Born on March 31, 1941
Big Creek, KY
Inducted On
May 21, 2000
Location Inducted
Merrillville, IN
Region Number
Lake Central
Marion, IN
Played baseball and football.
Franklin College 1966; Indiana University MS
All-District 21 NAIA tight end.
Regional Director of Indiana Football Coaches Association three times.
Wife, Kathryn; children, John, Michelle (husband Jonathan), and Jack.
Coaching Experience: Assistant coach at Franklin; assistant coach at Richmond HS; head coach at Clarksville, IN, Providence HS 1968-1971; head coach at Hammond Clark for 2 years; head coach at South Bend Clay for 9 years; head coach at Hamilton Southeastern HS 1 year; head coach at Lake Central HS 15 years; head coach at Logansport HS 4 years; head coach at Adams HS 2 years; retired from coaching with an overall record of 244-162-2.

Coaching Honors: At South Bend Clay, had his first undefeated season and at one point won 21 of 22 games; at Hamilton Southeastern, was undefeated in 1982 and ranked #1 in Class A; at Lake Central, had a 125-58 record and won 5 Lake Suburban Conference Championships, 5 Sectionals, 2 Regionals, and 1 Semi-State Championship; North All-Star coach 1994.

Outstanding Players Coached: Several, but most recently, Jared Tomich, New Orleans Saints; Jon Gruden, Coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.