SKIRVIN, GENE C.

GENE C. SKIRVIN  (Deceased)

Inducted:  June 31, 1993 in Nappanee, IN  (Posthumously)

Date of Birth:  March 24, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN

High School Attended:  Elwood, IN               Graduated:  1945

High School Honors:  Played varsity football, baseball, and track for 3 years.

College Attended:  Canterbury College         Graduated:  1951
                           Ball State University  MS                    1957

College Honors:  Played football, baseball, and track 4 years; lineman on undefeated football squad 1950.

Coaching Experience:  Football coach at Madison Grant (Fairmont) 4 years; assistant football coach 1961-1968 at Jimtown, then head coach 1968 to 1976, with a record of 76-16-2; also coached baseball, basketball, and track.

Coaching Honors:  On 35 occasions, opponent was held scoreless; had 3 undefeated teams 1968, 1970, and 1976; won Northern State Conference 5 of 9 years; District Coach of the Year 1972 and 1976; on coaching staff of North All-Star Team 1976. 

Outstanding Players Coached:  Doug Simper, Jack Fearnow, Bob Loomis, Rafer Crenshaw, King Dancler, Alan Johnson, Alan Perky, Ricky Robinson, Gene Skirvin, and John Campbell.

Special Recognition:  Promoter of Indiana High School Football All-Star games; instrumental in play-off system becoming a reality in Indiana; served as Athletic Director at Jimtown HS 1968-1977 and as assistant principal 1978-1988.

Family:  Wife, Peggy; children, Dianna, Lisa, and Gene Alan.

Coach Skirvin passed away September 26, 1991.