Lakota East Head Baseball Coach Ray Hamilton Inducted Into OHSBCA HOF


Lakota East Sports Information Press Release:

Lakota East Head Baseball Coach Ray Hamilton was formally inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this past weekend. The Hall of Fame induction is held in conjunction with the OHSBCA Annual Clinic at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. It was be the highlight of the award's luncheon.

Induction into the Hall is based on an individual's accomplishments on the field, service to the OHSBCA, and/or ambassadorship towards the game of baseball in Ohio.

Inductees are chosen each fall at the October meeting of the OHSBCA Board of Directors. The OHSBCA Hall of Fame is located at Bill Davis Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University.


Ray Hamilton

Read Coach Hamilton's Profile/Bio Below

Ray began his teaching and coaching career at Ross High School in Hamilton Ohio in 1989. Ray coached football, basketball, and Baseball at Ross. He became Head Baseball coach in 1989 and during that 11-year span compiled a 197-75 record. They won 5 league championships 1991,1994,1995,1996 and 1998.  Ray was named FAVC Coach of the year in 91,95,96 and 1998. He was Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year in 1998.

In 2000 Ray was named Head Baseball Coach at Lakota East High School in Liberty Twp. Ohio. During the past 20 years at Lakota East, he has a record of 332-189. East has won the Greater Miami Conference 3 times 2005,2010, 2011. His 332 wins are the most in District history. Lakota East has won 3 district final games and has made the regional tournament in 2008, 2011,2013. They won the State Championship in 2011. He has been selected as Greater Miami Conference Coach of the Year 4 times 2005,2010,2011,2019. He was named Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the year in 2011. Ray coached in the Mizuno All-Star series in 2011 and the Augusta Sports Wear Series in 2019. Ray coached Junior Team Ohio in the Lonestar classic in 2006 and 2007.

Photos and article content compliments of Lakota East SID, Dan Hilen