HENRY JAMES ORKIS
Inducted: June 28, 2002 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: December 1, 1943 in Hammond, IN
High School Attended: Hammond High Graduated: 1962
High School Honors: Member of mythical State Championship Team 1960.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1966
College Honors: Played on football team 1962-1963.
Coaching Experience: Defensive coordinator at North Judson-San Pierre HS, responsible for interior defensive line, centers and guards 1966-2008, with 7 undefeated regular seasons; North Judson record during this time was 325-139-1; retired from coaching.
Coaching Honors: Has won 12 Sectional Championships; 16 Northwest Hoosier Conference Championships; 5 Regional Championships; 3 Semi-State Championships; Class A State Runner-up 3 times; assistant coach for North All-Stars 1990, coaching the defensive line.
Special Recognition: Indiana Football Coaches Association - Region IV Assistant Coaches Representative 1992-1994 and 1999-2000, Director-Elect 1994-1995, Director 1995-1996, All-Star Chairman 1996-1997; Region IV Advisor 2002 to present; charter member of the IFCA.
(Updated January 2011)