Sunday, April 20, 2008
Jack Arvin (coach) — Jack Arvin was Hubbard Football. He was an assistant coach for 26 years and also served as the team’s trainer. He also coached at Brookfield, Stow, Girard and Farrell. In 2007 he was named assistant coach of the year.
Kevin Campbell (wrestling) — He was known as the “The Iceman,” finishing with a school-record 100 career wins. As a senior he was sixth in the state tournament. Twice he qualified for the district tournament and won the EOWL championship as a junior.
Dave Coller (golf) — A four-year letterman, “Alfie” was a member of the 1963 team that won the sectional tournament and finished fourth in the state. He was twice team captain and was medalist of the sectional tournament as a senior, shooting 67. He later coached the Hubbard golf team and won the state title in 1971.
Al DeJulio (contributor) — The “Voice of Hubbard Athletics” for more than 30 years. He was the basketball P.A. announcer for 33 years and served as football announcer for 20 years. He also served on the Board of Education for 12 years.
Lori Ference (basketball) —A 1982 graduate who earned seven letters in basketball, track and field and swimming. She was named most valuable swimmer as a freshman and advanced to the state tournament in 1980. In track she qualified for the state meet twice and was state runner-up in the shot put as a junior and third as a senior. In basketball she was named all-county and All-Steel Valley Conference as a sophomore. As a senior she led the team to 22 victories which remains the school record. The team advanced to the state semifinals. She was named county player of the year and first team All-Ohio.
Raymond Giancola (football) — A 1974 graduate who earned four letters in track and three in football. In 1973 he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and was named second team All-SVC. Against Sharon Kennedy he rushed three times, scored three TDs and gained 205 yards. He was named team MVP.
Shannon Ghizzoni (soccer) — In her freshman and junior seasons she set school records with 20 and 29 goals, respectively, and had the record for most career goals (83). In 1995 she was named first team all-district and second team all-state as Hubbard won the regional championship. As a senior she was district player of the year and first team All-Ohio. In track she was part of several sprint relays that qualified for the district meet.
Clara Mansel (basketball) — Played basketball at Hubbard from 1924-28 and is regarded as one of the first athletes in the history of Hubbard athletics. Up until a few years ago she still participated in the Hubbard Alumni game. She helped start the PTA at West Middlesex schools and was honored by the city of Hubbard in 1991 and was named woman of the year by First Presbyterian Church in 2006.
Hugh McBride (football) — One of the finest quarterbacks in school history, he threw for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, and 1,078 yards and 15 TDs as a junior. His school records were only recently broken. Was named All-SVC twice.
Alfred Pitts (football) — Also lettered in track, basketball and wrestling, and was named All-SVC football twice. He was selected for the 1974 high school all-star game, earning a full scholarship to Michigan State. Was a sixth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns in 1978.
Walter Poole (football) — One of the most versatile athletes in school history, he set the single season rushing record (1,211 yards) in 1977. He led the SVC in scoring and total offense. Later played at Southern Illinois and in the NFL and USFL.
Howard Slemons (basketball) — A three-year letter winner from 1977-79, he held the school scoring records for a season (374) and career (843). He led the SVC in free throw shooting as a junior and was named to the second team. As a senior he led the SVC in scoring and was named first team. He was also named all-county and was selected for the Ohio all-star game.