Born on February 22, 1937
Gary, IN
October 25, 2018, in Avon, IN.
Inducted On
June 23, 1996
Location Inducted
Merrillville, IN
Region Number
Hammond Noll
Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, IN
All-Area honors in football; earned football scholarship as a tackle.
Butler University 1962; Ball State University MS
All-Conference in football 1958-1959; undefeated team in 1959.
Served in US Army; was an educator in Mill Creek, Rolling Prarie, and East Gary schools prior to becoming coach at Noll; was athletic director at Bishop Noll while coaching football; inducted into Hammond Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Wife, Lila; sons, Jerry (Laura) and Nick; 7 grandchildren
Coaching Experience: 26 years as head coach at Bishop Noll, with a 162-97 record at time of his induction; 3 years assistant football defensive coordinator at Lake Station; 3 years assistant football defensive coordinator at Rolling Prairie; also coached basketball and baseball 2 years at Mill Creek in LaPorte County.

Coaching Honors: IFCA Coach of the Year in 1989; Lake Shore Conference Coach of the Year 7 times; Ball State Alumni Coach of the Year in 1989; The Times, Post Tribune, and Compass Coach of the Year; Indiana State Champions in Class 3A in 1989; 2-time North All-Star head coach; was Noll's longest serving and winningest football coach.

Outstanding Players Coached: Wally Kasprzycki, Marc Ferry, Paul Smilgius, Mike Knight, Joe Angyus, Joe Skubisz, Rusty Setzer, and Rich Sobilo.