For over 21 years, one of Indiana’s most highly respected basketball officials … worked over 1,000 games…officiated 5 straight state title games from 1936-1940…a great high school athlete at Shelbyville…received school’s Paul Cross Award for scholar-athletes…played semi-pro and professional basketball 10 years…coached St. Joseph’s High School, gaining national Catholic tourney berth his first year…a founding father of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and its original fundraising chairman…Hall of Fame scholarship program named in his honor … in his hometown, a 7-foot plaque honors him as ‘Mr. Shelbyville’…received the coveted David Ben-Gurion Award from the state of Israel.

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