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
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.