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Hall of Fame

WFCA Hall of Fame

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 46th enshrinement into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame will take place in Madison at the Marriott West on Saturday, April 5, 2025. The WFCA will induct 12 new members into the Hall of Fame. We will also recognize two National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductees from Wisconsin, along with this year’s recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award and the Margie and Dick Rundle 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:

Jack Batten – West DePere/Green Bay East/Green Bay Preble
Bob Hepp – Independence/Manitowoc Lincoln/Viroqua/Campbellsport/Portage/Pardeeville
James Knudson – Cambria-Friesland
Tom Kujawa – Cudahy/Germantown
James Matthys – Brodhead-Juda
Pete McAdams – Stevens Point/UW-Stevens Point
Cory Milz – Black Hawk
Mike Olson – Pepin-Alma
Jim Peterson – Clayton/Rice Lake
Dave Puls – Lodi
James Schara – Cedarburg/Southern Door/Homestead
William Stanley – Menomonie

Greg Lehman, Milwaukee Washington High School
Chuck Raykovich, Chippewa Falls High School

Bob Brainerd, Media Broadcaster

Anton Graham, Racine Case High School

DATE: Saturday, April 5, 2025
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: You can purchase Hall of Fame Banquet tickets online by clicking here, or by sending a check or money order for $50.00 ea. to PO Box 8, Poynette, WI 53955. No phone orders will be accepted until after Friday, March 21, 2025 when there will only be a very limited number of tickets still available. You must contact Charna to hold a ticket/s at will-call after that date! Charna Kelsey -, Office: 608-635-7318, or Cell: 608-843-7318


To view the list of the WFCA Hall of Fame click here. 


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: 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.