WEIST, CLAYTON A.

CLAYTON A. WEIST  (Deceased)

Inducted:  November 30, 1979 in Evansville, IN

Date of Birth:  September 1, 1908 in Princeton, IN

High School Attended:  Princeton                Graduated:  1926

High School Honors:  Played football, basketball, and baseball; captain of 1925 football team; served on Student Council.

College Attended:  Wabash College            Graduated:  1930

                           Indiana University  MS                      1947

College Honors:  Member of Blue Key; president of "W" Men's Club; played football and baseball 4 years and basketball 2 years; captain of football team 1929; scored winning touchdown in game in which Wabash defeated rival Colgate.

Coaching Experience:  Head football coach at Princeton HS 1938-1951; also served as head baseball coach and assistant basketball coach.

Special Recognition:  Served in US Army during WW II 1941-1946 and retired as a colonel in the Army Reserves in 1964; active in improving football programs in SIAC for many years; resigned from coaching in 1951; served as principal at Princeton 1951-1973; active in community organizations such as American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club, and the Broadway Christian Church; inducted into the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1982.

Family:  Wife, Mary (deceased); son, Robert (Nancy) and daughter, Sharon (David); grandchildren, Kathryn and Andrew (Angelia); great-grandchildren, Brenden and Elliana. 

Coach Weist passed away June 1, 2005.