Born on November 2, 1929
Mt. Pleasant, PA
April 3, 2005.
Inducted On
July 20, 1985
Location Inducted
Terre Haute, IN
Region Number
Indiana State
Morton, Richmond, IN
Two year starting quarterback and blocking back in single wing coached by Richard Tiernan.
Wabash College 1952; Purdue University MS
All-State Quarterback; won both Little and Big State track titles in Javelin; was honored with the Pete Vaughan Award as the college's outstanding athlete senior year.
Became Associate Athletic Director at ISU in 1972; retired due to health in 1983; was on the Board of Directors at the Indiana Football Hall of Fame; inducted into Wabash Hall of Fame and Earlham Sports Hall of Fame; both father, J. Owen, and brother, Stan, made up a highly successful coaching family.
Wife, Florena; sons, Brent, Jerry III, and Scott; three step-children, four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren.
Coaching Career: Coached high school football at Covington 1955-1959; in 1959, was head football coach at Huntington with a record of 19-0-1; head football coach at Earlham College 1961-1964, with a record of 29-3; head football coach at Indiana State 1966-1972.

Coaching Honors: Named N.C.A.A. District #1 Coach of the Year while at ISU; was also N.C.A.A. District #2 Coach of the Year; coached three undefeated teams and played on one.