Class of 1990 - Biographies

Michael Feduniak, 1990

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:  A 1938 graduate of Akron Garfield High School…He lettered five times, two each in basketball and baseball, and once in football…Captained both the baseball and basketball teams…KSU CAREER:  Earned nine varsity “K’s” as a member of the baseball, basketball, and football teams…His career spanned the 1939-42 seasons…Co-captain of the 1942 basketball team and captain of the baseball squad in 1941 and ’42…Received All-Conference mention in basketball and was first-team All-League selection as a catcher in baseball…Earned his bachelor’s degree in education in 1942 and his master’s in 1948…POST KSU CAREER:  Played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization (1942, 1946-49)…Also was invited to try out with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions football teams but chose baseball instead…Joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943…Served as a flight leader for the 315th Troop Carrier Squadron of the 10th Air Force…Was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on two occasions, the Air Medal three times, as well as two decorations from the Chinese Government and three Battle Stars…Following his military and baseball careers he was the head coach of three sports at Canal Fulton High School…Also coached at Coventry High School, Hower Vocational High School (Akron) and Hialeah High School (Miami, Florida) before retiring in 1985.

 

Lou Holtz, 1990

KSU CAREER:  Earned a Varsity “K” as a linebacker on the Golden Flash grid squad in 1957…Received his B.S. in history from Kent in 1959…POST KSU CAREER:  Has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches in the country…Began his coaching career as an assistant at Iowa in 1960 (where he earned his M.S. in education in 1961)…Followed that with assistant coaching positions at William & Mary (1961-63, Connecticut (1964-65), South Carolina (1966-67) and Ohio State (1969)…Served as the head coach at William & Mary (1969-71) and North Carolina State (1972-75) before being named head coach of the NFL’s New York Jets, a position he held for one season…Returned to the collegiate ranks as the head coach at Arkansas (1977-83) and moved on to Minnesota (1984-85) before being named head coach at Notre Dame in 1985…Led the Fighting Irish to the number-one national ranking in 1988 with an unblemished 12-0 record and nearly duplicated that feat this season with a 12-1 mark…In 20 seasons as a head coach, Holtz has compiled a 153-76-5 record (.650)…His teams have made 15 post-season bowl appearances, including 10 in a row (1972-82) and have a 7-5-2 mark (he did not coach Minnesota in the 1985 Independence Bowl because he already accepted the Notre Dame job)…Was named the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1979…Selected National Coach of the Year in 1977 by the United State Football Writers Association.

 

Gregory Kokal, 1990

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:  A 1972 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Cleveland…Lettered in football as a junior and a senior and was named to the all-city squad…KSU CAREER:  Directed the Golden Flashes to their only Mid-American Conference football championships and a Tangerine Bowl berth in 1972…Lettered four times (1972-75) and was team captain as a senior…Set 15 offensive records and still holds, or is tied for, 14 Kent marks…Career yardage leader with 6, 238 (passing-rushing yards)…Also holds career records for most plays (1,066), passes attempted (786), passes completed (405), touchdown passes (30), passing yardage (5,587) and interceptions (49)…Selected All-MAC First Team as a sophomore…Earned All-
MAC Honorable Mention his frosh and junior seasons…Named MAC Player of the Week as a junior…Ranked eighth in the NCAA in total offense (2,010) as a senior…Set Kent record for most passing attempts in a game (42) in the Tangerine Bowl…Played in the All-Ohio Bowl as a senior…Earned his general studies degree from Kent in 1980…POST KSU CAREER:  Drafted in the ninth round by the New Orleans Saints in 1976.

 

Jud Campbell Logan, 1990

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:  Graduated in 1977 from North Canton Hoover High School…Earned a pair of varsity letters in both football and track as a prep…Was team captain and MVP of his track team…KSU CAREER:  Lettered once in football (1978) and four times in track (1978-81) for the Flashes…Team Captain in 1979 & 1980…MAC Discus champ in 1980 and MAC hammer champion in both 1979 & 1980…Selected MAC Outstanding Athlete in 1980…NCAA qualifier in 1980…Received his degree in telecommunications from Kent in 1981…POST KSU CAREER:  Two-time member of the United States Olympic Team in track and field (1984, 1988)…Set American record in hammer throw (244-7) in 1984 and has broken that record on 14 occasions since…Holds current record of 268-8…Six-time national champion…Won 1985 World Cup Bronze Medal…1987 Pan-American Games Gold Medalist…Participated in the 1986 Goodwill Games and 1987 World Championships in Rome.

 

Donald L. Miller, 1990

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:  A 1936 graduate of Leavittsburg (now LaBrae), High School, where he earned nine varsity letters – three each in football, basketball, and track…Was coached by fellow Hall of Famer, Claude Graber…Was 1936 Trumbull County high jump champ…KSU CAREER:  Earned four varsity “K’s” in football (3) and wrestling (1) for the Flashes (1936-40)…Also participated in track for Kent as a high jumper…Placed third at the 1937 NEO-AAU Wrestling Championships…Captured third place in the 1938 4-1 meet at 175 pounds…Played center and linebacker for the Flash grid squad and was an All-Ohio pick as a senior…Elected vice president of his senior class…Member of the Blue Key Honorary and Delta Phi Sigma Fraternity (now Sigma Nu)…Earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1940…POST KSU CAREER:  Was employed as a chemist at Thomas Steel in Warren and also worked for the Trojan Powder Company before serving in the U.S. Air Force (1943-45) where he was a navigator…Following his discharge from the service he was the owner-operator of a food market and later an auto service station in LaGrange, Ohio, before retiring in 1976.

 

Douglass Hollis Sims. 1990

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:  Prepped at nearby Springfield High School…Graduated in 1961 after lettering in basketball and track…KSU CAREER:  Was a four-year letterwinner on the hard-court for the Flashes, earning monograms from 1964-67…Named Second Team All-Mid-American Conference as a junior and was selected team captain as a senior…Was named the Flashes’ MVP as a senior…Led team in scoring, field-goal and free-throw percentages as a junior…Named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities…Received his bachelor’s degree in social studies in 1967…POST KSU CAREER:  Drafted by the Cincinnati Royals of the NBA…One of only two Kent Roundball standouts ever to be drafted.

 

George Spiroff, 1990

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:  Graduated from Lorain Southview High School in 1977…Earned two varsity letters in baseball and one in basketball…Two-time All-NEOC selection in baseball…All-Ohio pick as a senior…KSU CAREER:  Four-year letterman on the diamond for the Flashes (1978-81)…Selected team captain in both his junior and senior seasons…Three-time team MVP All-Mid-American Conference catcher as a junior and senior…All-Mideast Regional pick in 1980 & 1981…All-American selection in 1980…Set KSU marks for homeruns, RBI, total bases…Led team with .400 average as a junior…Had strong arm and was a fine defensive catcher…POST KSU CAREER:  Drafted by the San Francisco Giants following his senior season…Played in the Giants minor league organization for two years (1981-82)…Played local amateur baseball for several teams, including Field Falcons, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and  Central Reserve Life…Selected MVP of the 1984 Stan Musial Regional Tournament.

 

Sport: Softball
Major: Human Development & Family Studies

Anticipated Graduation: 2015
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia

"As a student-athlete, I have learned things about myself that I did not know existed. I have learned that I have the will to fight until I get the results I want. I also have a lot of passion and desire to achieve every goal I set for myself."