Inducted: February 26, 2006 in Carmel, IN
Date of Birth: October 19, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN
High School Attended: Woodlan, IN Graduated: 1970
High School Honors: All-County, All-State, Most Valuable Offensive Back, and State's Leading Scorer (31 TDs, 186 points, in 9 games); 4-year letterman in baseball, track, and basketball; received athletic grant from Franklin College for football, baseball, and track.
College Attended: Franklin College Graduated: 1974
IU-PUI and Butler MS
College Honors: Will B. Nelp Award for athletic ability, leadership, and scholarship, Franklin College’s highest athletic award; starter on 1970 Mineral Water Bowl Team; starter on 1972 NAIA Play-off Team; received the Football Mental Attitude Award; 1-year baseball letterman; 2-year track letterman; received State of Indiana - Distinguished Hoosier Award 1970; NAIA District 21 Honor 1973-1974.
Coaching Experience: Carmel HS coach for 31 years - defensive back coach and assistant defensive coordinator 1974-1984; defensive back-linebacker coach and defensive coordinator 1985-1996; head coach 1997 to retirement; also served as assistant track coach and reserve and assistant varsity baseball coach.
Coaching Honors: North-South All-Star head coach in 2004; North-South All-Star assistant coach in 1995; 3-time Colts NFL Coach of the Week; 301 career wins (64 as head coach); tournament record as head coach of 18-8 and overall of 75-23; teams were State Runner-up in 1975 and State Champions in 1978, 1980, 1981, 1986, and 1989.
Outstanding Players Coached: Mark Herrmann (Purdue U, NFL); Matt Elliot (Michigan, NFL); Mark Hagen (Indiana U, college coach); Bart Burrell (Purdue U); and, Shawn Heffern (Notre Dame).
Special Recognition: IFCA President 2002-2003 and member of IFCA for over 30 years of service, receiving several IFCA honors over those years; honored by Carmel Clay Schools for 20 and 30 years of service; active in football camps, such as Bishop-Dullaghan Passing Camp, Belden Football Lineman Camp, and Carmel Football Camp.
Family: Wife, Janis; daughter, Logan Cae, and son, Derek Allen.