Inducted in 2002
Bill graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran in 1968. He earned varsity letters in football and basketball. Milwaukee Lutheran won back-to-back conference championships in football during his junior and senior year. Bill was a member of the conference basketball championships his junior year.
At Concordia University in Illinois, Bill lettered in both football and wrestling and was elected co-captain his senior year of the football team. During his fifth year of school, Bill began his coaching career at Walther Luther High School serving as an assistant on the freshman/sophomore football team. Bill graduated from Concordia in May of 1973 with a bachelor of science degree.
In August of 1975, Bill was hired to teach and coach at Waukesha Catholic Memorial. Bill began working as a physical education instructor, the head freshman football coach and junior varsity wrestling coach. In 1978 Bill became the head football coach at Catholic Memorial High School. In 24 years as head of the program, Memorial has had 22 winning seasons: Seven "top two" conference finishes, nine conference championships, 19 WISSA playoff appearances, two WIAA playoff appearances, four WISSA Division One State Championships, five WISSA State runner-up finishes, and one WIAA Division 2 runner-up finish.
Memorial has been undefeated in conference play seven times and five times has had only one loss in conference play. Memorial has also had one perfect season finishing with a 12-0 in 1993. Bill has earned Area Coach of the Year honors eight times. His head coaching record at Catholic Memorial is 202 wins and 62 losses. Bill has been a long-time member of W.F.C.A. (Wisconsin Football Coaches Association).
In addition to coaching football, Bill also serves as the head wrestling coach at Catholic Memorial. Since 1981, he has won five WISSA State Wrestling Championships, five state runner-up finishes, seven conference championships, and ten regional championships. Bill has coached 29 WISSA state wrestling champions. Bill also coaches track and field. He serves as the Chairman of the Physical Education Department. Bill was named Teacher of the Year at Catholic Memorial in 1990.
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