The WFCA Hall of Fame inducted it's inaugural class in 1980. Since then we have honored those that have made a difference in football in our great state each year at the annual awards banquet. At the present time the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame is located in Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in the Atrium at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
44th ANNUAL WFCA HALL OF FAME BANQUET
SATURDAY, April 1, 2023
DATE: Saturday, April 1, 2023
PLACE: Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562
TIME: Reception 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dinner 5:30 p.m.
TICKETS: Can be purchased online by clicking here or purchased locally by sending your check made payable to the WFCA, $50.00 each
ONLY 1000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. You must have a ticket to enter the banquet hall. No phone orders will be taken. Please send your check made payable to the WFCA, C/O the name and address of the local person on the line above. Or you may send your check to the WFCA Office, PO BOX 8, Poynette, WI 53955.
2023 WFCA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Mike Beck, Racine Park/Franklin High Schools
Louis Brown, Franklin High School
Bob DeKeyser, Niagara/Lena High Schools & St. Norbert College
Scott Erickson, Hurley High School
Kevin Grundy, Columbus Catholic/Newman Catholic/Antigo/Wausau West/Wausau East/Northland Pines High Schools
Ken Krause, Muskego/West Allis Central High Schools
Bruce Larson, Somerset High School
Brian Leair, Cedarburg High School
Rick Muellenberg, Bangor High School
Bill O’Leary, Milton/Janesville Craig High Schools
Jon Steffenhagen, G-E-T High School
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOC. HALL OF FAME
Dan Juedes, Sheboygan Falls High School
Jerry Golembiewski, Racine St. Cat’s/Milwaukee West/Arrowhead/Milwaukee Marshall High Schools & UW-M
DAVE MCCLAIN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Jerry Hannack, Elmwood High School
MARGE AND DICK RUNDLE POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF COACHING AWARD
Andrew Troxel, Richland Center High School
Three categories will be considered for membership.
1. High School. In this category we will honor those people who have been outstanding achievers at the high school level. They can be either a head coach or an assistant coach.
2. College. In this category we will honor those people who have been outstanding achievers at the college level. They must be native to the State of Wisconsin if their achievements have come in an out-of-state school. This includes players as well as coaches.
3. Citation. This category would honor anyone who has been an outstanding contributor to the football program in the State of Wisconsin. This includes members of the media, administration, trainers, officials, etc.
All high school coaches considered for induction must have a minimum of ten years of coaching in the State Wisconsin. Priority will be given to coaches who have been out of coaching for five years or who have coached until retirement age. Criteria for selection will be based on record, longevity, and service to WFCA. A coach who has satisfied the above criteria and has reached the age of 50 can be nominated to the Hall of Fame even though he is still actively coaching.
Any member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association may nominate a deserving coach to the Hall of Fame Committee. Once a coach is nominated, his name remains on the list for a period of 5 years. If not selected within the 5 year period, his name will be removed from the list. In order to be reconsidered, his name would have to be resubmitted.
The member must furnish the necessary background information including records, contribution, etc. (This is very important.)
To nominate a coach or other citation candidate for the WFCA Hall of Fame, simply send his name and address along with a paragraph explaining why you think they should be inducted to: firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 8, Poynette, WI 53955, We will do the rest!
Note: Nomination Deadline is May 1st! No Exceptions! Nominations received after May 1st will be added to list of nominees for the following year.