Coach Steve Mohr's passion is coaching basketball!
After coaching for 26 years, his career came to a halt due to health issues after coaching Wynford in the 2013-14 season. "When I took the job last time, I had been diagnosed with an incurable cancer earlier," Mohr said. "Unfortunately, despite the fact we didn't think things were going to progress, they did and I had to step down to go through chemo and a stem cell transplant. "That's no longer an issue, I'm at a place right now and I thank God that I'm in a position where I can pursue my passion. This is my job, this is the only job I have. I'm in as good of a place health-wise as I've been in a long, long time."
After stepping down in December 2015, Mohr decided to come out of retirement and return to the place he coached last. "I can't express how excited I am," Mohr said. "It's not very often in life you get a second chance and in terms of pursuing your passion, I've been given a third chance.
Coach Mohr was the head coach at Buckeye Central from 1982-85 (His 1st team went undefeated and went to the State Finals), Shelby from 1985-94, Elyria West in the 1994-95 season before the school closed, Marion Harding from 1995-97, then Colonel Crawford from 1997-2000 and 2001-06. With over 300 wins, Coach Mohr is considered one of the top coaches in Mid-Ohio. Coach Mohr also served the Wynford School District as Superintendent before retiring.
Coach Mohr's vision for The Wynford Basketball program is: "To be the preeminent basketball program in the0 and North Central Ohio."
Coach Mohr has been married to his Wife, Dona for 41 years! Dona is a proud Wynford graduate! They have a daughter; Taylor, and son; TJ - both Wynford graduates!
Scott E. Gifford
Coach Gifford graduated from Galion Senior High School in 1992. He played football and basketball for the Tigers. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Marines where he would serve ten years. Scott served five years as a sergeant, and then was meritoriously commissioned and promoted to Lieutenant. He would serve in four Real World Operations to include Operation Joint Endeavor. While in the Marines, Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from The Ohio State University.
He has coached in the Upper Arlington basketball program (4 years), Served as head coach for several Marine Corps base teams (including Marine Forces Europe where his team won the European Armed Forces Championships in Italy), Head Coach, The Ohio State University NROTC basketball team, and formed and coached a very successful AAU team in Columbus (4 years).
Coach Gifford also has served as a coach for Coach Bobby Knight's summer camps as well as Nike's "Yes I Can" basketball camps. Scott has a daughter who will be a Senior this year: Kiersten Skyler Gifford. He enjoys watching and coaching her in tennis (All-MOAC), and is very proud that she is a member of The National Honor Society! He is also an Ohio State Buckeyes fan, and his favorite NBA team is the Boston Celtics. His favorite player of all time is Larry Bird!