ROBERT E. COURTNEY (Deceased)
Inducted: April 29, 1978 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: September 3, 1928 in Arkansas
High School Attended: Wendel Willkie, Elwood, IN Graduated: 1946
High School Honors: Starting halfback in junior and senior high school; captain senior year; All-Conference Honors senior year.
College Attended: Canterbury College (IN) Graduated: 1951
College Honors: Starting quarterback and leading scorer all 4 years; state leading scorer with 19 touchdowns 1950; co-captain on undefeated team and among top 5 scorers in nation 1950; All-Hoosier College Conference on both offense and defense; All-Little State and All-Little Mention 1950.
Coaching Experience: Assistant basketball coach at Purdue University 1950; head football coach at Westfield HS 1952, with record of 4-4-1; head football coach at Nappanee HS 1953-1955, with record of 22-11-1.
Special Recognition: Established scholarship at Elwood HS to be used for combination athletic students 1971; contributed to Elkhart General Hospital Funds for Intensive Care Unit for children in 1971; Chairman of the Board and President of Trophy Travelers.
Coach Courtney passed away August 21, 1994.