Year Inducted: 1992
Nominated By: Jim Blanc
Sports Competed In: Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended St Bonaventure H.S., in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating in 1957...Three-sports standout, playing three years of football (Quarterback), basketball (Center) and track (Hurdler) for the Seraphs (1953-57)...Named sophomore Class President, Homecoming King, Student Council President and received a full athletic scholarship to Huron College in Huron, South Dakota.
Set School Records in the 60 yard hurdles, 440-yard dash, 120-yard high hurdles, 100-yard low hurdles (state qualifier three years).
● Lincoln Star (newspaper) "Player of the Week".
● Omaha World Herald - All-State Team Honorable Mention.
● Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha First Team All-Stars, single season scoring record 438 points in 20 games for an average of 21.9 points per game.
Led the team as quarterback, team kicker, extra points, field goals, kickoffs, and punter.
Went to Huron College, in Huron, South Dakota where he graduated 1962..Member of the track squad as a hurdler for four years (1957-62) and played three season (1958-62) of in football (Quarterback) and basketball (Center)...Continued his post-graduate studies, completing a Masters degree at South Dakota State.
Earned a total of 10 varsity letters (three in football, three in basketball and four in track).
● Team record as starting quarterback (three years) 26 wins 3 losses - was also the team's kicker.
● Won three South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Football Championships.
● Times of 14.9 in 120-yard High Hurdles and 55.0 in 440-yard Intermediate Hurdles.
● College records and All-Time College Records for all South Dakota Track And Field Collegians.
Spent his entire coaching career at Pueblo County H.S., coaching the following:
● Football: Assistant Coach - six years (1963-69).
● Basketball: JV Coach - five years (1964-69); Head Coach - six years (1970-76).
● Track: Head Coach - 29 years (1963-92).
● Tennis: Head Coach - 14 years (1978-92).
● Head Basketball Coach: 67 Wins 49 Losses. Southern League Champions 1970 and 1975. Co-Champions 1971-72.
● Head Tennis Coach: League Champion twice (1982-83) -- District Champions 1983.
● Track: South Central League Champs.
● Vice-President of the H-Club (Lettermen's Club), and the following year became President.
● Offered a Professional football contract with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.
Worked as a teacher, coach and chairman of the Physcal Education Department for 20 years at Pueblo County H.S.
Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Ruth...He passed away on August 22, 2000 at age 61.