A standout athlete in both basketball and baseball from his high school days to the professional ranks. He was a 3-year varsity player at IU in both sports. He twice won IU’s Balfour Award as the school’s top athlete, 1938 and ’39. He was All-American, twice all-conference and set the Big Ten’s single-game record with 30 points. He played professional baseball for 5 years and pro basketball for 5 years, with both careers interrupted by World War II. He was player and coach of the Indianapolis Kautskys, winning the 1947 World Tournament in Chicago. He was assistant coach at IU for 10 years. He served as IU’s varsity coach from 1948 to 1973.

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