Career as an outstanding right-handed pitcher and third baseman began in North Akron G-F-E teams and then at Hower High where he was an All-City hurler 1962-63. In '79, Jerry joined Kevin Dunn and Bill Round in forming the famous Manchester A's. From 1980-1993, Jerry's "E" teams posted an amazing 617-138 record, winning numerous titles including the 1990 NABF National Championship. He was Ed Robinson's pitching coach at Barberton High where the Magics posted a 72-18 mark in '91-'93, and were state finalists in 1993. He became Tim Ridgley's pitching coach at Massillon High in '94 (state finalist) and in seven years since, the Tigers have a 156-73 record. Jerry is extremely proud of the more that 150 A's players that went on to college with scholarship and who played pro: Ken Robinson Jr., Ty Kovach, Jeremy Schner, Craig Bush, and Jim Farrell.