FORREST L. “DUSTY” RHODE (Deceased)
Inducted: June 23, 1996 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: July 4, 1935 in Lafayette, IN
High School Attended: Oxford, IN Graduated: 1953
High School Honors: 3-year letterman in basketball and baseball.
College Attended: Indiana State University Graduated: 1957
College Honors: 2-year letterman in swimming.
Special Recognition: Began education career at Hobart High School in 1957, serving as a teacher, counselor, and assistant principal; spent 28 years as an assistant principal and principal in Portage School System; his life-long interest in athletics was enhanced in 1988 when elected to the Indiana High School Athletic Association Board of Directors; served in that capacity until his retirement in 1995; was instrumental in establishing present controlled scrimmage format; promoted and supported other positive rule changes for football while on the board; served as Principal Emeritus at Portage High School.
Family: Wife, Marlene; children, Kim and Keri.
Mr. Rhode passed away November 2, 1999.