ERWIN "SAM" WEGNER (Deceased)
Inducted: August 15, 1987 in South Bend, IN (Posthumously)
Date of Birth: March 17, 1914 in South Bend, IN
High School Attended: South Bend Central Graduated: 1932
High School Honors: 3-year football letterman as a center; also 3-year letterman in basketball.
College Attended: Northwestern University Graduated: 1938
Indiana University MS
College Honors: 3-year football letterman as a center; Big Ten Champions 1936; Honorable Mention All-American 1938; played with College All-Stars against Washington Redskins 1938.
Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach 1 year at Richmond University, Richmond, VA; assistant coach at South Bend Central HS 1941-1943; assistant coach at South Bend Adams HS 1945-1948; head coach at South Bend Washington HS 1948-1958, with record of 67-26-8.
Coaching Honors: Twin City Championship 1949; ENIHSC Conference Championship 1952 and 1955; NIHSC Conference and Indiana State Championship with an undefeated team 1953; Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Coach of the Year 1952.
Special Recognition: Served in US Navy 1943-1945; Supervisor of Adult Education in South Bend 1959-1963; Athletic Director of new South Bend Jackson HS, where he inaugurated and implemented a very successful athletic program 1966-1975; in 1975, became Athletic Director of South Bend Riley HS due to closing of Jackson HS; retired in 1976.
Family: First wife, Esther (deceased); second wife, Margaret; children, Patrick, Pamela, and Michael.
Coach Wegner passed away December 1, 1976.