HUNTSMAN, J. OWEN

J. OWEN HUNTSMAN (Deceased)

Inducted: July 20, 1985 in Terre Haute, IN  (Posthumously)

Date of Birth: April 2, 1904 in Posey County Indiana

High School Attended: Mt. Vernon, IN                             Graduated: 1922

College Attended: Earlham College                                Graduated: 1926

Coaching Experience: Earlham College football, basketball and track coach; Wabash College track and cross country coach 1949-1971.

Coaching Honors: Wabash College relays named for Coach Huntsman; inducted into the Wabash Hall of Fame in 1982; inducted into Earlham's inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1991.

Special Recognition: In 1962, he created the HokumKarem-style cross country meet at Wabash in which two-man teams give a relay approach to cross country meets with each runner alternating running one mile for a total of six miles rather than the traditional five mile cross country course; sons, Stan and Jerry, both followed their father into successful coaching careers.

Coach Huntsman passed away June 14, 1975.