Born on August 26, 2021
May 13, 2020.
Inducted On
March 6, 2005
Location Inducted
Indianapolis, IN
Region Number
East Gary
East Gary HS (now Lake Station)
Earned 2 varsity letters in football as a tackle; named Most Valuable Lineman and Most Valuable Player 1963; Senior Class President; also lettered in baseball, wrestling, and track.
Ball State University
Earned 3 varsity letters in football as defensive tackle; named All-Indiana Collegiate Conference 3 times; helped BSU to 2 Grantland Rice Bowls 1965, 1967; selected as Team Captain and MVP 1967; helped team to a 23-4-2 record in 3 years he played under Indiana Football Hall of Fame coach Ray Louthen; runner-up for Stan Musial Award, which goes to Most Outstanding Athlete in the Country who is also a Sigma Tau Gamma, 1967.
Selected to the Ball State Athletic Hall of Fame 1993; inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame; served as an IHSAA wrestling official 1975-1986; officiated in 4 IHSAA Wrestling State Finals; taught Advanced Biology at North Montgomery HS for many years.
Wife, Susan; children, Robert (Kristy), Jonathan, and Chase; grandchild, Bryn.
Professional Athletic Background: Played professional football for the Indianapolis Capitols 1968 and 1969; participated with the Detroit Lions in 1969 pre-season camp.

Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach and head wrestling coach at Delta HS 1969-1970; assistant football and baseball coach at Muncie Southside HS 1970-1972; coached at North Montgomery HS 1972-1999, serving as assistant football coach 6 years, head football coach 5 years, assistant baseball coach 1 year, and head baseball coach 1 year; served as defensive line coach at Wabash College 2004.