Jim Byers

Inducted 1999

Administration / Coaching, Football

–        Head football coach at UE from 1966-76 before serving as the Athletic Director for the Purple Aces

–        Holds the school record with 50 coaching victories

–        Won or was co-winner of 6 conference titles while earning a Semi-Finalist spot in the 1974 NCAA Championship

–        Named to the Reitz High School Hall of Fame, the UE Hall of Fame, MVC Hall of Fame, recipient of the MVC Lifetime Achievement Award

–        Inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in three categories – Player, Coach and Administrator

–        Earned the 1979 Honorary Alumnus Award from UE

–        Honored in 2014 with the Jim Byers Pathway to Excellence, located on campus

–        2006 Athletic Director Association Lifetime Achievement Award

–        2011 Tri-State Hot Stove Legend Award

–        Attended the University of Michigan where he played and lettered for three seasons before graduating in 1959