Born on September 4, 1925
Gary, IN
April 7, 2000.
Inducted On
July 12, 1992
Location Inducted
Portage, IN
Region Number
Gary Emerson
Gary Emerson
Team won City Championship 1942 and finished second in quest of a mythical state championship.
One year at University of Illinois
Earned a letter as an offensive and defensive tackle; enlisted in Army and, after basic training, was invited to attend the U.S. Military Academy, where he played for renowned coach Earl "Red" Blaik; were undefeated and National Champions in 1944, 1945, 1946; Look Magazine and NEA All-American 1945.
After serving 5 years as commissioned officer in US Army, including time in Korea, was employed as Senior Project Manager for Semford Contracting Company, Inc.; inducted into Gary Sports Hall of Fame 1962; served on numerous community boards in Gary.
Wife, Nancy; three sons, Marshall, Bruce, and Greg; one granddaughter.
Coaching Experience: Student assistant at U. S. Military Academy 1947-1948; head line coach for 5th Infantry Division 1951; freshman coach at US Military Academy 1952, then junior varsity line coach in 1953.