Jeff Wobser Findlay
2015-16 Rob Salisbury Bera-Midpark, Cleveland St. Ignatius
2016-17 Art Bucci Fremont Ross