East Technical High School
|East Technical High School|
|2439 E 55th Street
Cleveland, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County) 44104
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Cleveland Metropolitan School District|
|Color(s)||Brown and Gold |
|Athletics conference||Senate League|
|Athletic Director||Leroy Carter |
The school when it opened on October 5, 1908 was the first public trade school in the city and reported to be only one of five in the entire United States at the time. East Tech's first principal was James F. Barker (1906–1911) from Muskegon, Michigan.
East Tech utilizes the small school system. Three small schools are located within East Tech: Ninth Grade Academy, Community Wrap Around and Engineering Science & Technology
The school was a sports powerhouse in the city, winning numerous titles in football, basketball and track and field. Some notable alumni include Olympic Games athletic stars such as Jesse Owens, Harrison Dillard and Dave Albritton. The original building stood for some 64 years until a new building was dedicated and moved into on October 11, 1972. The current structure now sits at the corner of E.55th and Scovill Ave on the east side of Cleveland. The original building has since been demolished.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Track - 1920,1921,1932,1933,1936,1939,1940,1941,1942,1943,1944,1947*,1949*,1952,1955 
- Swimming - 1947,1948 
- Basketball – 1958,1959,1972 
- Girls Basketball – 2002 
- * 1947 and 1949 Track titles won by Central High School prior to consolidation with East Tech.
- Jack Trice (American Football Player) The first African-American athlete at Iowa State College (now Iowa State University). At the time he played for Iowa State, he was also the only African-American competing in sports for any of the Big Six Conference schools. Trice died due to injuries suffered during a college football game against the University of Minnesota on October 6, 1923. As a result of his death, ISU did not renew their contract to play against Minnesota after the 1924 game. They would not play again until 1989. Jack Trice Stadium is currently the only Division 1 stadium or arena to be named after an African-American.
- Larry Johnson, former MLB baseball player (Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox)
- Jesse Owens, Track and field athlete, Olympic gold medalist
- Roger Peckinpaugh, former MLB baseball player (Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox) and manager (New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians)
- Barbara Turner, Women's basketball WNBA player, Seattle Storm, Botaş SK former Connecticut University player
- Joe Vosmik, former MLB baseball player (Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators)
- Toccara Montgomery, 2004 Olympian for Women's Wrestling
- Henry Griffin, 2016 First Robotics world champion
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AAA". Retrieved 2007-02-12.