Born on June 22, 1920
Enid, OK
October 13, 1984.
Inducted On
April 30, 1977
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Merit - Athletic Trainer
Stafford, KS
All-State Center in football; National Honor Society; received a football scholarship to Purdue.
Purdue University
Lettered in football; played on undefeated and untied team of 1943.
Distinguished athletic trainer, physical educator, lecturer, and author in the field of sports medicine; served as a trainer for Chicago Tribune College All-Star teams in 1953, 1954, and 1957, Pan American team in 1963, and the US Olympic team in 1980; recognized and honored for prominent and lasting contributions in advancement of Indiana football; Executive Secretary of National Athletic Trainers Association 1955-1971; Chairman of Professional Advancement Committee NATA 1955-1972; served as secretary, Joint Commission on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports 1968 to time of induction; this commission influenced 22 major rule changes in football; past secretary, NCAA's Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports; was a participant in National Conference on Heat and Related Illness in Football; advisor to AMA's Committee on Medical Aspects of Sports; member of United Savings Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame for Athletic Training; was a lecturer at workshops and clinics on football injuries across Indiana for over 28 years; served in 29th Marines, 6th Division, during WW II.
Wife Connie; children, William, Coleen, Kim, and Rex.
Merit Contributor - Athletic Trainer: Was head athletic trainer at Purdue for 28 years; examined hundreds of injured high school football players and counseled coaches, athletes, and parents concerning injuries and rehabilitation' as an assistant professor in physical education, taught athletic training classes.