Born on August 17, 1901
Jackson County, IN
October 1, 1968.
Inducted On
January 16, 1975
Location Inducted
Richmond, IN
Region Number
Clear Spring, IN
Basketball star, the only school sport
Indiana University
All-Big Ten Tackle; Big Ten and All-Conference Wrestling Champion; broke standing record in shot put; chosen to play in first East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco, CA, 1925.
While at IU, was joined by two brothers, Scott and Walter, all excelling in same sports and all playing on same team when George was a senior; between the three brothers, they earned 26 “I” letters; athletic field at Warsaw renamed "Fisher Field" in his honor in 1952; he and his family were honored guests at East-West Game at San Francisco, where the first team met for 30th reunion; in 1961, Fisher Day at IU was attended by all 3 brothers and family which was put on by Lambda Chi Fraternity; received Zora Clevenger Award, IU's highest athletic award, in 1963.
Coaching Experience: Beginning 1926, coached at Warsaw HS for 27 years; coached football, basketball, and track for 15 years, and football and track for 12 years, retiring from coaching in 1952; was athletic director for 1 year before retirement.

Coaching Honors: In 1936, Warsaw basketball team went to State Semi-Finals; in 1938, 2 former athletes played in Big Ten at same time, John Widaman, IU, and David Rankin, PU; in 1951, received Warsaw HS Band Presentation of Gold Football Trophy for his 25 years of coaching.

Professional Athletic Background: Played pro football with Cincinnati Nationals 1928-1929; played pro football with Wabash, Hammond, and Indianapolis 1930-1933.