Bruce Saban - Parma Senior High School Class of 1988
A multi-sport standout for Parma High in football and baseball, Saban earned All-LEL honors in both sports his junior and senior seasons. Saban was a two-year letterman in baseball and one of only a few football players in school history to earn four varsity letters. In football, Saban earned 2nd team All-Sun honors, honorable mention All-District honors, and played in the East-West All-Star game. Saban graduated as the Parma High record holder for both single-season and career rushing yards. His career mark of 3,251 rushing yards still stands today.
Saban earned four varsity letters at John Carroll University. He led the conference in scoring and was selected for the All-OAC team in 1993. Saban graduated from John Carroll holding five school records; rushing yards per carry, most TD’s in one game, the longest run from scrimmage and most games started.
Saban returned to Parma High to teach and coach; serving nearly 20 years as both an assistant and head coach. As offensive coordinator, Saban helped lead the Redmen to the 2009 NOC Lake Division championship and the only OHSAA playoff appearance in school history.