Type
  • Coach
  • Athlete
High School
  • Edgewood High School
Graduation Year
  • 1967
Sports
  • Baseball
Induction
  • 2021

A dominant pitcher, posting records of 8-1 and 8-2 his junior and senior seasons at Edgewood … dominance continued after high school with 8-1 record in American Legion ball … went to Indiana University and earned team MVP honors (Balfour Award) in 1970 … led Hoosier pitchers in wins, complete games, innings pitched and earned run average (2.11), lowest ERA of any IU pitcher in the ’70s … returned to Edgewood as head coach in 1972 and guided Mustang baseball teams to 120 wins over the next 10 seasons, including 4 conference titles … along with fellow Hall of Famer Russ Carpenter coached Monroe County Babe Ruth team to 1973 World Series … after teaching career he went into insurance and operated DeFord Insurance for 27 years until retiring in 2017.