MORRIS E. RILEY
Inducted: May 30, 1987 in Evansville, IN
Date of Birth: July 22, 1922 in Posey County, IN
High School Attended: Evansville F. J. Reitz Graduated: 1942
High School Honors: Played quarterback and blocking back; received Kiwanis Award 1941.
College Attended: Evansville College Graduated: 1950
College Honors: 4-year letterman in football as a fullback; 3-year letterman in track.
Coaching Experience: Freshman coach at Evansville Central 5 years; 1 year as reserve coach at Central; head coach at Evansville North HS 1956-1975, starting the program at the new school; also coached golf 3 years at Central; at North, head wrestling coach 6 years, head track coach 5 years, and girls golf coach; retired from coaching in 1975.
Coaching Honors: North was City Champion 2 times and SIAC Champion 2 times; head coaching record was 102-73-4; had only 4 losing seasons in 20 years.
Outstanding Players Coached: Had more than 50 All-City players and 5 All-State players - Jeff Gore, Mike Madriaga, Steve Skupas, Ken Bargo, and Dean Volkman; Mike Madriaga was also Honorable Mention All-American.
Special Recognition: Inducted into the University of Evansville Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977.
Family: Wife, Deloris; children, Scott and Susan.