WILLIAM E. "PINKY" NEWELL (Deceased)
Inducted: April 30, 1977 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: June 22, 1920 in Enid, OK
High School Attended: Stafford, KS Graduated: 1940
High School Honors: All-State Center in football; National Honor Society; received a football scholarship to Purdue.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1944
College Honors: Lettered in football; played on undefeated and untied team of 1943.
Professional Career: Was head athletic trainer at Purdue for 28 years; examined hundreds of injured high school football players and counseled coaches, athletes, and parents concerning injuries and rehabilitation' as an assistant professor in physical education, taught athletic training classes.
Special Recognition: Distinguished athletic trainer, physical educator, lecturer, and author in the field of sports medicine; served as a trainer for Chicago Tribune College All-Star teams in 1953, 1954, and 1957, Pan American team in 1963, and the US Olympic team in 1980; recognized and honored for prominent and lasting contributions in advancement of Indiana football; Executive Secretary of National Athletic Trainers Association 1955-1971; Chairman of Professional Advancement Committee NATA 1955-1972; served as secretary, Joint Commission on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports 1968 to time of induction; this commission influenced 22 major rule changes in football; past secretary, NCAA's Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports; was a participant in National Conference on Heat and Related Illness in Football; advisor to AMA's Committee on Medical Aspects of Sports; member of United Savings Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame for Athletic Training; was a lecturer at workshops and clinics on football injuries across Indiana for over 28 years; served in 29th Marines, 6th Division, during WW II.
Family: Wife Connie; children, William, Coleen, Kim, and Rex.
Mr. Newell passed away October 13, 1984.