HOF Class of 1992


Gary W. Lake

  • After graduation from Newark St. High School, Gary attended Denison University, then received his M. Ed. from Bowling Green State University

  • He began his career as Assistant Trainer at Ohio University prior to becoming Head Trainer at Ashland University from 1974-81

  • After 7 years as Head Trainer at Children's' Hospital Sports Medicine, Gary became Facility Supervisor for Sports Medicine Specialists in Akron where he has been since 1988

  • OATA Charter member and author of constitution; officer form 1986-92, including president from 1988-90

  • GLATA newsletter editor 1974-80; officer 1980-86, including president 1984-86

  • OATA Clinical/Professional Trainer of the Year - 1987

Gary Lake Hall of Fame Interview


John J. Tinsman

  • A native of Findlay, John attended Findlay H.S., received his B.A. from University of Findlay, and M.S. from Indiana University

  • After one year at Lincolnview Local Schools in Van Wert, John became teacher/athletic trainer at Fostoria City Schools where his career has spanned 30 years

  • As a Charter member, John was instrumental in efforts to form the OATA and has served on the Licensure Committee and on the Executive Committee form 1984-88

John Tinsman Hall of Fame Interview



Kenneth C. Wolfert

  • A native of Kirtland, Ken attended Ohio University after which he became Assistant Trainer to the late Al Hart.

  • Ken was Head Athletic Trainer at Cleveland State University for one year prior to moving to Miami University where he was Head Athletic Trainer from 1968-81

  • Served as Ohio representative to the GLATA from 1970-79, member of OSMA/OHSAA Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine from 1972-81, and was co-chair of the original committee for licensure of Ohio athletic trainers in 1976.

  • Editor-in -Chief of Athletic Training from 1979-84

  • Athletic Trainer for U.S. team at World Games for the Deaf - Bucharest Romania (1977)

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