JAMES J. TANSEY (Deceased)
Inducted: June 25, 2004 in South Bend, IN
High School Attended: South Bend Central Catholic Graduated: 1942
College Attended: University of Notre Dame Graduated: 1950
Coaching Experience: Coached football and basketball at Beiger Jr. HS 1953-1968; head basketball coach at Southwestern Michigan College 1968-1989, with 365-237 record.
Coaching Honors: Michigan College Coach of the Year 1976.
Special Recognition: Indiana football and basketball official for 42 years 1947-1989; president numerous times of St. Joseph Valley Athletic Officials Association; a Founding Father of the Inter-City Catholic League for Jr. HS Football 1947; member of University of Notre Dame "Chain Gang" for all home games 1957-1989; 1987 North-South All-Star Football Game referee; served as Mishawaka Park Director 1960-1963; served as Director and Supervisor of Summer Events for the Mishawaka Parks 1963-1980; served on park board as member and president 1980-1989.
Family: Wife, Patricia; children, Kevin, Dennis, Suzanne, Annette.
Mr. Tansey passed away August 9, 2007.