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    Interviews

    Austin Carr - Chosen as the first overall pick in the 1971 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Austin Carr played for 11 years before embarking on career in the broadcast booth. He was named by ESPN as the 22nd greatest college basketball player of all time.. 

    Vince Matteucci - Won the 128-pound state championship on the record setting 1951 Cleveland West High School wrestling team. He went on to be a wrestling official and rules interpreter for the Ohio High School Athletic Association and helped oversee the expansion of the Ohio State wrestling tournament.
       

    Doug Dieken - Radio color analyst for gameday broadcasts of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He formerly was an offensive tackle who played 14 seasons with the Browns.

    LaMoyne Porter - Starred on the powerful East Tech High School basketball teams of 1958 and 1959 that won back to back state titles and remained unbeaten in 51 straight games.
       
    Don Cockroft - The Cleveland Browns placekicker from 1968 till 1980. He also served as the teams punter for the first 7 years of his career and retired as the second leading scorer in team history and is currently 3rd. Greg Urbas - As head wrestling coach at St. Edwards High School since 1989, he led the Eagles to Seventeen Division I state wrestling titles as well as four National championships. Regarded as a powerhouse, St. Edwards wrestlers compete against the best competition throughout the country.
       
    Shawn Hood - A four-year letterwinner at Cleveland State University, Shawn Hood was an integral part of the Vikings basketball team that made an improbable run in the NCAA tournament, reaching the Sweet 16. Chuck Kyle - Legendary head football coach for St. Ignatius High School since 1983, Chuck Kyle has won 11 Division I State Titles to go along with 3 National Championships and continues to add to his more than 300 wins. He was named by USA Today as High School coach of the year in 1989 and 1993.
       
    Phil Argento - Starred for the West High School basketball team from 1962-1965 and was one of the most prolific scorers in Cleveland High School Basketball history. He played college ball for Adolph Rupp at Kentucky before playing in the National Amateur Basketball League. Ted Ginn Sr. - As head football coach at Glenville High School, Ted Ginn Sr. has led his teams to several Ohio State Division I playoffs, finishing as high as runner up in 2009. Several of his players have gone on to excel in college and the NFL.
       
    Larry Chernauskas - Hall of Fame basketball coach, Larry Chernauskas compiled 508 career wins in a career that spanned 37 years as both a boys and girls head coach. At West Tech High School he won 220 games before moving on to girls where he led Magnificat to two state final fours. Ben Holbert and Dan Coughlin
       
    Joe Tait - Joe Tait was the familiar voice calling Cleveland Cavaliers games for more than 40 years. He began calling them in their first year in 1970 and retired from broadcasting in 2011. He also served as a radio announcer for the Cleveland Indians and tv announcer for the Cleveland Rockers. Sam Rutigliano - Sam Rutigliano served as the Head Football coach for the Cleveland Browns from 1978-1984. In 1980 he led the Kardiac Kids to the AFC Central Division Championship and was named NFL coach of the year.
       
    Harrison Dillard - Four-time Olympic gold medalist Harrison Dillard was born in Cleveland and attended East Tech High School before enrolling in Baldwin Wallace College. He won two gold medals each in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and remains the only male athlete to win in sprints and hurdles.