As of 2009 – After finishing our sophomore year at OCHS, my twin sister, Peggy and I moved with our family to Bowling Green, Ohio. Following graduation, Peggy and I attended Bowling Green State University. In 1967, I married Judy Heermeier from Bowling Green. Following graduation that year from BGSU, I took a teaching and coaching position in Morrison, Illinois. We returned two years later to Ohio and I finished a Masters degree program. After two years of teaching and coaching in a small school district in Northwest Ohio, I took a position in Rossford,a school district on the eastside of Toledo, Ohio. We stayed there for the next twenty eight years. I taught English and Social Studies classes and served as Head wrestling coach. My wife served as an elementary secretary with the Rossford schools.I was fortunate enough to have great kids to work with, and strong support from both parents and administration throughout my career.Another highlight of my coaching career, was the opportunity to coach both of my sons, Matt and John David. Thanks to their athletic achievements and strong academic records, they both were able to further their educations at quality schools. Matt was a varsity wrestler for Brown University (1985-1989) and John David was a varsity wrestler for Lehigh University (1990-1995). Both dad and sons have been inducted into the Rossford High School Athletic Hall of Fame.I continued my career in education by serving as a teacher and academic coach with the Zuni and Gallup-McKinley school districts in Northwest New Mexico for the last six years.
I have now "unofficially" retired and we live on in a small home on the south chain of the Coldwater lakes, Coldwater, Michigan. We live about about 12 miles from Angola, Indiana, home of Tri-State University, the college attended by John Vender (small world). We have recently purchased a home in the retirement community of Sun City Grand, Surprise, Arizona.I hope to get reacquainted with OCHS "63"graduates living in Arizona this winter.