GABE TAKATS  (Deceased)

Inducted:  January 15, 1977 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth:  November 23, 1917 in Universal, IN

High School Attended:  Clinton, IN              Graduated:  1936

High School Honors:  All-State football player; captain of team; won American Legion Award; 1934-1935 played in 2 post-season high school games.

College Attended:  Ball State University       Graduated:  1941

College Honors:  Varsity football player three years; captain senior year; All-Conference Honors senior year.

Coaching Experience:  Coached at Sylvania, OH, 1941; assistant coach at Sullivan, IN, HS 1946; head coach at Dugger, IN, 1947-1951, with a 25-9-1 record; defeated Linton and Clinton two consecutive years, the first time in history of school.

Special Recognition:  1953-1975 served as a high school football official; served 3 years in Air Force as physical training instructor and physiotherapist.

Family:  Wife, Jo; son, Steve.

Coach Takats passed away April 3, 2008.