BLY, FATHER WALTER J.

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
                            Norwood, OH, Seminary              1964       

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.

 Bly, Walter