ELDER J. EBERHART (Deceased)
Inducted: November 30, 1979 in Evansville, IN
Date of Birth: May 26, 1901 in Evansville
High School Attended: Evansville Central Graduated: 1920
High School Honors: All-State football and basketball
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1924
College Honors: Earned a total of 5 letters; played football 1921-1923; ran track 1920-1924; also played basketball.
Professional Athletic Background: Played with the Kokomo Independent Football Team in 1924; coached Evansville Rockets professional team in 1946.
Coaching Experience: Coached at Logansport High School in 1924, Evansville Central High School 1925-1927, and Richmond High School 11 years, coaching football and basketball.
Coaching Honors: Led Richmond HS basketball team to state tournament in 1934 and 1935; his teams won 11 of 13 sectionals; RHS won North Central Conference title in 1943.
Special Recognition: Instrumental in starting football in the junior high schools at Richmond; retired from high school coaching in 1945; returned to education and served 14 years as Vanderburgh County Schools (Evansville) superintendent; inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1971.
Family: Wife, Thelma (deceased); second wife, Virginia.
Coach Eberhart passed away October 10, 1996.