The OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award is presented annually to a coach in various sports who has displayed outstanding traits of ethical behavior, sportsmanship, and integrity in the performance of duties and responsibilities and is a role model for others. The award is the highest honor the OHSAA SEI committee may bestow.
This year one of Cloverleaf’s own coaches has won this State Honor. Coach Mike McGee has won the Ohio State Coach of the Year for Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity for Boys Tennis.
He has started his 10th year of coaching the boy’s tennis team, and just completed his 17th year as the heads boys/girls swimming coach. He has complied 166 wins as a swim coach, and has a record of 85-44 as the boy’s tennis coach. In all 27 seasons of coaching he has had an athlete qualify for the district meet or tournament, he has 18 sectional champions, 13 northeast Ohio district champions, 12 state qualifiers, 11 All-Ohio, 5 Top 4 finishers in the State in swimming and tennis, 3 All-Americans, and the 2013 State Champion in Division I boys singles. His boy’s tennis team won 3 regular season Suburban League titles, and the boys and girls swim teams just capture the PTC swimming title. He was named Medina Co. Coach of the Year in 2009 for boy’s tennis, and in 2012-13 for boy’s swimming.
Besides his coaching duties, he volunteers much of his time and expertise to run, as coaches say “The best tournaments and events in the state.” He has been the tournament director for 18 Suburban League Tennis Championships, two Portage Trail Conference Tennis Championships, 10 Suburban League Swimming Championships, 13 Cloverleaf Stampede Swimming Invitationals (5th biggest invite in the state), 8 Sectional Tennis Tournaments, 2015 District Tennis Tournament, and helps with the State Tennis Tournament. He is also a 7 time tennis official at the State Tennis Tournament and currently serves as the recording secretary and NE Ohio Rep on the Ohio Tennis Coaches’ Association executive board. And to top it all off he has attended 107 straight home Cloverleaf football games (21 years) as the ticket taker at the main gate.