Rarey, Ed


Ed has made his mark as educator and coach over his 59-year career in the Gahanna Jefferson School system. He played football at Otterbein all four years, earning All-Ohio honors in 1950. Upon graduation, Ed taught math and science for five years until becoming principal at Gahanna Lincoln Elementary School where he served until 1990. Along the way, he earned a master of science in education degree from The Ohio State University in 1967. But, from the very start in 1953, he has served as track and field coach at Gahanna Lincoln High School, a position he still holds today. Ed also coached cross country at Gahanna Lincoln for 30 seasons, from 1957 to 1987. Ed has earned numerous coaching awards, including Track and Field Coach of the Year honors in 1987 and 2010 from the National High School Athletic Coaches Association; and 1979, 1986 and 2009 from the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC). He has been named Central District Track and Field Coach of the Year over 20 times. Ed is enshrined in many halls of fame, including the Ohio Capital Conference (2010), OATCCC (1986), and Groveport Madison High School (1988). Ed is married to the former Jacquelyn Anne Parrish, and has one daughter, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.