2000 HALL OF FAME WINNER George P. “Buck” Wertz (1899-1969) Wertz came to Piqua as a biology teacher and basketball/football coach in September of 1925. His record as a Piqua High School coach from 1925 through 1950 was 165 wins, 63 losses and 21 ties. His 1929 team won the city’s first undisputed MVL championship. He served until 1968 as the Piqua Athletic Director. His outstanding accomplishments and dedication as a teacher and as a coach were recognized when Roosevelt Field was renamed Wertz Field in his honor.