BYERS, HERMAN

HERMAN BYERS  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 27, 1973 in Bloomington, IN

Date of Birth:  March 20, 1905 in Gentryville, IN

High School Attended:  Evansville Central     Graduated:  1923

College Attended:  Indiana University           Graduated:  1928

Coaching Experience:  Head football coach at Boonville High School 1928, with a 2-4-1 record; head football coach at Goshen High School 1929-1939, with a 42-50-5 record; head coach at Evansville F. J. Reitz 1942-1968, with a 189-51-15 record; retired in 1969 after 26 years coaching, with a career record of 233-105-21 and an all-time win percentage of 77.1 %.

Coaching Honors:  Evansville City Champions 14 times - 1945, 1947-1950, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1960-1962, 1967; Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Champions 10 times - 1942, 1947-1950, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1960-1962, 1967; mythical State Champions in 1948, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961; had 9 undefeated seasons.

Family:  Wife, Isabel; children, George, Phillip, and James Byers

Coach Byers passed away February 22, 1993.