Wisconsin High School Hall of Fame Coach Jim Nedelcoff passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Nedelcoff, a Hazel Green native had been in ill health for some time. He coached football and basketball at Benton High School from 1954 thru 1972 and Southwestern High from 1972 thru 1977 and football again in 1987. He also served as an Athletic Director during his career.
Nedelcoff is one of just five coaches in both the Wisconsin basketball and football coach’s hall of fame. In football he recorded a 94-56-and 4 record with four conference championships and during 39 seasons of coaching basketball he compiled a 476-341 record.