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.
The 45th enshrinement into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame will take place in Madison at the Marriott West on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The WFCA will induct 11 new members to the Hall of Fame. We will also be recognizing two National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductees, along with The Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award recipient and one recipient of the Positive Influence of Coaching Award. THE HALL OF FAME BANQUET IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This year’s inductees and award recipients are as follows:
2024 WFCA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Tom Noennig – Hartford/Mayville
Pat Wagner – Milwaukee Riverside
Mike Minnick – DeForest/New London
Tom Chase – Weyauwega-Fremont/Ripon College/Randolph
Dave Rusch – Waukesha South/Westby/Hartford
Tim Simon – Middleton
Tim Eastlick – River Valley
Paul Feldhausen – Official
Steve Jorgensen – Oshkosh North/Kimberly
Jon Galewski – South Milwaukee
Nelson Edmonds – UW-Whitewater
John Dixon – UW-Platteville/Manitowoc
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOC. HALL OF FAME
Joe LaBuda, Menomonie
Tom Swittel, Dominican/Brookfield East/Wauwatosa East/Milwaukee Vincent
DAVE MCCLAIN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Nick Skretta & Jay Benish, WFCA
MARGE AND DICK RUNDLE POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF COACHING AWARD
Jeff Wallack, Saint Francis
DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2024
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: 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. You can purchase Hall of Fame Banquet tickets online by clicking here, or you can 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.
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.