Inducted: August 6, 1988 in Crawfordsville, IN
Date of Birth: September 30, 1933 in Cincinnati, OH
High School Attended: Cincinnati Elder Graduated: 1951
High School Honors: Two varsity basketball awards; three varsity football awards and 4-year starter; captained school’s championship football team 1950; All-Catholic Football Team 1949-1950; All-City and All-Ohio Football Team 1950; received football scholarship to Purdue University.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1955
Ball State University MA
College Honors: Two varsity football awards 1953, 1954, playing center and linebacker 4 years; member of 1952 co-Big Ten Championship team; winner of Ulysses S. Grant DeBach Award for Scholarship by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach, Lowell HS, 1955-1956; started program and was head football coach, Anderson Highland, 1956-1958; head football coach, Crawfordsville, 1959-1975; career football record of 100-60-7; also coached track and basketball.
Coaching Honors: IFCA Class AA Coach of the Year 1972 for District 3; coached first Sagamore Conference Championship team 1968 and won again 1972.
Outstanding Players Coached: Kelley Cochrane, U of Miami, FL; Mike McCarthy, U of Cincinnati; John Mitchell and Rick Norvell, Millikin College; John Hesser and Dan Stenger, Purdue; Tobin McClamroch, DePauw University.
Special Recognition: Active in the formation of Indiana Football Coaches Association and served on its first Board of Directors; served as starter and referee at many college track meets; served as a Crawfordsville city councilman 4 years, then elected mayor 1976-1987.
Family: Wife, Gretchen; children, Gwen, Jerome, James, Kurt, and Constance; grandchildren, Sheena, Kelly, Cory, and Blaine.