GEROMETTA, ART

ART GEROMETTA  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 12, 1992 in Portage, IN     

Date of Birth:  September 4, 1925 in Gary, IN

High School Attended:  Gary Emerson          Graduated:  1943

High School Honors:  Team won City Championship 1942 and finished second in quest of a mythical state championship.

College Attended:  One year at University of Illinois  

                           United States Military Academy

College Honors:  Earned a letter as an offensive and defensive tackle; enlisted in Army and, after basic training, was invited to attend the U.S. Military Academy, where he played for renowned coach Earl "Red" Blaik; were undefeated and National Champions in 1944, 1945, 1946; Look Magazine and NEA All-American 1945.

Coaching Experience:  Student assistant at U. S. Military Academy 1947-1948; head line coach for 5th Infantry Division 1951; freshman coach at US Military Academy 1952, then junior varsity line coach in 1953.

Special Recognition:  After serving 5 years as commissioned officer in US Army, including time in Korea, was employed as Senior Project Manager for Semford Contracting Company, Inc.; inducted into Gary Sports Hall of Fame 1962; served on numerous community boards in Gary.

Family:  Wife, Nancy; three sons, Marshall, Bruce, and Greg; one granddaughter.

Mr. Gerometta passed away April 7, 2000.