JOSEPH A. GAROFFOLO (Deceased)
Inducted: September 14, 1985 in Lebanon, IN
Date of Birth: February 4, 1919 in Richmond, IN
High School Attended: Morton, Richmond Graduated: 1937
High School Honors: Boys Booster Club; lettered in football and baseball for 3 years, basketball for 2 years; Athletic Council; Hi-Y.
College Attended: Earlham College Graduated: 1942
College Honors: Lettered in basketball 2 years, baseball and football 4 years; awarded “E” Blanket for Outstanding Senior Athlete; Varsity Club and Double “E” Club.
Professional Athletic Background: Offered a tryout with Detroit Lions; played 2 years of service football in San Diego.
Coaching Experience: Line Coach under Al Crawford; won 59, lost 19; head coach 1964-1969, winning 26 and losing 25.
Outstanding Players Coached: Dave Milam, Northwestern University; Larry Kern, New Mexico State; Rick Johnson, Minot, North Dakota; and Kick Goodwin, Ball State University.
Special Recognition: Helped start and develop Little League Football and Baseball in Lebanon; coached Little League Baseball State Champion of Indiana; officiated IHSAA basketball for 20 years.
Family: Wife, Annabelle; sons, Gary Joe, Tom, and Andy.
Coach Garoffolo passed away February 9, 1990.