WILLIAMS, ROY

ROY WILLIAMS (Deceased)

Inducted: July 30, 1976 in Bloomington, IN

Date of Birth: May 16, 1905 in Linton, IN

High School Attended: Linton-Stockton          Graduated: 1926

High School Honors: All-Wabash Valley Center 1925; All-State Center 1925; 1925 was an undefeated season; football coach was Gerald “Two Penny” Landis.

College Attended: Franklin College 1926-1927
Indiana State University                              Graduated: 1933

College Honors: Did postgraduate work at Florida State University as head trainer in all sports.

Coaching Experience: Assistant coach 1933-1939 and head coach 1940-1951 at Linton–Stockton HS, with record of 60-49-7; also served as Linton–Stockton HS Athletic Director 1953-1971.

Coaching Honors: Team won five Conference Championships; Western Indiana Conference Championships 1947 and 1951; Southern Indiana Conference Champions 1945.

Special Recognition: "Mr. Citizen Award" in 1972 from Linton Civitan Club; American Legion Award as "Outstanding Service to Youth of Our Community" 1972; Linton HS began awarding the Roy Williams Senior Male Athletic Award in 1970-1971; served as President of the Wabash Valley Association for 5 years; Past Grand Exalted Ruler of Linton Elks Lodge #866 1942-1943; member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity; athletic field at Linton-Stockton HS was renamed "Roy Williams Field" on August 29, 1980.

Family: Wife, Charlotte; daughters, Ann and Jane.

Coach Williams passed away February 6, 1984.