FATHER WALTER J. BLY
Inducted: June 27, 2003 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: July 24, 1932 in Yonkers, NY
High School Attended: Bronxville, NY Graduated: 1951
High School Honors: First baseman of Class C State Champion baseball team; played center and guard on football team with team record of 65% wins.
College Attended: Fordham University Graduated: 1955
College Honors: Played football, but shoulder injury ended career.
Coaching Experience: Ft. Wayne Dwenger freshman coach 2 years with an undefeated record of 9-0; South Bend St. Joseph's freshman coach 15 years, with one undefeated season; with both schools, had a total record of 90-26.
Coaching Honors: Helped with St. Joseph Class 3A 1995 State Champions under Frank Amato, and 3 straight years with undefeated record under Phil Teegarden.
Special Recognition: Served one year at Thule Air Base, Greenland, to check movement of the Russian Air Force coming over North Pole; first to put flags on top of goal post at St. Joe in 1966; for 37 years has been football chaplain at St. Joseph.