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Jan, 2020

Mr. Brian Stevens Memorial

The Centerville High School Boys Soccer program lost one of its leaders in January. Mr. Brian Stevens passed away on Jan. 8, 2020 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born August 19,1950 in Mineola, NY, the son of Robert Edwin and Sybil Strickland.

Brian was a 1972 graduate of the College of Wooster and was a high school Social Studies teacher at Centerville High School from 1972-2003 where he served as Head Boys Soccer Coach from 1987-2004 with an overall record of 349-65-50.

His coaching awards included National Soccer Coaches Association National High School Coach of the Year in 1995, 3-time Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year, he was the OSSCA Hall fo Fame Inductee in 2002 and College of Wooster Barrett Coach of the Year in 2001. He had served as Past President and Executive Director of the OSSCA.

Brian is survived by his children Tyler (Amy) Stevens of Louisville, Kentucky and Kathleen (Joe) Prudell of Corvallis, Oregon; grandchildren Liam Stevens and Ronan Purdell; siblings Christine (Jeff) Cornelius of Kay Largo, Florida and Robin Gigax of Wooster; a niece Debbie Danforth and nephews Dale Young and Brian and Travis Gigax.

He was preceded in death by his parents and long-time companion, Marilyn "Mimi" Tissot Berman.

The memorial shrive to celebrate the life of Brian Stevens will be held in Wooster, OH on March 29, 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at his home. 841 Forest Drive, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Those who wish to make memorial contributions to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to PKUNW, PO Box 513, Redmond, WA 98073.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


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