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Woody Hayes
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Football Coach
    (February 14, 1913-March 12, 1987)
    Birth name is Wayne Woodrow Hayes
    Died in Upper Arlington, Ohio
    College Football Coach
    Denison University (Granville Ohio) 1946-48
    Miami University of Ohio (Oxford Ohio) 1949-50
    Ohio State University (Columbus Ohio) 1951-78
    National Championship (1954, 57, 68)
    Only Big Ten Conference Team to appear in four consecutive Rose Bowls (1972-75)
    Won 13 Big Ten Conference Titles
    Produced 56 First Team All Americans
    Coached Heisman Trophy Winners Howard 'Hopalong' Cassady (1955) and Archie Griffin (1974, 75)
    He could be the poster boy for Anger Management!
    He had a quick volatile temper.
    During practice, he screamed at his players & assistant coaches.
    During games, he verbally assaulted officials, opposing coaches & players, sideline markers, photographers & TV cameramen.
    He ran the Big Ten Commissioner and 35 sports writers off the practice field.
    He was fired as Ohio State Head Coach after punching opponent Clemson Linebacker, Charlie Bauman, in the throat (1978 Gator Bowl).
    While attending a Cleveland Indians Game, he got into a shouting match with the Indians' First Baseman because he felt that the player was loafing.
    He was a U.S. Naval Officer during World War II.
    He actively recruited African-Americans.
    He was among the first to hire African-American coaches.
    He frequently turned down pay raises, making him one of the most under paid coaches; but made sure his assistant coaches received increased wages.
    His best salary was $40,000.
    His phone number and home address were always listed in the local phone book.
    As an Associate Professor at Ohio State, he lectured on U.S., World, Political and Military History.
    He contributed to charities, especially those dealing with handicapped children. He often visited Children's Hospital in Columbus.
    He made four trips to Vietnam to visit the troops.

Credit: George Ashburn


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    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 68.18% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 45 Votes: 71.11% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 41 Votes: 75.61% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 55 Votes: 67.27% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 98 Votes: 72.45% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 114 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 231 Votes: 67.97% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 252 Votes: 65.48% Annoying
 
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