Al Van Wie was Forgotten

I saw the obituary about  Al Van Wie in the Daily Gazette on November 14, and I realized that I had known nothing about his illustrious career as a coach an athletic administrator.  Van Wie graduated from Nott Terrace in 1946, and after spending two years in the navy, he attended The College of Wooster in Ohio and graduated with a degree in physical education.  Van Wie began as an assistant coach of  basketball, football, and track at Wooster.  In 1961, he became the head basketball coach, and over a period of 21 years led Wooster to 302 wins and two berths in the NCAA Tournament.  From 1962-1975, he coached the tennis team to a record of 101-50.  In 1974, Van Wie was named director of athletics and physical education and held that position for 17 years.

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