Inducted:  June 23, 1996 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  July 4, 1935 in Lafayette, IN

High School Attended:  Oxford, IN               Graduated:  1953

High School Honors:  3-year letterman in basketball and baseball.

College Attended:  Indiana State University    Graduated:  1957

College Honors:  2-year letterman in swimming.

Special Recognition:  Began education career at Hobart High School in 1957, serving as a teacher, counselor, and assistant principal; spent 28 years as an assistant principal and principal in Portage School System; his life-long interest in athletics was enhanced in 1988 when elected to the Indiana High School Athletic Association Board of Directors; served in that capacity until his retirement in 1995; was instrumental in establishing present controlled scrimmage format; promoted and supported other positive rule changes for football while on the board; served as Principal Emeritus at Portage High School.

Family:  Wife, Marlene; children, Kim and Keri.

Mr. Rhode passed away November 2, 1999.