Inducted: June 10, 2005 in Plainfield, IN
High School Attended: Bishop Chartrand (Roncalli) Graduated: 1969
High School Honors: Starting quarterback 2 years under Jim MacGregor.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1973
College Honors: Member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity; History Honorary; residence hall counselor for 2 years; graduate assistant in Department of History for 2 years.
Coaching Experience: Assistant coach 1979-1980 at Monrovia HS and head coach 1981-1990; teams were West Central Conference Champions 1986, 1990 and Sectional Champions 1990; head coach at Avon HS 1991-1999; team was Mid-State Conference Champion 1991, 1993, and from 1994 to 1999; Avon teams were Sectional and Regional Champions in 1991, 1995, and 1997.
Coaching Honors: Named Metro West Coach of the Year in 1987, 1990, and 1995; Indianapolis Star All-Suburban Coach of the Year in 1991; North-South All-Star Game assistant coach in 1991 and 1998; Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Week in 1998; career record of 152-52.
Outstanding Players Coached: Rick Etienne (Franklin College), David Ballou (Indiana University), Gray Isza (University of Indianapolis), Jeremy Thompson (Miami), and Andrew Danielson (Amherst).
Special Recognition: Avon Rotary Club Citizen of the Year in 1991; served as IFCA Region VI Director 1982-1983; helped organize the annual clinic at Warren Central in 1989 and 1990; retired from teaching in May, 2010, after teaching 19 years at Avon HS, 35 years overall; since 2001, has pursued a career in financial services as a registered representative with SagePoint Financial, Inc.
Family: Wife, Linda; daughters, Deana and Darcie; grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Conner, and Carli.
(Updated December 2010)