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William R. Spaltholz - South Milwaukee

03/01/1986, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born October 5, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Graduate of Washington High School, Milwaukee, B.S. La Crosse State Teachers College, M.S. UW-Milwaukee

Coached at South Milwaukee High School 1951-82.

His record was 150 Wins, 96 Losses, 6 Ties, seven conference championships and one undefeated season.

Bill graduated from Milwaukee Washington High School in 1943 where he played football under Lisle Blackbourn.

After serving in the military he enrolled at UW-La Crosse. At La Crosse Bill excelled in football, basketball and track. He was a member of the 1951 Cigar Bowl Team.

His entire coaching career was at South Milwaukee where he coached football for 30 years. He also assisted in track for fourteen years and wrestling one year. In 1976 he qualified a team for the first W.I.A.A. football play-offs. He coached the 1982 South All-Star football team to a victory over the North squad in the Shrine Game.

Bill was conference coach of the year in 1955 and 1961.

He is a member of the La Crosse Wall of Fame. Professional memberships include: Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association, American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Wisconsin Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He is past president of the South Milwaukee Lions' Club and President of Grace Lutheran Church.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame