ROBERT K. WORTHMAN (Deceased)
Inducted: January 27, 1989 in Decatur, IN
Date of Birth: November 19, 1919 in Decatur
High School Attended: Decatur Graduated: 1937
High School Honors: Played 4 years varsity football; NEIC Champions 1934-1935; also played 2 years varsity basketball and baseball.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1941
Indiana University MS
College Honors: Played 3 years varsity football.
Coaching Experience: Coached basketball and baseball at Hoagland HS; assistant basketball coach at Fort Wayne Central HS 1943-1947; football head coach at Decatur HS 1947-1963, with a record of 45-98-6; also served as head basketball coach at Decatur 1947-1957.
Outstanding Players Coached: John Bright, Bobby Milton, Paul Bienz, Murry Mendenhall, John Carey, and Max Ramsey at Central; Kenny Grant and Sam Bognerfrom at Decatur.
Special Recognition: Former athletic director at Decatur and Bellmont High Schools; started the junior and senior high football programs at Bellmont; BHS football stadium renamed Bob Worthman Stadium in 1982; Indiana Athletic Director of the Year in 1977; Midwest Regional Athletic Director Runner-up 1977; served on Governor Matthew Welsh's Youth Council.
Family: Wife, Rebecca
Coach Worthman passed away May 27, 2001.