JACOB L. CASKEY (Deceased)
Inducted: January 19, 1974 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: May 10, 1905 in Indianapolis, IN
High School Honors: Played baseball and was Tech City Champs 1923.
Professional Athletic Background: Played football with the Brightwood Premiers Semi-Pro team 1924-1925.
College Attended: Butler University Graduated: 1929
College Honors: Member of Hinkle's National Champion Basketball Team 1929; played first base for baseball team 1927-1929.
Coaching Experience: Coached Indiana School for the Deaf football team 1934-1961; also coached basketball and track and served as athletic director.
Coaching Honors: School for the Deaf team was National Champions 1945-1946; from 1944 to 1949, team had a record of 39-16.
Special Recognition: First recipient of Joe Boland Award in 1960; restarted football at the Deaf School in 1934; built football program encompassing 5th grade through high school; smallest school in the state playing football when started in 1934; a major schedule was played with around 50 boys in high school in the 1940's; officiated high school football 1945-1957; officiated college football in the ICC; ISD named new gymnasium in his honor in 1966; inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1972 and Butler Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
Coach Caskey passed away May 22, 1997.