Deal to be Inducted into State of Indiana Football Hall of Fame
Feb. 25, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana football player and assistant coach Mark Deal will be inducted into the state of Indiana Football Hall of Fame on May 5, 2013. Deal is currently an assistant athletic director for alumni relations with the IU football program.
Deal's brother, Mike, is also a member of the induction class and their father, Russ, was inducted in 1976.
Prior to his current position, Deal served as an assistant director of development with Indiana's Varsity Club. He played from 1975-78 and coached in 1979 and from 1996-99 for the Hoosiers.
Deal played center and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1979 under head coach Lee Corso. The 1979 squad finished with an 8-4 record, including a Holiday Bowl victory over Brigham Young University, 38-37.
In 1980, Deal was named the linebackers coach at Wabash College. He spent four years at the Division III school, including the 1983 season, which he spent as the team's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Mike played on IU's 1967 Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl team. He played from 1966-69 and served as a graduate assistant in 1970.
Former Hoosier Randy Beisler (1962-65) will join the duo in the class. Beisler was a first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles and played nine seasons with the Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.
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