Born on August 24, 2021
South Bend
Inducted On
June 24, 2000
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Mishawaka Marian
S. Bend Washington
Member of 1953 Mythical State Champions team.
University of Indianapolis 1960; Indiana University MA 1965
Won 3 letters in football; played both offense and defense; did all the kicking, kick-offs, extra points, and field goals; led team in pass receptions and receiving yards in 1957; led in quarterback sacks in 1958; led conference in punting and named 2nd Team All-Conference in 1957-1958.
Named as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America for his community service in 1972; named Distinguished Hoosier by Governor of Indiana for his work in the community; awarded Key to the City of Mishawaka in 1985; on the Board of Directors for the Decatur Athletic Council, helping get funds for student athletes; inducted into Mishawaka Marian Hall of Fame, 2000, and University of Indianapolis Hall of Fame, 2001; Mishawaka Marian stadium named "Otolski Field" in 2002; he is now retired.
Wife, Patti; son, Lance, and daughter, Becky; grandson, Casey.
Coaching Experience: Assistant coach at St. Joseph and head coach of B team 1961-1963, with record of 23-4; head coach and athletic director at Mishawaka Marian 1964-1972, with a record of 76-11-3; won 4 Indiana Valley Conferences and had 4 undefeated seasons; assistant coach at Indiana University 1973-1980, helping turn program around by developing the best Big Ten offense, plus a top-ranked punting game; head coach at Illinois State University; developed a program in third season that was ranked #18 with a record of 6-4-1; best defensive team in Missouri Valley in 1984 and 1985.

Coaching Honors: Named Coach of the Year 1971; was runner-up 2 other times; coached Marian team to regular top 10 in state; 1st high school coach to be named as head coach of the Indiana High School North-South All-Star Game in 1972; assisted Indiana University to win the first Bowl Game in history of school by beating BYU 38-37 in 1979; at Illinois State, more than 40 offensive records were tied or broken and ranked in the top 20 in 3 out of the last 5 years.