Born on February 26, 1940
Decatur, IN
September 2, 2018.
Inducted On
June 20, 2001
Location Inducted
Fort Wayne, IN
Region Number
Monroeville, IN
Basketball team captain and MVP in track.
Ball State University 1962; Ball State University MA 1966
Blue Key Honor Fraternity; named to Who's Who in America's Colleges.
Received the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation Community Award and the National Federation of Coaches Association's Indiana Football Coach of the Year Award in 2000; recipient of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Distinguished American Award in 2005; served as math and science teacher at Woodlan 1962-1988 and guidance counselor 1989-2005; retired from teaching and coaching in 2005; has served on the East Allen County School Board since 2006.
Wife, Gayle; daughters, Lyn (David) and Kam; sons, Lee (LeeAnn) and Zac (Hayley); 8 grandchildren
Coaching Experience: Football coach at Woodlan for 43 years - assistant junior high coach 1962, assistant high school varsity coach 1963-1964, and head coach 1965-2004; varsity coaching record of 287-117-4; also coached basketball and track.

Coaching Honors: Conference Coach of the Year 1971-1973, 1996; IFCA Coach of the Year 1971; Ball State Alumni Coach of the Year 1981; undefeated seasons (once tied) 1965, 1968, 1970; Allen County Athletic Conference Champions 1970, 1972-1975, 1982, 1984-1986, 1989, 1996; Sectional Champions 1981, 1982, 1988; Regional Champions 1981, 1988; Semi-State Champions and State Runner-up 1981; assistant coach of North All-Star Team 1972.

Outstanding Players Coached: Terry Hoeppner, former head coach of Miami University, Ball State University, and Indiana University; Keith Fiedler, former coach at Carmel HS.