ART GEROMETTA (Deceased)
Inducted: July 12, 1992 in Portage, IN
Date of Birth: September 4, 1925 in Gary, IN
High School Attended: Gary Emerson Graduated: 1943
High School Honors: Team won City Championship 1942 and finished second in quest of a mythical state championship.
College Attended: One year at University of Illinois
United States Military Academy
College Honors: Earned a letter as an offensive and defensive tackle; enlisted in Army and, after basic training, was invited to attend the U.S. Military Academy, where he played for renowned coach Earl "Red" Blaik; were undefeated and National Champions in 1944, 1945, 1946; Look Magazine and NEA All-American 1945.
Coaching Experience: Student assistant at U. S. Military Academy 1947-1948; head line coach for 5th Infantry Division 1951; freshman coach at US Military Academy 1952, then junior varsity line coach in 1953.
Special Recognition: After serving 5 years as commissioned officer in US Army, including time in Korea, was employed as Senior Project Manager for Semford Contracting Company, Inc.; inducted into Gary Sports Hall of Fame 1962; served on numerous community boards in Gary.
Family: Wife, Nancy; three sons, Marshall, Bruce, and Greg; one granddaughter.
Mr. Gerometta passed away April 7, 2000.