JOHN D. JANZARUK (Deceased)
Inducted: August 15, 1980 in La Porte, IN
Date of Birth: July 10, 1915 in La Porte
High School Honors: 4 years of football; All-Conference in senior year; 3 years of basketball; All-Conference in senior year; 2 years of baseball; 2 years of track; also participated in wrestling.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1940
College Honors: 3 varsity letters in football; played with Midwest College All-Stars in game with Cleveland Rams in 1940.
Coaching Experience: Coached at Emmerich Manual Training HS, Indianapolis, 1940-1942; coached football, basketball, and baseball at Cathedral HS, Indianapolis 1943; went to Semi-Finals in sectional basketball 1943; won 6, lost 4 in football 1943; coached New Castle HS, with record of 15-13 (est) 1944-1947; La Porte HS 1947-1952, with record 17-18-1; Elkhart HS 1952-1966, with record of 85-45-6 and 19-1 record for years 1963-1964.
Coaching Honors: Named Coach of the Year 1963; won first State crown in 25 years in 1963 at Elkhart; was 2nd in state in 1964.
Outstanding Players Coached: Erich Barnes - Elkhart, Purdue, New York Giants and Cleveland Browns; Dick Albin - La Porte, Northwestern, and Washington Redskins; John Steeb - La Porte, Northwestern; Wayne Glassman - La Porte, Northwestern; Mike Franger - Elkhart, Notre Dame; Chuck Richardson - Elkhart, Air Force Academy; Gary Nichols - Elkhart, IU.
Special Recognition: Speaker at the following football clinics: North Central College, Naperville, IL; Purdue University; Richmond Clinic, Earlham College; and Findlay College, OH.
Family: Wife, Dorothy; children, Janice, John T., Richard, William, and Robert.
Coach Janzaruk passed away October 6, 1995.