BASKER, GEORGE

GEORGE BASKER  (Deceased)

Inducted:  August 17, 1985  in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  April 19, 1910 in South Bend

High School Attended:  South Bend Central Graduated:  1931

High School Honors:  3rd team All-State Halfback sophomore year; 2nd team All-State Halfback junior year; 1st team All-State Halfback senior year; named Outstanding Bruin Player of the Year; also participated in basketball, baseball, and track.

College Attended:  Purdue University            Graduated:  1935

College Honors:  Lettered in football as a halfback all 4 years.

Coaching Experience:  Assistant football coach at South Bend Washington 1936-1942, then head coach 1943-1947, with record of 37-4-7; head football coach at Evansville Memorial 1948-1953, with record of 24-17-4; assistant coach at Niles HS in Michigan 1953-1963.

Coaching Honors:  All-City Coach at Washington 1943-1947; head coach of two mythical State Champions 1943 and 1944.

Coach Basker passed away November 29, 2006.