Fred Whitney

Fred Whitney, a 1960 graduate of Avon Lake High School, won 12 varsity letters. In three years of varsity football, Fred had 276 carries for 1909 yards, 88 touchdowns and 212 points. Being selected to the Seaway Conference “Dream 11” team highlighted his three-year football career, receiving numerous awards and honors.

In baseball, he played 2nd base and shortstop with a .390 batting average for four years. His accomplishments placed him on the All-Seaway Conference Team for both his junior and senior years.

In track, Fred also proved to be a dynamite competitor as he led the Shoremen to a two-year Conference Championship, earning All-Conference and All-County honors. Fred’s significant performances as a sprinter and as a long jumper made him a double recipient of the prestigious Wood Memorial Award, presented annually to the outstanding track performer.

After graduation, Fred received his Business degree from Kent State University and an M.B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace. Whitney spent time in the service after graduation as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He eared 18 distinguished awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and V device for Valor.

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