Norse to Honor Bill Campbell with Naming Ceremony on January 11
Long time wrestling coach and physical education teacher Bill Campbell will be honored on Tuesday, January 11th as the Northfield Athletic Department names the East Gym deck “Campbell Deck.”
The East Gym deck has long been the home of Northfield wrestling and also home to a weight facility, conditioning equipment and a two lane track.
Bill Campbell served as Northfield’s wrestling coach for nearly 35 years until his retirement from coaching after the 2003-04 school year. He finished his coaching career with a 283-203 overall mark.
His teams won 6 TRC titles and 8 sectionals during his tenure. He was also the head football coach for 7 years.
“We are excited about the opportunity to recognize Bill for all he’s done for NHS wrestling. Bill is still very popular throughout the state for his coaching and for what he did for our student-athletes.
He was a leader by example and I know I’ve spoken with a lot of wrestlers who have shared how much they respect him as a coach and person,” stated athletic director Tony Uggen. Uggen added,
“I know he took some time to mentor me as a young coach and he still always asks about how things are going with coaching and my family. He cares about others. That’s his nature. And with the recent
naming of our baseball and basketball facilities, we are fortunate to continue the process of naming our athletic facilities after great long-time coaches and/or administrators that the community is familiar
with. I hope many can spread the word as Tuesday should be an exciting evening.”
The ceremony will take place at 5:55pm prior to the V/JV wrestling match with FW Wayne. After the match, punch and cake will be served at a “meet and greet” in the cafeteria so that former wrestlers
and wrestling fans can congratulate Coach Campbell.