BRITTON, ELMER

ELMER BRITTON

Inducted:  May 21, 2000 in Merrillville, IN         

Date of Birth:  March 31, 1941 in Big Creek, KY

High School Attended:  Marion, IN             Graduated:  1959

High School Honors:  Played baseball and football.

College Attended:  Franklin College           Graduated:  1966  
                           Indiana University  MS                     1967

College Honors:  All-District 21 NAIA tight end.

Coaching Experience:  Assistant coach at Franklin; assistant coach at Richmond HS; head coach at Clarksville, IN, Providence HS 1968-1971; head coach at Hammond Clark for 2 years; head coach at South Bend Clay for 9 years; head coach at Hamilton Southeastern HS 1 year; head coach at Lake Central HS 15 years; head coach at Logansport HS 4 years; head coach at Adams HS 2 years; retired from coaching with an overall record of 244-162-2.

Coaching Honors:  At South Bend Clay, had his first undefeated season and at one point won 21 of 22 games; at Hamilton Southeastern, was undefeated in 1982 and ranked #1 in Class A; at Lake Central, had a 125-58 record and won 5 Lake Suburban Conference Championships, 5 Sectionals, 2 Regionals, and 1 Semi-State Championship; North All-Star coach 1994.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Several, but most recently, Jared Tomich, New Orleans Saints; Jon Gruden, Coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Special Recognition:  Regional Director of Indiana Football Coaches Association three times.

Family:  Wife, Kathryn; children, John, Michelle (husband Jonathan), and Jack.

(Updated December 2010)