Inducted in 1982
Frank Gaul
Born on October 8, 1913 in
Education:
Waterville High School,
University of Notre Dame

At Waterville High, Frank "Touchy" Gaul piled up team and individual honors as a three-year quarterback, hockey center and catcher for the Panthers. As a junior quarterback, he sparked his team to a perfect unbeaten season and the state championship, gaining All-State selection. He led his hockey team to state titles and was Waterville's leading hitter in the 1929, 1930 baseball seasons.

At Notre Dame, he was a three year letterman quarterback and helped to spoil Ohio State's perfect record. He was named All-Midwest quarterback while at college. He was also Notre Dame's baseball catcher three years and hit the longest home rUI1 ever clouted at Cartier Field in 1936. Gaul made up for the absence of hockey while al college by turning to intramural boxing and becoming university light-heavyweight champion in 1935 and 1936.

Following Notre Dame, "Touchy" was a successful football and boxing coach at Cleveland's John Carroll University.

His stature as a super athlete was only eclipsed by the respect, popularity and affection he gained everywhere his career took him. The Waterville Senior High baseball field has been dedicated in his memory.

Gaul is survived by his widow, former Jeanne Agnes Dowling, 4 sons, Frank, Jr., Michael, Thomas, Jerome and a daughter, Barbara Koch.

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