Year Inducted: 1978
Schools / Organizations: Oblong High School
Biography: Forrest Sprowl was a member of the Oblong HS team that made the state finals in 1937. The most valuable player of the Wabash Valley Tournament in 1936, Forrest was named to the all-state team in 1938. At Oblong, he averaged 13.2 ppg and scored 818. At Purdue, Sprowl was the team MVP as both a junior and as a senior. During his senior year at Purdue, Forrest was the Boilermaker Athlete of the Year. Following a professional career with the Chicago Bruins, Forrest coached at Oblong for a year before moving on to Monticello, Ind. He also coached at Lawrence College. After coaching, Forrest worked as a salesman for Fox River Paper Manufacturing. Forrest Sprowl passed away on October 19, 1988 at the age of 69.