A standout football and baseball player at the UA. Following graduation in 1948, he played semi-professional baseball for nine years for the Casa Grande Cotton Kings, doubling as manager for eight years and winning the state title all nine years. He coached high school football in Arizona for 10 years, compiling a 70-23-2 record. As head football coach at Phoenix College from 1959-1975, he compiled an overall record of 118-39-5, participated in four bowl games, and won the Junior College Coach of the Year. He was also the head golf coach at Phoenix College, winning the national title in 1964. While Athletic Director at Phoenix College from 1969 to 1984, he led the Bears to national prominence program-wise. He was elected the first president of the NJCAA Football Coaches Administration. was elected to the Arizona Hall of Fame, the Casa Grande High School Football Hall of Fame, the Albuquerque High School Hall of Fame and the NACDA Hall of Fame. He recieved the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Outstanding Coaches Award in 1989.