EARL H. SMITH, Jr.
Inducted: May 6, 2007 in Munster, IN
High School Attended: Gary Roosevelt Graduated: 1952
Indiana University MS
College Honors: Set all-time U of I scoring record of 11 TDs in 1954; won Big 10 Scoring Championship 1954; led Big Ten in punt return and kick-off return averages; earned All-Mid-West and All-Big Ten Honors; Honorable Mention All-American; 3-year track and field letterman; Big Ten Indoor Long Jump Champion 1953, 1954; 4th in NCAA Long Jump Championship 1953, 1954.
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach at Gary Tolleston HS and assistant track and field coach 1960-1966, with track team winning State Championship 1966; assistant football coach at Gary Froebel 1966-1968; head basketball coach at Froebel 1968-1969; head basketball coach at Gary Emerson 1970-1980, with 1975 team winning Semi-State; head basketball coach at Gary Lew Wallace 1980-1994, with 1983 and 1986 teams reaching Semi-State and advancing to final 8.
Special Recognition: 6-year member of State Case Review Panel (Athletics); Gary School Corporation Curriculum Coordinator H.P.E. R.; City Athletic Director.
Family: Wife, Roberta; children, Sherita and Earl III.