Born on January 23, 1953
Neosho, MO
March 26, 2017.
Inducted On
May 23, 2008
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
South Bend
Merit - Sportscaster
All-Region Football 1970; All-Conference 1971; football captain; National Honor Society; Boys' State Washington Workshops National Invitee.
University of Tulsa 1975; University of Notre Dame MS 1977
Phi Alpha Theta and Omicron Delta Kappa; certified athletic trainer; President's Leadership Council; Dean's List; played baseball at ND in 1976.
Master of Ceremonies for local banquet honoring former Heisman Trophy winners 1997; winner of Jack Quinlan Award for Broadcast Excellence 1997; listed in Who's Who in American Entertainment and Sports; covered Notre Dame sports since 1975 - 40 years; earned an honorary monogram from Notre Dame Monogram Club 2006.
Wife, Leslie; daughters, LeighAnn and Kelly; sons, Scott and Reilly
Merit Contributor - Sportscaster: Originator (in 1995) of 16 Friday Night Flights which showcase highlights of area teams; started program to recognize outstanding spirit of area high schools; Sports Director, University of Notre Dame Radio and TV; hosted UD football coaches on his programs since 1989; covered Rose, Orange, Cotton, Sugar, Fiesta, Gator, and Independence Bowls; hosted "Countdown to Kick-off" prior to every ND home game since 1990; co-host of "Sportstalk" on UD radio 1978-1999; covered nearly 300 ND football games and nearly as many high school contests since 1975; worked for ESPN, Sportschannel, and Prime Ticket; did play-by-play or color on ND telecasts 1975-1990.