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Walter Martens - Darlington

03/01/1980, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born November 1, 1904 in Cobb, WI

Attended High School in Platteville, Wisconsin, Graduate of Platteville State Teachers' College, Now UW-Platteville

Coached football at Darlington High School from 1926 thru 1960

Coached Football 35 years, Won 183, Lost 60, Tied 12

Wadz had eight conference championships and two co-championships. He was head coach of the 1947 South All-Star team, which defeated the North team 31-7.

In 1953-54 Coach Martens was elected president of the Wisconsin High School Coaches Association. He has talked at various clinics and was a scout for the University of Wisconsin football team during the Harry Stuhldreher and Ivy Williamson era. He also coached basketball early in his coaching career.

Wadz was elected to the Darlington Board of Education 3 months after retirement.

He taught 42 years at Darlington High School.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame