Born on May 15, 1908
Bessie, AL
October 28, 1992.
Inducted On
October 22, 1988
Location Inducted
Terre Haute, IN
Region Number
Warren Central
Bicknell, IN
Dropped out in 10th grade to work in mines with father; returned to school and graduated at age 21, winning an athletic scholarship to ISU.
Indiana State University 1932; Indiana University MA
Four-sport letterman - football tailback and kicker; baseball pitcher and first baseman; basketball guard; track hurdler and dash.
Was a science teacher at all 3 high schools, then became Dean of Boys, Director of Curriculum, Vice-Principal, and, finally, Principal at Howe; refereed high school and college football and basketball; was a president of Indiana Sports Officials Association; ran rules clinics for IHSAA in football and basketball; Howe named auditorium in his honor; was founder and first sponsor of Indianapolis Federation of Student Councils which established the Indiana Association of Student Councils; served as executive secretary of IASC for 20 years; author and speaker on student councils at state and national levels.
Wife, Eva; daughter, Susan; grandchildren, Steven, Christopher, and Jennifer.
Coaching Experience: Varsity baseball coach at Bicknell 1933-1937; began football program and was first varsity coach at Warren Central HS 1937-1943; junior varsity football coach at Thomas Carr Howe HS 1943-1973.