GABE TAKATS (Deceased)
Inducted: January 15, 1977 in Richmond, IN
High School Attended: Clinton, IN Graduated: 1936
High School Honors: All-State football player; captain of team; won American Legion Award; 1934-1935 played in 2 post-season high school games.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1941
College Honors: Varsity football player three years; captain senior year; All-Conference Honors senior year.
Coaching Experience: Coached at Sylvania, OH, 1941; assistant coach at Sullivan, IN, HS 1946; head coach at Dugger, IN, 1947-1951, with a 25-9-1 record; defeated Linton and Clinton two consecutive years, the first time in history of school.
Special Recognition: 1953-1975 served as a high school football official; served 3 years in Air Force as physical training instructor and physiotherapist.
Family: Wife, Jo; son, Steve.
Coach Takats passed away April 3, 2008.