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Jim Stiger

2011 WSHF inductee



Jim Stiger earned achievements as a track and field champion during his years at Nevada High School from 1950-54. He played a major role in the 1954 Ohio High School Class B track and field state championship, winning state championships in the 120-yard high hurdles and 180 yard low hurdles. Stiger won 10 letters in three different sports. He went on to letter in both track and field and basketball at Findlay College and played semi-pro basketball for several years with the Wilson Auctioneers.


As a track athlete at Nevada, he also was part of the state finalist 880-yard relay team. He held the district low hurdles record for 15 years and was a record-holder in the 120-yard high hurdles, the 100-yard dash and the broad jump in Wyandot County. He earned all-county honors all four years with the Bobcats.


In basketball, Stiger was a four-year player who twice earned all-county honors. He once scored 42 points in a game and also earned two letters in baseball.


Stiger now resides in Canton with his wife Marcia. He is the parent of Cathy Scheffler, Diane Cundiff, Mike Stiger, Colin Trout and Jeff Trout and a grandfather of 11.