ASHWORTH, GEORGE

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.