Jim Steinberg of Oconomowoc is one of five former Weyauwega-Fremont High School athletes to be inducted in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
The induction banquet is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Hahn-a-Lula Resort & Supper Club, Fremont. Banquet tickets can be purchased at the school office or First National Bank in Weyauwega.
The County Post West is running biographies of Steinberg and the other five inductees: Gilbert Hertz, Sue Brogaard, Jordan Baitinger and Don Chase.
Steinberg, who graduated in 1962, earned varsity letters as a sophomore, junior and senior and was a member of the 1959 Central Wisconsin Conference championship team. He was a team captain on the 1961 team and was named to the all-state third team.
Steinberg also earned letters in baseball as a junior and senior and was a member of CWC championship teams in 1961 and 1962.
He went on to play football at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1966 and received a master’s degree from South Dakota State University in 1968. He was assistant football coach at SDSU and Northland College and spent 18 seasons as an assistant high school football coach.
Steinberg also coached a number of conference, regional and sectional champion track teams and spent eight years as an assistant high school hockey coach, two hears as an assistant high school basketball coach and eight years as a high school strength coach.
He also spent 25 years as a track official and 15 years as a football official, as well as 11 years as a high school athletic director.