BOB COWAN (Deceased)
Inducted: April 28, 1978 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: January 2, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN
High School Attended: Fort Wayne North Side Graduated: 1941
High School Honors: Senior class president; member of National Honor Society; earned 11 sports letters - 4 in basketball and track and 3 in football; football team captain and named All-State; football mythical State Champions 1941; scored 155 points in senior year, a state scoring record at that time; scored 52 points in one game.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1948
College Honors: Lettered in basketball 1943 and football 1942 and 1946, having served in Air Force during WW II in between.
Professional Athletic Background: Played for Cleveland Browns 1947-1948 as offensive right halfback and Baltimore Colts as defensive right halfback 1949.
Professional Athletic Honors: Browns won league title 1947 and 1948.
Coaching Experience: Head football coach at Defiance HS, OH, 1950-1951, with 6-12 record; head coach at Fort Wayne Northside 1952-1958, with 35-28 record.
Coaching Honors: City Champions 1953, 1955-1958; Northern Indiana Conference Eastern Division Champions 1955.
Special Recognition: Only Indiana athlete to be inducted into Indiana Track Hall of Fame, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and Indiana Football Hall of Fame; after playing career ended, served as high school teacher and administrator.
Coach Cowan passed away January 20, 2004.