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Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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2003 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Marvin Bihn, Class of 1954, Distinguished Hall of Fame

Marv served his country for 25 years, rising to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army. He attended Bowling Green University, majored in business and joined the ROTC. When he graduated, he fully expected to serve just two years in the Army. However, after attending school for new officers in the Air Defense Missile field, his plans changed. He received several Army Commendation Medals, a Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the two Meritorious Service Medals, as well as several Vietnamese awards. He was assigned to the Pentagon from 1978 to 1980 where he was responsible for making all assignments of enlisted personnel in the U.S. Army Artillery and the U.S. Army Air Defense Branches. After serving as the Senior Advisor to the Adjutant General of the State of New Hampshire from 1980 to 1983, he retired from the U.S. Army. He went on to earn his realtor license and formed the real estate company, Premiere Properties. He was named 1993 Realtor of the Year for the Concord Board of Realtors and was the Outstanding Realtor of Concord in 1994 and 1996.

Raymond Sines, Class of 1969, Distinguished Hall of Fame
After graduating from Perry High School, Ray studied business at Alderson-Broadus College in West Virginia and at Lakeland Community College. He gained hands-on knowledge of all aspects of business when he joined his family’s company, Sines, Inc, in 1971, where he serves as president of this oil and gas distributor. Wanting to affect change at the state government level, Ray was drawn into the world of politics. The Perry businessman served four terms as a Representative in the Ohio General Assembly and has served as a Lake County Commissioner. In recognition of his achievements in the State House, he received the Watch Dog Treasury Award and the 1995 Legislator of the Year Award from the Buckeye Sheriffs Association. Following his term in Columbus, he and an associate formed the Sines/Towner Policy Group. He continued to champion the welfare of Ohio students and education and worked on behalf of a number of organizations. Through his farm, AVS Limited, he owns, breeds and races Standardbred and Quarter Horses, and in his spare time enjoys playing guitar.
 
Philip Cassella, Administrator, Athletic Hall of Fame
Mr. Cassella was Director of Athletics for Perry Schools from 1973 to 2002. He was instrumental in the design and planning of the Perry Community Athletic/Fitness Center. He developed a well-respected 20 varsity sport athletic program, establishing a girls’ athletic program in 1973. Mr. Cassella has been a N.E. District Tournament Manager for golf, cross country, football, soccer, swimming and girls’ basketball. He earned his Certified Athletic Administrator status in 1995. Phil was NEOIAAA president in 1994-95 and served on the Executive Committee as program chairman at both District and State conferences. In 1989, he was awarded the NEO Interscholastic Athletic Administrator of the Year Award, and in 1999, the State Award of Merit.


Robert Ritley, Coach, Athletic Hall of Fame
As a 1970 University of Michigan graduate, Coach Ritley began his teaching/coaching career at Olmsted Falls High School, the University of Tampa and Gibsonburgh High School. In 1977, he came to Perry where he taught physical education and was the Head Football Coach for 25 years, retiring in 2002 with a record of 204 wins, 84 losses and one tie. He left a legacy that will be in Perry record books for a long time. He was selected as head coach in the Save-A-Sight Game, the Ohio All-Stars, and the Big 33 Game. Coach Ritley was League Coach of the Year nine times, Lake County Coach of the Year three times, and two times State Coach of the Year in Division III and IV. In 2002, Coach Ritley was named Perry Classroom Teacher of the Year.

Robert Sater, Coach, Athletic Hall of Fame
Coach Sater was Head Wrestling Coach in Perry for 16 years. He coached four Sectional Champs, eight League Champions, and two State Runner-ups. His stats include a dual meet record of 229 wins and 81 losses, 126 District Qualifiers, 35 State Qualifiers, 18 State place winners, with at least one state qualifier each year. Coach Sater was named League Coach of the Year eight times, Plain Dealer Coach of the Year twice, News-Herald Coach of the Year twice, Star Beacon Coach of the Year once, and Greater Cleveland Wrestling Coaches and Officials Coach of the Year three times. In 2000, Coach Sater was inducted in the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame and was Division III State Coach of the Year in 2002.

Robert Wilson, Coach, Athletic Hall of Fame
Coach Wilson coached boys’ track for 23 years and girls’ track for 20 years. As boys’ track coach, he had a record of 200 wins and 41 losses and as girls’ track coach won 169 meets and lost 39. His teams included 10 Conference Championships, five District qualifiers, one individual State Champion, and 33 State qualifiers. Coach Wilsonwas named League Coach of the Year 10 times, and in 2002, he was named News-Herald Coach of the Year. He taught English at Perry for 29 years and was named a Fulbright Scholar for the 1986-87 school year. While teaching in Scotland, he coached the Fife 49ers and started the Scottish/Perry Alumni Football games. He was named Perry Classroom Teacher of the Year in 1996-97.

Jim Siegel, Class of 1970, Athletic Hall of Fame
Jim was a two-sport stand out at Perry. In football in 1969, he was Most Valuable Defensive Back and had 10 interceptions. In 1970, he was a member of the baseball team that went to the Final Four in the State Championships. He was honored by being named a Lake County All-Star. Jim was invited to try out with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals. He played semi-pro football for three years and flag football for seven years. His flag football team was a three-time State Champ and won a National Championship. Jim was selected All-League. Jim’s leadership role included organizing and playing Perry Alumni Football and the Scottish/American Football Games.

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