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

Class of 2018

'Becky Joyce
Greg Emmons
'Paul “Spitz” Ganyard *
'Jason Hess
'Mark Hess
'Matthew Hess
'Mark Humrichouser
'Sue Ramsey
'Taylor Rogers
'Robin Ann Stull


'Warren Jonee Jr.

Great Teams:
'2000-2001 Hillsdale Boys
'Basketball Team

Selection Committee
'Randy Emmons: Chairman
'Paul Dienstberger
'Dave Gray
'Tom Herron
'Gaylord Meininger
'Jack Purtell
'Ron Whitehill




Mark K. HumrichouserMark K. Humrichouser

Mark K. Humrichouser was born in Ashland, Ohio July 6, 1951. He is the middle son of Marjorie and John Humrichouser. Mark has two brothers Denny who was two years older and Johnny who is three years younger. Mark was raised in Rowsburg Ohio, attended Montgomery Elementary School, Ashland Junior High School and Ashland Senior High School. After graduating from Ashland High School in 1969 he enrolled at Capital University graduating in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He is the proud father of Todd and Meagan and proud grandfather of Gavin, James, Charolett, Addie, Cecelia, and Jude.

After graduating from Capital University Mark began working at The Jae Company in Columbus, Ohio in the summer of 1973. He purchased the company in 1987. In addition to owning The Jae Company he has subsequently started three additional companies which he continues to be actively involved in. This year he will be completing his 45th year of employment,

During his career at Ashland High School Mark participated in football, basketball and baseball. As two year starting quarterback and Co-Captain in football he set numerous school passing records and received first team All-Conference in 1968 his senior year. In basketball he played on two Cardinal Conference Championship teams and two Sectional Championship teams in 1968-69. He was All Conference both years and a Co-Captain and Honorable Mention All-State his senior year. He was voted Athlete of the Year at Ashland High School in 1969. During his high school years he played for outstanding coaches. Bud Plank (baseball), Lloyd Dunn (football), Sam Marchio and Doug MacDonald (basketball).

While attending Capital University, Mark participated in basketball lettering all four years. The basketball teams were a combined 87–17 in those four years, winning three Ohio Athletic Conference Championships while receiving two NCAA Small College Tournament Bids. Mark received the Willian Bernlohr Academic-Athlete of the Year award his senior year. Since leaving Capital University he has served ten years on the Presidents Advisory Council and in 1987 was awarded The Hugo Wenzel Athletic Alumni of the year award.

In his spare time one of Marks’ joys is working with young people thru coaching basketball. He has spent over 35 years as a volunteer basketball coach at Worthington Christian High School. The last 18 years he has been the boys varsity assistant. During that time Worthington Christian High School has won 306 game while capturing four League Championships, six District Championships and a Regional Championship. They were State Runner up in 2008.

Mark credits his his family, teammates, coaches and friends for his success. He cherishes all the relationships athletics has allowed him to enjoy and maintain thru his life. He especially looks back on his Ashland years as the most inspirational. In 2015 in an attempt to give back to the community he established the Doug MacDonald Honorary Scholarship fund for a graduating senior basketball player at AHS, The Ashland high School Boys Basketball Program Endowment Fund to support the basketball program and the John C. and Marjorie L. Humrichouser Memorial Fund to support the United Way of Ashland County.

Nominated by Everett DeVaul

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