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of the most revered people in the school’s history, Coach Eddie
Wentz is legendary. He has been referred to as a “coach in the
fullest sense of the word” and a “coach of a generation
and a half.” He not only coached football during that time, but
also coached basketball and baseball.
When Eddie Wentz graduated from West High School in 1917, he had earned
11 varsity letters during the three years he attended there. He won
three letters each for football, basketball and baseball and two letters
for track. He made All-City teams twice while in high school. He attended
the University of Akron his freshman year and left to serve in the Army
in World War I for six months. He returned to U of A and graduated with
10 varsity letters: two each in football and track and three each in
basketball and baseball.
Coach Wentz was the beloved head coach of Akron St. Vincent High School
sports teams for 40 years.