J. M. McKEAND (Deceased)

Inducted: August 11, 1990 in Shelbyville, IN (Posthumously)

Date of Birth: September 7, 1904

High School Attended: Saluda Township, Jefferson County, IN Graduated: 1923

College Attended: Hanover College              Graduated: 1927

                          Indiana University MA                         1935

College Honors: Played football; won State honors in mile run; graduated magna cum laude.

Coaching Experience: Initiated football program at Shelbyville HS 1927; retired from coaching football at end of 1953 season; also served as track coach 1927-1957.

Coaching Honors: Had an undefeated season in 1932.

Outstanding Players Coached: Charles Reimann, Naval Academy, and Ralph Rottet, US Military Academy.

Special Recognition: Joined National Guard in 1930 and was active duty 1940-1946; retired as a Lt. Colonel after 20 years service; football/track stadium at Shelbyville HS named McKeand Stadium in his honor in 1971 upon his retirement from teaching; was a member of local Kiwanis Club for 50+ years and also served as its president; Kiwanis Club presents an annual award, the J. M. McKeand-Kiwanis Award, to an outstanding senior football player on basis of scholarship, athletic ability, and leadership.

Family: Son, James

Coach McKeand passed away May 15, 1988.