WALLY ZIEMBA (Deceased)
Inducted: May 16, 1976 in East Chicago, IN
High School Attended: Hammond Graduated: 1939
High School Honors: All-State football, basketball, and track; Northern Indiana All-Conference tackle; All-Conference in basketball.
College Attended: University of Notre Dame Graduated: 1942
College Honors: All-American in football; played in Chicago All-Star game; also lettered in track.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Washington Redskins; played pre-season at center and linebacker; had bad knee, so returned to Notre Dame as line coach.
Coaching Experience: 10 years at Notre Dame, including 4 years coaching National Football Championship team under Frank Leahy; 1 year at Indiana University; 2 years in professional league in Canada; also served 3 years as an assistant basketball coach at Notre Dame with Moose Krause.
Special Recognition: Inducted into Hammond Sports Hall of Fame 1988; honored as Notre Dame 100 Club Man of Year; active in several Notre Dame and community organizations.
Family: Wife, Julia (deceased); daughter, Susan.
Coach Ziemba passed away October 22, 1992.