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Grandey joins Hall of Fame

James Grandey, head baseball coach at Bluffton University, is among this year’s inductees into the Muskingum University Athletic Hall of Fame. He and three others will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Grandey played baseball and football at Muskingum, where he graduated in 1999 with the William G. Moore Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award. He had also been Muskingum’s top freshman male athlete and, as a senior, was the university’s nominee for the Clyde Lamb Award as outstanding male athlete in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC).

In baseball, Grandey was a first-team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American and a first-team All-Mideast Region selection. He was also a three-year Academic All-OAC honoree and a two-time, first-team All-OAC pick. He ranks seventh all time at Muskingum in home runs (23), eighth in batting average (.367), 10th in RBI (109) and 16th in hits (155).

On the football field, he was named first-team All-OAC as a senior and was twice chosen for Academic All-OAC honors.

Grandey, who is entering his ninth season as Bluffton’s baseball coach, also holds a master’s degree from Muskingum and is now completing a second master’s degree, in sports administration, from Ohio University. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Bluffton with daughters Ayla, 4, and Lainey, 16 months.


Bluffton public relations, 10/21/11