|Sport:||Football Coach, Administrator|
In 2001, Mike Eaton was inducted into the National Junior
College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Hall of Fame selected
by the Football Coaches Association.
His Indians posted a 111-64-7 record during his tenure as head football coach at ICC from 1974-92. The Indians were North Division champions eight times and played in four bowl games while Eaton was head coach. They won state championships in 1975, 1977 and 1990.
Eaton has coached more than 20 professional players including Ernest Dye, Tim Bowens and Joe Horn.
A native of Ripley, Eaton, who is currently administrative assistant to the President, has served as assistant football coach, head football coach, health instructor, director of Student Activities, athletic director, assistant dean of Students, dean of Students and vice president of Student Services. He coached at Ripley High School in 1973.