Cliff Wettig

A coach for all seasons, Wettig headed the menís soccer, basketball and tennis teams at Grove City from 1962-1971.

All three programs produced their winningest seasons to that point under his direction. He accumulated a combined coaching record of 251-123-4 in 27 total seasons at Grove City.

Wettig guided the menís soccer team to a 65-20-4 overall mark, including back-to-back undefeated seasons in 1964 and 1965. In 1962, Grove City advanced to the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Wolverines also received an invitation to the same tournament in 1965.

The College inducted Wettig into its Menís Soccer Hall of Fame as part of its first class of honorees in 2001.

Wettig-coached teams also excelled on the hardwood as the basketball program posted a 57-32 mark over his final four seasons. The 1968-69 squad finished 19-5, establishing a new school record for victories.

His basketball teams recorded an overall record of 112-86. He also recruited and coached the second-highest all-time scorer in Western Pennsylvania collegiate history, Jeff Claypool.

As tennis coach, Wettig quickly turned around a varsity program that had not posted a winning record in eight straight seasons. In his nine years, the Wolverine netters posted a 74-17 win-loss mark, including undefeated campaigns in 1964 and 1965.

He continued his coaching career at Slippery Rock State College, University of Tennessee and Samford University. His wife, Florence, is a 1968 Grove City graduate.

Coach Wettig passed away suddenly May 26, 1981 in Birmingham, Ala., at age 53.