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Craig Hauss Inducted Into The Indiana Football Hall Of Fame


Craig Hauss Craig Hauss Craig Hauss, of Roachdale, was recently inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. “This was an unexpected tremendous honor,” says the Putnam County resident of 26 years.

Hauss graduated from North Central High School in 1963 where he played three years of football for coach Byron Weaver. He attended Butler University and played four years under coach Tony Hinkle and ran track for two years under coach Stan Lyons. He graduated from Butler in 1968 with a bachelor of science degree in education. He received his master’s degree in education in 1971 and did graduate work at Indiana State University, Ball State University, Purdue University, Butler University and Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods. Hauss taught for over thirty years and retired in 2001. He taught classes in Earth Space Science, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physical Education, and Health/Safety. He also taught Driver’s Education and was an ISTA Speaker for two years.

He began his football coaching career in 1967 at Butler University, coaching the freshman football team. From 1968-1971 he was the defensive coordinator and JV coach at Chatard High School under coaches Carol Purichia and Dick Dullahan. He coached both the offensive and defensive line, linebackers and compiled a record of 45-5, including two City Championships and two perfect 10-0 seasons. While at Chatard, he also coached wrestling, track, and golf.

In 1973, he became the defensive coordinator at Carmel High School for coaches Dick Dullaghan and Jim Belden. There he compiled a record of 123-18, with a tournament record of 14-4, three State Championships (1978, 1980, 1981), one State Runner-up (1975), and three undefeated seasons (1978, 1980, 1981).

He later became the defensive coordinator at Ben Davis High School for coach Dick Dullaghan during the 1985 and 1986 football seasons. He returned to Carmel High School in 1987, and for two years was a defensive consultant to the defensive coaching staff.

Hauss has participated in numerous football camps and clinics and has been a featured speaker at the IFCA and Purdue clinics. He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association, Indiana Football Coaches Association, the Butler B-Men and Carmel Football Alumni Club, he also received a special Assistant Coach recognition award from Butler B-Men.

During his coaching career, Hauss has sent numerous players to D-1 and D-3 schools and has coached a number of All-State football players.

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