PORTOLESE, TONY "DOC"

TONY "DOC" PORTOLESE

Inducted:  May 18, 2012 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  May 21, 1934 in Mishawaka, IN

High School Attended:  Mishawaka               Graduated:  1953

College Attended:  Ball State University        Graduated:  1957

                           Ball State University  MA                    1958

Athletic Trainer Experience:  Trainer at Mishawaka HS 4 years, Ball State University 4 years, and Penn High School, Mishawaka, 40 years.

Athletic Trainer Honors:  Received the State of Indiana Athletic Trainers Association Award.

Special Recognition:  Due to polio at the age of 7, was unable to participate in physical activities; dedicated his career to keeping others physically and mentally healthy and able to play sports, particularly football; retired in 2000, but continues to assist at Penn HS when needed.