Honorary Captain Program


The Firelands Athletic Department in conjunction with the Firelands High School Boys Basketball Team is proud to announce the creation of the Honorary Captain Program. The FHS Boys Basketball team will be bringing back 2 distinguished alumni this basketball season. Each alumnus will be invited to attend practice on Thursday and eat dinner with the team/coaches after practice. The Honorary Captain will then speak to the team about their experiences at FHS and how to be successful as an adult. They will attend the home game on Friday night and be with the team during the game. Before the varsity game there will be a brief announcement and presentation for the honorary captain. The goal of the program is to connect our current high school students with the tradition of success from those who have come before us. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change due to the personal schedules of the honorees.

Robin Vincer Class of 1975

Robin Vincer
Class of 1975

Jan. 31st – Robin Vincer – 1975

Robin graduated from Firelands High School in 1975 then attended Youngstown State University, where he played basketball on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a marketing degree.

 Robin has been happily married to his wife Jeanne for the past 35 years. They have two children, Katie and Luke. Dr. Katie Sears-Vincer DDS resides in Columbus, OH. Luke is a financial advisor in Hudson, OH. Robin and Jeanne are the proud grandparents of Scotty and Stella.

 Robin has had the pleasure to coach young athletes from middle school students to the collegiate level. Robin was the Girls Varsity Basketball Coach for John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, OH and was able to coach his daughter at the same time.

 Robin has worked for Ullman Oil in Chagrin Falls for the past 27 years and is the Administrator of the Retail Brand Marketing Division.

 During his free time he enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, gardening, cycling, traveling, and spoiling his grandchildren. 

Thank you to Mr. Robin Vincer for spending time with our boys basketball program. Photo credit to Ms. Jackie Flaczynski


 Feb. 21st – Chip Winiarski – 1986

Chip was a 4 year letter winner in three sports (Cross Country, Basketball, & Baseball) and a member of the National Honor Society at South Amherst High School. Chip continued his athletic and academic career at Oberlin College. While at Oberlin College Chip was a 4 year letter winner in both Basketball and Baseball. Chip set many records in both sports while at Oberlin and was inducted into the Oberlin College Athletic Hall of Fame. Chip went on to play professional baseball within the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Whitesox organizations. Chip currently resides in Chicago and is an important member of the Flexco company.