Irv Wisniewski

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Irv Wisniewski
Sport(s) Football, basketball, golf
Biographical details
Born (1925-01-08)January 8, 1925
Toledo, Ohio
Died February 26, 2014(2014-02-26) (aged 89)
Newark, Delaware
Playing career
1946–1949 Michigan
1946–1950 Michigan
Position(s) End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951 Hillsdale
? Delaware (assistant)
1950–1952 Hillsdale
1954–1966 Delaware
1954–1963 Delaware
Head coaching record
Overall 2–6 (football)
124–179 (basketball)

Irvin C. "Whiz" Wisniewski (January 8, 1925 – February 26, 2014) was an American football and basketball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Hillsdale College in 1951, tallying a mark of 2–6. Wisniewski was also the head basketball coach at Hillsdale from 1950 to 1952 and at the University of Delaware from 1954 to 1966, compiling a career college basketball record of 124–179.

Playing career[edit]

Wisniewski played football at the University of Michigan as an end from 1946 to 1949. He caught 11 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown as a senior for the 1949 Wolverines. He also played basketball at Michigan.

Coaching career[edit]

Wisniewski was the head football coach at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He held that position for the 1951 season. His coaching record at Hillsdale was 2 wins and 6 losses. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him #23 at Hillsdale in total wins and #25 at the school in winning percentage (.250).[1]

Legacy and honors[edit]

Wisniewski and his wife, Martha, owned and operated "Varsity Day Camp" a summer day camp for children located outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The camp started in 1950.[2]

Wisniewski was inducted into the Woodward High School, Toledo, OH (Class of 1943) Hall of Fame in 1985.[3] He was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame in 2006.[4]


Wisniewski died at his home in Delaware of a brief illness on February 26, 2014. He was 89 years old.[5][6][7]


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