1st Lieutenant Lawrence H. Glaab (U. S. Army), was the first Athletic Director ("Coach") at Yokohama American High School. Prior to that he was a member of a non-high school "sandlot" football / baseball association in Ohio, whose team name was the "RED DEVILS", and whose colors were red and white. It was his desire to continue that name at YOHI.
In the fall of 1947 his nomination was approved by the principal and the student body by acclimation.
Within weeks after acceptance of the "Red Devil" by the student body, and simultaneously the vote by them on the "colors" by independent action, "Red Devil" images and red and white color schemes began to emerge in various forms -- dress codes, uniforms, decals and labels, drawings on books and newsletters, etc....... and they have continued to evolve now for over 50 years.
Each rendering / appearance of the red devil imagehas special meaning to alumni who went to school when "their" image was popular, but collectively all images clearly represent alumni pride, enthusiasm, and just plain "clean" team spirit!
The table below depicts devil images used at YOHI. They most certainly stimulate in each of us the very fond memories we have of YOHI. YOHI's great tradition must live forever, and all of us are proud to pass on such a priceless heritage to those who follow.
NEW ALUMNI CREATIONS
THE DEVIL IMAGE RETENTION DEBATE HISTORY