GEORGE ASHWORTH (Deceased)
Inducted: November 30, 1979 in Evansville, IN
Date of Birth: February 20, 1912 in Mr. Vernon, IN
High School Attended: Mt. Vernon Graduated: 1929
High School Honors: 9 varsity letters, with 4 in football; football captain during junior and senior years.
College Attended: Indiana State University Graduated: 1935
Indiana State University MS 1948
College Honors: Varsity letters 1933-1934; captain senior year; team MVP 1934; awarded Hines Mental Attitude Award as athlete with highest scholastic average.
Coaching Experience: Head football coach at Streator, IL; coached at East Chicago Washington; coached at Terre Haute Wiley; head coach at ISU 1949-1950.
Coaching Honors: Won PAC Championship in Illinois; Illinois High School Coach of the Year 1958.
Special Recognition: Became superintendent of Mt. Vernon Metropolitan Schools in 1968, retiring in 1978; inducted into Mount Vernon High School Athletic Hall of Fame 1982; received honorary doctor of laws degree from University of Southern Indiana 1978; active in numerous community and church organizations.
Family: Wife, Helen (deceased); sons, J. Michael and Robert; six grandchildren.
Coach Ashworth passed away March 6, 1994.