ROBERT "DOC" KERNS
Inducted: June 24, 1990 in Portage, IN
High School Attended: Liberty Township Graduated: 1949
High School Honors: Played basketball, making All-County Team 1948-1949; also played baseball.
College Attended: Valparaiso University Graduated: 1952
College Honors: All-Conference Offensive Guard 1952; played in Cigar Bowl 1951.
Coaching Experience: Coached football and basketball at Portage, IN, HS 1956-1969.
Special Recognition: Beginning in 1969 at Portage, developed one of first athletic training programs at the high school level in Indiana; continued to serve in that capacity until his retirement in 1990; served as athletic trainer at numerous football camps, including the North-South All-Stars Football Game; also served as a clinician at many training seminars for coaches.