DEAL, MIKE

MIKE DEAL

Inducted:  May 5, 2013 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  October 14, 1948 in Gary, IN

High School Attended:  Hobart, IN                Graduated:  1966

High School Honors:  UPI All-State Team halfback 1964; Herald Times Top 33 All-State Team halfback 1965; 9-time letterman in football, basketball, and baseball; received football scholarship to IU.

College Attended:  Indiana University           Graduated:  1970

                           Indiana University  MS                       1971

College Honors:  Member IU Big Ten Champions 1967; played in Rose Bowl 1968, in Blue-Gray All-Star game 1969, and in Senior Bowl 1970.

Professional Athletic Background:  Signed as a free agent with Washington Redskins 1970; assistant coach for Scottish Claymores of NFL-Europe League 2001-2002; served 5 years as a scout for the Denver Broncos.

Coaching Experience:  Served as a graduate assistant at IU 1970; assistant football coach at Portage HS 1971-1972; head coach at Knox HS 1973-1974, with team going from 0-10 in 1972 to 8-2 in 1974; head coach Crown Point HS 1975, claiming Lake Suburban Conference championship; head coach at Chesterton HS 1976-1977; assistant coach at Wabash College 1978-1982, with a record of 42-3-1 and 3 final Top 10 NCAA rankings; assistant coach in Division I at Davidson, Marshall, Kansas State, Illinois, Texas, Vanderbilt, and Arizona.

Coaching Honors:  Coached in Citrus, Hall of Fame, Sun, Holiday, Liberty, Sugar, and Fiesta Bowls; won Conference Championships in Big 10, Southwest, and Big 12 Conferences. 

Family:  Wife, Nancy; daughter, Tiffany (Jeff); grandchildren, Riley, Mikey, and Jeffry.