Family and friends of former Barberton Magics Coach K. Jack Greynolds gathered outside the Lake Anna YMCA's Greynolds Gymnasium during Mum Fest to mark the unveiling of a monument to the legendary man. The YMCA sits on the sites of what was Barberton High School Industrial Arts building which housed the first Greynolds Gym.
"The theme of Mum Fest is Make a Little Magic," former assistant coach and teacher Bob Velloney said. "Well, Jack brought a lot of magic to Barberton. He described Jack Greynolds as more than a coach, a man who was also a great teacher. "His students learned in his classroom," Velloney said. "They learned a lot more than just basketball. They learned about life and they were much the better for the experience." Jack's son Jackie talked of growing up, watching the players his father was coaching and wanting to be like them and play for his father. Jackie did that, and went on to become a boys basketball coach himself, now at GlenOak. Playing for his father wasn't easy for him or any player. "On the floor he pushed you and he made you suck it up and be a man, and if you didn't, you didn't last," Jackie said, adding that players have told him it made them a better person. "He was unique," he said of his father. "He was a lot of different things." The monument to Jack Greynolds sits outside the new Greynolds Gymnasium, built as part of Lake Anna YMCA on the site of the previous gym, where the Barberton Magics, under Greynolds, won the school's only state basketball championship.