STEWART W. MATTIX (Deceased)
Inducted: May 31, 1998 in Merrillville, IN
High School Attended: Hobart, IN Graduated: 1949
High School Honors: 3-year letterman in football and basketball.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1954
Ball State University MS 1960
College Honors: 1-year participant in football; knee injury ended career; 4-year letterman in baseball and captain, All-Conference 1954.
Coaching Experience: Volunteer coach of Hobart HS place-kickers 1959-1992; won two state finals.
Special Recognition: Served in the US Naval Reserves 1950-1953 and the US Army Intelligence 1955-1957; played semi-pro baseball 1951-1962; Hobart Field announcer for 34 years; had to announce by walking sidelines for several years after a fire burned the old press box, until a new one was constructed; used his officiating background to better inform fans about penalties and enforcement; developed a formatted statistical report for coaches, players, and area sportswriters; until this time, a similar form was still being used to help Hobart players get into colleges with scholarships; retired after 1991 season; served as elementary teacher, elementary principal, and assistant superintendent of Hobart city schools; served as university supervisor for student teachers for IU Northwest and Purdue Calumet; served as an IHSAA certified official in baseball, basketball, and football 1958-1978
Family: Wife, Connie; children, Richard, Lori, and Beth; grandchildren, Rachel, Rebecca, Sara, Hannah, Thomas, Steven, and Eileen.
Mr. Mattix passed away September 16, 1999.