HOF Class of 1996

John "Jack" McNeeley

Jack attended Lakewood St. Edward High School prior to enrolling at Miami University, where he earned both his B.S. and M.Ed. degrees

Assistant Trainer with the Cincinnati Bengals- 1968

Head Athletic Trainer at Cleveland State University - 1969 to present

Medical Coverage coordinator for Cleveland's Revco Marathon and 10k race - 1978 to present
Athletic Trainer for U.S. team at World Games for the Deaf - Cologne, West Germany (1981) and Los Angeles (1985)

Athletic Trainer for U.S. Track and Field team at World University Games in Rome, Italy - 1975

Jack McNeely completed his last year as medical coordinator of the Cleveland Marathon in 2000. 

He retired in May of 2001 from CSU and was inducted into the Cleveland State Athletic Hall of Fame in January, 2003. 

Jack is now retired and living in Bradenton, FL.

Kenneth R. Rusche

A graduate of Reading High School in Cincinnati, Ken attended Ohio University, where he earned his B.S. degree

Certificate in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University (1974) and M.Ed from University of Cincinnati (1980)

Director - The Christ Hospital Sports Medicine Institute (1994 - present); Executive Director of Wellington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (1984 - 1994); Asst. Professor - Dept. of Physical Therapy - University of Texas/Galveston and Asst. Trainer - Houston Oilers (1982 - 84); Director of Rehabilitation - Cincinnati Sports Medicine (1977 - 82)

Athletic Trainer for U.S. Swim Team at World Championships in Rome, Italy (1994) and International Meets in Perth, Australia (1989 - 90) Monte Carl, Morocco (1985)

Ohio Clinical/Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year (1992)

Willard Webster

Born in Ambridge, PA and received his B.S. from Geneva College

Athletic Trainer at Youngstown State University from 1938 - 74; also served as Athletic Director, Chairman of the Biology Dept., and pre-medicine advisor

Heritage Award (1985) for his contributions, the highest honor Youngstown State University can bestow upon an individual

Charter member of the Youngstown State University Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Training facility dedicated in his name (1994)

Charter member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, and attended the first convention in Kansas City in 1950


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