PAUL L. "SPIKE" KELLY (Deceased)
Inducted: July 27, 1973 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: August 5, 1900 in Fayette, IA
High School Attended: Fayette, IA Graduated: 1919
High School Honors: Played football, basketball, and baseball; baseball team won Iowa State Championship in 1919.
College Attended: Upper Iowa University Graduated: 1924
University of Iowa MA 1940
Upper Iowa University Doctor of Humanities 1970
College Honors: Won 11 letters in football, basketball, and baseball; captain of baseball team 1923 and 1924; Phi Beta Kappa 1948.
Coaching Experience: Football coach at Clinton, IN, HS 1924-1931, with record of 50-11-4; football coach at Sullivan HS 1931-1943, with record of 80-28-8; football coach at South Bend Riley HS 1943-1956, with record of 84-43-4; total record of 214-82-16; head football coach 32 years; also, coached basketball at Clinton and Sullivan with combined record of 251-131.
Coaching Honors: At Clinical - mythical State Titles 1924, 1928, Wabash Valley Conference Champs 1928, and Big Ten Indiana Conference Championships 1927, 1928, and 1929; at Sullivan - mythical State Title 1937, Wabash Valley Conference Championships 1937-1941, and won 3 Southern Conference Titles; at Riley - Northern Indiana Eastern Division Conference Championships 1949, 1954; also, won 7 basketball Sectional titles and 1 Regional titles.
Special Recognition: President of Indiana Coaches Association 1947-1948; National Rules Committee 1940.
Family: Wife, Merriam
Coach Kelly passed away June 11, 1991.