Long time Delavan-Darien High School teacher and assistant football coach Ron Bronson will be inducted in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the 34th enshrinement ceremony on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Bronson’s career at DDHS spans 48 years, longer even than the existence of the hall of fame he’s being inducted into.
He started with the district in 1965 as a business education teacher and football coach. He has held various coaching positions at all three levels — freshmen, junior varsity and varsity. His teams have won conference championships in 1967, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1999, 2004 and 2010. He was an assistant coach in the 1997 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Bronson is retired from teaching, but still often acts as a substitute teacher in the district, and he’s a regular in the DDHS fitness center. He will be inducted into the state Hall of Fame as an assistant coach.
“He has been a great role model and advocate for DDHS athletics,” said Craig Lodahl, DDHS athletics director. “He is known and respected throughout our community and the athletics department and all at DDHS appreciate his dedication and commitment to our students.”
Lodhal and the varsity football players recognized Bronson at the Oct. 4 Homecoming Pep Rally. Players presented him with a plaque, which is now located in the DDHS Commons display case.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Marriott West in Middleton, Wis. Tickets are $45 each and can be obtained at the DDHS Athletic Directors office during normal school hours.