Inductee — William Fehring

fehringWilliam Fehring

Class of 1999

Birthplace: Columbus, IN



Born in Columbus, Indiana graduated from Central High School and attended Purdue University playing baseball, basketball and football, and excelling in all three. He was football captain in 1933, a member of the National Basketball Champions in 1932 and was the Big Tens baseball MVP in 1934 as well as the Medal of Scholarship winner from the Big Ten in 1934. He helped coach the Boilermaker football and basketball teams from 1934-43, that included a six year stint as head baseball coach until he entered the U.S. Navy and served his country from 1943-46.

In 1946-47 he served as assistant football coach at Oklahoma State, moving to UCLA in 1948 in the same capacity, before making his final move to Stanford in 1949 serving as the head baseball coach until 1977 as well as assistant football coach. He served Stanford as Director of Intramurals and Club Sports and received a Dr. of Education in 1952.

Dutch was very active in the ABCA, the Americana Baseball Coaches Association , with a 49 year membership serving on various committees and was the organization president. He has served the USBF, the International Baseball Federation, and was a 16 year member of the Olympic Board. He has instructed baseball, literally, all over the world and has been inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame and both the Indiana Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame

Married to Edna they have three daughters, eight grandchildren and live in Menlo Park, California.