The IHSAA’s most colorful commissioner from 1962 to ’76 … during his tenure state championship tourneys grew from 6 to 17, student participation grew from 40,000 to 157,000 … before taking the IHSAA helm, served as superintendent of Sullivan schools 8 years, and Huntington schools 3 years … also served as a teacher, coach, athletic official in Daviess County, Bloomington, and Wabash for 20 years … a prominent high school referee … served on U.S. Olympic committee for gymnastics … member of U.S. Track and Field Federation a sought-after public speaker, taking his homespun Hoosier philosophy to over 500 service clubs and athletic banquets.

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