Chuck Hofelich

Chuck Hofelich, a 1955 graduate of Cleveland John Marshall High School, was voted the best athlete of the graduating class. He was a two year starter as a halfback on the football team, and lettered three years on both indoor and outdoor track. He continued his competitive athletic career at Wittenberg University where he ran track and played football for one year.

As a coach at Avon Lake High School, “Hof” has sent more than one hundred athletes to state championship competition in tennis, track and golf, and has one state champion. He has had more conference championships and more teams in the top ten than any other coach in the history of Avon Lake High School. He has been named SWC coach of the year twice in tennis and three times in track. He was district coach of the year in track in 1984.

His tennis teams have been SWC champs three times and he has been recognized by the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association for 100 victories, while his track teams have been SWC champs three times.

Chuck was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force for six and one-half years in Vietnam and flew 79 combat missions. For his military service he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Air Medals. He has also been active in church groups.

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