Sideliners

The Sideliners were organized in 1957 during the final season of Coach Lee Tressel.  His concept was to create a group of Massillon supporters that could act as “Big Brothers” for the varsity players.  Serving as personal mentors, the members became accessible to the players throughout the season for help in resolving any personal problems that they might have.  In many cases, these associations evolved into long-term relationships.

In late May of each year, member-player assignments are discussed and finalized with the head coach.  Then, by following an established season schedule, members and players meet for team meals and other associated events.   Many times guest speakers or other supportive presentations are included.

In 2011 Coach Jason Hall initiated a program to include support for the younger players in the program.  Eighth grade players are now assigned a senior player to mentor them in their transition from the Middle School to the High School.

Sideliner’s Creed

The Massillon Tiger Sideliners are men dedicated to the Massillon Tiger Football Program.  Our dedication is shown by our support and encouragement to all people associated with the football program.

 Realizing that high school football is a part of the Massillon Public Schools and a means to a positive end for our youngsters, we strive to develop mature attitudes in the student participating in the football program.  We encourage these students to excel in their families, in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community.

 We strive to develop a positive relationship with the coaches, faculty and administration.  All people associated with the football program must do all that is possible to continue to provide scholastic and athletic opportunities for our youth.  Sideliners are men dedicated to the Massillon Tiger Football Program.  Our dedication is shown by our support and encouragement to all people associated with the football program.

 Realizing that high school football is a part of the Massillon Public Schools and a means to a positive end for our youngsters, we strive to develop mature attitudes in the student participating in the football program.  We encourage these students to excel in their families, in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community.

 We strive to develop a positive relationship with the coaches, faculty and administration.  All people associated with the football program must do all that is possible to continue to provide scholastic and athletic opportunities for our youth.

Massillon Tiger Football represents a strong sense of community pride.  Many people in our community share this pride.  As sideliners, we strive to conduct ourselves in a manner so as to set mature examples of sportsmanship, achievement and citizenship for all people in the community associated with Massillon Tiger Football.

YearPresidentAward Winner
1957Dr. A.B. Comklin
1958Dick Reichel
1959Wilbur Arnold
1960Maurie Basler
1961D.C. Steele
1962Chuck GumppRon Sullivan
1963John ReusserGraydon Eckard
1964Dick WoolbertJohn Muhlbach
1965Don McFarrenPaul Marks
1966Tom AshburnTommy James
1967Ron WrightTom Houser
1968Dr. George SwanChuck Stoner
1969Dick BordnerGary Herring
1970Reed WallaceSteve Luke
1971Gene BoernerArt Thompson
1972Jim BryanDon Muhlbach
1973Earl O'LearyCharles Danzy
1974Ron WhislerDave Dowd
1975Dennis GibsonDan Nagle
1976Peete SpuhlerRandy Lash
1977Tom ConverseFrank Sweterlitsch
1978Jim WeberJeff David
1979Bill CaplesJamie Schlegel
1980Gary WilsonMike Spicer
1981Ed AnnenChuck York
1982John CatlinTom Manion
1983Phil ElumSteve Walterhouse
1984Ed JordanBruce Spicer
1985Don WiltonBart Letcavits
1986Gary VogtShannon Dryden
1987Don BaughmanCraig York
1988Glen WeirichJeff Harig
1989Walt BronczekNick Hill
1990Jeff ThornberryGary Miller
1991C. RambaudNick Mossides
1992Bob MarksChris Dottavio
1993Jon HauserAli Dixon
1994Don ShonkJason Manson
1995Don ShonkLamar Lancaster
1996Norm JesserSteve Mendenhall
1997George MizerBud Kraft
1998Greg KekmpAlan Lynch
1999Dale WalterhouseJohn Stanke'Tyrell McElroy
2000Mike KnightMarquis Williams
2001Joe Kertes / Ron StyerKeith Wade
2002Joe Kertes / Ron StyerAndy Zalaiskains
2003Joe Kertes / Ron Styer
2004Joe Kertes / Ron Styer
2005Joe Kertes / Ron Styer
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016