TOM BYRD  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 18, 1988 in Tell City, IN

Date of Birth:  December 27, 1923 in Terre Haute, IN

High School Attended:  Tell City                  Graduated:  1942

High School Honors:  Lettered in football 3 years; co-captain senior year.

College Attended:  University of Evansville   Graduated:  1949

                           George Peabody College  MA             1954

Coaching Experience:  Varsity football coach at Owensville 6 years, with a record of 24-22-1; varsity coach at Mt. Vernon 2 years, with a 7-9 record; varsity coach at Rockport 6 years, with a record of 43-8; freshman coach at Tell City 9 years, with a record of 50-26-3; overall coaching record of 124-65-4; retired from coaching in 1973.

Coaching Honors:  PAC Champions 1955, 1959, 1960, 1964.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Wayne Boultinghouse, Mike Stewart, Rick Alvey, Mike Smith, Steve Smith, Steve Lochmueller, Chris Kleeman, Pat Malone, Dan Talley, and Kevin Kast.

Family:  Wife, Norma; children, Thomas and Jerry.

Coach Byrd passed away April 1, 1988.