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, students, and colleagues, and which continues to guide the Ohio State community even today.
Location. 40° 0.768′ N, 83° Touch for map. statue and plaque are at the east front parking lot of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Irving Schottenstein Dr, Columbus OH 43210, United States of America.
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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 24 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.