Condry to Join Indiana Football Hall of Fame
MISHAWAKA, Ind.—The founder and president of the Regional Radio Sports Network and Indiana Football Digest is among the class of inductees to the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
Paul R. Condry is among three merit nominees for the 2020 Indiana Football Hall of Fame class, marking the third Hall of Fame induction of his career spanning more than 30 years.
“It’s hard to put into words what this award means to me,” said Condry. “I have been blessed to work with a wonderful group of teammates, coaches, and athletes over the course of 30+ years as a sports journalist. I have lived a blessed life to be able to be part of Indiana high school football all these years.”
Condry has been on the front lines of promoting the game of football in Indiana, having broadcast the last 32 IHSAA State Tournament Series, including the state finals. Additionally, he has worked with the Indianapolis Colts for 25 years honoring high school coaches across the state with the Coach of the Week program.
The Hobart-native and Mishawka resident has produced 27 annual state-wide football preview magazines, and in 2007, created “The Griddy’s” a state-wide football awards show.
“Indiana high school football played such a strategic part in the fabric of the Hobart community growing up, it was hard not to love it,” said Condry. “I feel honored to join the tremendous list of over a dozen former Brickies who have gone before me into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.”
Condry and his staff have also created three commemorative hard cover books about some of Indiana’s most storied athletic programs: Hobart football, LaPorte baseball, and Penn football. There is also a corresponding documentary with the football books.
Previously, Condry was honored in 1995 by the Indiana Football Coaches’ Association with their State Media Award, and by the IHSAA in 1999 with their Distinguished Media Award. Condry was named the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Marv Bates Indiana Sportscaster of the Year in 2005, and was inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame five years later. In 2018, the ISSA selected Condry for the Ron LeMasters Lifetime Achievement Award.
“In many ways, football has been a ministry for me,” said Condry. “To be able to engage and share my faith in Christ through the game of football, is just me blooming where God has planted me.”
Joining fellow sportscaster Chuck Freeby and longtime Northwest Indiana official Robert Parker. Four former players and eight coaches from across the state are also included in the class.
Condry will be inducted during a ceremony in the Spring of 2021 at the Avalon Manor.