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WFCA Hall of Fame

The WFCA Hall of Fame inducted it's inaugural class in 1980. Since 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.

40th ANNUAL WFCA HALL OF FAME BANQUET

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019

  • Reception:    4:30 p.m.
  • Banquet:       5:30 p.m.
  • Where:          Marriott West, Middleton
  • Tickets:         $45.00 each 

Tickets are limited. Send your check payable to the WFCA, PO Box 8, Poynette, WI 53955.  

CLASS OF 2019

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACHES
Ken Belanger, Frederic
Mike Bartholomew, Oak Creek
Don Kendzior, Luck
Terry Laube, Owen-Withee

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACHES
Keith Bradley, Almond and Wild Rose
Jim Harris, Ithaca
Richard Jones, Elmwood
Bruce Wittenwyler, Watertown

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT/HEAD COACHES
Steve Dinkel, Jefferson
William Forster, River Falls

COLLEGE COACH
Mike Emendorfer, UW-Platteville

Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award
Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

National high school athletic coaches assoc. Hall of Fame
Frank Budzisz, Milwaukee Bradley Tech.

Marge and Dick Rundle Positive Influence of Coaching Award
Steve Jones, Kimberly

 

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


MEMBERSHIP

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.


ELIGIBILITY

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.


NOMINATION

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:  office@wifca.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.