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George Wemeier

In 1963 George Wemeier was named the head football coach at Washburn, a position he held for 13 years. During his coaching tenure, Washburn football had a phenomenal record of 131 wins with 33 losses and 2 ties.

Under George, Washburn took the Minneapolis City Conference Championship 8 times: 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1978 and 1981, the Twin City Champions 6 times: 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1977, and the Mythical State Champions 4 times: 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971.

George's Millers captured the initial Minnesota State Football AA Playoff Championship in 1972 and were crowned the AA playoff champs again in 1977.

Four of his players went on to play Division One football, eight played Division Two football and at least 22 went on to play at the Division Three level.

In his nomination to the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, George wrote about his Washburn football teams:

"The 1967 team was my first championship team (Conference, Twin City & Mythical State) so it has always been a favorite team to me. It was also the squad that loved to play football the most. The 1969 team, with everyone healthy, was the best performing offensive team I ever coached. The 1972 team was the first AA playoff winner. They were an excellent team, also. The most satisfying team for our staff to coach was the 1977 team. They came from behind in each of their last five games to win the state AA playoffs. Washburn football is often associated with our 60 game without a loss winning streak, but an inter-city program winning the AA playoffs twice will always be the most satisfying to me."

In 1984, George left Washburn to become an assistant football coach at the University of Minnesota. George went to be an assistant coach at Augsburg College in 1992, at the University of St. Thomas 1993-2004 and at Hamline University in 2005.

In 2007, George returned to Washburn football as the offensive coordinator.

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