56 years in a gymnasium! That is the number of years that Carl Wolfe spent as a high school player, college player, and high school basketball coach.
Carl graduated from Racine High School in 1958 where he played basketball and baseball. He graduated from Marietta College in 1963 where he played 4 years of varsity basketball. He has coached at Middleport, Meigs, Racine Southern, Waverly, Portsmouth Clay, and River Valley. His teams won a total of 551 games. He is best remembered for his 12 years at Racine Southern where his teams compiled a record of 214-57.
His teams won 11 league championships, 14 sectional championships, 3 district championships, and 2 regional championships. His 1980 and 1982 teams played in the State Tournament, where the 1982 team finished as State Runner-Up. The 1977 team was undefeated in regular season play. Carl coached the Ohio -Kentucky All Star game in 1993. He was inducted into the Marietta College Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2000.
Coach Wolfe is completing his 50th year as a high school teacher. He has also spent 28 years as an Athletic Director, 4 years as a Varsity Baseball Coach, and 6 years as an Assistant Football Coach. His greatest satisfaction was watching his former players become productive members of society. He takes great pleasure in telling you that 14 of his former players have become Varsity Basketball Coaches.
Coach Wolfe believed in an up tempo offense, full court pressure, and usually played an aggressive man to man defense. He believed that his best teams were successful because they had great chemistry.
Carl and his wife Della have been married 28 years. They have a son, Carl Michael Wolfe, who is a magician in Myrtle Beach and a daughter, Catie Cox, who is a member of the United States Air Force. Carl also has 3 daughters, Wendy Creed, a nurse at Ohio State Heart & Vascular Center, Tricia McNickle, the Curriculum Director for Southern Elementary School, and Megan Cleland, a Clinical Research Assistant for Ohio State University. Carl and Della are also very proud oftheir 6 grandchildren Taylor, Bryson, Morgan, Trey, Weston, and Asa.