MYERS, CLAYTON

CLAYTON MYERS  (Deceased)

Inducted: October 2, 2004 in Greenfield, IN

Date of Birth: August 15, 1931 in Auburn, IN

High School Attended: Auburn                    Graduated: 1949

High School Honors: Played football 4 seasons; longest winning streak in state of Indiana - undefeated in 1945, 1946, and 1947 and lost one game in 1948; team was ranked #2 in state 1947; selected All-Conference guard in 1947 and 1948.

College Attended: Purdue University            Graduated: 1956
Purdue University      MS                    1957

College Honors: Played freshman football in 1949; drafted into Army and served 16 months in Korea during Korean War.

Coaching Experience: Coached 1 year at Mentone, IN, HS, 3 years at Tipton HS; head coach at Greenfield 1963-1968 and Greenfield-Central 1969-1978; career record of 100-52-3; also a successful track head coach; retired from coaching in 1978.

Coaching Honors: Won inaugural Class 2A State Championship 1973, with an undefeated season of 12-0; advanced to Final 4 in 2A 1974; 2A State Runner-up in 1975; won 5 Conference Championships; head coach of South All-Star team 1974; selected as "Honorary Centennial Coach" of 2003 Class 2A IHSAA State Football Championship game; named 2A Coach of Champions by Bloomington Herald and IFCA Board of Directors Coach of Year 1973; had 2 players play in All-Star game in 1974 and 1 player in each of the 1975 to 1978 All-Star games.

Outstanding Players Coached: All-Americans Don Dismore (PU) and Ronnie Reichel; Indiana All-Stars Don Myers (PU), Greg Edens (ISU), John Hagans (BSU), Mark White (Taylor), Mike Burton (Indiana Central), and John Moenning (Miami of Ohio).

Special Recognition: Served on IFCA Board of Directors 5 years of which 4 years were on the All-Star Selection Committee; served on UPI Class 2A State ranking committee; recognized for 30 years of dedicated service by the Indiana High School Coaches Association 1986; received a 100 win plaque from the Indiana Football Coaches Association; Greenfield-Central football field named in his honor.

Family: Wife, Elnora (Deceased); children, Daniel (Miguel), Deborah, Diana, and Donald (Sandra); grandchildren, Courtney and Lindsey.

Coach Myers passed away November 7, 2013.