Billy Litten '75
Participating in basketball, football, and track, Bill was a three-year letterman and captain of the Valley Forge track team under fellow inductee, head coach, Bob Vicek. Bill was also a letterman on the 1974 LEL Championship football team.
Bill currently holds records in the 100-yard dash (9.8) and the 440-yard relay, along with Bryan Steele, Claude Charlillo and Jim Pastor (43.3). He was LEL and sectional champion in the 100 and the 220-yard dashes as well as the 880-yard relay, on a team that won both the LEL and Sectional Championships two consecutive years (74-75). He was awarded the Outstanding Sprinter Award and team MVP his senior year.
After graduation, Bill attended Baldwin Wallace College where he was captain and four-year letterman on a track team that won three indoor and three outdoor championships during his career. In addition to being named Most Outstanding Sprinter three consecutive years ('77, '78, '79), Bill achieved All-American status in the 400-meter relay in 1979.
As a teacher of Science, Health and Physical Education for 33 years, Bill coached football, track, and softball. He was named LEL Girl’s Track Coach of the Year in 1983 and 1984. His teams produced two LEL Championships, a District Championship, and an 8th place finish at the Ohio State Track and Field Championships.
Bill was Director of Recreation for the city of Parma Heights from 1995-2010. He is the proud father of Meghan, Emmett and Max, grandfather of two, Isabella and Elizabeth, and resides in Parma Heights with his wife Lia. Although no longer sprinting, Bill continues to enjoy his daily runs on Big Creek Parkway and competing in 5ks.