TIERNAN, RICHARD J.

RICHARD J. TIERNAN   (Deceased)

Date of Induction:  June 28, 1980 in Richmond, IN
  
Date of Birth:  January 3, 1912 in Richmond

High School:  Morton HS, Richmond                              Graduated:  1929

High School Honors:  Billy Sunday Mental Attitude Award for Athletics; Health Contest Winner; lettered in football, basketball, and baseball.

College Attended:  Indiana University                           Graduated:  1933

College Honors:  Intramural Wrestling Champion 175 lb.; lettered in football; president of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

Coaching Career:  Head football coach at Richmond 1933-1949 with an interruption by service in Navy during WWII; overall football record 45-44-5.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Jerry Huntsman, Stanley Huntsman, Dick Murley, Jim Peters, Ken Beasley.

Special Recognition:  Was Navy Officer in South Pacific 1946-1949; football official 30 years with State Finals in 1975-1976; Distinguished Alumnus School of HPER, IU 1977; wrestling official for 10 years with State Finals in 1970-1971; track official 25 years; basketball official 30 years; officiated in more than 75 tournaments for Indiana High School Athletic Association in basketball, football, wrestling, track and cross country; officiated in Hoosier College Conference for 10 years; was football coach when the first game was played on Richmond's Lyboult Field in 1940; served on the first Board of Directors at the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and later served as president of the board.

Family:  Wife, Elizabeth; children, Jane, Elaine, Patrick, Tommy.

Mr. Tiernan passed away June 27, 2002.