1999 Hall Of Fame



The Windham Bomber Athletic Hall of Fame honors former athletes who achieved excellence through competition, coaches who have made a difference
in the lives of their athletes and supporters of the athletic program.

(Special thanks to George Belden for supplying the information on this page)

(Note: The information written on these athletes were written at the time they were inducted into the hall of fame. Some of the information might be outdated. If you are in the hall of fame and want your information updated please contact Robin Martin through the "Contact" page.


jake eJake Eye was one of Windham High School’s best athletes. Jake knew only how to play hard, regardless of anything else, including pain. He truly loves sports, loves the game, and loves the competition. He was a superb athlete and was always a leader. Jake played Varsity Baseball, Varsity Football and Varsity Basketball all four years of high school. The following are some of the achievements Jake Eye earned in high school: All Portage County Four Years in Baseball Three Years in Football Two Years in Basketball PCL Player of the Year Junior and Senior Years in Football Junior and Senior Years in Baseball All District Awards Three Years in Baseball One Year in Basketball All State Awards Two Years in Football Akron Touchdown Club Two Years Jake led the Portage County League in rushing his Junior year with 1,246 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jake was drafted his Senior year by the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team in the 17th round as a pitcher. He decided to go to Ohio University on a full scholarship to pitch and bat for the Ohio University Bobcats Baseball Team. In Jake’s Freshman year at Ohio University he received the Pitcher of the Year award. His Junior year at Ohio University he was drafted by the Houston Astros Baseball Team in the 19th round as a pitcher. He decided to finish his Senior Year at Ohio University and the Bobcats were the regular season MAC Tournament Champs and went on to the Regional Tournament in Oklahoma. Jake was awarded the MAC Batting Champion Award and was the 1st Team MAC Player his Junior and Senior years at Ohio University. At one point he was 4th in the country in hitting. At the end of his Senior year at Ohio University, Jake was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 6th round as a pitcher.


larry jLarry Jett...1974, 1975, 1976 Lettered in Basketball 1976 Player of the Year PCL First Team – All Akron Beacon First Team – All District Second Team – All State AP Poll Third Team – All State UPI Poll All Ohio Buckeye All-Star Team All Ohio Buckeye Team played against U.S. All Star Team (At the Cleveland Convention Center) Co-Captain with Dave Jett for Basketball Team Season Total of 501 points for the year Season Total of 397 rebounds for the year Averaged 20 points and 15 rebounds per game





brian kBrian Kiser.....Basketball Lettered Four Years 10th Grade Honorable Mention 11th Grade PCL Player of the Year 11th Grade 1st Team All-PCL 11th Grade 3rd Team All-District 11th Grade Honorable Mention All-NE Ohio 11th Grade Honorable Mention All-Ohio 12th Grade PCL Player of the Year 12th Grade Portage County Player of Year 12th Grade 1st Team All-PCL 12th Grade 2nd Team All-Northern Ohio 12th Grade Honorable Mention All-Ohio Scored over 1,300 points in Four Years Hiram College Basketball and Baseball-1 Yr. Football Lettered Four Years 10th Grade Honorable Mention 11th Grade 2nd Team PCL 12 Grade 2nd Team PCL Baseball Lettered Four Years 9th Grade Honorable Mention 10th Grade 2nd Team PCL 11th Grade 2nd Team PCL 12 Grade 2nd Team PCL.




clair lClair Liddle was an athlete who lettered numerous years, was an outstanding lineman and was on the basketball team that has the longest record of no defeats in school history. The record was tied in 1987, but was never broken. Lettered in Football 1949-1952 Captain of the Football Team 1951-52 All-County Guard in Football 1952 Lettered in Basketball 1949-1952 Lettered in Baseball 1950-1951 After school, Clair was a member of the Booster Club, served as President of 100 Club, helped build the new bleachers for the high school football field, and served on the football “Chain Gang” for years. The Ed Liddle Football Field was named after Clair’s father.





mike cCoach Michael Chaffee has been a respected and dedicated coach for Windham High School for many years. He has coached Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. His pride, enthusiasm, competitive spirit, and sincere love of the game, have been attributes many of his athletes wished to emulate. Coach Chaffee has always embraced fair play. He is a true teaching coach. (Note: This information was written in 1999 at the time Mr. Chaffee was inducted into the HOF. He continues to coach Windham today.) Volleyball 16 Years of Coaching – 12 at Windham High School 245 Career Wins – 200 at Windham 12 Sectional Championships – 11 at Windham 3 District Championships – All at Windham 2 Time Regional Finalists at Windham 6 Years ranked in the top 20 in final poll 4 Time League Coach of the Year 4 Time District Coach of the Year 4 Time Akron Touchdown Club Coach of the Year 1 Time Plain Dealer Coach of the Year 1 Time Portage County League Championship 4 Time Portage County League Division Champions Volleyball Coach for the All-Star Games District Director of the Ohio Volleyball Coaches Association Boys’ Track 3 Years Head Coach at Windham Team Finished 3rd twice in the Portage County League District Runners-Up Once Bristol Invitational Champions Twice Coached 3 Individual State Qualifiers Coached 2 Relay Team State Qualifiers Coached Individual State Qualifiers Coached Individual State Champion, Ralph Mickens 400m in1984 Only Windham State Champion Team finished in Top Ten at State Track Meet in 1983 Girls’ Track 7 Years at Windham Coached 3 Individual State Qualifiers Mogadore Invitational Runners-Up Once Girls’ Basketball 4 Years Head Coach ½ Year Junior Varsity Coach Coach Michael Chaffee and his teams have brought the Windham High School many trohpies to fill the showcase and many fine moments of pure joy. Coach Chaffee has brought pride and “The Glory Years” to Windham.