Woody Hayes with fellow servicemen during World War II photograph
Subjects: Hayes, Woody, 1913-1987; Cultural Ohio -- Ohio Sports; World War, 1939-1945 - Ohio; Military uniforms; Collection: Woody Hayes Photographs, World War II Source: SC 5730 Item ID: OHS: AL07533.tif Description: Woody Hayes (center) with Captain Engle and a 1st Lieutenant on the deck of the USS Rinehart during World War II, ca. 1943. Hayes enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1941, and obtained the rank of Lieutenant Commander during World War II. He commanded PC 1251 in the Palau Islands invasion and the destroyer-escort USS Rinehart in both the Atlantic and Pacific operations.
Born Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes in Clifton, Ohio, in 1913, Hayes is best-known for his 28 seasons as head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He died in 1987. Width: 3627 pixels Height: 2465 pixels