C. ARTHUR THOMAS  (Deceased)

Inducted:   August 23, 1986 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  March 15, 1908 in Plymouth, IN

High School Attended:  Plymouth                Graduated:  1926

High School Honors:  Major awards in football; participated in baseball, basketball, and track.

College Attended:  Indiana University         Graduated:  1932

College Honors:  Earned 3 letters in football and 3 in baseball; member of Blue Key Sphinx Club.

Coaching Experience:  Football coach at McKinley Junior High in Muncie, IN, with a record of 25-9-2; football coach at Plymouth HS with record of 77-29-2; also coached basketball and track. 

Coaching Honors:  Won 5 Conference Championships and had 1 undefeated season; Conference Coach of the Year.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Jerry Greenlee, Roger Kimble, Merritt Smith, Chuck Vancza.

Special Recognition:  Served as Plymouth's AD; helped to start cross country, baseball, tennis, and golf at Plymouth HS; served as a St. Joseph Valley Association official for all sports at the high school and college level; active in civic affairs; named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Bowen; served as mayor of Plymouth 1963-1967; worked with youth in some capacity for over 40 years.

Family:  Wife, Martha; sons, Tim and Mike.

Coach Thomas passed away October 25, 1998.