Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: John Walsh

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Erected 2005 by Foley & Lardner, LLP
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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JOHN WALSH
Born August 23, 1912 (Minneapolis, MN), died November 1, 2001 (Madison, WI). John Walsh was one of the country's outstanding amateur boxers, winning the Northwest Golden Gloves Championship in 1932 and 1933. His overall record was 90-3. Named the University of Wisconsin boxing coach in 1934, he coached the UW boxing team to a 116-22-1 (.838) dual record in 23 seasons. Nine of his teams were undefeated in dual competition and eight won National Collegiate Championships. During his tenure, 29 different Badgers won 35 NCAA titles, thus earning him the nickname "Producer of Champions." He was credited with elevating the boxing program from intramural status into a dominant intercollegiate program that rivaled football and basketball on campus. Walsh also served as co-coach of the 1948 U.S. Olympic Boxing Squad. He was part of the inaugural class of the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame and is a member of the Madison Sports Hall of Fame and the St. Thomas Hall of Fame. Walsh retired in 1958 to devote full-time to his legal career. He was a widely respected attorney and community leader.
Inducted - 2005

The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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