Honorable Thomas J. Carnes
Inducted - 1992
A 1964 graduate of Ravenna High School, Tom lettered three times on the hardwood. He was the team's leading scorer in his Junior and Senior seasons, averaging 15 points per game as a Junior and 23.2 points per game as a Senior. He held the single game scoring record of 36 points for more than 10 years. He was selected first team "All-Metro" and led the Metro League in scoring his Senior year. Tom was selected to the Akron Beacon Journal All District and All Northeastern Ohio first teams. He received an Honorable Mention for All-State and played in the North-South All Star Game. His athletic career didn't stop with the Ravens as he went on to Ohio Wesleyan Univesity where he set many records and was selected Team Captain and MVP his Senior year. He was the third leading scorer with 1,250 career points and was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame in 1976. Tom has also been inducted into the Portage County Sports Hall of Fame. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan with a B.A. in Economics in 1968, he furthered his education and graduated in 1971 with a Juris Doctorate in Law from Case Western Reserve University.
He has served as Portage County Public Defender, Portage County Municipal Court Judge and currently is a judge for the Portage County Common Pleas Court/Probate/Juvenile Division. He has served as a trustee for the Portage County United Way, Reed Memorial Library and the Portage County Boy's and Girl's Club. He has been a coach for youth soccer and basketball and this year has been named the Ravenna Ravens' Head Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach for the 1992-93 Season. Tom Carnes is a prime example of Raven pride and accomplishments.