Johnnie Baratto

 

Johnnie Baratto

High School: Concannon 1936

College: INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 1941

Inducted 1972

Posted a 468-157 career coaching record 3 years at Fritchton, then 23 years at East Chicago Washington coached Senators to 1960 state championship state runner-up 2 years later 1960 state coach of the year 12 sectional titles amid rugged northwest Indiana competition 8 regional and 4 semistate crowns .. widely known as an inspirational leader who hated to lose played baseball at Concannon High School in West Terre Haute, then at Indiana State illness kept him from playing basketball, but he became Indiana State's team manager, learning the game from Hall of Fame coach Glen Curtis.


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