Roy BatesThe legendary coach at West Salem Northwestern High School in Wayne County whose teams racked up an amazing 297-14 winning record from 1951 thru 1960, including a 1959 Class A State Championship. As a righthanded pitcher himself in his youth, Roy hurled seven no-hitters with United Presyterian Wooster Legion and at West Chester High. He went on to Wooster College before suffering a serious arm injury that curtailed his pitching to occasional stints in summer leagues. In the last game he pitched, Roy, at age 40, hurled a 4-0 shutout, allowing only four hits while striking out 15 in a Labor Day Tournament in 1946. Roy was in charge of high school sectional district State tournament games for 35 years in Wayne County and has been honored as an inductee in the Ohio Coaches Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Roy's Northwestern High Basketball teams also posted a fantastic 201-22 record and a 1965 state title.