Dr. Duff L. Gula
Sport(s): Baseball, Football
Dr. Duff L. Gula ’63 came to DePauw from Chaney High School in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was an all-city football player and played baseball on summer leagues because the high school had no baseball team. As a DePauw football player, Duff started all three years at fullback and linebacker. His senior year he was a unanimous all-Indiana Collegiate Conference first team member and was voted DePauw’s most valuable player. In baseball he was a pitcher and lettered all three years. Duff was all-Indiana Collegiate Conference first team. He was team co-captain and most valuable player and he was named the DePauw athlete of the year in 1963. While serving as president of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the chapter was recognized as the number one chapter in the nation. Following graduation from DePauw as a pre-med major, Duff graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery in Dayton, Ohio and a fellowship in neurosurgery in Cincinnati. Duff practiced medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Lauderdale Lakes since 1973. He served as a team physician, professor and clinical instructor in local medical schools, as well as department chair and chief of staff at his hospital. His community service included assisting the critically injured following Hurricane Andrew and delivering medical supplies in El Salvador and Nicaragua. He also was an excellent fisherman and golfer (with a 5 handicap). Duff was notified of his induction into the DePauw University Athletic Hall of Fame and received his plaque just a few days before he passed away on March 24, 2003. His wife, Marilyn, daughter, Megan, and son, Bryan, and many friends have established a scholarship fund in Duff’s name at DePauw.