LOUTHEN, RAYMOND A.

RAYMOND A. LOUTHEN  (Deceased)

Inducted:  June 27, 1981 in Richmond, IN

Date of Birth:  October 4, 1925 in Bluefield, VA

High School Attended:  Columbus Central, OH                 Graduated:  1943

High School Honors:  Earned 9 letters total in football, basketball, and baseball; captain of football, basketball, and baseball teams; All-City in football, basketball, and baseball; All-State in baseball.

College Attended:  Western Michigan University 1944

                            University of Michigan      Graduated:  1950
                            University of Michigan MA                  1957

College Honors:  Received 3 letters in football, basketball, and baseball; All-Big Ten in baseball 1945; college career was interrupted by service in the Navy during WW II.

Professional Athletic Background:  Played with the New York Yankees organization 1946-1950.

Coaching Experience:  Coached at Chelsea, MI, HS in football, with record of 12-3-1; Flint, MI, assistant coach; Ball State University assistant coach 1958-1960; BSU head football coach for 6 years with record of 37-13-3; also coached baseball in Chelsea with record of 24-2 and in Flint with record of 63-15; head baseball coach at BSU for 12 years with record of 158-127.

Coaching Honors:  ICC Football Coach of the Year 4 times; District 4 football Coach of the Year 1965-1967; National Runner-up Coach of the Year 1965; team played in Grantland Rice Bowl 1965, 1967; team was undefeated in 1965; ICC Baseball Coach of the Year 3 times.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Football - Tim Brown, Philadelphia Eagles; Jim Todd, Detroit Lions; Oscar Lubke, New York Jets; baseball - Merv Rettenmund, Baltimore Orioles.

Family:  Wife, Ann; children, Raymond A., II, and Catheryn Ann.

Coach Louthen passed away December 3, 2004.