ELLIS, NOAH

NOAH ELLIS  (Deceased)

Inducted:  May 13, 1999 in Indianapolis, IN  (Posthumously)

Date of Birth:  May 7, 1926 in Brown County, IN

High School Attended:  Helmsburg, IN          Graduated:  1944

High School Honors:  3-year letterman in basketball (school did not have football)

College Attended:  Franklin College             Graduated:  1951

College Honors:  3-year letterman in basketball and football; F-Men's Club; member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Coaching Experience:  Assistant football coach at Indianapolis Emmerich Manual High School 1951-1952, then interim while head coach served in Korean War in 1953, returned to assistant role, then became head coach in 1955; resigned football coaching position in 1972 to become athletic director at Perry Meridian High School, retiring in 1989.

Coaching Honors:  Coached Mythical State Champion Team 1958, still regarded as one of state's best ever to play in Marion County in 1991 poll by Indianapolis Star-News; 1958 team was undefeated, scoring 442 points and giving up just 38; one of pioneer coaches to start the North-South All-Star Football Game 1966-1967 at Butler University .

Outstanding Players Coached:  Dich Nyer and Dave Scheib, University of Indianapolis; Pat Clancy and Dave Enright, Butler U; John Stanford, Steve Wright, Dave Miller, and Ray Schultz, Purdue; Ron McBride, DePauw University; Larry Morwick and Don Silas, IU; Mark Ellis, Louisville; Leon Harris; coached 32 All-City players, 12 All-State players, 4 High School All-Americans, and 2 North-South All-Stars.

Special Recognition:  Served in the US Navy during WW II 1944-1946; served on IHSAA first football tournament committee; one of first members of Indiana Football Coaches Association; recipient of Franklin College Alumni Association Achievement Award 1990; honoree of Noah Ellis Scholarship Foundation established in 1990 by his former players; scholarship awarded to Manual High School ($3000) and Perry Meridian ($2000) student athletics; posthumous recipient of Indianapolis Public Schools Special Athletic Award 1993.

Family:  First wife, Nina (deceased); second wife, Janet; children with Nina, Mark, Nancy Jo, and Matthew.

Coach Ellis passed away March 10, 1992.