Hall of Fame

The Wisconsin Debate Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame award is given to a coach who has a consistent program, displays professionalism, cares for students, uphold educational standards, promotes debate as an educational and communication tool, and has shown commitment and dedication to the cause of interscholastic debate in the State of Wisconsin.

Nominations to the WDCA Hall of Fame can be made using this online form.

The past winners are:

1988
Rudi Angeli, Oconomowoc
Dick Duesterbeck, Durand
Ron Ernst, Kimberly
Art McMillion, Eau Claire Memorial

1989
Duane C. Bosin, Appleton West
Jim Copeland, Marquette University HS
Drucilla Munson, Brookfield Central

1990
Elizabeth Brieman, Dodgeland
Sr. Anne Marie Trimberger

1991 – Bob Frederick, South Milwaukee
1992 – Alexandria Hoecherl, Appleton East
1993 – Doris Sexton, West Bend East
1994 – Bill McBride, Neenah
1995 – Don Weinman, Neenah
1996 – Jim Sauer, LaCrosse Central
1997 – Robert Leet, Sheboygan South
1998 – Roland Faas, West Allis Nathan Hale
1999 – Donna Frenzel, Wisconsin Rapids
2000 – Gary Wolters, Slinger

2001
Ken Sajdak, Waukesha South
Marilyn Schiel, SPASH

2002 – Terry Falk, Solomon Juneau (Milwaukee)
2003 – Steve Gargo, Appleton West
2004 – Mary Knutson, Cedarburg
2005 – Jeri Kimmel, Beaver Dam
2006 – Thomas Noonan, Marquette University HS
2007 – Michael Traas, Appleton East HS
2008 – Clif Morton, Hortonville HS
2009 – Jeff Holt, Sheboygan North HS
2010 – Steve Sexton, West Bend/Brookfield East
2010-11 – Peg Erbes, Cedarburg
2011-12 – Sheryl Kaczmarek
2012-13 – No one
2013-14 – No one
2014-15 – Sharon Sharko, Greendale
2015-16 – Joe Klopotek, SPASH