The Clay County High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established on November 19, 2015 to recognize and honor Clay County High School athletes, coaches, and contributors to the Clay County High School Athletic program.
An induction ceremony is held each year on the Saturday evening of the Golden Delicious Festival. It follows the Clay/Widen Alumni Dinner in the CCHS Auditorium.
Persons inducted into the hall of fame are given a plaque and a lapel pin, and their name is placed on the hall of fame display located in the hallway at the high school.
On Saturday, September 16, 2017 five highly qualified inductees were enshrined into the hall of fame. Nomination forms for hall of fame consideration can be obtained at the Clay County Bank, the Clay County High Athletic Department, or on the Clay County High School Athletic Hall of Fame Facebook page.
Greta and Otto Brown
From 1995 to 2005, before every home game, Greta Legg Brown and Otto Brown fed the football team, coaches, cheerleaders, students, teachers, parents, and supporters. As many as 125 people were fed, and they also prepared take out trays for sick, needy, and elderly neighbors. It took nearly a week to prepare the food. Otto peeled a bushel of potatoes, and Greta cooked for nearly 24 hours. Otto was with the Army Engineers during the Korean War and afterwards a barber for over 50 years. He was a member of the school board for 25 years, worked for the Clay Ambulance Service, was a VFW service officer, and was a scoutmaster. Greta was the longtime postmaster at Fola in addition to operating her formal wear business.
Jonathan graduated from Clay High in 1981, competed on the wrestling team all four years, and was a football player. He was the state high school wrestling champion in his weight division in 1980 and 1981. From 1987 to 1994, he was the head wrestling coach at Toledo, Ohio Central Catholic and then at Mount Vernon, Ohio High School for 22 years. His teams won 11 conference titles. From 1997 to 2016, he directed Team Ohio, high school wrestlers that represent the state at the National Junior Olympics. His team won the Junior Olympic National Tournament two times and finished runner-up five times. He was Coach of the Year in Ohio’s Capital Conference 10 times. In 2006 he was the Coach of the Year in the central district, and the Ohio State Division I State Coach of the Year. He was AAU National Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2013. Jonathan passed away in 2016.
Dr. Sandra Chisar
Sandra graduated from Clay County High in 1979. She was twice a first team all-state basketball player averaging over twenty points a game, and was a member of the only undefeated regular season team at Clay High. She went on to play basketball for Alderson Broaddus University, averaging over 21 points a game. She became the women’s basketball all-time leading scorer in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and was the District 28 Player of the Year. She was named to the Third-team All-American Team, thus becoming A-B’s first female All-American. Sandra was inducted into the Alderson Broaddus hall of fame in 1992. After graduating from A-B, Sandra graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and became a physician in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Sandra passed away in June of 2017.
Dale “Buck” Davis
Coach Davis graduated from Clay County High in 1958, West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1962, and West Virginia University in 1967. He played football at Clay High and basketball at Clay High and WV Tech. He was a teacher, a basketball coach, and assistant football coach for 37 years at Clay High. He was also the Clay High athletic director for 12 years. As a basketball coach he accumulated 417 wins, 9 sectional tournament championships, and twice went to the state championship tournament. He was the New River Valley Conference coach of the year three times, a West Virginia regional coach of the year two times, and the West Virginia high school coach of the year in 1997. Coach Davis retired in 2002.
Coach Stover graduated from Clay County High in 1955 where he played on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He went on to Marshall College and participated on the wrestling and baseball teams. He started his teaching and coaching career at Widen High School in 1958 then moved to Clay High in 1964. At Clay High he was a teacher, coach, and Athletic Director. He was the Assistant Principal for 14 years. At one time he coached the baseball, football, and wrestling teams at the same time. In 1967 he started the wrestling program at Clay High which produced 10 state champions. In 1979 and 1980, he was chosen the AA class wrestling coach of the year. In 1988 he was chosen regional coach of the year. Coach Stover retired in 1989, but returned in 1990 to keep the wrestling program going. At this time, he still assists with the Clay High wrestling team. The Bob Stover Classic Wrestling Tournament is held each year with several West Virginia teams competing. In 2004 Coach Stover was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.