C. ARTHUR THOMAS (Deceased)
Inducted: August 23, 1986 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: March 15, 1908 in Plymouth, IN
High School Attended: Plymouth Graduated: 1926
High School Honors: Major awards in football; participated in baseball, basketball, and track.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1932
College Honors: Earned 3 letters in football and 3 in baseball; member of Blue Key Sphinx Club.
Coaching Experience: Football coach at McKinley Junior High in Muncie, IN, with a record of 25-9-2; football coach at Plymouth HS with record of 77-29-2; also coached basketball and track.
Coaching Honors: Won 5 Conference Championships and had 1 undefeated season; Conference Coach of the Year.
Outstanding Players Coached: Jerry Greenlee, Roger Kimble, Merritt Smith, Chuck Vancza.
Special Recognition: Served as Plymouth's AD; helped to start cross country, baseball, tennis, and golf at Plymouth HS; served as a St. Joseph Valley Association official for all sports at the high school and college level; active in civic affairs; named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Bowen; served as mayor of Plymouth 1963-1967; worked with youth in some capacity for over 40 years.
Family: Wife, Martha; sons, Tim and Mike.
Coach Thomas passed away October 25, 1998.