Spending 28 of his 31-year head coaching career at West Lafayette, from 1953-1980 his Red Devil teams won 374 games, four Hoosier conference titles and a 1979 regional title…  in 1999, West Lafayette H.S. named “Berberian Gym” in his honor… he won a sectional title and South Central Conference championship in his first season at Greensburg, where he coached the first three seasons of his career… was a standout in Illinois high school basketball, setting the Thornton H.S. career scoring record on a 28-1 squad his senior year, earning all-state honors as a junior and senior… he was a team captain and team MVP at Purdue University… earned numerous honors including the Bronze Star for his role during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

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