Richard L. Mace
Sport(s): Football, Track & Field (Men's)
Dick Mace played football and ran track at DePauw. Mace's name still appears in the DePauw record book with a 70-yard punt. The speedster was considered one of the best breakaway runners in the state and displayed his versatility in the 1959 Old Gold game against Valparaiso when he rushed for a touchdown, passed for another as well as a two-point conversion, intercepted a pass and forced a safety with his record-setting punt. He averaged nearly 52 yards in his four punts. As a senior, Mace was the second leading vote-getter for all-conference honors. A sprinter on the track team, Mace set two conference records and another school mark. As a senior he was named DePauw Student Senate Athlete of the Year. After receiving a master's degree from Indiana University, he served as head football, track and wrestling coach at Seymour High School. His football team compiled a record of 32-20-3, and he was named conference Coach of the Year in 1965. His track teams never had a losing season while setting eight school records and winning sectional and regional championships. He then spent 19 years with Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company, advancing to the position of assistant regional vice president.