Sport(s): Basketball (Men's), Football
A three-year letterman in basketball and four-year in football, Dwight Tallman was the Most Valuable Player of both teams during his senior year. Tallman was a three-time first team all-conference football player and also was named to the Little All-American Academic first team and the all-Methodist first team as a senior. His 13.6 rebounds per game average during the 1958-59 basketball season still ranks as the second best in school history, while his career average of 8.9 per game is the fifth best all-time. A long-time high school teacher throughout Illinois and Indiana, Tallman also coached basketball, football, cross country, track, baseball and golf. His basketball teams won five holiday tournaments, eight sectionals and two regionals. He also won the semi-state and state championships as coach of Muncie Central High School in 1963. For his efforts Tallman was named North Central Conference and state of Indiana Coach of the Year. After completing his teaching and coaching career, he served as an assistant principal at Penn and River Forest High Schools before beginning his current position as assistant superintendent of schools for LaPorte Community Schools in LaPorte, Ind. He has also served on various boards in LaPorte. In 1989 Tallman was inducted into the Delaware County Hall of Fame.