Born on October 4, 1925
Bluefield, VA
December 3, 2004.
Inducted On
June 27, 1981
Location Inducted
Richmond, IN
Region Number
Ball State
Columbus Central, OH
Earned 9 letters total in football, basketball, and baseball; captain of football, basketball, and baseball teams; All-City in football, basketball, and baseball; All-State in baseball.
Western Michigan University 1944; University of Michigan 1950; University of Michigan MA
Received 3 letters in football, basketball, and baseball; All-Big Ten in baseball 1945; college career was interrupted by service in the Navy during WW II.
Wife, Ann; children, Raymond A., II, and Catheryn Ann.
Professional Athletic Background: Played with the New York Yankees organization 1946-1950.

Coaching Experience: Coached at Chelsea, MI, HS in football, with record of 12-3-1; Flint, MI, assistant coach; Ball State University assistant coach 1958-1960; BSU head football coach for 6 years with record of 37-13-3; also coached baseball in Chelsea with record of 24-2 and in Flint with record of 63-15; head baseball coach at BSU for 12 years with record of 158-127.

Coaching Honors: ICC Football Coach of the Year 4 times; District 4 football Coach of the Year 1965-1967; National Runner-up Coach of the Year 1965; team played in Grantland Rice Bowl 1965, 1967; team was undefeated in 1965; ICC Baseball Coach of the Year 3 times.

Outstanding Players Coached: Football - Tim Brown, Philadelphia Eagles; Jim Todd, Detroit Lions; Oscar Lubke, New York Jets; baseball - Merv Rettenmund, Baltimore Orioles.