JOHN F. GOSS, JR.
Inducted: May 5, 2013 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: September 30, 1949 in Gary, IN
High School Attended: Gary Wallace Graduated: 1967
College Attended: St. Joseph's College (Bus.)Graduated: 1974
St. Joseph's College (Elem. Ed.) 1975
Officiating Experience: Has served as a football official since 1975 at the high school level and as a collegiate football official 1980-2002; has also served as a basketball official at the high school level since 1974 and at the collegiate level 1982-1990.
Officiating Honors: Has had the following high school football assignments - 33 Sectionals, 27 Regionals, 17 Semi-states, and 7 State Finals; named IHSAA Official of the Year 2001; officiated the 1985 North-South All-Star game; collegiate assignments include 6 NCAA Division II tournaments, 3 NAIA Division III tournaments, and the 1990 Division II National Championship; has had similar basketball high school and collegiate assignments; named IHSAA basketball Official of the Year 2007 and National Official of the Year 2008.
Special Recognition: Since 1971 has served as an IHSAA state clinician and rules interpreter; association member of Lake County Athletic Officials, Calumet Athletic Officials, National Association of Sports Officials, and Athletic Sports Officials; retired from Brink's, Inc.
Family: Children, Eric and Lisa