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Henry H. Derleth - Fox Lake / Horicon / Beaver Dam

03/01/1981, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born December 1, 1908 in Waupaca, Wisconsin

Attended Madison East and Oregon High Schools

Graduate of U.W. Whitewater and University of Wisconsin-Madison-1936, MS degree from U.W. - Madison - 1947

Coached football at:

Fox Lake High School in 1939-42;

Horicon High School 1942-43;

Beaver Dam High School in 1943-57.

His record was 92 wins, 44 losses, 4 ties, seven conference championships, and four undefeated seasons.

Henry was on a championship football team at Whitewater in 1932. He played semi-pro football with the Chippewa Marines from 1934 through 1939.

He was U.W. Extension Recreation Director at Waupun in 1938-39. Served as athletic director at Beaver Dam for fifteen years and in 1954 was elected President of the Wisconsin Coaches Association.

Henry also headed basketball and track programs as well as assisting in these sports. Most success was experienced when four straight championships were earned in football from 1954 through 1957.

Hank retired from teaching in 1974. Because of his many contributions to school and community the new athletic complex at Beaver Dam was named after Henry H. Derleth.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame