CHARLES E. BAER, SR. (Deceased)
Inducted: August 2, 1974 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: September 24, 1905 in Montana
High School Attended: Streator, IL Graduated: 1923
High School Honors: Captain of football team.
College Attended: University of Illinois Graduated: 1928
College Honors: Won Big 10 titles while playing guard 1927-1928.
Coaching Experience: Gary Emerson Jr. HS 1929-1930; Gary Lew Wallace HS 1931-1941; assistant coach at University of Illinois 1941-1944; head coach at University of Detroit 1945-1950.
Coaching Honors: At Lew Wallace - 5 City Titles; 2 Calumet District Championships; 2 Northeastern Indiana Titles; State Champions 1941; 93-26 overall HS record; at U of D - Missouri Valley Champions 1949; first to introduce split offense in state of Michigan; U of D held national college rank in rushing of 3rd in 1946 and 2nd in 1947; 35-21 overall college record; 128-47 overall coaching record, with a win percentage of .731.
Outstanding Players Coached: Hank Stram, Kansas City Chief; Les Bingaman, Detroit Lions; Dan Boisture, Detroit Wheels coach (WFL); Julie Rykovich, Chicago Bears; Jack Simmons, Chicago Cardinals; Gene Malinowski, Boston (AFL); Robert Ivory, Detroit Lions; Tom Tinnan, Baltimore Colts; Alex Agase, Purdue University; Lou Agase, Canadian Pro Coach; Chuck Baer Jr., Purdue University.
Coach Baer passed away May 1, 1987.