James G. Ohaus
James G. Ohaus
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
Team: Soccer

James G. Ohaus '72
Hometown:
 Westfield, NJ
Sport:
Soccer
Year Inducted:
1980

James G. Ohaus ’72 has impeccable credentials as a soccer player, according to his coach, Cliff Stevenson. “I rate Jim as one of the very best backs we have ever had at Brown,” Stevenson says. “He could actually step on the field today and start for you.” Injuries slowed Ohaus down as a sophomore, but his presence was very much felt the following fall. Coach Stevenson speaks to this point. “We had an All-American from the previous fall, Chip Young, playing center fullback in 1970, but when Jim Ohaus reported in top condition that fall it didn’t take him long to push that All-American out of his position and over to right fullback. Jim could e as smooth out there as a silent lake or as rough as a riptide. He had excellent heading ability, great ball control, and he always took our penalty kicks. Looking back, Jim Ohaus was what Brown soccer has been all about. He was an excellent student, a fine person, and a leader on the field.” Ohaus was first team All-American in 1971, a year in which the native of Westfield, N.J., captained the team. Although Stevenson remembers Ohaus as an excellent man on penalty kicks, Ohaus has a different memory. “In my senior year, I was probably the only All-American in the country to miss three penalty shots in one game.” A resident of Clinton, N.J., Ohaus is serving as controller of Ohaus Scale Corp.