KENNETH “PAT” McCAFFRY (Deceased)
Inducted: June 28, 1980 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: April 23, 1928 in Evansville, IN
High School Attended: Evansville F. J. Reitz Graduated: 1946
High School Honors: Lettered in football 3 years, baseball 3 years, and basketball 2 years; Quarterback Club All-City (only junior on 1944 team); 1945 Quarterback Club All-City; 1945 Evansville Courier & Press All-City Team; All-State Team AP and UPI.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1950
Purdue University MA 1955
College Honors: Full football scholarship; member of Honorary Activity Gimlet Club; member of PHI KAPPA TAU Fraternity; 2 major letters in football (at 168 lbs. played offense and defense).
Professional Athletic Background: 1 year with the Indianapolis Tryons as a player and coach; scout for Houston Oilers.
Coaching Experience: Coached at Beech Grove HS as head coach 1 year; athletic director and head coach at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, for 4 years; assistant basketball, head wrestling, and head football coach for 6 years at Brazil HS; head football coach for 15 years, head swimming coach 1 year, and assistant baseball coach 8 years at Lafayette Jefferson.
Coaching Honors: As head football coach, record of 131-76-2; 2 undefeated, untied seasons with 1 at Brazil and 1 at Lafayette Jeff; Western Indiana Conference Champions for 2 years; North Central Conference Championship in 1966; North Central Conference Coach of the Year 1966; recommended for Indiana Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year.
Outstanding Players Coached: Tom Grissom, Dick Lester, Bruce Gunstra, John Scheumann, Tom Grayson, Tom Kent, Stan Schreckengast, Jim Kykhuizen.
Special Recognition: Indiana Football Coaches representative for District 2; nine former players are now coaches themselves.
Family: Wife, Marge; children, Patrick, Mike, Lynne, and Tim.
Coach McCaffry passed away May 13, 2005.