Inducted: March 3, 2001 in Evansville, IN
Date of Birth: October 12, 1936 in Goshen, IN
High School Attended: Evansville F.J. Reitz Graduated: 1954
High School Honors: Earned 12 letters - 3 each in football, basketball, track, and tennis; in football, was First Team All-City Honorary Captain 1953; All-Conference; All-State; All-AP and UPI; Scholastic Magazine All-American.
College Attended: University of Michigan Graduated: 1959
College Honors: Played and lettered three years; played both offense and defense as a fullback and linebacker.
Coaching Experience: Head football coach at Princeton, IN, 1959-1962, with a 16-13-1 record; head coach at Boonville HS 1962-1965, with an 18-12 record; assistant coach at University of Evansville 1965; head coach at University of Evansville 1966-1977, with a 51-50-3 record; retired from coaching after 1977 season.
Coaching Honors: B Division Champions at Princeton HS 1960; won 4 Indiana Collegiate Conference Championships at U of E; participated in NCAA Division II play-offs 1974; won over 70% of games against other private schools.
Outstanding Players Coached: John Lidy, Bob Gardener, Joe Gengelbach, Bill Sharpe, Craig Blackford, Randy Mattingly, Gordon Jaffray.
Special Recognition: Athletic Director at U of E 1977-1998; assisted in forming the Heartland Collegiate Conference and the Pioneer Football Conference; served as president of Pioneer League; member of NCAA Championship Regional Football Committee.
Family: Wife, Karel; daughter, Alison.