MADDOCK, GEORGE H.

GEORGE H. MADDOCK  (Deceased)

Inducted:  May 21, 2000 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  January 27, 1921 in Gary, IN

High School Attended:  Gary Froebel            Graduated:  1940

High School Honors:  All-Conference Tackle senior year.

College Attended:  Valparaiso University 1942-1943   (WW II interrupted college career.)                   

            Northwestern University 1946-1949  Graduated:  1949

College Honors:  First freshman to make All-American Conference football first team 1942 at Valparaiso; was biggest man on team; spent two years in starting lineup with Northwestern as left tackle; played both offense and defense; participated as "kick off" specialist; started in Rose Bowl game in 1949 at tackle against California and won Rose Bowl.

Professional Athletic Background:  Signed with Chicago Hornets in All-American League and played August 1949 to September 1949; resigned to coach football.

Coaching Experience:  Coached at Froebel until school closed in 1976; continued to teach in Gary school system until his retirement in 1984.

Coaching Honors:  John Kyle Award from Gary Jaycees 1976; Gary Old-Timers Athletic Award 1978.

Special Recognition:  Was a paratrooper attached to Office of Strategic Service during World War II in Southern France;  member of Christ Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 94, and Board of Directors of the Porter County Association for Handicapped Children and Adults; member and past president of the Exchange Club of Valparaiso.

Family:  Wife, Dorothy; children, Marcia, Kerry, Michael; step-children, Douglas and Diann; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Coach Maddock passed away February 20, 2008.