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"Fran" Sheehan - Arena / Blanchardville / Sun Prairie

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

Born September 12, 1911 in Arena, WI

Attended Arena Union Free High School, Arena, WI, Graduate University of Wisconsin at Madison

Coached football at:

Arena Union Free High School 1936-39;

Blanchardville High School 1939-43,

U.S. Armed Forces 1943-45; and

Sun Prairie High School 1946-71.

Coached Football 33 years, Won 195, Lost 70, Tied 4

At Sun Prairie Fran coached his teams to 12 league championships in the Suburban Conference and two in the Badger Conference.

Fran was also head basketball coach for 25 years 1936-63 and his teams won 311 games while losing 146. Nine leagues championships were won during that period. He coached track from 1946 to 1956 and won 3 championships. As a baseball coach for seven years he earned one Championship.

Fran was athletic director at Sun Prairie High School for 8 years and retired from teaching in June of 1976 after 40 years. In retirement "Fran" coached 7th grade football and basketball at Sacred Heart School in 1976,1977, and 1978.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame