KERNS, ROBERT "DOC"

ROBERT "DOC" KERNS

Inducted:  June 24, 1990 in Portage, IN
      
Date of Birth:  1931

High School Attended:  Liberty Township      Graduated:  1949

High School Honors:  Played basketball, making All-County Team 1948-1949; also played baseball.

College Attended:  Valparaiso University      Graduated:  1952

College Honors:  All-Conference Offensive Guard 1952; played in Cigar Bowl 1951.

Coaching Experience:  Coached football and basketball at Portage, IN, HS 1956-1969.

Special Recognition:  Beginning in 1969 at Portage, developed one of first athletic training programs at the high school level in Indiana; continued to serve in that capacity until his retirement in 1990; served as athletic trainer at numerous football camps, including the North-South All-Stars Football Game; also served as a clinician at many training seminars for coaches.