FISHER, GEORGE L.

GEORGE L. FISHER (Deceased)

Inducted: January 16, 1975 in Richmond, IN

Date of Birth: August 17, 1901 in Jackson County, IN

High School Attended: Clear Spring, IN          Graduated: 1921

High School Honors: Basketball star, the only school sport

College Attended: Indiana University             Graduated: 1925

College Honors: All-Big Ten Tackle; Big Ten and All-Conference Wrestling Champion; broke standing record in shot put; chosen to play in first East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco, CA, 1925.

Coaching Experience: Beginning 1926, coached at Warsaw HS for 27 years; coached football, basketball, and track for 15 years, and football and track for 12 years, retiring from coaching in 1952; was athletic director for 1 year before retirement.

Coaching Honors: In 1936, Warsaw basketball team went to State Semi-Finals; in 1938, 2 former athletes played in Big Ten at same time, John Widaman, IU, and David Rankin, PU; in 1951, received Warsaw HS Band Presentation of Gold Football Trophy for his 25 years of coaching.

Professional Athletic Background: Played pro football with Cincinnati Nationals 1928-1929; played pro football with Wabash, Hammond, and Indianapolis 1930-1933.

Special Recognition: While at IU, was joined by two brothers, Scott and Walter, all excelling in same sports and all playing on same team when George was a senior; between the three brothers, they earned 26 “I” letters; athletic field at Warsaw renamed "Fisher Field" in his honor in 1952; he and his family were honored guests at East-West Game at San Francisco, where the first team met for 30th reunion; in 1961, Fisher Day at IU was attended by all 3 brothers and family which was put on by Lambda Chi Fraternity; received Zora Clevenger Award, IU's highest athletic award, in 1963.

Coach Fisher passed away October 1, 1968.