Inductee — Coach Werner

Coach Werner

Class of 2016

Birthplace: Evansvillegrier_werner_2016, IN 



Coach Werner is a graduate of Taylor Allderdice HS in Pittsburgh, PA. Grier then transitioned to Penn State University where he played baseball for 4 years and participated in the 1963 College World Series. Upon graduation from PSU in 1964 he then went to Indiana University to work on his master’s degree in HPER, which he received in 1965. Grier began teaching in the Bloomington school system in the fall of 1965 and spent a total of 43 years in education. He was an assistant coach at IU from 1975-80 and then became the head coach at Bloomington South HS in 1981. He spent 28 years in the head coaching role and amassed 419 wins; won 7 sectional titles, 2 regional championships, and 4 conference rings. He was IHSBCA president in addition to serving in many association roles and being named district coach of the year.