Born on May 5, 1911
Indianapolis, IN
August 14, 1995.
Inducted On
January 17, 1976
Location Inducted
Richmond, IN
Region Number
Indpls Washington
Merit - Official
Indpls Washington
Captain of City Champs; All-City Fullback; Honorable Mention All-State.
Wabash College
Blue Key Club; captain of undefeated freshman team; 3-year varsity player; captain of varsity team; All-State Fullback in College Division.
Merit Contributor - Official: President of the Indiana Officials Association for two different terms; football official, starting in 1936; worked high school and college games all over the state; in 1947, started working in Mid-American Conference of which Butler was a member; in 1952, began working in Big Ten and one year was the referee in the Minnesota-Iowa Game that determined the Big Ten and National Champions; worked Indiana and Purdue games; in 1961, joined the NFL and officiated there 14 years; some of the games worked included the College All-Star game in Chicago, play-off game between Baltimore and Green Bay which ended in overtime sudden death, and the championship game between Green Bay and New York Giants; officiated football for 39 years.

Coaching Experience: Assistant varsity football coach at Indianapolis Washington 1936 -1952; head baseball coach for 22 years.

Coaching Honors: Golf Coach of the Year 1974 by Indiana Collegiate Conference while coaching at Butler University.

Outstanding Players Coached: 3 Major League Baseball players - Don Leppert with Pittsburgh, Jeff James with Philadelphia, and Dennis Jent with the New York Yankees; in football, Boris "Babe" Dimancheff and Red Carter.