HARRELL, PAUL J. "POOCH"

PAUL J. "POOCH" HARRELL (Deceased)

Inducted: July 30, 1976 in Bloomington, IN (Posthumously)

Date of Birth: August 23, 1907 in Indianapolis, IN

High School Attended: Indianapolis Arsenal Technical Graduated: 1925

High School Honors: Indianapolis All-City Fullback in 1924

College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1929
Indiana University MA 1937

College Honors: Three-year football and baseball letterman; kicking and passing Medal Award winner; All-Conference Honors as quarterback 1926-1928, with a record 86 yard punt against Ohio State 1927; played all backfield positions as Outstanding Triple Threat Man; baseball conference records in batting average, .541, and base running 1928; 3-year record career batting average of .404; captain and Balfour Award winner in baseball 1929.

Professional Athletic Background: Signed and played with Cincinnati Reds 1929.

Coaching Experience: At Indiana University - freshman and assistant varsity football coach, academic counselor, scout, and recruiter 1929-1948; coached under head coach Pat Page, E.C. (Billy) Hayes, and A.N. "Bo" MacMillan; assistant varsity and chief scout of 1945 Conference Championship team; assistant baseball coach 1930-1938 and head coach 1939-1948; associate professor and athletic director 1948-1954.

Outstanding Players Coached: Football - Howard Brown, Chris Dal Sasso, Russell Deal, Rex Grossman, Bob Haak, Bill Hillenbrand, Fred Huff, Vern Huffman, Pete Pihos, Bob Ravensburg, Lou Saban, and George Taliaferro; Baseball - Crnie Andrew, Don Danielson, Bob Dro, Ted Kluszewski.

Special Recognition: As AD, had NCAA and Big Ten Basketball Championship Team, two Conference Championships in track and baseball, and completed plans for present athletic facilities.

Family: Wife, Bonnie; children, John, Joseph (deceased), and Robert; 5 grandchildren.

Coach Harrell passed away January 26, 1972.