Born on May 15, 1958
May 16, 2014
South Bend, IN
3-year football letterman, starting 3 years on defense and 2 years on offense; Northern Indiana Conference MVP 1974 and 1975 (one of only two repeat winners); 1st Team NIC All-Conference running back 1974, 1975; 2nd Team NIC All-Conference linebacker 1974, 1975; 1st Team UPI All-State linebacker 1974; 1st Team UPI All-State running back 1975; Bloomington Herald-Tribune Top 33 linebacker 1974, 1975; MHS was Class 3A State runner-up 1974; MHS all-time leader in rushing yardage and blocked punts (5); National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award 1976; played on North All-Star team 1976; 3-year basketball letterman with several honors including NIC Honorable Mention All-Conference guard 1976; 4-year award-winning baseball letterman, including NIC All-Conference catcher 1975 and Honorable Mention All-State 1975; received football scholarship to attend IU.
3-year football letterman, 2 years as starter at strong safety 1979, 1980; starter of 1979 Holiday Bowl team that defeated BYU 38-37 for first bowl victory in IU history, with an 8-4 season ending #16 ranking by UPI and #19 ranking by AP; Ted Verlihay Award for mental attitude and loyalty 1980.
Inducted into Mishawaka High School Athletic Hall of Fame 1989; works as an accountant in the Mishawaka area.
Daughter, Jessica, and son, Jason.
Coaching Experience: Volunteer assistant football coach, Mishawaka HS, 1985-1993.