PESAVENTO, JOHN W.
Inducted: May 15, 2008 in Carmel, IN
Date of Birth: July 30, 1939 in Clinton, IN
High School Attended: Clinton Graduated: 1957
High School Honors: MVP Team Player; All-County, All-Conference.
College Attended: Indiana State University Graduated: 1963
College Honors: Letter winner in football and track.
Coaching Experience: Offensive line/head reserve at North White HS 2 years; offensive line/head reserve at Maconquah HS 3 years; head freshman coach at Carmel HS 5 years; offensive line/head reserve/strength coach at Carmel HS 33 years.
Coaching Honors: Overall coaching record 402-98 as a varsity assistant coach; 41 winning seasons in 43 years; offensive coordinator Belden Lineman Camp 17 years; 25 Conference Championships; 20 Sectional, 14 Regional, 6 Semi-state, 1 State Runner-up, and 5 State Championships; at Carmel - overall record of 314-86; regular season record of 242-62; tournament record of 72-24; Indiana Football Coaches Association Region 8 and Carmel Assistant Coach of the Year; IFCA Region 8 Nominee to All-Star game as assistant coach.
Outstanding Players Coached: Mark Herrmann, Matt Elliott, Shawn Heffern, Jon Burman, Rob McCrary, Wally Jordan, Bo Belden, Mark Hagen, Bart Burrell, Jack Beery, B. J. Hammer, John Hebert, and Wayne Smith.
Special Recognition: IFCA Clinic speaker 8 times; President and Vice-President of ISU I-Men's Club; Hamilton County Hero of Year Award; track coach with 3 State Championships; wrestling coach with 5 State Championships; Distinguished Service Award for Water Safety in Hamilton County; coached 42 football All-Stars; coached 5 NFL players.
Family: Wife, Erin; daughter, Nicole.