Dave Garden



David Gardner a 1972 graduate racked up numerous accolades in several sports during his four years at FHS. Starting in his sophomore year, Garden was 2nd Team All State and 1st Team All County Linebacker. In his junior year, he was 1st team All State Quarterback, 1st Team All State Linebacker, 6th place State Wrestling and State 180 Low Hurdle Champion. In his senior year Garden again was 1st team All State Linebacker, State hurdle champion in the 120-yard high and 180 yard low hurdles as well as the State Track Meet Most Valuable Player. David’s received a full Football Scholarship to youngstown State University. AT YSD Dave was the 2nd all-time leading rusher and is still a top record holder is other areas. In 1994 Garden was inducted into Youngstown State’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Dave was Chief Ranger at Punderson State Park., worked for the Lake County Sheriff's Office where he retired as a Road Lieutenant after 26 years and was a member of the County’s SWAT Team ( Team Leader) for 18 years.