Hall of Fame



2016 Inductee Rex Rudicel

REX RUDICEL  (1912-2000)

 

 

  • Birthdate: September 6, 1912  Huntington, IN
  • High School: Graduated Huntington High School, Huntington, IN, 1930
  • College: Ball State Teachers College, Muncie, IN 1934-1938
    • S. in Education 1938
  • Graduate School: Indiana University, Masters Degree in Physical Education 1947
  • High School Athletics: Lettered in Basketball, Baseball, Football
    • Basketball – captain, most valuable player
    • All-sectional and all-regional honors in basketball
  • College Athletics:  Basketball
    • Leading scorer for 3 seasons
    • Selected to little All-State team 1935-1936
    • Selected for Indiana All-State College Basketball Team 1937-1938 (including small colleges and the big 3 – ND, IU, Purdue)
    • 1935-19366 Ball State basketball record 13-7
    • 1936-19377 record 13-6
    • 1937-1938 record 17-4
    • defeated IU 42-38, high scorer in the game and
    • only Ball State basketball victory over IU ever
  • Baseball all 4 years, leading hitter for 3 years
  • 1938-1939 – played pro-basketball for Indianapolis Kautskys, part of National Basketball league, forerunner of the NBA
  • 1943-1946: Served in Counter-Intelligence, US Army in the Pacific
  • Coaching Experience:
    • Hagerstown HS 1938-1943, 1946-1948
      • Basketball CoachTennis
      • track and golf coach
    • Muncie Burris High School – Basketball Coach 1948-1970
      • Athletic Director 1970-1978
      • Also coached track, baseball, golf
    • Athletic Honors:      Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame
      • Ball State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1977
      • Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1984
    • Family: Married Alice Eileen Hurd 1939
      • Two children – Max and Sally
      • Two grandchildren, three great grandchildren