Inductee — Tom Gable

gableTom Gable

Class of 2000

Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN



After graduation from Indianapolis Shortridge High School and service in the U.S. Army, Tom attended Western New Mexico University receiving B.S. Degree in 1951. In 1960 he got his M.S. Degree from Indiana University.

An athlete in high school and college, he was inducted into the Western New Mexico University Athletic Hall of Fame in recognition for his basketball career. Tom and his wife of 46 years, Gerry, are the parents of five children. Tim, a nursing assistant in Columbus, Indiana; Matt, a drilling technician for Chevron Oil, Lafayette, Louisiana; Tom, a teacher and head baseball coach at Connersville High School; Patty of Canton, Michigan, and Beth, deceased. They are the grandparents of seven.

Since retiring the Gables have enjoyed traveling and spending their winters in Florida where Tom likes following the Chicago Cubs baseball and keeps up with Connersville High School baseball, as well.

He spent 23 years coaching baseball, one year at Monroe Central and 22 at Connersville with one losing season. His overall record is 418189, a winning percentage of .686. In the IHSAA tournament his teams had a 34-10 Sectional record with 11 sectional titles; 10-7 in Regionals with 4 regional titles; 1-4 in Semi-states, with a semi-state runnerup in 1975. There were 4 South Central Conference Championships and 4 runners-up. They were champions in four invitational tourneys. Seven of his players were chosen to play for the South All-Stars. They were Gary Caldwell, Randy Jobe, Randy Judd, Doug Sparks, Billy Macke, Jeff Cotton and Shawn Russell. Two of his players, Jim Todd and Billy Macke were drafted and played professionally at the minor league level.