Born on August 18, 2021
near Moran, IN
January 15, 2020.
Inducted On
September 9, 2000
Location Inducted
West Lafayette, IN
Region Number
West Lafayette
West Lafayette
Named Most Valuable Player in football senior year; various football honors; Lettermen's Club President.
Ball State University 1959; Purdue University MS
Involved in Fifth Grade Camp program over 30 years; served as Junior High Athletic Director 1961-1982.
Wife, Nancy (deceased 1990); children, Elizabeth and Barbara; second wife, Linda (deceased 5-22-2018); step-children, Susan, Kate (Mike), Anne (David), and Rob (Maron); grandchildren, Nancy, Nathan, Will, Caroline, MaryRachel, and Josephine.
Coaching Experience: Coached 8th grade football 1961-1975; assistant high school football coach 1976-1979; head coach of West Lafayette 1980-1999, retiring in 1999, with a record of 142 wins, 65 losses and 4 regular undefeated seasons.

Coaching Honors: Won or tied 6 Hoosier Conference Championships; 6 Sectional Championships; 4 Regional Championships; 2 Semi-State Championships; State Runner-up 1984; Class 2A State Championship 1993; assistant coach of North All-Stars 1984; head coach of North All-Stars 1993; Hoosier Conference Football Coach of the Year 1991 and 1993; Ball State Alumni Association Alumnus Coach of the Year 1993.

Outstanding Players Coached: Chike Okeafor, Purdue and San Francisco 49ers 1991-1993; Dan Provonsha, Class 3A State Mental Attitude Winner 1993; Mike Funk, Class 2A Mental Attitude Winner 1984.