EGER, JIM

JIM EGER

Inducted:  June 17, 2005 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  March 12, 1937 in Elkhart, IN

High School Attended:  Elkhart                    Graduated:  1955

High School Honors:  Played football, basketball and track; Bringle Award winner in 1955 for Outstanding Senior Male Athlete in Elkhart.

College Attended:  Western Michigan University                  Graduated:  1959

College Honors:  Played football and track for 4 years; football co-captain in 1958.

Coaching Experience:  Assistant coach in football, basketball, and track and field at La Porte HS 1959-1963; assistant and head track coach, assistant football coach for 9 years at Elkhart HS 1963-1972; team was 1969 State Track Champs; coached running backs in 1963, 1968 and won state football finals in 1968; coached at Elkhart Memorial beginning in 1972; 27 years as head track coach at EMHS; coached football at Memorial for 26 years, coaching running backs and linebackers; assistant football coach for 41 years, which includes coaching La Porte, Elkhart HS, and Elkhart Memorial.

Coaching Honors:  His teams have won 3 State Championships in 1963, 1968, 1970; 7 Conference Championships - LaPorte 1, Elkhart 4, and Elkhart Memorial 2; 1 Sectional Championship in 1997 at Elkhart Memorial.

Special Recognition:  Inducted into Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame and the Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame as a coach.

(Updated December 2010)