2000 Hall of Fame Inductee
IRVIN C. "WHIZ" WISNIEWSKI
Men's Basketball Head Coach (1954-66)
Men's Golf Head Coach (1955-63)
Football Assistant Coach (1952-76)
One of the most dedicated and versatile athletics coaches in UD history, "Coach Whiz" has lent his talents to the Blue Hen athletics program for nearly a half-century. A native of Toledo, Ohio, he is a 1950 graduate of the University of Michigan where he was a standout football and basketball player, helping the Wolverines win the 1948 Rose Bowl and playing in the 1948 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Coach Whiz served as Delaware's offensive line coach in football from 1952-72, head men's basketball coach from 1954-66, and men's golf head coach from 1955-63 while also serving as a physical education professor. During his tenure as assistant football coach under Dave Nelson and Tubby Raymond, Blue Hen teams won three Small College National titles and seven Lambert Cup trophies. His 12-year head coaching tenure is the longest in UD men's basketball history and his 110 coaching wins still rank No. 2 all-time at Delaware. Retired, Wisniewski remains an active fan of Blue Hen athletics and took several U.S. college basketball all-star teams overseas for tournaments during the 1980's and 1990's.
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