BERNIE CRIMMINS (Deceased)
Inducted: August 1, 1975 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: April 19, 1919 in Louisville, KY
High School Attended: Louisville St. Xavier Graduated: 1937
High School Honors: Lettered in football and basketball; All-Star in football and basketball; All-State in football 1937.
College Attended: University of Notre Dame
College Honors: 3-year football letterman; All-American Guard 1941. (miliarty service interrupted college career)
Professional Athletic Background: Played with Green Bay Packers as an offensive lineman in 1945.
Coaching Experience: Backfield coach at Notre Dame 1946-1951; head coach at Indiana University 1952-1956 with a record of 13-32; assistant coach at Notre Dame 1957-1958; assistant coach at Purdue University 1959-1964; retired from coaching in 1964.
Coaching Honors: Head coach for the North in North-South College All-Star Classic in Miami, FL, 1954.
Special Recognition: During WW II, served in US Navy as a PT boat commander in the Pacific; was awarded a Silver Star; a Presidential Citation, and 3 battle stars.
Coach Crimmins passed away March 19, 1993.