Born on August 16, 1901
Willow Branch, IN
June 28, 1990.
Inducted On
August 17, 1985
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Wilkinson, IN
3 years football and basketball; captain of the football and basketball teams his senior year.
Butler University
Lettered in football twice and baseball 3 times; president of sophomore class.
Received 20-year pin as a member of the Indiana Football Coaches Association; served as principal and basketball coach at Jefferson HS in Goshen 1946-1950; in 1953, started the Quarterback Club in Nappanee and Fort Wayne; took several football teams to Camp Crosley and brought in many college coaches, such as Gaumy Neal of DePauw, Pete Vaughan of Wabash, and Bo McMillian of Indiana University to work with the teams; charter member of Ft. Wayne Officials Association, refereeing 20 sectionals and 11 regionals.
Wife, Nancy (deceased); children, Stuart, Anne, Sue, and Richard.
Coaching Experience: Coached football, baseball, and basketball at Wilkinson HS 1920-1924, with a 29-6-3 football record; coached football and track at Fort Wayne South 1924-1944, with 15 winning football seasons; football and track coach at Goshen HS 1944-1946, where he started the Goshen Relays, which has grown into one of the largest in the State; coached football and track at Nappanee HS 1950-1955; assistant football and head track coach at Niles, MI, 1955-1966 with winning records in both.

Outstanding Players Coached: Herb Banet, Manchester College and Green Bay Packers; Doug Weaver, Michigan State; Bernard Dickey and Charles Brubaker, Indiana University; George Nulf, Butler University.