Born March 3,1911 in Mankato, MN
Attended Marshall High School, Graduate of Wisconsin State Teachers College, LaCrosse
Cliff was cited for his outstanding contributions to the game of football in the State of Wisconsin.
Cliff coached football at Sturgeon Bay, East Green Bay and Eau Claire High Schools. At Sturgeon Bay his teams won five championships in seven years in the Northeastern Conference. His high school record is 39 wins, 14 losses and 4 ties. He also coached basketball, baseball, boxing, and wrestling. Cliff coached college football at Eau Claire 1943-47.
He was Executive Director of the WIAA 1947-57 and with the National Federation 1957-77. He served on the National Federation Football Rules Committee for thirty years and was National Football Rules Secretary and Editor 1959-77. Cliff served on the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors 1959-77, Advisory member of NCAA Football Rules Committee 1966-73, Conducted Rules Clinic for US Air Force in Europe. He was President of the Amateur Basketball Association for eight years.
Cliff retired in Illinois.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame