Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
Ashland County Sports
Hall of Fame

Class of 2008
'Mark Camp
'Jody Getz
'Tim Kline
'Jack C. Porter*
'Russel Reynolds, Jr.
'Bill Springer
'Greg Steele
'Scott Valentine
'Laura E. Vermilya
'2008 Joel Brean*
'2008 Ralph "Eddie" Farris*
''( Deceased * )

'1951 Undefeated
''Loudonville HS
''Football Team
'1962 Ashland HS Boy's
''Golf State Champions
'1998 Ashland HS Boy's
''Golf State Champions
Selection Committee
'John Carlisle

'Bill Rogers
'George Valentine
'Donna Williams
'Barbara Malone
'Robert Valentine
'Duane Yoder


Mark Camp
Mark Camp

Mark Camp earned two varsity letters each in football and wrestling at Ashland High School. He played defensive end for the undefeated 1963 team and started both ways at center and defensive guard on the 8‑1 1964 team. He was captain, First Team All-Cardinal Conference center, and third on the team in tackles his senior year. In wrestling he was Cardinal Conference Heavy Weight champion as a junior, weighing only 185 pounds. As a senior he was Cardinal Conference 175 weight class champion and sectional champion, but losing 1-0 in over time at districts cost him a trip to state. He was voted most valuable wrestler his senior year with a 17-3 record, all losses were by one point. He was athlete of the year in 1965, and received the Jim Parks Memorial scholarship. He was the president of the Varsity A club his senior year.

Mark earned two varsity letters as Ashland College as a center and long snapper. He was the Ashland High School varsity assistant wrestling coach under Barry Ferguson his sophomore and junior years at Ashland College. As a senior, he became a wrestling official working the Johnny Apple Seed Conference Tournament, the Cardinal Conference Tournament, and the Sectional Tournament held in Mansfield, Ohio. He continued officiating for the next eight years.

After graduating from Ashland College in 1969, he taught and was a varsity assistant wrestling coach 1969-72 and football 1970-76, for Strongsville High School. He was the Parks Director for youth baseball, softball, and various play grounds in the city of Strongsville 1970-71. In 1972 he and the Strongsville graduating class of 1972 established the first youth center in the city of Strongsville. He was the director of the center from 1972-1976 and then left to pursue a career in sales.

He coached youth soccer 1979-89, both boys and girls indoor/outdoor, and was secretary for the Medina Soccer Association. He served as an officer and coach for the Ranger traveling boys soccer team from 1983-1988.

Mark has sponsored an Ashland High School football player for 15 years and has been on the chain gang for the AHS football games since 1999.

Camp was selected to the Medina Invitational Wrestling Tournament Hall of Fame, having served for more than 25 years as a volunteer for this nationally ranked tournament.

Camp is past president of the Ashland University Alumni Association and is currently on the Ashland University Board of Trustees. He is the Trustees division chairperson for the new AU athletic complex campaign.

He is presently co-founder/president of RCO Sales, Inc. and past owner/president of Rockford Controls Ohio, Inc. He has assisted in establishing and has chaired many executive business councils for several electrical/electronic manufacturing companies throughout the United

His wife of forty years is Barbara Strine Camp, a retired RN and daughter of Warren and Hallie Strine. Son Brandt (AU ’92) is a teacher and varsity girls soccer coach in the Strongsville City Schools. Daughter- in-law Gelin Clark Camp (AU ’93) is a VP for National City Bank. Daughter Abby Camp Colao (Mt. Union ’95) is a teacher for the Cleveland City Schools. Son-in-law Todd Colao (Canisius ’94) teaches and is head athletic trainer for the Mentor City Schools. He has three grandchildren: Hunter Colao (5), Aiden Camp (5), Hannah Colao (3).

Nominator: David Camp

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