Jim Couch was an outstanding athlete at Elyria Catholic
High School and the University of Dayton. He declined offers by the
Pittsburgh Pirates as a pitcher to enter the University of Dayton to
play baseball and golf. He was the number one golfer three years in
a row in high school and college. He was inducted into the Elyria
Catholic and Elyria Sports Halls of Fame.
It was in golf that Jim really made his mark. He was a
legend in area golf circles. He won six Elyria city and five Lorain
County championships. He won three Lorain County Tournament of
champions crowns. Considered a ‘Top Ten’ amateur in the greater
Cleveland area, he was The Oberlin Golf Club champion six times and
was a seven time Elyria Country Club champion.
Beyond his athletic achievements, Jim Couch was
considered one of the best domestic relations attorneys in the
greater Cleveland area.
He was a member of the Elyria Board of Education in the
1980’s and the Midview Board in the 1990’s. He served as president
for many of those years.
Jim Couch was devoted to the Midview School Community
and its students. He was The Voice of Midview, as he was the public
address announcer for football, basketball and volleyball games for
twenty years. He had a crystal clear voice and presented the action
without elaborating. There was no one more skillful than Jim. No one
is more deserving to receive the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame’s
Special Recognition award than Jim Couch.
Copyright © 2003-16 MAHOF - All Rights