Born on June 8, 1911
East Chicago, IN
June 19, 2000.
Inducted On
July 27, 1973
Location Inducted
Bloomington, IN
Region Number
East Chicago
East Chicago Roosevelt
Lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track.
Valparaiso University 1934; Indiana University MA
Member of the Eastman Kodak Coach of the Year Football Clinic Advisory Board; member of the Indiana Youth Fitness Committee 1962; 25-year member of the Board of Directors of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association; became Athletic Director of the East Chicago Public Schools 1963; recognized in Indiana Who’s Who.
Wife, Julie; sons, Dean, Ralph, and Tony
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach at VU 1935; assistant football coach 1936, then head coach 26 years at East Chicago Roosevelt 1937-1963, with a record of 185-53-8; served as a scout for Santa Clara University and the Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia professional football teams; also, coached American Legion baseball teams 10 years.

Coaching Honors: 6 mythical State Football Championships and 1 Co-State Title; 11 Northwest Conference Championships and 1 Co-Title; undefeated seasons 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957; had 17 East Chicago City Titles; 52 players were selected First Team All-State and 10 were First Team Prep All-American selections; numerous Coach of the Year honors; VU Alumnus Coach of the Year 1960; Legion teams won 5 state titles, a national regional championship, and reached national semi-finals 1945.