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Michael A Peppe
Birth: Mar. 10, 1898
Death: Sep. 2, 1979

College Swimming and Diving Coach. He served in the United States Army from October 4, 1918 to December 20, 1918. In 1927 he graduated from Ohio State University and earned his Masters from Columbia in 1928. In 1931 he returned to Ohio State as the first swimming and diving coach, a position he would hold until 1962. In 1943 he coached OSU to its first NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. Then led the Buckeyes to NCAA Championships in 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1962. He led the Buckeyes to 12 Big Ten Championships, and had 12 undefeated seasons. In 1948 and 1952 he coached the United States Olympic Diving Team. In 1951 he was also the coach of the United States Pan American Swimming and Diving Team. In 1966 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. (bio by: Brent Nimmo) 
Union Cemetery
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Plot: New Cemetery 1946 Addition, Section 3, Center Lot 728, Space 3
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Brent Nimmo
Record added: Oct 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22186526
Michael A Peppe
Added by: Alan Brownsten
Michael A Peppe
Added by: Alan Brownsten
Michael A Peppe
Added by: Alan Brownsten
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- sniksnak
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014
Mike coached the most medal winners in swimming & diving than any other coach in our history. He was kind and patient teaching me swimming, age 9 at the country club in Columbus and he was very "peppy",simultaneously coaching his competitive divers there....(Read more)
- Patricia Mechling
 Added: Oct. 21, 2014

- Sunflowergirl
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
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