James C. Loveless
Graduation Year: 1929
Induction Year: 1986
Sport (s): Men's Basketball, Football

A native of rural Francisco, IN, Jim Loveless won three varsity letters in basketball and three in football. He was captain of the 1928-29 basketball team and a Rector Scholar. Later he coached high school in Indiana, Michigan, and Oklahoma then went to Grove City College as athletic director and coach from 1937 to 1954. He returned to his alma mater in 1954 as athletic director and became president of Indiana coaches associations and a key figure on several NCAA committees. He is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame. He was instrumental in the expansion of the athletic and physical education facilities and program at DePauw from which he retired in 1974.