Maysville inducting trio to Hall of Fame

Maysville inducting trio to Hall of Fame

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Maysville inducting trio to Hall of Fame

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NEWTON TOWNSHIP

Three new members will join Maysville’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.

Bo Coconis, Larry Adolph and Sanford “Sandy” Smith were selected as part of this year’s class and will be recognized during a Hall of Fame banquet at 4 p.m. at the high school.

The trio will be presented with their plaques between the reserve and varsity games with Licking Valley.

Bo Coconis

The 2003 graduate was a four-year letterwinner in golf and won the Division II state championship in 2002. He was All-MVL in 2001 and ’02 as well as the 2002 East District player of the year as he captured the sectional and district titles.

Coconis played for Ohio State’s golf team from 2003-08 and was the team captain during his senior season. He led the Buckeyes in scoring average, rounds of par or better (14) and rounds in the 60s (6), earned second team All-Big Ten honors and claimed the conference’s Sportsmanship Award as a senior.

Larry Adolph

The three-sports star was a three-year captain in football, basketball and track and field before graduating in 1985. He was All-MVL, East District and All-Ohio in football and basketball, also holding the school record for most tackles in a career and the shot put.

Adolph went on to be a four-year starter for the Ashland football team, where he was a team captain, a two-time all-league honoree and an All-American candidate. He also was named the league’s Most Outstanding Student-Athlete in all sports.

He is a managing partner with Northwest Ohio Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Adolph was named the Hancock County Businessman of the Year in 2009 and earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2011.

Sanford ‘Sandy’ Smith

The 1956 Roseville alum was an All-MVL selection in football and basketball and earned All-Ohio honors in basketball during his senior year. He went on to play college basketball at Marietta and Ashland.

Smith coached basketball from 1965-77 at John Glenn, where he had 136 wins, five sectional titles and one MVL championship in 1967-68. He also was an administrator, athletic director, freshman football and cross country coach for the Muskies.

He had two basketball coaching stints at Maysville (1977-80 and 1984-92). Smith totaled 158 wins, five sectional crowns and an MVL title in 1978-79. He was a two-time MVL coach of the year and also was named coach of the year in the East District and District 12.

In 1997, Smith was given the District 12 Distinguished Service Award for outstanding years of coaching service. He retired in 1992 with 30 years of service as teacher, coach and administrator and also served a short term as a Muskingum County Commissioner.

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