Born on February 16, 1923
East Chicago
August 24, 2008.
Inducted On
December 13, 1987
Location Inducted
East Chicago, IN
Region Number
Ec Washington
East Chicago Washington
All-State football 1941; also 3-year letterman in basketball and track; All-State track and State Champion in 100-yard dash in 9.9 seconds and third in 220 dash 1941.
Northwestern University
Played football 3 years on a football scholarship - 1942, 1947, 1948; college career interrupted by 3 years service in US Air Corps during WW II; played in Blue-Gray Game in Montgomery, AL, 1948.
Named Teacher of the Year; served on planning committee for start-up of state championship play in football; served as president of Indiana Football Coaches Association 1973; served as induction chairman for the Indiana Football Hall of Fame; served as a basketball official for 25 years.
Wife, Lillian; sons, Kenneth and Dennis; grandchildren.
Professional Athletic Background: Played fullback for New York Giants 1948.

Coaching Experience: East Chicago Washington "B" team coach 1949-1957, then head football coach 1958-1973, with a 71-72-3 head coaching record; retired from coaching in 1973, but continued as athletic director at Washington 1967-1986.

Coaching Honors: Eight of 16 teams posted winning seasons.

Outstanding Players Coached: Ron Smith, Bears, Rams, and Falcons; Joe Blake, Saints; Tim Stoddard, White Sox, Yankees, and Padres.