Born on February 13, 1928
South Bend, IN
February 22, 2017.
Inducted On
July 9, 2006
Location Inducted
Muncie, IN
Region Number
Ball State
Plymouth, IN
3-sport athlete; 8 varsity letters, including 2 years in football; led team in scoring and rushing senior year; was All-Conference in football.
Ball State University 1950; Indiana University MA
3-sport athlete; lettered 4 years in football; established record for most points in one season (84) and career (156); led Indiana colleges in scoring and named to All-State Team; senior year was halfback for only undefeated and untied football team in BSU history.
Played football for 2 years while in Army (1950-1952) as starting halfback at Ft. Knox for the undefeated team and led the team in scoring; team was 2nd Army Champions in football; Assistant Athletic Director for BSU from 1970-1982; charter member of Ball State University Hall of Fame; Indiana Angel Award; taught golf at the United States Golf Academy 1988-1994; received Bill Shuman Outstanding Volunteer Award; presented Key to the City of Muncie in 1988 for his outstanding dedication to the church, Ball State, and citizens of Muncie.
Wife, Barbara; children, Steve (Amy), Jama (John), Doug (Laura), and Julee; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren
Coaching Experience: Plymouth HS assistant football coach 1950 until drafted into Army; returned to Plymouth as assistant coach 1952-1955, then head coach 1956-1958, with a 14-2-1 record; assistant and offensive backfield coach at Ball State 1958-1970; offensive coordinator in charge of recruiting for 9 years.

Coaching Honors: 1965 Ball State team was undefeated and played in the Grantland Rice Bowl, which ended in a tied game with Tennessee State.