Born on September 1, 1909
Terre Haute, IN
July 1, 1987.
Inducted On
August 18, 1979
Location Inducted
Richmond, IN
Region Number
Th Gerstmeyer
Terre Haute Gerstmeyer
Did not go out for football until junior year; made varsity team first year out; unable to play senior year.
Indiana State University
Played football 4 years as tackle, kicker, backfield for offense and for special plays; received Bigwood Award in football 1932; made one All-State Team 1932; had several weekly state picks; receive national recognition in wrestling in 2 NCAA tournaments and 1932 Olympic final tryouts even though ISU did not have a wrestling program.
Served as E. I. League Football Representative in the Interscholastic High School Football Association; officiated high school and college football in Indiana and Illinois 1946-1950; served in US Navy during WW II for 4 years; served in school administration, including as Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Butler, in Butler, IN, 1951-1966, and as Vice-President of the International Junior College, Ft. Wayne, IN, 1966-1971.
Wife, Mary (deceased)
Professional Athletic Background: Played on first pro football team in Toronto, Canada; played on line and some special plays in backfield; played on Crosse & Blackwell team 1934; Wrigley Aromints team 1935.

Coaching Experience: Second year as pro, coached the line as well as playing; coached at Robinson, IL, HS football and track - assistant coach 1936 and head football coach 1937-1941.

Coaching Honors: Won Eastern Illinois League Conference title 1941.