Agonis Members

On November 2nd, we launched the first meeting of our Agonis Zoom Series in an effort to reconnect with our membership. On Nov. 2nd we featured Neil Sullivan (UD AD) followed on Nov. 9th by Dave Sayler (Miami AD). Upcoming meetings will feature Gene Smith (OSU AD), Bob Grant (WSU AD) and John Cunningham (UC AD). Tentative Speakers include Head Basketball Coaches Anthony Grant (UD) and Scott Nagy (WSU) as well as Honorary Member Oliver Luck and Former OSU QB Stanley Jackson. We have scheduled our Zoom meetings for every Monday through the start of the new year (except Holiday breaks on Dec. 28, 2020 and Jan 4, 2021). On November 17th, Dick Newlin sent an email with a link to these meetings. Please check the Meeting and Schedule tab for the Speakers.

On the Members Only page of this web site (the last page) is a link that will connect you to the Zoom Meetings. It is labeled "Monday Zoom Meeting Link".

With the health and safety of our membership as our highest priority, we will continue to monitor the effects of Covid19 to determine when it is truly safe for us to reconvene our in-person meetings. Until then we will view our Zoom Series as a viable option to conduct club business and bring you quality speakers that you have become accustomed to hearing. If you are not familiar with Zoom and how to use it or have not received the email link to join the meetings, please contact Dick Newlin for instructive videos on how to use it on your laptop, smart phone or iPad. Thanks for your patience and please stay safe.

A Club for Former Athletes and Sports Enthusiasts

The Dayton Agonis Club in Dayton, OH was established in 1932 to bring together former athletes and known sports figures.

Name Origin

If you’ve wondered where our club’s name came from, let us enlighten you. Agon is the Greek word for contest. Agonis is the association of people for a contest. So we created the Dayton Agonis Club for broken down athletes of Dayton who have played in some of those contests.

Our Activities

We hold luncheons every Monday where local and nationally recognized personalities from various sports, talk about their experiences, teams and jobs. We have 2 annual Special Guest Night Meetings and an annual Awards Night Banquet honoring local and regional athletes from multiple disciplines, established in 1954. All meetings held at The Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering, OH.