Inducted: August 7, 2004 in Indianapolis, IN
Date of Birth: June 29, 1940 in Indianapolis, IN
High School Attended: Indianapolis Manual Graduated: 1957
High School Honors: Lettered in football; team captain; All-City, All-State 1957.
College Attended: Purdue University 1960-1961
Butler University Graduated: 1965
College Honors: All-Conference 1965; leading rusher at Butler 1964 and 1965.
Professional Athletic Background: Indianapolis Capitols 1968-1975; scout for Oakland Raiders.
Coaching Experience: Assistant coach Broad Ripple HS, Indianapolis 1966-1972; head coach Hamilton Southeastern HS 1973-1981; head coach Bloomington South HS 1982-1986; head coach Perry Meridian HS 1987-1993; assistant coach Decatur Central HS 1994-2000; assistant coach Warren Central HS 2002-2004; overall head coaching record of 144-75-1.
Coaching Honors: At Hamilton Southeastern - undefeated seasons in 1978, 1979, 1981, earning Rangeline Conference Championships each year; won 3 Sectionals, 2 Regionals, 1 State Runner-up, and 1 State Championship; at Bloomington - South Central Conference Championships 1983, 1985; won 2 Sectionals, 2 Regionals, reached final 4 in 1983 and 1985; IFCA Region 8 and Rangeline Conference Coach of the Year 1978, 1979, 1981; Hamilton County, Indianapolis Oldtimers, and Butler University Alumni Football Coach of the Year 1979, 1981.
Outstanding Players Coached: Issac Booth of Perry Meridian, U. of California, and Cleveland Browns; Robert Jackson of Perry Meridian, Western Kentucky, and Minnesota Vikings; Mike Neu of Perry Meridian, Ball State, and Arena Football; Aaron Gibson, Decatur Central, U. of Wisconsin, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.
Special Recognition: Organized or contributed to youth football leagues at each of the schools where he was head coach; established live-in football camp traditions at each school; retired from teaching in 1999 after 33 years of service.
Family: Wife, Betty; daughter, Kelly, and son, Kyle; 3 grandchildren.