Born on February 25, 1911
South Bend, IN
April 8, 2000.
Inducted On
January 15, 1977
Location Inducted
Richmond, IN
Region Number
Sb Washington
South Bend Central
Earned letters in football, wrestling, and baseball; never defeated in wrestling - dual, conference, or state meets.
University of Notre Dame 1930-1932; George Washington University
From 1935 to 1943, had more student athletes that attended college than combined total of 4 other South Bend schools; inducted into Polish-America Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Wife, Evelyn; children, John, Robert, and Judith.
Coaching Experience: Head football coach at South Bend Washington, with record of 60-10-6, 1935-1943; head coach at Evansville Memorial, with record of 12-4-2, 1946-1948; assistant coach at University of Tulsa, with a record of 24-6-1, 1949-1952, then head coach at Tulsa, with a 6-14 record 1953-1954; assistant coach at University of Notre Dame, with a record of 23-17, 1955-1958.

Coaching Honors: South Bend Washington team considered mythical state champions 1937-1939.

Outstanding Players Coached: Steve Bagarus, Notre Dame and Washington Redskins; Jim Walker, Iowa; Joe Kodba, Purdue and Detroit Lions; Bob Heck, PU; Marvin Matusczak, Tulsa and Pittsburgh Steelers; Tommy Hudspeth, Tulsa and head coach Detroit Lions; Roger Leheu, Tulsa and general manager Detroit Lions; Tom Miner, Tulsa and personnel director Cleveland Browns; Ernie Zalejski, Washington HS, Notre Dame, and Baltimore Colts; Joe Scibelli, Notre Dame and LA Rams.