Don Ping

Don Ping (November 5, 1898 in Newton, IL ) was a sports coach who introduced football at Carrollton, KY. He also coached football at Marshall High School in Indiana and at Evansville Reitz Memorial High School for 15 seasons from 1930-1945. Ping also coached baseball at Evansville College 20 season.

Coaching Honors

During 15 years at Reitz Memorial High School, his team won 8 city championships and tied for 2 others; compiled a 122-17-10 record from 1934 until the 3rd game of the 1938 season; won 40 consecutive games; was athletic director for 19 years at Evansville College and head football coach 1946-1954; voted “Favorite Professor” by the student body in 1963.

Special Recognition

President of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference and Indiana Collegiate Conference; was appointed Chairman of Indiana State Athletic Conference 1941-1944 by Governor Henry Shrickler; was a member of the Chicago Tribune 150 Club (football coaches having 150 or more career wins); inducted into the Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame, posthumously, with the inaugural class of 2012.


Coach Ping never married.


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