ABOUT US

  HALL OF FAMERS

  DICK KADIS AWARD

  OTHER HONORS

  BANQUET INFO

  PAST BANQUETS

  PLAQUE DIRECTORY

  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  RANDOM INDUCTEE

  WEBSITE CREDITS

  SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Lenny Clarke

Basketball ∙ Monaca

 

 

 

 

Lenny Clarke was a two year starter at Monaca (under Larry Bruno) and helped the Indians win a section title in the 1952-1953 season. But that was nothing compared to his tenure at Geneva College during the Golden Age of Golden Tornados basketball: Lenny was the starting guard on teams that went 21-8, 19-8, 24-3, and 18-8, capturing three state championships and playing in three NAIA national tournaments. Although assists were not recorded in the 1950s, anyone who saw Lenny play was keenly aware of his contributions in Coach Cliff Aultman’s nationally acclaimed “Continuity Patterned Offense.” Lenny also averaged 14.2 points per game his senior year and was named to the All District team. After college, Lenny spent a year as an assistant coach at South Side High School before accepting a job at Grove City High School, where he resurrected a failing basketball program. Over the next 13 years, Lenny produced teams with a 197-90 record, with four teams winning 20 or more games and one even reaching the state semifinals. Lenny also coached Grove City golf, winning three county championships in 19 years. Three of his players went to the state championship. After he retired as a guidance counselor, Lenny sat on the Grove City School Board and still provided golf lessons.