2018 Inductee Kent Eisenhauer, 1976
A 1976 graduate of Bellevue High School, Kent Eisenhauer earned a total of seven varsity letters in the sports of football (2), basketball (2) and track & field (3). Kent was also named the Gazette Award Winner as the top male athlete at Bellevue High School during his senior year.
In football, Kent averaged 5.4 yards per carry as a senior running back which at the time was tops in the Northern Ohio League. He was runner-up in rushing and scoring as a junior and helped the Redmen win the NOL title as a two-way starter. He earned first team All-NOL honors at running back in 1975.
On the hardwood, Kent was honorable mention All-NOL as a junior and was named captain as a senior. That season, the team went 16-5 overall and earned the Sectional title. He averaged 15 points per game for the Redmen and led the team in rebounding with 11 per game, good enough for second overall in the NOL. He was first team All-NOL as a senior and second team All-District in the AAA (large school) division.
In track and field, Kent was NOL shot put champion in 1975 and placed eighth at the State Meet. He repeated as NOL champion in 1976 and improved one spot to seventh overall at the State Meet. He was also Sectional and District shot put champion as both a junior and senior. He was undefeated in the shot put as a junior until the State Meet. He held the NOL record in the shot put for over 20 years with a best throw of 56-feet, 5-inches. He still owns the second-best throw in Bellevue school history.
Today, Kent and his wife, Lynn (Farrar) Eisenhauer, reside in Clyde. They have one daughter, Lyndsey. Kent works at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Yards in Bellevue.