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.