VICTOR H. “VIC” OVERMAN
Inducted: June 27, 1981 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: October 26, 1922 in Westfield, IN
High School Attended: Westfield Graduated: 1940
High School Honors: Football captain and MVP 1939; All-County 1938-1939; Honorable Mention All-State 1939; basketball All-Sectional 2nd Team 1940.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1946
College Honors: Little All-State quarterback 1942 2nd Team and 1945 1st Team; Little All-State Javelin Champion in track 1945-1946; played 3rd base in baseball 1945; Blue Key 1945; college career interrupted with service in US Army 1943-1944.
Professional Athletic Background: Played quarterback for Sheridan Independent Football Team in 1947; were Indiana Champions.
Coaching Experience: Football coach at Westfield HS 1946-1951, with record of 30-19-4; Rochester HS 1952, with record of 5-4; Franklin College 1953-1954, with record 7-9-1; Michigan City Elston HS 1955-1967, with record of 69-55-2; Brownsburg HS 1972-1980, with record of 62-32-0; a head coach 31 years with total record of 173-117-7.
Coaching Honors: On coaching staff for South All-Stars 1976; Ball State Coach of the Year in 1961 and 1978; coached 2 undefeated teams in 1946 and 1973; had 2 Class AA play-off teams 1978 and 1980; conference champs 1946-1947, 1960, 1973, and 1980; NIHSC play-off game 1960.
Outstanding Players Coached: Tom Nowatzke, Michigan City, IU, Detroit Lions and Baltimore Colts; Tony Cline, Michigan City, University of Miami, FL, and Oakland Raiders; Oscar Lurke, Michigan City, Ball State, and New York Jets; David Ellison, Michigan City, PU.
Special Recognition: Served as AD at Michigan City Elston 1955-1961 and at Mishawaka HS 1968-1972; speaker at Purdue Clinic 1961, Manchester Clinic 1978, and IFCA Clinic 1974; one of the early organizers of Indiana Football Coaches Association; named to the 1980 Silver Anniversary Football Coaches Hall of Fame; active in several civic and church organizations.
Family: Wife, Suzanne; children, Daniel, Nancy, David, Robert, and Mary Ann.