Sam S. Chattin
Sam Chattin is a Vincennes, Ind., native, where he attended Lincoln High School. He entered DePauw in 1959, where he was active in the Mirage yearbook, The DePauw newspaper and his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. He was a three letter man in both track, where shot put was his specialty, and football, where he was equally capable on offense and defense. He was selected honorable mention by the ICC his senior year, was MVP his junior year, and was co-captain of the team as a senior. He had a double major in zoology and physical education and received a master’s degree in physical education from Indiana University. He was the head freshman football coach at DePauw for two years following his graduation and the returned to his high school alma mater, where he coached for four years as the first assistant to the varsity head coach. In 1969, he left Vincennes to organize the first football program ever at Scottsburg, Ind., where he still teaches at the William H. English Middle School. In 1991 he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science; was appointed to membership in the National Academy of Science and serves on the National Science Teachers Board of Directors. The town of Scottsburg has received international acclaim, thanks to Chattin’s efforts to create the state’s largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, which stands alone as the only facility of its kind in the world solely operated by students. Sam and his wife, Mary Lynn, have three children. They live in Lexington, Ind.