Cleo Vaughn affectionately known as Chico  was born in  in Huntsville Alabama
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Cleo Vaughn affectionately known as Chico was born in in Huntsville Alabama

His mom eventually moved to Lima Ohio where he grew up and began his historic career During his high school years at Lima Central he excelled in the classroom and as a three sport athlete He was class President his senior year at a 90 white school H

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Cleo Vaughn affectionately known as Chico was born in in Huntsville Alabama




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Cleo Vaughn (affectionately known as Chico ), was born in 1933 in Huntsville Alabama. His mom eventually moved to Lima, Ohio where he grew up and began his historic career. During his high school years at Lima Central he excelled in the classroom and as a three sport athlete. He was class President his senior year at a 90% white school. He was very well liked and accepted but never lost sight of who he was. He endured some very hard and disturbing experiences but through it all he overcame it all and in t he end his ultimate goal was to educate young people on treating each

human being with respect and humanity, no matter the color of your skin or the history of your family's heritage we are all one race, the human race. He married Mildred Harrison from Lim a, Ohio During the 1953 54 season, he became the first Black Varsity basketball player, starter and letter winner at The Ohio State University in 1953 54. He also played Varsity baseball and would have played football but Coach Woody Hayes wanted him to commit fully to football. He spent two years at OSU then attended Alabama A&M where he became a college All merican in both football & basketball. He also

served our country in the A rmy during the Korean War. His life after college and his playing days were even more remarkable. He eventually settled down in Toledo, Ohio where he dedicated the last half of his life to serving the elderly and developing future leaders. He held free basketball camps for over 30 years in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan a nd Delaware. He also coached Middle School & High School basketball in Toledo, winning championships at both levels. There have been well over 22,000 youth that has passed through his basketball camps and mentoring workshops. Most went on to

promising car eers in other professional fields besides sports, however he has had several campers make it to the professional level. Players such as Dennis Hopson, Jimmy Jackson, Brad sellers, Ron Harper, Neshawn Coleman and more. He lso mentored current NBA point guard Brain Roberts ( New Orleans Pelicans , who started attending Chico basketball camps as a 5 th grader. He s helped thousands of young players receive full scholarships to college , including 4 sons who each earned full college scholarships . Tod ay, it is my honor and privilege to award this week s Shining Star to the late Cleo

Chico Vaughn.