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Newcomerstown in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes

February 14, 1913 — March 12, 1987

 
 
Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2022
1. Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Marker
Inscription.  Born on Valentine’s Day 1913 in Clifton, Ohio, Woody Hayes grew up in Newcomerstown, starring as a captain of the Newcomerstown High School football team as a senior. He went on to play tackle at Denison University, graduating in 1935. Three years later, he was the head football coach for New Philadelphia High School.

A history fanatic and staunch patriot, Hayes enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941, eventually earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander during his service in World War II. Upon his return to the States, Woody took over as the head coach at his alma mater, finishing his three-year tenure on an 18-game winning streak that saw his teams capture back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference titles.

After turning Miami University around in two seasons, Ohio State came calling and Hayes answered. Woody guided the Buckeyes to five national championships and 13 Big Ten crowns, producing three Heisman Trophy winners and 56 first-team All-Americans on the way to 205 wins from 1951-1978. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Eleven Warriors, the Newcomerstown Historical Society, sculptor Alan Cottrill
Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2022
2. Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Sculpture
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and the generous contributions of the donors listed below, among others around Ohio and the United States, helped bring this statue of Woody home to Newcomerstown.

Eleven Warriors
Chris & Laurie Lauderback, Jason & Claire Priestas, In Memory of Corey Carpenter, Children of Gordon & Polly Brode, Bobby DiGeronimo Family
Kirk Herbstreit Family, In Memory of Robyn Hayes from Tom, Sharon, Bryan and Brady Hayes, Ohio State Athletic Department, Judge Steven B. Hayes Family, Randy & Kathy Osler, Al & Kathy Osler Family, Descendants of Dan & Millie Russell, Bill & Twyla Ridder, Ike Kelley Family, Local Veterans Groups, Gary & Terrie Baker, Baker's IGA
Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Pikos, Paul Welch Family, Zack Miller Family, Terry L Walter Family, Ron & Frances Brothers, David & Matt Darr, Doug & Donna Yurovich, Brian Bambeck / Mangiamo, Inc., Tad L & Kimberly A. Allen, Booth & Geldis families, Connie Shaw OSU MBA '07 NHS '95, The Jastal Family, Walt, Marian, John & Grace Murphy, Terry & Becky Overholser, Dennis Parks, Mike & Joe Coyle Family, Ken & Rhea Shaw Family, Dr. N.V. Rimedio & Family, Alan J. Bambeck CPA OSU '93, In Memory of Dave Mayenschein

 
Erected by Eleven Warriors; the Newcomerstown Historical Society; sculptor Alan Cottrill; and contributors.
 
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Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Sculpture & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2022
3. Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Sculpture & Marker
(Woody Hayes sculpture and marker on right • Olde Main Street Museum & Social Center in background)
lists: EducationPatriots & PatriotismSportsWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1913.
 
Location. 40° 16.476′ N, 81° 36.467′ W. Marker is in Newcomerstown, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. It is in . Marker can be reached from West Canal Street just east of Rear West Canal, on the right when traveling east. Marker and sculpture are located in front of the Newcomerstown Olde Main Street Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 West Canal Street, Newcomerstown OH 43832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Freeman Davis (a few steps from this marker); The Old Delaware Indian Town GEKELEMUKPECHUNK (a few steps from this marker); Newcomerstown Korean War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Denton "Cy" Young (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cy Young (approx. 0.6 miles away); Newcomerstown Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Salem Mission (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcomerstown.
 
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1. Woody Hayes.
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Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Sculpture & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2022
4. Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes Sculpture & Marker
(looking northwest • Temperance Tavern Museum in background)
coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Hayes led his teams to a 205–61–10 record (.761), including three consensus national championships (1954, 1957, and 1968), two other non-consensus national titles (1961 and 1970), 13 Big Ten conference championships, and eight Rose Bowl appearances. Hayes was a three-time winner of The College Football Coach of the Year Award, now known as the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award, and was "the subject of more varied and colorful anecdotal material than any other coach past or present, including fabled Knute Rockne", according to biographer Jerry Brondfield.
(Submitted on November 26, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Wayne Woodrow Hayes.
As a coach, Hayes emphasized a strong defense, however he is most remembered for his philosophy on offense. Because of Hayes's emphasis on running the ball, most people described his offense as "three yards and a cloud of dust." When asked why he opposed throwing the ball, Hayes once responded, "There are three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad."

Hayes's career at The Ohio State University ended in 1978. This year the Buckeyes were playing Clemson University in the Gator Bowl. As the game was drawing to a conclusion, Hayes punched a player from Clemson after the player

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intercepted a pass, securing the victory for Clemson. Because of Hayes's action, Ohio State terminated him.
(Submitted on November 26, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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