Waconia Native to Receive John Gagliardi Award
Waconia native George Wemeier will be awarded the 2014 John Gagliardi Football Legacy Award at the Minnesota Football Honors Awards Event on May 4 in Minneapolis.
According to the Sun Patriot, Wemeier has had a long and decorated football career, as both a player and a coach. He graduated from Waconia High School in 1948 and went on to a four-year collegiate football career at Macalaster College in St. Paul where he earned All-Conference honors twice, the Sun Patriot reported.
At the high school level, Wemeier also coached nine seasons at Patrick Henry High School and another 13 years at Washburn High School, both located in Minneapolis. According to the Sun Patriot, he then moved on to coach in various positions at the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College and the University of St. Thomas.
Wemeier is now a member of several halls of fame, including the Minnesota Football Coaches Association, Macalester College, and Washburn High School, according to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, the organization giving Wemeier the award.
Wemeier, who currently lives in Waconia with his wife Sue, will be the third recipient of the Gagliardi award.
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