MOUROUZIS, COACH NICK

COACH NICK MOUROUZIS

Inducted:  July 17, 2004 in Indianapolis, IN

Date of Birth:  April 16, 1937 in Tuscarawas County, OH

High School Attended:  Uhrichsville, OH       Graduated:  1955

High School Honors:  National Honor Society, Hi-Y, and Treasurer and District President Senior Year; played varsity football and basketball all 4 years; Senior Class President; won several scholarships.

College Attended:  Miami University, OH     Graduated:  1959

                           Ohio University    MS                        1961

                           Indiana University  Director Degree    1971

College Honors:  Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1958 and 1959; member of Phi Kappa, Phi Epsilon Kappa, and Tribe Miami President; played varsity football and was co-captain of team.

Coaching Experience:  Graduate assistant of Ohio University football team 1959-1961; assistant football and head track coach at Kettering Fairmont HS 1961; assistant football coach at Ball State University 1962, Ohio University 1963-1965, Indiana University 1965-1972 as defensive backfield coach, and Northwestern University 1973-1981; head coach at DePauw University 1981-2003; retired January 1, 2004, with over 328 records broken or tied and a game record of 140-85-4 as the most winning football coach in DePauw history.

Coaching Honors:  Received AFCA 35 Year Award 1997; ICAC Coach of the Year 1990 and 1996; SCAC Coach of the Year 2000; Distinguished American Award from National Football Foundation, Indiana Chapter, 2001; inducted into Miami University Cradle of Coaches 2003; received Alumnus of Year Award from Claymont Foundation, Uhrichsville, OH, 2003, for contributions to game of football; inducted into DePauw University Athletic Hall of Fame 2006; received Spirit of Monon Bell Award 2010; field at DePauw's Blackstock Stadium dedicated as Nick Mourouzis Field October 12, 2013.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Three NCAA Post-Granduate Scholars; 6 Academic All-Americans.

Special Recognition:  Professor of Kinesiology, DePauw; director of the Nick Mourouzis Football Kicking Camp, the NM Football Lineman Camp, and the NM Football Passing Camp; charter member of Central Indiana Chapter of National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame; founder of National College Honor Society (NCAHS) in 1996 to honor men and women scholar athletes who maintain a 3.40 GPA while lettering in a sport their junior or senior year, with 214 active chapters in 40 states and the District of Columbia; founder of Chi Alpha Sigma (XAE), which is the only national honor society for athletes; received Key to City of Indianapolis and Mayor Proclamation 2003; named a "Sagamore of the Wabash" by Govenor in 2003; Legend Speaker for IHSFCA 2004; commencement speaker at DePauw's 165th graduation 2004; received 2009 Cradle of Coaches honor on Miami University game ticket. 

Family:  Wife, Marilyn; children, Ted - wife, Susan, and children Jack, Emma, and Nick; Pam - husband, Matt, and daughter, Isla.

 

    (Photo: Marilyn E. Culler)