WILLIAM V. SLYKER (Deceased)
Inducted: November 30, 1979 in Evansville, IN (Posthumously)
Date of Birth: February 14, 1899 in Huron, OH
High School Attended: Huron Graduated: 1918
College Attended: Ohio State University Graduated: 1922
College Honors: All-Big 10 Honors as end 1922; played in Rose Bowl 1921.
Coaching Experience: Football coach at Huron, in Erie County, OH, 1923-1924; at Cleveland Heights HS, OH, 1925-1929; at Evansville F. J. Reitz HS 1922-1925; coached at Evansville College 1930-1943; also served as athletic director and basketball coach.
Coaching Honors: Teams won 2 Greater Cleveland Championships.
Special Recognition: While in college, he officiated at many football and basketball games; Evansville College established the William V. Slyker Award in his honor that is given to the most outstanding male athlete annually; after coaching career, he became a public defender for the Vanderburgh County City Court.
Coach Slyker passed away September 1, 1949.