Inducted: July 9, 1998 in Columbus, IN
Date of Birth: July 24, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN
High School Attended: Indianapolis Manual Graduated: 1959
High School Honors: Lettered 3 years in football with All-State and All-American honors; also lettered 1 year in wrestling and basketball and 3 years in track.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1963
Indiana University MS 1969
College Honors: 3-year letterman in football on a football scholarship; played guard and linebacker.
Coaching Experience: 2 years as varsity line coach at New Castle HS; 7 years as defensive coordinator-line coach at Columbus HS; 26 years as head football coach at Columbus East HS, with a career record of 149-115; also assistant wrestling coach at New Castle and Columbus and head wrestling coach at Columbus East when Columbus split into North and East in 1972.
Coaching Honors: Indiana Coach of the Year in 1979; Class 3A State Champions in 1979, with record of 13-0; Region 10 Coach of the Year in 1978 and 1994; won 8 Hoosier Hills Conference titles, 2 Sectionals, 1 Regional, and 1 State Championship; coached in the North-South All-Star Game twice.
Outstanding Players Coached: Blair Kiel, Tom Hendrickson, Terry Schmidt, and Mike Phipps.
Special Recognition: IFCA President 1992, Region Advisor, Region 10 director 3 times, All-Star Chairman twice, and Vice-President 2 years; has been a member of the coaches rating board since 1980; served as a teacher-coach at Columbus East HS.
Family: Wife, Jan; daughters, Jeanne, Jill, and Jennifer; grandchildren, Antonio, Blake, and Madison.