WIETECHA, RAY

RAY WIETECHA (Deceased)

Inducted: May 16, 1976 in East Chicago, IN

Date of Birth: November 4, 1928 in East Chicago

High School Attended: E. Chicago Roosevelt Graduated: 1944

High School Honors: All-State Football Center

College Attended: Northwestern University Graduated: 1951

College Honors: All-Big Ten

Professional Athletic Background: Played for the New York Giants 1953-1962; after retiring as a player, joined Los Angeles Rams as an assistant coach 1963-1964; moved to Green Bay Packers as offensive coordinator under coach Vince Lombardi; finished coaching career with New York Giants.

Professional Athletic Honors: All-Pro 4 times 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962; named 1st Team All-Pro 1958; played in 5 championship games, winning one; played in the 1st overtime sudden death game against Baltimore; helped coach Packers to 3 World Championships and 1 Super Bowl Championship; coached New York Giants to runner-up in 1972 Super Bowl.

Special Recognition: Also had two brothers who taught and coached in Indiana.

Coach Wietecha passed away December 14, 2002.