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Robert “Bob” Donelson

2012 WSHF inductee



            Bob Donelson, a 1947 Carey High School graduate, played four years of football, baseball, basketball and one year of track at Carey High School while leading the football team to an undefeated season in 1946. He built and owns Bob’s Countryside Golf Course and holds the nine-hole course record of 29 at Lincoln Hills Golf Course.
            A 1951 graduate of Ohio Northern University, Donelson was the leading scorer on the football team his junior and senior years while playing halfback and kicking extra points and field goals. He attended Mount Union for one year and had to sit out his sophomore season after transferring.
            As a golfer at Ohio Northern, his team won the conference title in his junior year, the first season the Polar Bears field a team in the sport. He has had many golf championships during the past 60-plus years and still scores in the high 30s for nine holes and is capable of shooting his age for 18 holes. Donelson was a club champion at Lincoln Hills and at Johnson Golf Course and won the P-T open.

            In high school, he played in a postseason game in 1946, a fundraiser event in which the Blue Devils beat Vanlue, 27-7. Donelson played third base on Carey’s 1944 state final four baseball team. In all, he earned four letters in both football and baseball, three in basketball and one in track and field. He was the editor of the school annual his senior year.

            Donelson spent 20 years as a Little League baseball coach and served at various times as fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach, junior high basketball coach, girls varsity assistant basketball coach and assistant baseball coach at Carey. He has served for years as the official scorekeeper at Carey home basketball games.

            He currently resides in Carey.