Inducted: December 10, 2000 in Castle, IN

Date of Birth: July 27, 1945 in Effingham, IL

High School Attended: Newton, IL              Graduated: 1963

High School Honors: Special Mention All-State Football 1962; quarterback-middle linebacker on 9-0 undefeated team 1962.

College Attended: University of Evansville  Graduated: 1968

College Honors: All-Conference Indiana Collegiate Conference 1966; leading punter in ICC 1965.

Coaching Experience: Coached 9th grade at Castle 1968; career interrupted with service in US Army 1969-1972; returned to Castle and became head coach in 1973; 30-year career record of 209-112.

Coaching Honors: Indiana Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year 1982; was 14-0 and won Class 3A Championship 1982; 5A State Champions 1994; assistant coach of South All-Stars 1976 and head coach of South All-Stars 1983 and 1995.

Outstanding Players Coached: Vince Lidy, Scott Bonnell, Joe Huff, and Jeff Wade  at Indiana University; Allen Lidy and Deon Chester at Ball State University; Chris and Dave Brosmer, University of Evansville; Graig Hoffman, University of Louisville.

Special Recognition: IFCA Region 9 Director and All-Star Chairman; Castle High School football field named "John Lidy Field" September 6, 2013.

Family: Wife, Nancy; sons, Vince and Allen.