HARPOLD, COACH RICHARD

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.