Jeff Arthurs (2015)
About Jeff Arthurs
It is rare-in fact it may never have happened at any other time-that someone wins the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics, & Integrity award twice. But Jeff Arthurs did in 1995 and 2002. In fact, Jeff has won the Bob McCullough Award for his dedication and service to his community and in 2005, the Claymont Alumni Foundation recognized their 1967 graduate as the Claymont Foundation Citizen of the Yea. Also a Fred Dafler Career State Coach of the Year winner, Jeff’s personal life and coaching life have been a model of the impact that a coach can have on the lives of their athletes and community. Over the course of 43 years at Claymont High School, Jeff’s teams won 19 conference championships in cross country and track. They also won District and Regional titles and placed in the top 10 at the Cross Country State Championships on two occasions. Individual standouts have included Runner-up Jerrod Long in the shot put and Champions Rich Ronald (in cross country and the 1600M), and two time champions Andy Pentecost and Troy Sproul, both repeat winners in the discus. Jeff also coached outstanding 3200M runners Kevin Case (9:30.1) and Mark Albaugh (9:31.1). Mark is the present coach at Claymont and a Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2013). Jeff has also served as a representative to the East District Coaches Association and as the District 5 representative to the OATCC Executive Board. He has also been a licensed track official for 37 years. Still coaching the young people of Claymont High School, Jeff continues to impact the lives of young people and all with whom he comes in contact.