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Miami Redhawks honors former basketball coach Charlie Coles

Charlie Coles

When Charlie Coles announced his retirement as head basketball coach at Miami University last March, most media members wondered if he could actually stay away from Millett Hall, home of the RedHawks.

Well, he has.

The 71-year-old Coles, who still resides in Oxford, Ohio, made his first appearance at a RedHawks game yesterday afternoon.

Miami  honored their long-time coach before the final regular-season home game against Kent State.

Coles retired after 16 seasons on the Miami bench with 263 wins. He is a 1965 graduate of the university.

Before settling in at Miami, Coles, who was always popular with media and fans of opposing Mid-American Conference schools, coached at Central Michigan for six years where he compiled a record of 355-308. While there, he coached Dan Majerle, who went to have an All-Star NBA career.

His 218 wins in MAC games are the most in conference history.

In a recent interview, Coles said that he spends his retirement helping coach his granddaughter Jazz’s sixth-grade AAU basketball team.

 

Info compiled from Miami University, Mid-American Conference, Radio & TV news

Miami RedHawks bounce back with win over Southern Illinois, 30-14

 

QB Zac Dysert threw for 226 yards

Miami QB Zac Dysert rallied the RedHawks after their 56-10 shellacking at Ohio State the previous week.

Miami earned its first win of 2012, a 30-14 conquest of Southern Illinois.

Dysert passed for 226 yards, on 28 of 36 passes, 1 touchdown and no interceptions.

Dysert threw his 50th career touchdown pass to Andy Cruse in the first quarter.

Cruse caught 12 passes, a career-high, for 60 yards.

Miami evens its record at 1-1, while Southern Illinois falls to 0-2.

Pat Hinkel intercepted 2 passes

 

 

Info & photos courtesy of Miami athletics

Miami RedHawks baseball honors the late Walter Alston

Press release courtesy of Miami sports information

 

OXFORD, Ohio — Miami Baseball  honored a local legend on Saturday May 5, when it hosted Walter Alston Day at McKie Field, remembering the former Darrtown resident and Los Angeles Dodgers manager. The RedHawks played host to the Akron Zips that day.

Representatives of Alston’s family, still living in Darrtown,  threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Also before the game, the Walter Alston Room at McKie Field was opened, allowing fans to see several pieces of memorabilia on display at the stadium.

Walter Alston (L) with Tommy LaSorda (R) (file photo)

Born Walter Emmons Alston on Dec. 1, 1911, he lettered three years for Miami in both baseball and basketball. He played professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals organization, playing just one game at the major league level. After stints in the minors as both a player and manager, Alston returned to the big leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954, then moved with the team to Los Angeles.

Alston won seven National League pennants in his 23 years tenure as Dodgers manager. The franchise won four world championships as well — in 1955 with Brooklyn and in 1959, 1963 and 1965 with Los Angeles. Named Manager of the Year six times, Alston also guided a victorious NL All-Star squad a record seven times. He retired after the 1976 season with 2,063 wins (2,040 in the regular season and 23 in the postseason) and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1983.

Usually before his Los Angeles Dodgers teams played a series in nearby Cincinnati against the Reds, Alston would ask the schedule-makers to have a day off.

During the day off, “Smokey” as he was called, would invite all of his coaches, players and team personnel up to his small hometown of Darrtown. The local natives would provide food and fun for the team.

Alston is still remembered today as Darrtown has signs on Route 177 entering the town announcing it as the Home of Walter “Smokey” Alston.

The Dodgers will be honoring the late manager in July at Dodger Stadium.

The Miami University Athletic Hall of Famer lived in Darrtown until his death on October 1, 1984.

Darrtown, Ohio is a small town in Butler County near the Miami campus located in Oxford.

 

Portions of this article written by megasportsnews.com with info from Miami University, Los Angeles Dodgers, Radio & TV news

 

Miami (O.) softball coach Schoenly sets school wins record

 

Kelly Kovach Schoenly (courtesy of Miami (O.) athletics

Kelly Kovach Schoenly became Miami University’s all-time winningest softball coach by earning her 173rd career win as she passes Angie Jacobs.

Jacobs coached the RedHawks from 1999-2006.

The record fell when Miami split their doubleheader with Central Michigan, winning the first game, 4-0.

She has led the team to three consecutive 30+ win seasons, the first time that has been done in school history.

 

Info compiled from Miami athletics, MAC & Radio news

Ohio gets past arch-rival Miami, 63-54; locks up first round bye in MAC tourney

 

Jon Smith (courtesy of Ohio athletics)

Grove City graduate Jon Smith scored a career-high 13 points, but it was the D.J. Cooper show as the Ohio Bobcats won for the 24th time by a 63-54 score over Miami.

The RedHawks under Charlie Coles are 9-20, 5-11 in the MAC and he is hinting at retirement.

The win gives the Bobcats a first round bye in the MAC tournament.

D.J. Cooper scored 14 points and broke the Ohio University career assists record.

Cooper also had five steals, four rebounds and four assists in breaking Dennis Whitaker’s mark of 651 assists, which had been on the record books since 1980. Cooper has 654 for Ohio 24-7, 11-5.

 

Info compiled from Ohio athletics, Radio & TV news

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