Lakota Sports Legend Named to Miami U's Esteemed "Cradle of Coaches"

Lakota Sports Legend Named to Miami U's Esteemed "Cradle of Coaches"
Posted on 09/20/2016
Jason Lindsey

Throughout the sports world, Miami University has a unique reputation for its "Cradle of Coaches." Legendary football coaches such as Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Ara Parseghian, Weeb Ewbank, Paul Brown and Sid Gillman all had roots at Miami, and now – one of Lakota’s own joins this esteemed group.

Congratulations to Jason Lindsey, retired Lakota and Lakota East head track and cross country coach, on his recent selection for the 2016 “Cradle of Coaches” class. Lindsey and six others were inducted at a Sept. 9 ceremony at the Miami Student Union, and then honored at halftime at the university’s football game the next day.

Lindsey is the only Lakota coach to be credited with two state championship teams. He also coached athletes who won nine state individual championships, a number unmatched by any other Lakota coach.

The teams he coached brought home the remarkable total of 32 conference championships, a total unlikely to ever be matched. He's achieved innumerable "Coach of the Year" honors bestowed at the league, county, and state levels. Lindsey was inducted into the Lakota Hall of Fame in 2010 and, in 1997, into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame.

According to Stu Eversole, former athletic director for Lakota, “Jason coached for 30 years,plus one season. In that span he coached or was co-coach for 120 teams, the first being freshman football in his first year at Lakota. Considering the squad sizes of the sports he coached,he has in all probability coached more Lakota athletes than anyone in district history.”