COACH RICHARD HARPOLD
Inducted: August 2, 2003 in Indianapolis, IN
Date of Birth: February 5, 1942 in Indianapolis
High School Attended: Indianapolis Howe Graduated: 1960
High School Honors: Played football 4 years with 2 letters; Best Mental Attitude Award and Captain Award; played basketball 4 years with 2 letters; Best Mental Attitude Award and Captain Award; played baseball 4 years with 3 letters and received same awards in baseball.
College Attended: Earlham College Graduated: 1964
College Honors: Played football 4 years; team won 23 straight games over 3-year span; football captain; awarded Little All-American 1964.
Coaching Experience: Started 11 man football at New Market HS 1964-1965; assistant football and basketball coach at Earlham College 1966 and Franklin Central 1967-1968; assistant football coach at Howe 1969-1978 as defensive coordinator and head track coach; head coach at Howe 1979-1994, establishing weight program while there; head coach at Arlington 1995-2001; total record of 128-121, with a 103-56 record last 16 years.
Coaching Honors: City Champions with undefeated regular season and Sectional Runner-Up 1987; IPSAC Champions 1989; City Champions-IPSAC in 1990, 1992; IPSAC Championship 1995; IPSAC Champions, Sectional Champions 1998, 1999; 2 Sectional Championships, 5 City Championships, 1 undefeated season, and 8 IPSAC Championships; IPSAC Coach of the Year 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, and 1999; City Coach of the Year in 1988, 1992, and 1999; North-South All-Star assistant coach 3 times; won the Colts "Coach of the Week" Award 1999.
Outstanding Players Coached: Alvin Holiday, Butler; Russ Harpold, Butler and Purdue; Gary Smith, Grand Valley; David Mathis, Kent State; Brian Dinkins, Purdue; Jeremy Coleman and Donald Crumpton, Ball State; Mr. Football Candidates - Derrick Ellis, Romaro Warren, Marcus Jones, Brent Dinkins, and Jason Bell.
Special Recognition: Region 7 Director of IFCA 1990, 1991, and 1993; received the "Realizing the Dream" Award from Eli Lilly.
Family: Wife, Dallene; children, Lori and Russell.