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Rob Sheldon

2013 WSHF inductee



            Rob Sheldon, a graduate of Elyria High School and Bluffton College, coached the Wynford High School boys basketball team from 1979-2003, earning induction into the Elyria and Wynford high school, Bluffton University, Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association and Crawford County Sports halls of fame.

            Sheldon went 450-195 during his coaching career, earning 401 of those victories with the Royals. He was an assistant for two seasons at Ottawa-Glandorf and head coach at North Central Pioneer for four years before coming to Wynford. He led Pioneer to its first-ever regional appearance in his final season there.

            While leading the Royals, they won nine North Central Conference, 18 sectional, seven district and two regional championships. Wynford was the state runner-up in 1987, losing to Fort Loramie in the championship game. Two years later, the Royals fell to Akron Hoban in the state semifinals.

            Wynford finished ranked in the Associated Press top 10 five times in Sheldon’s career and he coached 12 different players to be All-Ohioans a total of 16 times.

Sheldon once was named Class A Coach of the Year and repeatedly was voted Crawford County and District 6 Coach of the Year. He was on the sidelines for both the North-South and Ohio-Michigan All-Star games.

            In addition, Sheldon served the OHSBCA as director for District 6 from 1983-85 and became president of the association from 1994-96. The OHSBCA honored him with both the Bob Arnzen and Paul Walker awards.

            Sheldon and his wife, Brenda, now live in North Carolina. They have six sons, Josh, David, Chris, Michael, Robbie and Todd.