OOS Sculpture

Coach Wren

2001 / Donald John Lundstrom / Athens

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This sculpture is made of reinforced Portland cement, finished and sealed with a green-brown patina. It measures slightly over 8 feet, including the brick-faced base.

The work honors Bob Wren (1920-2002), who still holds the record for the all-time highest winning percentage for any Ohio University baseball coach and one of the all-time best in the NCAA. An OU alum himself ('43), Wren was the head coach of the Bobcats baseball team from 1949-72 and never had a losing season. The statue was created by one of Wren's former players, Don Lundstrom, and installed September 22, 2001, on the grounds of the baseball facility that also bears his name, Bob Wren Stadium. It was a gift to the university from Wren's players and fans. There is a plaque on the brick base that is dedicated to all of OU's former coaches and honors Wren and his impact on his players.

The statue is located inside the gates surrounding the Bob Wren Stadium at Ohio University.

Location: Ohio University, 140 S Shafer St

County

: Athens

Citation

: Donald John Lundstrom, “Coach Wren,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed May 14, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1806.

Dublin Core

Title

Coach Wren
A Coach At Work

Description

This sculpture is made of reinforced Portland cement, finished and sealed with a green-brown patina. It measures slightly over 8 feet, including the brick-faced base.

The work honors Bob Wren (1920-2002), who still holds the record for the all-time highest winning percentage for any Ohio University baseball coach and one of the all-time best in the NCAA. An OU alum himself ('43), Wren was the head coach of the Bobcats baseball team from 1949-72 and never had a losing season. The statue was created by one of Wren's former players, Don Lundstrom, and installed September 22, 2001, on the grounds of the baseball facility that also bears his name, Bob Wren Stadium. It was a gift to the university from Wren's players and fans. There is a plaque on the brick base that is dedicated to all of OU's former coaches and honors Wren and his impact on his players.

The statue is located inside the gates surrounding the Bob Wren Stadium at Ohio University.

Date

2001

Source

https://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/bsb/spec-rel/061102aaa.html
https://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/wren.html
https://associationdatabase.com/aws/OHSBCA/pt/sd/news_article/9375/_PARENT/layout_details/false
https://web.archive.org/web/20050206221551/http://donlundstrom.com/gallery6.htm

Contributor

Format

Identifier

1806

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Gift from

Provider Entity

Wren's players and fans

Location Site

Location Street

140 S Shafer St

Artist Notes

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/canton-oh/donald-lundstrom-8955396
https://web.archive.org/web/20041205234917/http://donlundstrom.com/default.htm

Installation Date

2001

Creation Date

2001