Miami RedHawks to honor Charlie Coles, Bud Middaugh and others

Charlie Coles is the headliner of the next class of inductees to the Miami University Cradle of Coaches Association.

Coles, the legendary basketball coach from Yellow Springs, will be inducted Sept. 9-10 along with football coach Fritz Heisler, volleyball coach Paco Labrador, cross country/track and field coach Jason Lindsey, basketball coach Phil Lumpkin, baseball coach Bud Middaugh and diving coach Todd Spohn.

Coles spent 16 seasons as head coach at Miami, winning a school record 263 games from 1996-2012.

Heisler coached at Massillon High School, Ohio State and DePauw before beginning a 30-year stint as an assistant for the Cleveland Browns that began in 1946.

Labrador, a former Miami assistant, has posted a .868 career winning percentage as head coach at Wittenberg for the past 13 seasons. That is the best career winning percentage in Division III history and second across all divisions. He took the Tigers to the national championship in 2011.

Middaugh won more than 800 games as coach at Miami and Michigan.

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