WALTER E. "WALLY" MARKS (Deceased)
Inducted: August 2, 1974 in Bloomington, IN
High School Attended: Chicago Lindbloom, IL Graduated: 1923
High School Honors: Received 12 letters in football, track, basketball, baseball, and swimming; won the Chicago HS Baseball Championship in 1923; pitched against Washington HS (New York Champions) in the Polo Grounds.
College Attended: University of Chicago Graduated: 1927
Indiana University MS and DD
University of Chicago PH.D.
College Honors: Sophomore fullback on U of C's last Big 10 Football Championship 1924; football captain in 1926 under Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg; also played basketball and baseball.
Coaching Experience: Football coach for 19 years, baseball coach for 15 years, basketball coach for 9 years, and golf coach for 9 years at Indiana State University; freshman football coach at Indiana University under Bill Hayes; coached US Air Force in 1945 and ranked 17th in nation.
Special Recognition: Recognized for 25 years of service in the Indiana Collegiate Conference; affiliated with Indiana State University for 44 years; coached various sports, served as athletic director, and chaired the Men's Physical and Recreation Department; established the School of Health, Physical Education, and served as its first Dean until retirement; upon retirement, former players and friends established the Dr. Walter E. Marks Scholarship Fund at ISU; an athletic field was named in his honor; officiated the Rose Bowl game in 1960; served in the US Army Air Force during WW II.
Coach Marks passed away November 24, 1994.