JAMES J. TANSEY  (Deceased)

Inducted:  June 25, 2004 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth:  September 29, 1923 in South Bend

High School Attended:  South Bend Central Catholic                 Graduated:  1942

College Attended:  University of Notre Dame                          Graduated:  1950
                           Western Michigan University  MS     1969    

Coaching Experience:  Coached football and basketball at Beiger Jr. HS 1953-1968; head basketball coach at Southwestern Michigan College 1968-1989, with 365-237 record.

Coaching Honors:  Michigan College Coach of the Year 1976.

Special Recognition:  Indiana football and basketball official for 42 years 1947-1989; president numerous times of St. Joseph Valley Athletic Officials Association; a Founding Father of the Inter-City Catholic League for Jr. HS Football 1947; member of University of Notre Dame "Chain Gang" for all home games 1957-1989; 1987 North-South All-Star Football Game referee; served as Mishawaka Park Director 1960-1963; served as Director and Supervisor of Summer Events for the Mishawaka Parks 1963-1980; served on park board as member and president 1980-1989.

Family:  Wife, Patricia; children, Kevin, Dennis, Suzanne, Annette.

Mr. Tansey passed away August 9, 2007.