Born on March 5, 1939
Hamilton, OH
Inducted On
September 11, 2000
Location Inducted
Oxford, OH
Region Number
Washington Redskins
Talawanda, Oxford
Honored as Male Athlete of the Year in 1956, 1957; lettered in football, baseball, basketball, and track; was also top in his class academically.
Wilmington College 1961; Ohio University MS
Played football, baseball, and track at Wilmington; was team captain and MVP in football and baseball; served as graduate assistant in football and baseball at Ohio U.
Named to the Wilmington College, Defiance College, Butler County, and Talawanda High School Halls of Fame; inducted into NFL Scouts Hall of Fame; serves as a motivational speaker for a variety of venues; in 2009 and 2011, served as a football consultant in Serbia; received 2011 Wilmington College Alumni Citation for Distinguished Professional Achievements.
Daughter, Mindy; grandson, Brandon
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach at Defiance College 1963; head coach at Defiance 1964-1966; in 1967, became assistant coach at University of Wisconsin, leaving for the Washington Redskins under coach Vince Lombardi as personnel talent scout in 1970; head football coach at Earlham College 1971 and 1972; rejoined Redskins in 1972 as a linebacker coach for George Allen; under Jack Pardee in 1978, he coached receivers, tight ends, and special teams; in 1981, under Joe Gibbs, named Director of Pro Player Personnel, then became Director of Player Personnel with head coach Norv Turner; with Redskins for 25 years, working with 7 head coaches, 5 general managers, 3 owners, and 56 assistant coaches, of which 13 became head coaches in the NFL; retired from Redskins.

Coaching Honors: Won Mid-Ohio League Championship in 1966; NAIA Ohio Coach of the Year 1966 after a 9-0 record; Defiance posted the nation's longest winning streak and number one defensive team in nation; Redskins played in four Super Bowls, winning 3 while he was on the staff - XVII 1983, XVIII 1984 (lost), XXII 1988, and XXVI 1992.