Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Coach Woody Hayes
“You can never pay back, but you can pay forward”
Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes was a buckeye from birth. born in Clifton, Ohio, he spent his entire life giving back to the state he loved. Woody earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison and a master’s degree from Ohio State. After serving five years in the United States Navy during World War II, he returned home to begin what would become one of the most decorated and successful coaching careers in college football history. Woody did more than teach others how to win on the field, he taught them how to win in life. During the course of his 28 years at Ohio State, his teams garnered 205 wins, 13 Big 10 titles, and three national championships, and posted some of the highest graduation rates of any collegiate football program. Off the field, Woody selflessly gave his time, resources, and advice to others. Whether it was volunteering at local hospitals, raising money for student scholarships, or teaching students, Woody left an indelible legacy of generosity and commitment that endures today. It is a legacy that has inspired countless players,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Sports.
Location. 40° 0.768′ N, 83° 1.39′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Irving Schottenstein Dr, on the left when traveling north. statue and plaque are at the east front parking lot of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Irving Schottenstein Dr, Columbus OH 43210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Coach Woody Hayes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Owens (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Jesse Owens Track (approx. 0.3 miles away); A. B. Graham and the 4-H Movement / Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lane Avenue Bridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom Brutus (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Curtis E. LeMay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.