2018 WSHF inductee
Mike Schifer, a 1965 Wynford High School honors graduate and
senior class president, excelled in the areas of both basketball and
first began his athletic career at Mt. Zion High School as a Bulldog for two
years. During all four years in high school, he earned eight varsity letters
while competing in basketball and baseball.
the point guard for the newly formed Wynford
Royals, Schifer was recognized as an All-Ohio first-team
selection during his senior season on a team that won the North Central
Conference title and a sectional championship. Also that winter, he earned a
spot on the first-team all-district team and was awarded the Fred Taylor
“Player of the Week” honor sponsored by Channel 10 in Columbus.
Mike’s junior year, he achieved first-team All-North Central Conference and
first-team all-district honors. As a sophomore, in the last year at Mt. Zion,
he garnered honorable mention All-Ohio, first-team Toledo all-area, and
first-team all-county honors. To date, he still holds the school record for
most field goals in one game with 18 at Mohawk. Schifer
scored 1,281 points in his career.
his high school baseball and basketball careers, his teammates voted him MVP
for his sophomore, junior and senior years.
graduation, Schifer played basketball for four
years at Capital
graduated in 1969. After receiving his
master’s degree in pupil personnel from The Ohio State University, he taught and
coached at Grandview Heights High School, was a guidance counselor and head
basketball coach at Edison High School, was a guidance counselor,
administrator and coach at the South Central school district in Greenwich,
and ended his career as the principal at Port Clinton High School.
Schifer has been married to Wendy for 38
years and has a daughter, Megan, who lives in Felton,
California, and a son Lee, who lives
in Aiken, South Carolina, with his wife,
Susan. Wendy and Mike have five grandchildren, Christopher, Mikaela, Jessica,
Pete and Zoe. Chris, along with twins, “Mik” and
“Jess,” attend Clemson