SIEGLE, JULES

JULES SIEGLE (Deceased)

Inducted: December 13, 1987 in East Chicago, IN

Date of Birth: February 16, 1923 in East Chicago

High School Attended: East Chicago Washington              Graduated: 1941

High School Honors: All-State football 1941; also 3-year letterman in basketball and track; All-State track and State Champion in 100-yard dash in 9.9 seconds and third in 220 dash 1941.

College Attended: Northwestern University                       Graduated: 1948

College Honors: Played football 3 years on a football scholarship - 1942, 1947, 1948; college career interrupted by 3 years service in US Air Corps during WW II; played in Blue-Gray Game in Montgomery, AL, 1948.

Professional Athletic Background: Played fullback for New York Giants 1948.

Coaching Experience: East Chicago Washington "B" team coach 1949-1957, then head football coach 1958-1973, with a 71-72-3 head coaching record; retired from coaching in 1973, but continued as athletic director at Washington 1967-1986.

Coaching Honors: Eight of 16 teams posted winning seasons.

Outstanding Players Coached: Ron Smith, Bears, Rams, and Falcons; Joe Blake, Saints; Tim Stoddard, White Sox, Yankees, and Padres.

Special Recognition: Named Teacher of the Year; served on planning committee for start-up of state championship play in football; served as president of Indiana Football Coaches Association 1973; served as induction chairman for the Indiana Football Hall of Fame; served as a basketball official for 25 years.

Family: Wife, Lillian; sons, Kenneth and Dennis; grandchildren.

Coach Siegle died August 24, 2008.