Herb Strayer

General Information

Experience

Long-Time Baseball Coach  - Ohio Northern University

Head Baseball Coach  - Ohio Northern University

Head Baseball Coach  - ONU

Head Coach  - Hanover

Head Baseball Coach  - Ohio Northern

Northern Health Professor and Baseball Coach  - 

Education

bachelor's degree  - physical education , Ohio Northern University

Hanover College

master's degree  - Bowling Green State University

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So one day I grabbed my glove and my spikes (I had packed all the essentials before moving away to college) and headed to the fields where Herb Strayer, ONU's long-time baseball coach, and his staff were conducting the tryouts.

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Head Coach Herb StrayerSend Strayer an e-mailHerbert N. Strayer, a native of Elida and an Ada resident, has been the head baseball coach at ONU for 30 seasons, compiling a 610-399-6 record.He also serves as an associate professor in the physical education department.As head baseball coach at Ohio Northern, Strayer guided the Bears to 18 consecutive winning seasons from 1971-88.His 610 victories ranks him as the winningest coach in Bear history.Including a 49-48 four-year stint at Hanover, his career coaching mark is 659-447-6, a winning percentage of .595.His 659 victories put him ninth on the NCAA Division III all-time win list among current coaches.Strayer's teams have captured four Ohio Athletic Conference baseball titles (1974, 1976, 1982, and 1983).His teams have won seven OAC divisional crowns and have made nine appearances in the NCAA Mideast Regional championships.The 1974 ONU club advanced to the NCAA World Series and finished third among all Division II and III schools in the country.Strayer was a three-time letterman in baseball as a pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder.He was a member of the 1960 ONU Mid-Ohio League championship squad.Strayer was a four-year letterman in football as a quarterback and defensive back, playing on the 1961 MOL championship team.He also held the ONU school record with a 77-yard punt against Ferris State in 1959, a record which stood for 40 years before being broken in 1999.After graduating from ONU in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in physical education, Strayer received his master's degree in 1963 from Bowling Green State University as a graduate assistant in baseball and football.Following his year at Bowling Green, he taught and coached at Watkins Memorial and Eastwood high schools.In 1966 he went to Hanover College and coached there before returning to ONU in 1969.Assistant Coach

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ONU legend Herb StrayerCommunity loses local baseball legend, friendADA -- Ohio Northern baseball legend Herb Strayer passed away early Sunday morning after a brief illness.Strayer, a native of Elida and an Ada resident, has been the head baseball coach at ONU for the past 31 seasons, compiling a 630-424-6 record.He also served as an associate professor in the physical education department.As head baseball coach| more >>|Ada nips Gophers

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