During the 2021-2022 School Year, school administrators and the Eastern Athletic Department started an Eastern Athletic Hall of Fame. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor Eastern coaches, athletes, or contributors to athletic programming. The Hall of Fame Committee and Eastern High School is honored to announce the first inductee into the Hall of Fame: Coach Pam Douthitt. Honored along with Pam were members of her 2001 State qualifying Softball team. Members of this team have gone on to make major contributions to this community and many others both on the court and off. Players from that outstanding team include: Amanda Reed, Tammy Bissell Baum, Nikki Jacob, Kass Lodwick, Janet Werry- here in memory of Janet is her husband Brandon Werry and her mother June Ridenour, Tiffany Butcher, Janet Calaway, Sandy Powell, Kristen Dettwiller, Sara Mansfield, Ashley Fitch,Tiffany Gilmore, Krista White Jeffers, Megan Sheppard, Carrie Wiggins represented by Phil and Debra Wiggins, Julie Simpson, and Kayla Valencia. Assistant Coaches: Lester Stewart and Craig Venoy.
Pam Douthitt worked at Eastern Local School District for 38 years from 1975 until 2013. In that time, she coached volleyball for eight years, basketball for three years, and softball for 32 years. She served as the Athletic Director for 22 years. During her time as a softball coach, Pam and her teams advanced to numerous championships. They included 11 League Championships, 17 Sectional Championships, six District Championships, two Regional Championships, and two State Finals. Pam also received the League Coach of the Year nine times and District Coach of the Year six times. In 2001, the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association awarded Pam the Coaches Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity. She also received the award for attaining 400 career wins. Altogether, Pam left Eastern with the impressive record in softball of 428 wins and 212 losses. In 2007, Pam was inducted into the Rio Grande Athletic Hall of Fame for her basketball and softball accomplishments. Since her retirement in 2013, Pam continues to serve the Eastern Local School District in a substitute teaching capacity and a facilitator of athletic events.