Larry Bell '38: Before graduating from Miami in 1938, Bell established an American and collegiate record in the javelin with a toss of 231 feet, 7 ¼ inches. He placed second in the NCAA Championships and fourth in the AAU Nationals in 1938. A three-year letterman, he helped Miami capture two Buckeye Conference titles.
Dick Crum: After serving five years as an assistant under Bill Mallory, Crum became Miami's head football coach in 1974 and guided the Redskins to three MAC titles and two Tangerine Bowl championships over Georgia and South Carolina and compiled a record of 34-10-1. Crum's first Miami team went 10-0-1 and was ranked 10th in the final football polls by both AP and UPI. He was named "Coach of the Year" in Ohio in both 1974 and 1975; in the MAC in 1974, and in District 5 in 1974 and 1977. In 1978, he became the head football coach at the University of North Carolina where he guided the Tar Heels to a record of 60-31-2 and a top 20 finish in four of the eight years. His Carolina teams had won four of five bowl games.
Leann Grimes Davidge: Leann Grimes Davidge, who coached the tennis team to four consecutive championships, was the first woman inducted into Miami University's Athletic Hall of Fame. A nationally ranked tennis player, Davidge grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and captured four Big 10 titles before graduation from Ohio State University in 1978. She served as coach of the women's tennis team at Miami from 1979-85 and guided the Redskins to a five-year record of 92-50, including a 25-1 mark in the Mid-American Conference. The MAC honored her as "Coach of the Year" in both 1981 and 1983. Leann lost her life in an auto accident while on a recruiting trip.
Tom Perrin '72: Perrin was selected the "Swimmer of the Year" in the MAC and Miami's "Athlete of the Year" in 1972. In his three-year career, he captured six MAC titles in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley events and swam on three championship relay teams in the 400- and 800-yard freestyle events. Miami's first recipient of an NCAA Post-graduate Scholarship, he graduated Cum Laude from Miami in 1972 and enrolled in medical school at Indiana University.
John Powell '58: A three-year letterman and first-team all-MAC guard in 1956-57, Powell ranks 13th on Miami's all-time basketball scoring list with 1,106 points. His 43 points was the third highest in a single game for the Redskins. .