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John 'Weenie' Wilson

 

Weenie Wilson

Date of Birth: October 30, 1914, in Richland Center, Wisconsin

Date of Death: October 30, 1968, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin (54 years old)

Source:

The Daily Telegram (WI) - Published 10/31/68

Wilson was in the Navy during World War II, serving for four years. 

He was the Athletic Director and Head Basketball coach for Dodgeville High School.

He was conducting a physical education class and collapsed and died of a heart attack. 

Weenie Wilson is the only coach to be inducted into all three Wisconsin High School Sports

Halls of Fame, for football, basketball, and baseball.

 

Teams:

1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III)

College:

University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Dubuque