Len Fertig '34: Fertig lettered three years each in football and baseball from 1931-34. He was selected first team all-Buckeye Conference and all-Ohio as a fullback his senior year. Playing for Coach Frank Wilton he helped lead Miami to two Buckeye Conference football championships in 1932 and 1933. He was a catcher and outfielder in baseball and signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Athletics following graduation. He received All-America recognition in 1932 as he helped lead the Redskins to a 7-1 record by accounting for at least two touchdowns in three of the games. In his senior year Fertig accounted for three touchdowns against Wittenberg on a 72-yard run, plunge up the middle and threw a 20-yard scoring pass. Also a standout on defense, he accounted for half the tackles in his final game against Cincinnati. He was inducted into the Miami Hall of Fame in 1980.
Bob Hitchens '74: Hitchens received all-Mid-American Conference honors as a tailback for three consecutive years from 1971-83. His junior year was a banner season as he established five Miami records for that time and was selected the most valuable player on the team, the offensive player of the year in the MAC, Miami's athlete of the year, and gained All-America honors from the Associated Press. He held the single game record for most rushes with 45 against South Carolina. Hitchen's four season marks include 326 carries for 1,370 yards and 15 touchdowns (90 points). He also held four career records with 773 rushing attempts for 3,118 yards and 34 touchdowns (204 points). Playing under Coach Mallory for three years, Hitchens helped lead Miami to an 11-0 season as a co-captain his senior year that included an MAC title and a Tangerine Bowl victory over Florida. His football jersey number 40 was retired, following John Pont. Following graduation, Hitchens played professional football for two years with the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers. The last three years he served as an assistant football coach and helped lead Carnegie-Mellon University to three President's Conference championships and two semi-final finishes in the NCAA District III playoffs. He joined Miami's staff as an assistant football coach in 1980 to 1987. He was inducted into the Miami Hall of Fame in 1980.
Bill Mallory '57: Mallory lettered three years as an offensive end from 1954-56 and gained all-MAC recognition his last two years. He helped the Redskins gain two MAC titles under Coach Ara Parseghian and played his senior year for Coach John Pont. After serving as an assistant football coach at Bowling Green, Yale and Ohio State, Mallory became head coach at Miami and in five years from 1969-73 led the Redskins to a record of 39-12. His last year he guided Miami to only its seventh perfect season with an 11-0 record and was rewarded by gaining coaching honors in the MAC, Ohio and NCAA District 5. Mallory left Miami for Colorado where he led the Buffalos from 1974-78 to a record of 35-20-1 and to post-season appearances in the Orange Bowl and Bluebonnet Bowl. He then went on to coach at Northern Illinois. He 1984 he accepted a coaching position at Indiana. He owns a 162-113-4 career coaching mark, including a 63-61-3 mark in 11 seasons with the Hoosiers. He has led Indiana to six postseason bowl games and has twice earned Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. He was inducted into the Miami Hall of Fame in 1980.
Steve Strome '64: Strome earned two letters in basketball as a guard and forward under Coach Dick Shrider and later returned to serve as an assistant basketball coach under Tates Locke from 1966-69. From 1969-79 Strome served as Miami's tennis coach and he guided the Redskins to seven MAC championships and an overall record of 167-64 and a winning percentage of .723. At one time he guided the Redskins to a 46-match winning streak against MAC foes. During his tenure Miami had 27 singles and 14 doubles champions in the MAC. Five times he was voted the MAC coach of the year. He is the holder of two degrees from Miami, his B.S. in 1964 and M.Ed. in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State in 1972. In 1979 Strome became the head tennis coach at Louisiana State University. He was inducted into the Miami Hall of Fame in 1980.