Born on August 23, 1907
Indianapolis, IN
January 26, 1972.
Inducted On
July 30, 1976
Location Inducted
Bloomington, IN (Posthumously)
Region Number
Indiana Univ
Indianapolis Arsenal Technical
Indianapolis All-City Fullback in 1924
Indiana University 1929; Indiana University MA 1937
Three-year football and baseball letterman; kicking and passing Medal Award winner; All-Conference Honors as quarterback 1926-1928, with a record 86 yard punt against Ohio State 1927; played all backfield positions as Outstanding Triple Threat Man; baseball conference records in batting average, .541, and base running 1928; 3-year record career batting average of .404; captain and Balfour Award winner in baseball 1929.
As AD, had NCAA and Big Ten Basketball Championship Team, two Conference Championships in track and baseball, and completed plans for present athletic facilities.
Wife, Bonnie; children, John, Joseph (deceased), and Robert; 5 grandchildren.
Professional Athletic Background: Signed and played with Cincinnati Reds 1929.

Coaching Experience: At Indiana University - freshman and assistant varsity football coach, academic counselor, scout, and recruiter 1929-1948; coached under head coach Pat Page, E.C. (Billy) Hayes, and A.N. "Bo" MacMillan; assistant varsity and chief scout of 1945 Conference Championship team; assistant baseball coach 1930-1938 and head coach 1939-1948; associate professor and athletic director 1948-1954.

Outstanding Players Coached: Football - Howard Brown, Chris Dal Sasso, Russell Deal, Rex Grossman, Bob Haak, Bill Hillenbrand, Fred Huff, Vern Huffman, Pete Pihos, Bob Ravensburg, Lou Saban, and George Taliaferro; Baseball - Crnie Andrew, Don Danielson, Bob Dro, Ted Kluszewski.