Born on December 17, 1921
Avilla, IN
April 27, 2010.
Inducted On
August 10, 1991
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Sb Central
South Bend Riley
Played quarterback 1937 and 1938; won prestigious Kiwanis Club Award.
Eastern Illinois University
4-year varsity quarterback and halfback
Appointed Central's Athletic Director, a position he held for 18 of his 28 years with the Bears while also coaching; later became Coordinator of Physical Education Program for South Bend Community School Corp; inducted into Riley Hall of Fame 1988.
Wife, Jane; children, Jamie, Julie, Martha, John, and Mary; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.
Coaching Experience: Backfield coach at Bloom HS in Chicago Heights, IL 1946; football coach at South Bend Central for 23 years - backfield coach 1947-1970 and head coach 1952-1968; South Bend LaSalle HS head coach 1970-1972; University of Notre Dame coaching staff 1975-1980; ND football scout 1981-1987.

Coaching Honors: Helped the Central Bears team to mythical state championships 1951, 1958, and 1959; honored by South Bend Chapter of National Foundation Hall of Fame with its 1984 "Contribution to Amateur Football Award;" Notre Dame won 1977 National Championship and defeated Texas 38-10 in 1978 Cotton Bowl Game in Dallas, TX; received Sam Wegner Award.