ORKIS, HENRY JAMES

HENRY JAMES ORKIS

Inducted:  June 28, 2002 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  December 1, 1943 in Hammond, IN

High School Attended:  Hammond High        Graduated:  1962

High School Honors:  Member of mythical State Championship Team 1960.

College Attended:  Ball State University        Graduated:  1966
                            Indiana University MA                       1970

College Honors:  Played on football team 1962-1963.

Coaching Experience:  Defensive coordinator at North Judson-San Pierre HS, responsible for interior defensive line, centers and guards 1966-2008, with 7 undefeated regular seasons; North Judson record during this time was 325-139-1; retired from coaching.

Coaching Honors:  Has won 12 Sectional Championships; 16 Northwest Hoosier Conference Championships; 5 Regional Championships; 3 Semi-State Championships; Class A State Runner-up 3 times; assistant coach for North All-Stars 1990, coaching the defensive line.

Special Recognition:  Indiana Football Coaches Association - Region IV Assistant Coaches Representative 1992-1994 and 1999-2000, Director-Elect 1994-1995, Director 1995-1996, All-Star Chairman 1996-1997; Region IV Advisor 2002 to present; charter member of the IFCA.

(Updated January 2011)