Bobcats News · Hall of Fame Class for 2019 Announced by Cambridge Athletics


Continuing to recognize and showcase a strong tradition of athletic excellence, the 2019 Hall of Fame Class has been announced by the Cambridge Bobcat Hall of Fame Committee.  This year’s group consists of: a student-athlete that transitioned into teaching and coaching as Cambridge then ending his time as the “voice of the Bobcats”. A young basketball phenom that racked up an impressive resume on the court and on the track, continuing his basketball career at Muskingum University where he was the subject of a story in Sports Illustrated.  A dominant football player that went on to play Division I football at Colgate before joining the United States Marine Corps shortly after graduation. And finally, a standout multi-sport athlete who received Division I offers in both football and basketball.  It is with great pride and excitement that the Cambridge Athletic Department will host its’ annual hall of fame weekend September 12-14, 2019 to welcome the following inductees into the class of 2019:

Tom “Chappy” Chappelear – graduated Cambridge High School in 1964; three year football letterman, MVP senior year, two year baseball letterman, teacher at Cambridge High School from 1969-1999, member of the football coaching staff from 1969-1989 (head coach 1986-1989) and “voice of the Bobcats” for 20+ years.

Brandon Todd – graduated from Cambridge High School in 2003, four year starter in basketball, second all-time leading scorer, all-time leader in steals, district player of the year twice, first team All Ohio twice and state qualifier for track and field in the 100 meter dash.

Jeff Bentz – graduated from Cambridge High School in 1993, four year starter (offense and defense) in football, first team All Ohio, played in the North-South game and selected as the Eastern Ohio Offensive Player of the Year.

Ed Hare – graduated from Cambridge High School in 1966, All Ohio in basketball, 2nd in single game rebounds (23), led Bobcats to  District Championship games, leading shot blocker (before records were kept), Division I scholarship offers for both basketball and football.