TONY "DOC" PORTOLESE
Inducted: May 18, 2012 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: May 21, 1934 in Mishawaka, IN
High School Attended: Mishawaka Graduated: 1953
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1957
Ball State University MA 1958
Athletic Trainer Experience: Trainer at Mishawaka HS 4 years, Ball State University 4 years, and Penn High School, Mishawaka, 40 years.
Athletic Trainer Honors: Received the State of Indiana Athletic Trainers Association Award.
Special Recognition: Due to polio at the age of 7, was unable to participate in physical activities; dedicated his career to keeping others physically and mentally healthy and able to play sports, particularly football; retired in 2000, but continues to assist at Penn HS when needed.