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Athletics

The Athletics Department oversees:

  • athletic calendar
  • coaching staff
  • medical and other administrative forms
  • scorekeeping
  • sports programs

APS Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees: Inaugural Class of 2022

The Akron Public Schools District has a rich heritage of producing outstanding student athletes from its high schools. We are excited to recognize these APS graduates and their excellent accomplishments. After the APS HOF Selection Committee considered 40 nominations, we are very pleased to announce the following list of inductees for our inaugural APS Athletics Hall of Fame class:

Student Athletes: 
Bruce Alexander (North 1978), Phil Boggs (Firestone 1967), Dave Brown (Garfield 1971), Jimmy Gooden (Central-Hower 1980), Bill Heideman (Kenmore 1959), Michelle Marquess-Kearns (North 1989), Ricky Powers (Buchtel 1990), Antoine Winfield (Garfield 1995)

Coaches:
Dan "Babe" Flossie (Garfield), Joe Siegferth (Central and Central-Hower)

Class of 2023

Student-Athletes:
Mark Gangloff (Firestone/swimming - 2000), Charles Gladman (Garfield/football - 1984), Gus Johnson (Central/basketball - 1958), Gene Michael (East/baseball - 1956), Katie Miller-Como (Firestone/swimming - 2013), Nate Thurmond (Central/basketball - 1959), Jeff Walker (North/track - 1977), John Wooldridge (Central-Hower/football - 1982)

Coaches:
Tim Flossie (Central-Hower, Buchtel, Firestone football), Mike Meneer (Central-Hower basketball)

Special Contributor:
LeBron James

Class of 2024

Student-Athletes:
Markita Griffin-Roberts,  Stacey Hairston-Jones,  Jim Lash,  Tracee McCoy-Jenkins,  Paul Sehzue, Robert "Bobby" Smith,  Chris "Beanie" Wells,  Gene Woodling

Coaches:
Bill McGee, Joe Yost

Special Contributor:
The Dies Family

APS Athletics Hall of Fame Nomination Form


Girls Basketball
Boys Basketball
Football

Physicals

The OHSAA now encourages parents and students to submit pre-participation physical forms online.

Akron Children's Hospital School-Based Health Care offers convenient sports physicals to students during school hours. Call 330.543.7242 for an appointment.

Sports physicals are also a part of an athlete's annual well visit with their primary care provider. Call 330.543.2778 for a primary care appointment.

Transfers

Students can now transfer back to their home school from another public or private system without penalty. This is a one-time transfer only. Call the athletic office for assistance with the Bylaw 4-7-2 Exception 9 paperwork.


Volleyball
Cheerleading
Girls Wrestling

Resources


Cross Country
Swimming
Bowling
Girls Soccer
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