FLOYD, WALT

WALT FLOYD (Deceased)

Inducted: January 15, 1977 in Richmond, IN

Date of Birth: July 27, 1904 in Geneva, IN

High School Attended: Indianapolis Manual    Graduated: 1923

High School Honors: Football All-State Center 1921-1922; basketball All-Sectional and All-Regional 1922-1923; won State Shot-put 1923; All-City baseball 1922; earned 10 letters - 3 in football, 3 in basketball, 3 in track, and 1 in baseball.

College Attended: Butler University                Graduated: 1928

College Honors: Earned 3 varsity letters in football, 3 in basketball, 3 in baseball, and 1 in track; earned 4 varsity letters as a freshman; All-State Center in football.

Coaching Experience: Coached varsity football 16 years; served 7 years as freshman football coach in high school and college with record of 93-24; also coached track 2 years.

Coaching Honors: Won 27 straight football games at Lowell; tied for three city championships in a row at Southport in basketball and was 7-time county champion; won 3 sectionals in baseball and 2 city championships.

Special Recognition: Set up program and ran the first Indiana High School Championship Baseball Tournament for Phil Eskew and the IHSAA, with LaPorte winning the game played in Bush Stadium, Indianapolis; spent 19 years officiating basketball; served 14 years as football scout for Purdue University; served 6 years as a baseball scout for New York Yankees and 4 years for Kansas City A's.

Family: Wife, Esther (deceased); daughter, June.

Coach Floyd passed away February 1, 1986.