Born on April 1, 1952
South Bend
Inducted On
May 23, 2008
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Sb Washington
South Bend Washington
Freshman City Champs and football captain 1966; NIC Champs and quarterback for B team 1967; quarterback and running back 1968; MVP of NIC, NIC Champs, and Indiana State Champs 1969; as co-captain senior year, rushed for over 1000 yards, scored 11 touchdowns, and played in the North-South All-Star game; 3-year letterman.
University of South Dakota 1970-1971; transferred to St. Joseph's College
4-year letterman; Most Valuable Offensive Back 1972; co-captain 1973; had a 95 yard kick-off return; named to Outstanding College Athletes 1973.
Inducted into Washington HS Athletic Hall of Fame 2001; served as volunteer coach at Clay HS; involved with Boys and Girls Club, Million Men March, and the South Bend-Mishawaka Leadership Class of 2000; served on board of Hansel Center and Urban League; serves as a deacon at Mt. Carmel U. B. Church.
Wife, Darice; children, Vanessa, Gary, Tanisha, Carlis, Jr., Corlan, and Damond.
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach at Washington HS 1986-1991, working with running backs, defensive backs, linebackers, and receivers at different times; assistant coach at South Bend Clay HS 1992-1995; also served as assistant coach for girls track team 1986-1988 and head coach 1989-1990 at Washington HS.

Coaching Honors: While coaching running backs at Washington, 3 players were named All-Conference, All-State; had privilege of assisting two sons, Carlis, Jr. and Corlan, who both received NIC First Team and All-State Honors and football scholarships for college.