WiFCA Announces 44th Class of Hall of Fame Inductees

The 44th enshrinement into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame will take place in Madison at the Marriott West on Saturday, April 1, 2023. 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:

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 High School
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

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: Purchased locally by sending your check made payable to the WFCA, $45.00 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.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]