PHIL N. ESKEW (Deceased)

Inducted: August 1, 1975 in Bloomington, IN

Date of Birth: January 1, 1906 in Crawford County, IN

High School Attended: North Harrison             Graduated: 1923

High School Honors: Varsity letter winner in basketball, baseball and track.

College Attended: Oakland City College         Graduated: 1927

College Honors: Varsity letter winner in football, baseball, and track.

Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach and athletic director.

Special Recognition: Taught and coached for 20 years in Davies County, Bloomington, and Wabash High Schools; also served as dean of boys, principal, and high school referee; served 8 years as Superintendent of Sullivan Schools and 3 years in same position at Huntington; served as the third Commissioner of Indiana High School Athletic Association 1962-1976; helped add State Championships in gymnastics, tennis, football, and baseball for boys and volleyball, golf, gymnastics, track, tennis, and swimming for girls; during his tenure, student participation in organized high school sports grew from 40,000 to 157,000 and from 6 State Championship sports to 17; one of the most sought after speakers in Indiana, he delivered more than 3,700 talks to nearly 2 million people in every Indiana county; inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1970; served on US Olympic Commission for gymnastics and was a member of the US Track and Field Federation.

Mr. Eskew passed away February 10, 1991.