John earned 10 varsity letters while at IHS. He is most noted for his outstanding football and track accomplishments. As a shot putter, he held the school record and placed first at the conference meet in 1976. His football credentials speak for themselves. In 1975, John was an All-State football player and represented Indianola in the annual Iowa Shrine Bowl Game. After graduating from Indianola High School, John went on to play football at Waldorf College and later returned to Indianola playing for Simpson College. In his junior and seniors years, John was team captain and earned 1st Team All-Conference recognition.
John currently resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife Grace and daughters, Sarah and Laura. He is Vice President of an investment firm, GE Asset Management.