Inducted: January 27, 2001 in Lynnville, IN
Date of Birth: June 19, 1936 in Columbus, OH
High School Attended: Reynoldsburg, OH Graduated: 1954
High School Honors: 2-way starter on a 7-2-1 junior year team and 9-1 senior year team; given the Most Improved Lineman Award as a senior.
College Attended: Tarkio College, Missouri Graduated: 1960
College Honors: Lettered in football all four years.
Professional Athletic Background: Invited to try out with Winnepeg Blue Bombers in 1960, but decided to go into coaching.
Coaching Experience: Ohio City, Liberty Junior High; Indian Lake, Lakeview, OH, 1960-1965; Cannelton City Schools, IN, 1966-1971; South Gibson School Corporation, IN, 1971-1979; Warrick County School Corporation, IN, Tecumseh HS 1974-1996; career record of 153-131-3 as a head coach; retired from coaching in 1996 after 36 years coaching, 27 as a head coach.
Coaching Honors: IFCA Region 9 All-Star Coach 1981, 1992; ranked top 10 nearly every year at Tecumseh; teams were in play-offs 1984-1987, 1991, 1994-1995; Sectional and Regional Champions in 1991 and 1995.
Outstanding Players Coached: Paul Gunn, Lynn Spencer, Ray Wallace, Shelby Hess, Justin Hess, Adam Hess, Greg Blair, Keith Buse, and Kaleb Buse.
Special Recognition: All-Star Chairman, Region 9; active Indiana Football Coaches Association member 1979-1996.
Family: Wife, Connie; children, Connie Jo, Thomas, Kenneth, Julie.