Bill Arnsparger '49: Bill Arnsparger began his coaching career as an assistant football coach under Woody Hayes at Miami in 1950 and it has led him to the head coaching assignment with the New York Giants. A native of Paris, Ky., Arnsparger played high school football under Blanton Collier, who later coached the University of Kentucky and the Cleveland Browns. Playing tackle on the football team, Arnsparger lettered two years for the Redskins. He was a member of Coach George Blackburn's 1948 team that posted a record of 7-1-1 and captured the Mid-American Conference title. He also played on Coach Hayes 1949 team. After serving one year as an assistant with Hayes at Miami, Arnsparger followed Hayes to Ohio State in 1951. From 1954-61 he was an assistant under Collier at Kentucky and an associate with Don Shula. After two years as an assistant at Tulane, Arnsparger joined Shula with the Baltimore Colts from 1964-68 and the Miami Dolphins' Super Bowl victory in 1974, the players presented him the game ball. After 1976, Arnsparger returned to Miami where he helped develop the "Killer B's" defense. He left the Dolphins in 1984 to become coach at LSU and then spent five years (1987-91) as athletic director at the University of Florida. In 1992 he joined the San Diego Chargers, where he went to the Super Bowl , his sixth in his career. On February 1, 1995, Arnsparger ended his 39-year career. Serving 23 years in the NFL, he retired as defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976.
Jeff Gehring '65: At the time, Jeff Gehring was the second-highest scorer in Miami's basketball history. Then, he was the only player to score 400 or more points in each of three varsity seasons, he scored a total of 1,295 points. Embry was Miami's all-time scoring leader with 1,401 points. Gehring also ranked third on Miami's all-time career list in point average with 18.0; field goals, 498; field goal percentage, .478 (498-1042), and free throw percentage, .789 (299-379). A three-year letter winner for Coach Dick Shrider, Gehring was selected to the all-MAC second team his sophomore season and to the first team his last two years. He helped Miami compile a three-year record of 49-24 form 1962-65 and share the MAC championship with a 20-5 record his senior year. A native of Ottawa Hills, Gehring earned at total of 411 points his sophomore year. After college, he became a guidance counselor at Ridgeview Junior High School in Columbus. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976.
Dick Klitch '55: Dick Klitch, a two-sport standout for Miami from 1951-55, played on all three MAC championship teams in basketball and one in tennis. Klitch helped Miami compile a four-year tennis record of 38-5, including a string of 19 victories for Coach Al Moore. He teamed with Fred Haring to win the No. 1 doubles title in the MAC and helped the Redskins capture the league crown in 1953. He was also the No. 1 singles champion in the MAC in 1955. His tennis success continued in 1957 as he captured the All-Navy doubles title. A native of Portsmouth, Klitch played his high school basketball under Coach Bill Rohr and followed him to Miami. He had a career total of 821 points and 589 rebounds as he helped the Redskins capture three MAC titles in 1952, 1953 and 1955 and compiled a record of 62-31. Klitch made second-team all-MAC his junior year as he led Miami with an average of 16 points per game. He served as co-captain on the 1954-55 team. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976.
Arthur Thatcher '28: Arthur Thatcher also a native of Portsmouth, earned three letters each is football from 1925-27 and in track from 1926-28. Nicknamed "Red", he played on three winning football teams for Coach Chester Pittser and was selected second team all-Buckeye at center. He helped Miami capture the Buckeye and Big 6 titles in 1926 and he was the top scorer with 38 points his senior year. Thatcher served 35 years with the Williams Manufacturing Company prior to his retirement. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976.