Longtime McClain track and field coach Bergstrom recognized with OHSAA sportsmanship, ethics and integrity award


Recipients selected by coaches associations during 2016-17 academic year

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McClain track and field coach Bob Bergstrom was selected by the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCC) to receive the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award for the 2016-17 school year. Bergstrom has coached the Tigers track and field team for over 30 years dedicating countless hours to his athletes and McClain High School, Bergstrom was a volunteer coach for the team during the 2017 season.

Throughout the 2016-17 school year, the coaches associations of the sports sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association had the opportunity to select one of their own for an OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award. Recipients are recognized during the state tournament of their respective sport or at their annual coaches clinic.

The OHSAA congratulates the award winners and thanks them for their outstanding service to Ohio’s student-athletes. Individuals selected reflect the values of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity through their professional responsibilities and are role models for others.

The OHSAA is proud to recognize the following coaches who received OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Awards during the 2016-17 school year. They include:

2016-17 OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award Winners

Girls Sports

Nate Irwin, Girls Basketball, Findlay Liberty-Benton High School

Dugan Hill, Girls Cross Country, Caldwell High School

Macie Miller, Field Hockey, Kettering Fairmont High School

Joan Ganim, Gymnastics, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

Cris Baker, Girls Golf, Waterford High School

Mike Murphy, Girls Lacrosse, Dublin Coffman High School

Alex Binger, Girls Soccer, Clyde High School

Staci Renollet, Softball, Sherwood Fairview High School

Brenda Wherley, Girls Swimming and Diving, Dover High School

Tom Haddow, Girls Tennis, Gahanna Columbus Academy High School

Preston Foy, Girls Track and Field, North Robinson Colonel Crawford High School

Ann Ellerbrock, Volleyball, Ottawa-Glandorf High School

None Selected, Girls Bowling

Boys Sports

Mark King, Baseball, Fremont Ross High School

Steve Franks, Boys Basketball, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley High School

Milt Place, Boys Cross Country, Medina High School

Mike Niehaus, Boys Golf, Cincinnati Glen Este High School

Greg Cole, Boys Lacrosse, Cincinnati Sycamore

Miguel Pedraza, Boys Soccer, Springfield High School

Dennis Beck, Boys Swimming and Diving, West Chester Lakota West High School

Matt Hughes, Boys Tennis, Kettering Fairmont High School

Bob Bergstrom, Boys Track and Field, Greenfield McClain High School

Mike Golden, Football, Delaware Hayes High School

Jack Hoogeveen, Ice Hockey, Powell Olentangy Liberty High School

Tom Barbee, Wrestling, Covington High School

None Selected, Boys Bowling

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Recipients selected by coaches associations during 2016-17 academic year

The Times-Gazette