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.