HOF Class of 1991

Walter "Bug" Koch

  • A native of Lima, Ohio, received B.S. from Wittenberg College, and M.S. from Indiana University

  • One of the first high school athletic trainers in Ohio

  • Began career as teacher/athletic trainer for Ohio City Liberty School

  • Moved to Lima city Schools, where he spent three years with Lima Central and 25 years with Lima Senior High School, after a merger of the two schools

  • A charter member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association in 1950


Eddie Kwest 

  • After graduation from Washington Senior H.S. in South Bend, Indiana, Eddie attended Indiana University and received his B.S. from Florida State University 

  • Began his career as Head Athletic Trainer at Florida State University from 1951-1954

  • Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Dayton for 32 years, retiring in 1986

  • Inducted into the University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978  

  • In 1988, the Greater Dayton Athletic Trainers' Association initiated a scholarship in Eddie's name which it annually awards to an one high school student entering athletic training and one college student studying in an athletic training program


James Nice

  • A native of Lima, Ohio, Jim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bowling Green State University

  • Began his career as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Northwestern University from 1956-1960

  • Head Athletic Trainer at University of Maine in 1960-61

  • Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Toledo for 23 years, from 1961-1984. While at the University of Toledo, Jim served as program director for their NATA approved curriculum, and served as advisor and clinician for Toledo Public Schools, and surrounding school systems

  • Inducted into the University of Toledo Hall of Fame

  • Since 1984, Jim has served the University of Toledo as Professor Emeritus


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