History of Clay HS Boys Basketball

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Since 1940, the Clay boys’ basketball team has had nineteen (19) coaches. These coaches have included William Blitzer (1-19), Burl Haney (31-34), Amos Seely (46-30), William Ball (16-7), Howard Wiget (35-12), Robert Estep (27-16), Don Monk (120-41), Arch Justus (394-169), David Blevins (1-21), Dick McCleese (6-36), Ben Murnahan (3-18), Randy Reeder (12-30), Carl Wolfe (59-72), Todd Warnock (40-46), Don Gibson (21-23), Mark Trapp (23-21), Randy Ward (57-33), Jack Trainer (31-74), & Adam Betten (Current Coach, 53-40).

Individual Coaches, Records, and Years
1940:  William Blitzer 1-19
1941:  Burl Haney 5-16
1942:  Burl Hurley 10-10
1943:  Burl Hurley 16-8
1944:  Amos Seely 10-7
1945:  Amos Seely 10-9
1946:  William Ball  16-7
1947:  Amos Seely 15-6
1948:  Amos Seely 11-8
1949:  Howard Wiget 17-5
1950:  Howard Wiget 18-7
1951:  Robert Estep 13-5
1952:  Don Monk 19-6
1953:  Don Monk 17-11
1954:  Robert Estep 14-11
1955:  Don Monk 18-6
1956:  Don Monk 22-2
1957:  Don Monk 15-8
1958:  Don Monk 15-8
1959:  Arch Justice 19-4 
1960:  Arch Justice 12-11
1961:  Arch Justice 18-5
1962:  Arch Justice 14-10
1963:  Arch Justice 12-10
1964:  Arch Justice 14-7
1965:  Arch Justice 18-5
1966:  Arch Justice  23-2
1967:  Arch Justice 20-4
1968:  Arch Justice 24-3
1969:  Arch Justice 26-2
1970:  Arch Justice 19-5
1971:  Arch Justice 13-11
1972:  Arch Justice 15-8
1973:  Arch Justice 12-9
1974:  Arch Justice 17-4
1975:  Arch Justice 10-10
1976:  Arch Justice 11-8
1977:  Arch Justice 9-9
1978:  Arch Justice 10-8
1979:  Arch Justice 15-6
1980:  Arch Justice 15-7
1981:  Arch Justice 15-9
1982:  Arch Justice 17-5
1983:  Arch Justice 16-7
1984:  David Blevens 1-21
1985:  Dick McCleese 4-17
1986:  Dick McCleese 2-19
1987:  Ben Murnahan 3-18
1988:  Randy Reeder 6-15
1989:  Randy Reeder 6-15
1990:  Carl Wolfe 8-13
1991:  Carl Wolfe 6-15
1992:  Carl Wolfe 12-9
1993:  Carl Wolfe 19-5
1994:  Carl Wolfe 9-14
1995:  Carl Wolfe 5-16
1996:  Todd Warnock 13-8 
1997:  Todd Warnock 14-8
1998:  Todd Warnock 8-14
1999:  Todd Warnock 5-16
2000:  Don Gibson 4-17
2001:  Don Gibson 17-6
2002:  Mark Trapp 17-6
2003:  Mark Trapp 6-15
2004:  Randy Ward 15-7
2005:  Randy Ward 18-5
2006:  Randy Ward 11-11
2007:  Randy Ward 13-10
2008:  Jack Trainer 2-19
2009:  Jack Trainer 6-15
2010:  Jack Trainer 9-12
2011:  Jack Trainer 12-9
2012:  Jack Trainer 2-19
2013:  Adam Betten 5-19
2014:  Adam Betten 12-10
2015:  Adam Betten 19-5
2016:  Adam Betten 17-6
2017:  Adam Betten

Individual & Team Basketball Records
Most Wins:  1969 (26); 1968 & 2017 (24)
Best Seasons:  1969 (26-2); 1968 (24-2); 2017 (24-3)
Best Offense:  1996 (77.3 ppg) & 1970 (70.2 ppg)
Most Points One Game:  1970 (107 points)
Best Defense:  1959 (49.7 ppg)

League Championships:  1956, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1982, 2005, 2015, 2017
Sectional Championships: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017
District Championships: 1966, 1968, 1969, 2017
Regional Championships: 1969
OHSAA Final Four Appearance: 1969

Highest Field Goal Percentage:  1983 (49.1%)
Highest Free Throw Percentage:  1972 (70.7%)
Most Rebounds:  E. Spires, 1972 (376)
Most Recoveries:  D. Blevins, 1969 (120)
Most Assists:  Zach Vastine, 1998 (188)
Highest Field Goal Percentage:  Justin Spradlin, 1997 (60%) & Brian Richard, 1982 (56.3%)
Highest Free Throw Percentage:  Mark Trapp, 1985 (85.5%)
Most Points One Game:  Josh Ratcliff, 1999 (45)
Most Points One Year:  P. Kaut, 1969 (634)
Highest Per Game Average:  Josh Ratcliff, 1999 (27.3 ppg)
Most Points Career:  D. Blevins (1,372)
Highest 3-Point Field Goal Percentage:  Robert Pridemore, 1989 (52%)
1,000-Point Scorers:  Dale Bandy (1956), Dave Blevins (1969), Jay Prosch (1990), David Spriggs (1997), Travis K (  ), Cam Thoroughman (2006), Cole Gilliland (2017), Nate Hinze (2017), & Cameron King (2017)

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