Tombstone Tuesday: Woody Hayes

In honor of this Saturday’s Ohio State/Michigan game (the greatest rivalry in college football!), I’m featuring the grave of legendary OSU football Woody Hayes. Woody and his wife Anne are buried in Union Cemetery in Columbus, not far from the OSU campus.

Although he will always be known for being the coach of the Buckeyes, Woody was also an incredible history buff. He also served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and left the service with the rank of lieutenant commander. An excellent biography of Woody Hayes can be found on the WOSU-TV website.

 

Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes, Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 29 August 2008, all rights reserved.

Wayne Woodrow (Woody) Hayes, Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 29 August 2008, all rights reserved.

The verse reads:

“And in the night of death, hope sees a star
and listening love hears the rustle of a wing.”

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2 Responses to Tombstone Tuesday: Woody Hayes

  1. Go Buckeyes! So glad they beat Michigan!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I remember Woody Hayes from when OSU used to play USC (my Dad’s alma mater). He wasn’t our favorite, especially when they’d win.

    BTW, TAG, you’re it!

    http://www.littlebytesoflife.com/2008/11/eight-things-about-me-me-meme.html

    Have a great day, Amy!