JOE DOYLE (Deceased)
Inducted: July 21, 2001 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: October 1, 1920 in Shullsburg, WS
High School Attended: Shullsburg, WS Graduated: 1938
College Attended: University of Notre Dame Graduated: 1949
College Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Journalism Experience: Reported Notre Dame football for over 50 years under nine different coaches; sports editor of South Bend Tribune between 1951-1981; author of "Fighting Irish, A Century of Notre Dame Football" and unofficial Notre Dame football historian for the university.
Special Recognition: US Air Force reserve navigator for over 30 years; visited all 50 states and 30 countries on five continents; president, St. Joseph County Council for Retarded 1963-1969; Honorary Member of Notre Dame Monogram Club; member of Football Writers Association since 1950 and president 1978-1979; inducted into Indiana Sportswriters Hall of Fame and South Bend Community Hall of Fame 1997; organizer and planner for College Football Hall of Fame at King's Island, OH, 1976-1978; charter member/secretary of "Moose Krause Hall of Fame" Chapter which was instrumental in bringing College Football Hall of Fame to South Bend; presented Proclamations and Keys to City of Mishawaka and South Bend in 2000; presented prestigious Indiana Sagamore of Wabash Award by governor in 2000; presented Presidential Proclamation and flag which flew over the White House from Congressman Tim Roemer in 2000.
Family: Wife, Doris Ann; children, John, Kathy, Roberta, Mary, Gail, Nancy Jo, Mark, and Cheryl.
Mr. Doyle passed away May 10, 2013.