Born on January 25, 1924
Decatur, IN
September 30, 1993.
Inducted On
August 1, 1998
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN (Posthumously)
Region Number
New Carlisle
Received letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track in all four years; one of Decatur's all-time athletes.
Ball State University
Lettered in football all four years.
Served four years in Army during WW II; member of the Community Church, Lions Club, La Porte Yacht Club, and Hill and Dales Men's Service Organization; named the Lions Club Man of the Year in 1982; the New Carlisle Historical Museum created a section displaying his memorabilia; after retiring from teaching, served on New Carlisle Town Board and as Police Commissioner from 1987 until his illness; at his request, upon his death his ashes were spread on the "old" New Carlisle football field where he had been the only coach the school had known.
Wife, Patricia Ann; daughters, Lee Ann, Sara Jane, and Susan Kay.
Coaching Experience: Coached for Knightstown 1949-1952; Columbus HS 1952-1954; New Carlisle HS 1955, starting the program there, with a 73-38-5 record; New Carlisle was then consolidated into New Prairie HS where he coached 1968-1970.

Coaching Honors: Ball State University's Coach of the Year in 1960; career record of 90-51-7.

Outstanding Players Coached: Bill Doba, Frank O'Shea, Don Rush, John Bingaman, Tim Brown, Brule Nickerson, Harry Toleman, and Gene Janski.