Inducted: June 27, 2009 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: January 4, 1931 in Gary, IN
High School Attended: Gary Roosevelt Graduated: 1949
College Attended: University of Illinois 1950-1953
Tennesse State 1957-1959
Served in US Navy 1953-1957 at the Great Lakes Naval Academy where he also played football.
College Honors: Played in 1952 Rose Bowl while at U of I.
Coaching Experience: Roosevelt football 1971-1992 with a record of 99-73; also coached Roosevelt baseball 1963-1970.
Coaching Honors: 3-time Northwest Conference Champs; 2-time Northwest Conference County Champs; 20 scholarship athletes in Division I and 12 in Division II; Post-Tribune Coach of the Year; first Gary team to qualify for sectional play under the old IHSAA system.
Outstanding Players Coached: Darrick Burnett, Darryl Benham, and Ronald Collins of Indiana University; John Story, Indiana State University; Elbert Turner, University of Illinois; Tony Smith, Notre Dame; Michael Bullock, Ball State University; Thomas Crump, Illinois State University; Eric Mayberry, University of Pennsylvania; Eric Campbell, player and coach at University of Michigan; Lawrence Johnson, Cleveland Browns.
Family: Wife, Barbara; children, Gina and Michael.