The Dale Nordyke Scholarship Fund

Dale Nordyke, Teacher and Coach, had a  passion for Cedarville athletics. Not only did Dale teach and coach boys' varsity basketball for over 30 years, he also started and ran the Miami Valley Basketball Camp for 10. Dale was a teacher, coach, mentor, role model, friend and father.  He influenced the lives of so many in  Cedarville, Ohio.

Coach Nordyke always stressed to his teams, it was not always about winning or losing but how the game was played. He valued determination, integrity, sportsmanship and always expected a 100% effort from his players. His favorite poem, "The Man in the Glass", is a reflection of his values. 

The Man in The Glass by Peter Dale Winbrow Sr.
"When you get what you want in your struggle for self
and the world makes you king for a day 
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what the man has to say.

For it isn't your father, mother or wife
whose judgement up on you must pass 
the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass. 

He's the fellow to please- nevermind all the rest
for he's with you clear to the end 
and you've passed your most difficult dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
and get pats on the back as you pass
but your final reward will be heartache and tears
if you cheated the man in the glass."

Dale passed away September 9, 2018. To continue his legacy, we are creating  a college scholarship fund in his name. The scholarship will be given to a a college bound graduating Cedarville High School Athlete.

If you would like to send a check please mail  to: Jeff Nordyke, PO Box 1272, Hilliard, OH 43026.  Please make checks out to Jeff Nordyke & in the memo section write "c/o Dale Nordyke Scholarship Fund".
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Jeff Nordyke
Hilliard, OH

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