FRANK BAIRD (Deceased)
Inducted: August 2, 1974 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: April 10, 1912 in Toledo, OH
High School Attended: Indianapolis Tech Graduated: 1930
High School Honors: 3-year letterman in basketball and baseball; All-Sectional Basketball Team 1929-1930.
College Attended: Butler University Graduated: 1934
College Honors: Member of Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity, John Marshall Honor Society, and Blue Key Honor Society; All-American Basketball Team 1933; basketball team captain 1934; played 3 years of baseball and basketball.
Officiating Experience: Officiated high school football 1937-1975; officiated college football 1940-1974; refereed first North-South High School All-Star game in Bloomington; officiated in semi-final game of first IHSAA football play-off; worked in Tangerine Bowl and Grantland Rice Bowl.
Coaching Experience: Assistant basketball coach to Tony Hinkle at Butler 1934-1935; varsity basketball coach at Broad Ripple 1935-1972, reaching Final Four 1944-1945; golf coach at Broad Ripple 1973-1974; assistant football coach at Broad Ripple 1942-1943; also served as a baseball coach at Broad Ripple 36 years.
Special Recognition: Inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1974, Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame, Indianapolis Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame, and Butler Athletic Hall of Fame 1992; received Outstanding Service to Youth Award from International Lions Club 1973.
Family: Wife, Doras; son, Donn (Linda); granddaughters, Erin and Amy; 5 great-granchildren.
Coach Baird passed away March 20, 2007.