DAVID L. ELLISON (Deceased)
Inducted: May 14, 1982 in Lafayette, IN
Date of Birth: December 19, 1940 in Michigan City, IN
High School Attended: Michigan City Elston Graduated: 1959
High School Honors: 3 varsity letters in football, basketball, and track; All-Northwest Conference in football; All-State First Team in football; earned scholarship to Purdue University.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1963
College Honors: Most Improved Player senior year; played in East-West Shrine Classic 1963; selected Big Ten All-Academic senior year.
Coaching Experience: Graduate assistant under Jack Mollenkopf at PU 2 years; head football coach at Southwestern HS 1965-1974, with overall record 75-18-2 and conference record of 44-0-1.
Coaching Honors: Never lost a Conference Championship or Conference Game; 9 Conference Championships; 1974 Indiana North All-Star Assistant Coach.
Special Recognition: Served as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal of McCutcheon High School from its opening in 1975 until his death in March of 1980; football stadium at McCutcheon was edicated and named in his honor in February 1980, and the David L. Ellison Mental Attitude Award was initiated and given to the athlete who best exemplified the qualities of Dave Ellison.
Family: Wife, Judy; children, Mark, Mike, and Wendy.
Coach Ellison passed away March 12, 1980.