Jim Cole '36: An end in football, Cole earned two letters in 1934 and 1935 under coach Frank Wilton and was selected all-Buckeye Conference and honorable mention All-America. He was also the Buckeye Conference champion in both the 440- and 880-yard dashes and anchored the undefeated mile relay team as he earned three letters under coach George Rider from 1934-36.

Jay Fry '52: Fry earned football letters under Woody Hayes as a linebacker on the 1950 Mid-American Conference and Salad Bowl championship team and as an all-MAC guard under Ara Parseghian in 1951. He returned to Miami in 1956 to assist John Pont in football and was head wrestling coach for seven years. He followed Pont to Yale and Indiana and also served under Bill Arnsparger and John McVey with the New York Giants.

Bob Kappes '50: A football center, Kappes played for Sid Gillman, George Blackburn and Woody Hayes and was a member of Miami's first MAC championship team in 1948. He was an assistant football coach at Ohio University in charge of the offensive line. He also served as interim head football coach in 1978.

Harry Richardson '29: Known by the nickname of "Chump", Richardson earned all-Ohio and all-Buckeye Conference honors as an end in football and a center in basketball in both 1927 and 1928. He was coached by Chester Pittser in football and Roy Tillotson in basketball.

Chuck Zody: A 1959 graduate of Ohio University, Zody was Miami's head coach in both cross country and track for 23 years. He guided the Redskins to six MAC championships in cross country and two in track. His cross country teams have also captured five all-Ohio titles. He has been selected "Coach of the Year" in the MAC four times in cross country and three times in track. He has also been the outstanding coach in NCAA District 4 three times. He also served as President of the NCAA Cross Country Coaches Association. Four of his athletes have won NCAA indoor track championships in the pole vault, high jump and triple jump.