One more season charlie wedemeyer
Charlies Victory: An Autobiography by Charlie WedemeyerMore than just another tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit, the inspiring story of football coach Charlie Wedemeyer, diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease over 15 years ago, also offers powerful examples of commitment and love in a time when so many difficult marriages end in divorce. Subject of an Emmy-winning PBS documentary One More Season and a CBS-TV movie Quiet Victory. Photographs.
Lessons in Football, Math and Life: Remembering Charlie Wedemeyer
It was , just a year after he had taken over as a math teacher and the head football coach at Los Gatos High School. Charlie Wedemeyer was having difficulty writing on the chalkboard in his classroom. For a guy who had always been an exceptional athlete, the loss of such simple motor skills was both confusing and disturbing. He went to see to Dr. Frank Griffin, the team physician for the Wildcats, and the news was frightening.
I met him. He was. And he ranked No. Services are tentatively scheduled for June 19 in Los Gatos. There are so many great Charlie Wedemeyer stories.
Charlie Wedemeyer February 19, — June 3, was a high school teacher and football coach , famous for continuing to teach and coach football at Los Gatos High School after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Wedemeyer was the last of nine children born to Bill and Ruth Wedemeyer. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a high school athlete and was quarterback of the Punahou School football team. He was named Hawaii Prep Athlete of the s. After his graduation from Punahou in he attended Michigan State University where he played for coach Duffy Daugherty. Charlie graduated from Michigan State in and obtained a master's degree from Central Michigan University.