Born on March 3, 1918
Gary, IN
December 9, 2013.
Inducted On
June 24, 1990
Location Inducted
Portage, IN
Region Number
Gary Horace Mann
Gary Horace Mann
Captain of mythical state championship team 1936; 2nd Team All-Conference fullback 1935; 1st Team All-Conference and 3rd Team All-State fullback 1936.
Indiana University
3-year varsity starter at quarterback and fullback; selected to College All-Star Team in Chicago that played Chicago Bears.
Officiated football 20 years in Big Ten Conference; officiated two Rose Bowls and an Orange Bowl game; after retiring as an official, remained active in Big Ten as an observer of officials.
First Wife, Dorothy (deceased); second wife, Mary (deceased); children (with Dorothy), Judy (deceased), Tom (Linda), and Tim (Ronda); grandchildren, David and Lisa (Tom's), and Erik, Jennifer, and Doug (Tim's).
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles and had offers to try out for Cleveland Browns and Chicago Cardinals but due to a knee injury was unable to play for a pro team.

Coaching Experience: Head football coach at Gary Tolleston 1943-1950, with record of 28-43-4; assistant coach at Gary Mann 1950-1960; head coach at Gary Wallace 1960-1967, with record of 47-13-2.

Outstanding Players Coached: Jerry Shay, Purdue University All-American; Dave Shelbourne, Northwestern University; Don Gatch, All-State and Purdue University; Bob Bele, All-State and Wyoming University.