Today the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association announced Harold "Doc" Daugherty, former Euclid Boys Basketball Coach as a recipient of the John Wooden Legacy Award. This award was named after Hall of Fame and 10-time NCAA National Champion, UCLA's coach John Wooden. The award recognizes high school basketball coaches that spend their career magnifying the characteristics that Coach Wooden displayed during his legendary coaching career.
Harold "Doc" Daugherty spent 44 years as the head coach of the boys' basketball team at Euclid High School. During his time as coach, he won 597 games, 16 league championships, 28 sectional championships, 4 district championships, 1 regional championship, 1 regional runner-up and 1 state semifinalist . Doc was inducted in the Euclid High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, the National Coaches' Hall of Fame in 2000, the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2000, Euclid Schools named the high school's East Gym in honor of Doc Daugherty.
Along with his most recent honor as the John Wooden Legacy Award recipient, he also has received many other honors including: Gatorade Coach of the Year, Paul Walker Award, Bob Arnzen Longevity Award, Ohio University Green and White Coaching Honors, Resolution Commendations from the US Senate, Smaco, City of Euclid, and Ohio State Senate. He was also named Division I Coach of the Year in 1990.
Euclid High School invited Doc and his family to celebrate his achievement at the Euclid vs. Brush game last night. Now displayed on the east wall is a signboard with a list of achievements Doc has accomplished as a coach.
Congratulations Doc and and wife June! Thank you for all you’ve done for the Euclid Panthers and our community. Euclid is lucky to claim you both as our own. To quote you Doc, "TODAY IS TRULY A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN EUCLID!"