WOOSTER — Clayton Geib, a football player at The College of Wooster, died Sunday, Sept. 17, at Wooster Community Hospital. Geib was transported to the hospital on Saturday after complaining that he did not feel well, following the conclusion of the Wooster — Ohio Wesleyan football game. He was 21.
“Clayton was a wonderful student and member of the College of Wooster community, and beloved by many,” said Sarah R. Bolton, Wooster’s president. “Our hearts are breaking, and all our prayers and thoughts are with Clayton’s family, teammates, and friends.”
Geib, a native of London and graduate of London High School, was an all-conference lineman and two-time North Coast Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll member.
The College of Wooster plans to honor Geib’s life and his contributions to the campus community in the coming days.
When contacted by The Madison Press Monday, London High School director of athletics Jim Wolverton said the school has no comment.
“Due to the situation and family wishes, the district does not have a comment at this time,” Wolverton said.
Clayton is the son of Marshall and Martha Geib. Martha was a well-known member of the London community, a pediatrician and school board member prior to her unexpected passing at the age of 49 in April of 2015 as a result of a heart complication.
Martha’s passing was due to a defective heart valve, which had been a condition she had lived with since birth.
Clayton is the grandson of Nancy and Jim Smith. Jim is a contributor for The Madison Press, routinely providing coverage of London Middle School and London JV football.