TERRY HOEPPNER (Deceased)
Inducted: June 22, 2005 in Fort Wayne, IN
Date of Birth: August 19, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN
High School Attended: Woodlan, IN Graduated: 1965
College Attended: Franklin College Graduated: 1969
College Honors: All-Conference football in 1966, 1967, 1968; NAIA football Honorable Mention All-American; All-Conference track in 1968, 1969; NELP Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.
Professional Athletic Background: St. Louis Cardinals training camp 1969; Green Bay Packers training camp 1973; Detroit Wheel WFL 1974; Charlotte Hornets WFL 1975.
Coaching Experience: Head football coach at Marion Eastbrook HS 1970-1972; assistant coach at Pinson Valley HS, AL, 1974; assistant coach at Hueytown HS, AL, 1975; Athletic Director and head football coach at Mullins HS, SC, 1976-1979; head coach at East Noble HS, Kendallville, IN 1979; defensive coordinator at Franklin College 1980-1986; defensive back coach at Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1987-1994; assistant coach at Miami 1993-1998; defensive coordinator at Miami 1995-1998; head coach at Miami 1999-2004; head coach at Indiana University from 2005-until his death; overall record as collegiate coach of 57-39.
Coaching Honors: 1989 Mid-America Conference Coach of the Year 2003; Paul “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year Finalist, Lee Tressel Ohio College Coach of the Year, and Schutt Sports Coach of the Year 2003.
Special Recognition: Inducted into Franklin College Hall of Fame 1998; recognized by Butler County MRDD for continuing support in March 2002; Honorary Member of Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma Freshmen Academic Honor Society 2000; Alumni Athletic Achievement Award, Franklin College in October, 1999; guest lecturer at numerous football clinics; keynote speaker at the Great American Family Luncheon in November 2000.
Family: Wife, Jane; children, Drew, Amy, and Allison.
Coach Hoeppner passed away June 19, 2007.