Inducted: June 23, 1996 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: February 22, 1937 in Gary, IN
High School Attended: Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, IN Graduated: 1955
High School Honors: All-Area honors in football
College Attended: Butler University Graduated: 1962
College Honors: All-Conference in football 1958-1959; undefeated team in 1959.
Coaching Experience: 25 years as head coach at Bishop Noll, with a 157-97 record at time of his induction; 3 years assistant football defensive coordinator at Lake Station; 3 years assistant football defensive coordinator at Rolling Prairie; also coached basketball and baseball 2 years at Mill Creek in LaPorte County.
Coaching Honors: IFCA Coach of the Year in 1989; Lake Shore Conference Coach of the Year 7 times; Ball State Alumni Coach of the Year in 1989; The Times, Post Tribune, and Compass Coach of the Year; Indiana State Champions in Class 3A in 1989.
Outstanding Players Coached: Wally Kasprzycki, Marc Ferry, Paul Smilgius, Mike Knight, Joe Angyus, Joe Skubisz, Rusty Setzer, and Rich Sobilo.
Special Recognition: Served as athletic director at Bishop Noll while coaching football.
Family: Wife, Lila; sons, Jerry and Nick.