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Bill Hansen - Willmar, Minnesota

03/01/1984, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Coached at Willmar High School, Willmar, Minnesota 1945-1977

His record was 184 wins, 66 losses, 18 ties, won 14 Championships, and one State Class A Runner-Up

Bill was head football coach at Willmar for 33 years. He retired after the 1977 season.

Hansen grew up in Suring, Wisconsin. His father was a logger-farmer. Bill knew little about football or other sports until he moved to Oconto Falls, near Green Bay, where he played halfback and captained the football team.

He attended college at Oshkosh State and Stout State where he played halfback. Bill was named Minnesota High School "Coach of the Year" in 1964 and 1977. He was President of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association in 1965 and Region 5 "Coach of the Year" in 1970. He helped organize and establish the annual All-Star game in Minnesota and contributed to the original committee that organized the State Football Play-Offs.

Recently Bill Hansen was inducted into the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

The Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association Salutes Wisconsin Native Bill Hansen

Tag(s): Hall of Fame