ALLEN, FRANK E.

FRANK E. ALLEN  (Deceased)

Inducted:  August 2, 1974 in Bloomington, IN

Date of Birth:  March 11, 1891 in Summitville, IN

High School Attended:  Losantville, IN        Graduated:  1910

High School Honors:  Played football, basketball, baseball, and also did some boxing.

College Attended:  Indiana University         Graduated:  1916

College Honors:  Played football and basketball; won the I-Men’s Gold Medal for most tackles in 1915 and the same medal for most fumbles recovered.

Coaching Experience:  Coached at New Castle and Muncie; started football program at New Castle and coached all sports; encouraged State to begin play-offs; started first feeder system in football and basketball at Muncie and New Castle.

Professional Athletic Background:  Played football with Wabash, IN, 1917-1921; organized a professional basketball team at New Castle 1917; played independent basketball and football at Redkey, Hagerstown, New Castle, and Muncie.

Special Recognition:  Member of State Board of Education; was a Trustee of Indiana University 1940-1966; Superintendent of Schools at Muncie 1921-1931; Superintendent of Schools at South Bend 1931-1955; Athletic Director at Indiana University 1955-1961, during time when Memorial Stadium was constructed; received IU's Z.G. Clevenger Award 1964; inducted into IU Athletic Hall of Fame 1989.

 Mr. Allen passed away November 1, 1981.

 Allen, Frank