DIMANCHEFF, BORIS "BABE"

BORIS "BABE" DIMANCHEFF  (Deceased)

Inducted:  May 4, 2007 in Indianapolis, IN

Date of Birth:  September, 1922

High School Attended:  Indianapolis Washington                       Graduated:  1940

High School Honors:  All-City and All-State Quarterback 1940

College Attended:  Butler University    1941-1942

                           Purdue University             Graduated:  1944

College Honors:  At Butler - freshman football captain and All-Conference; at Purdue - team captain and Most Valuable Player; All-American; Heisman candidate; Purdue was undefeated and Big Ten Champions 1943.

Professional Athletic Background:  Played for Boston Yanks 1945-1946; Chicago Cardinal 1947-1951 (World Champions 1947); Chicago Bears 1952-1953.

Coaching Experience:  Coached at Hamtramck, MI, HS 1954-1956; Michigan State Champions 1955, 1956; backfield- receiver coach and Director of Player Personnel for Pittsburgh Steelers 1957-1959; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator 1960-1961; Wake Forest College offensive coordinator 1962-1963; GM and head coach of Canton Bulldogs of Continental Football League, winning league championships 1964 and 1965; receiver coach and Director of Player Personnel for Chicago Bears 1966-1972; offensive coordinator for WFL Southern California Suns 1974-1975, which led the league in total offense both years. 

Family:  Wife deceased; step-daughter, Terri.

Coach Dimancheff passed away October 15, 2008.