Inducted - 2002
One of the great success stories in Kansas sports history, Allan Dean Feuerbach came to Emporia State University as a 6-foot-1-inch, 180-pound athlete from Preston, Iowa, and became the world record holder in the shot put five years later. Feuerbach was a member of three U.S. Olympic teams in the shot put, finishing fifth in the 1972 Games in Munich and fourth in 1976 in Montreal. The 1980 U.S. team did not compete in the Moscow Olympics due to boycott. He was a four-time U.S. champion (1973, ’74, ’75 and ’78) and won the gold medal in the 1971 Pan American Games. Feuerbach set the world indoor record (68-11) in 1971 and the world outdoor record (71-7) in 1973, which stood for three years. He was a five-time winner at the Drake Relays, retired from competition in 1983 and was inducted into the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. Born January 14, 1948, Clinton, Iowa. Graduated Preston (Iowa) H.S., 1966; Emporia State University, 1970.