GEORGE BASKER (Deceased)
Inducted: August 17, 1985 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: April 19, 1910 in South Bend
High School Attended: South Bend Central Graduated: 1931
High School Honors: 3rd team All-State Halfback sophomore year; 2nd team All-State Halfback junior year; 1st team All-State Halfback senior year; named Outstanding Bruin Player of the Year; also participated in basketball, baseball, and track.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1935
College Honors: Lettered in football as a halfback all 4 years.
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach at South Bend Washington 1936-1942, then head coach 1943-1947, with record of 37-4-7; head football coach at Evansville Memorial 1948-1953, with record of 24-17-4; assistant coach at Niles HS in Michigan 1953-1963.
Coaching Honors: All-City Coach at Washington 1943-1947; head coach of two mythical State Champions 1943 and 1944.
Coach Basker passed away November 29, 2006.