Named The World-Herald’s Nebraska high school coach of the year in 1955 at Falls City and its college coach of the year in 1961 at Peru State. At Falls City from 1946 to 1956, his football teams were 71-17 and his basketball teams were 126-47 and won the 1956 Class A title. At Peru State from 1956 to 1973, his football record was 23-20-4 and his basketball record 250-174 with four trips to the NAIA nationals. He was elected to the Helms Athletic Hall of Fame in 1957, the NAIA Football Hall of Fame in 1957, the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame and Peru State Hall of Fame in 1986. He died in 1994 at age 77.