The son of Professor Pop Hayes, the local superintendent of schools, Wayne Woodrow Hayes, better known as Woody Hayes, was born on February 14, 1913, in Clifton, Ohio. He grew up here in Newcomerstown, and was graduated from the local high school in 1931, and from Denison University in 1935. Upon graduating, he coached football at Mingo Junction High School, and at New Philadelphia High School, both in Ohio. With the outbreak of World War II, he joined the United States Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. Woody is best known for being the winningest coach at the Ohio State University, where he was noted for his three yards and a cloud of dust strategy. Don't miss the Woody Hayes room in the Temperance Tavern Museum.