Leading teams at Gary Wirt and Gary West to a 674-210 record (.762) in 41 seasons, his teams won 19 sectionals, three regionals and were 2005 IHSAA 4A runners-up…  in his 35-year tenure at Gary West, he earned numerous Indiana Coach of the Year honors and his teams won sectionals with such regularity that only one four-year player in his program ever graduated without a sectional championship…  a 1968 graduate of Marion High School, where he played under Hall of Fame coach Jack Colescott and was a four-year letterwinner in baseball…  earned a degree at Indiana State University and spent over 40 years as a physical education teacher in the Gary Community School Corporation.

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