Michael Eberle – Class of 1964
Induction Class of 2018 – Basketball
Dr. Michael Eberle is a member of Clinton High School’s Class of 1964. He is a three-sport athlete who lettered for three years in football, basketball, and baseball. Michael was a football co-captain and the starting quarterback. On the basketball court, he was considered one of the top guards in the state and was voted to the 1st Team All-Valley Conference Team. In baseball, Michael was a key player on the 1964 CHS state championship team. Additionally, he served as class vice president and attended Boys State.
After high school, Michael was recruited to the University of Wyoming to play both basketball and baseball. He excelled in both sports while double majoring in Math and Science. While playing for the Cowboy basketball team, Eberle was an all-conference player for three years. His sophomore year, he was voted Honorable Mention All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and 1st Team his junior and senior years. Also, during his senior year, Eberle was selected to the NCAA All-American Team for District 7, was chosen to the all-tournament team for the Los Angeles Classic and was selected as Wyoming’s team MVP. In baseball at UW, as a sophomore, he was voted Honorable Mention All- Conference and his junior year, he was voted 1st Team All WAC. Michael was also awarded the University of Wyoming’s Admiral Land Award for the school’s most outstanding athlete.
In 1969, Michael was drafted by two professional basketball teams; the Los Angeles Stars and the San Francisco Rockets and was invited to the New York Yankees’ summer camp for baseball. He was also drafted by the United States Army where he received the rank of Captain and served as Battery Commander. After serving in the Army, Michael attended Iowa State University Veterinary Medical School. Upon graduation, he and his wife, Paula, made their home in Des Moines, Iowa. He owned and operated Eberle Animal Hospital until retiring in 2017.