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.