Tim McGinley '58 (front row, third from right) with current Scecina basketball players at the Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction Dinner at Marian University.
By Beth Murphy,
Director of Marketing Communications
Scecina alumnus Tim McGinley was honored at Marian University’s 10th annual Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction Dinner on April 9.
It was a great night for him, and for Scecina Memorial High School.
Read Scecina's interview with Tim
At the dinner, Marian announced the new J. Tim McGinley Endowed Scholarship, which will go to a Klipsch Educators College student who also is an athlete at Marian, with a preference toward a Scecina student.
“It was a great honor to be recognized by Marian, and joining former honorees like Peyton Manning, and Bill Polian and Andrew Luck, and to be recognized for using my athletic background to succeed in life," McGinley said. "But it all started at Scecina, where I learned valuable lifelong lessons including the values of the Sisters of St. Francis and being taught by coaches who had major impact on my life.”
The Clayton Family Circle of Honor was created by Marian President Dan Elsener, with the late Joseph Clayton and his wife, Janet, to recognize the role athletics play in helping student athletes learn respect, fair play and teamwork.
McGinley is a 1958 graduate of Scecina, where he, as a senior, was captain of the basketball team and the leading scorer in Indianapolis. He went on to play for the Boilermakers of Purdue University, where he earned a chemical engineering degree. As a player, he was recognized with all-Big Ten Honors and the Ward Lambert Award for earning the highest student-athlete grade point average.
Scecina graduate Luke Frain '15 (left) and Rose Branson, Scecina's donor and alumni relations coordinator, at the Clayton dinner. Luke attends Marian University and plays on the football team.
Allison Melangton, who was CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, was the other Clayton honoree. Emcee Larra Overton, an Indianapolis TV sports reporter and anchor, moderated a discussion with McGinley and Melangton, a college gymnast, about lessons learned from playing collegiate sports.
McGinley credited 1952 Indiana Mr. Basketball Joe Sexson as a huge mentor. Sexson was McGinley’s coach at Scecina during his senior year and then at Purdue, where Sexson was an assistant coach.
McGinley is founder of House Investments and served as chair of the Purdue Board of Trustee for 16 years.
He’s been honored by three Indiana governors with the Sagamore of the Wabash for his contributions to the state.
McGinley joined an illustrious list of past Clayton Family Circle of Honor inductees, including Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Lou Holtz, Helio Castroneves, Ray Crowe, and Katie Douglas, among others.