HARRY M. SZULBORSKI
Induction Date: June 23, 1996 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: May 23, 1927 in Detroit, MI
High School Attended: Detroit Pershing Graduated: 1946
High School Honors: All-State and All-City 2 years in football; named MVP in City of Detroit 1945; named to the Detroit All-Time Prep Football Team 1951 for the first half century; was also All-City 2 years for indoor track.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1950
College Honors: Team's MVP 1948; 3rd on Purdue's all-time rushing charts; awarded 4 varsity football letters; earned All-American honors; played in East-West Shrine Game; played in the first Senior Bowl Game 1950.
Professional Athletic Background: Green Bay Packers 1950; Detroit Lions 1951; injuries ended his career.
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach at Gary Emerson for 10 years, then head football coach 1962-1974; also served as assistant track coach 4 years, head golf coach 6 years, and head baseball coach 10 years; started the wrestling program and was head coach 6 years; retired from coaching in 1974; head coach records - football 36-81-3; wrestling 33-18-1; baseball 45-80.
Coaching Honors: Shared Northwestern Conference football title 1972; recognized by the “Old Timers Athletic Association” 1994.
Special Recognition: Served as Emerson's athletic director 1960-1969 and 1976-1981; Emerson was terminated as a comprehensive high school in 1981 through realignment of Gary's schools; retired after 40 years as teacher-coach; inducted into the Purdue Hall of Fame 2004.
Family: Wife, Katherine M.; daughter, Katherine T.